TAKEDOWN is a thinking-person’s shooter; brutal, hardcore and deadly - like the real thing. Not for the faint hearted, Takedown requires you to bring your 'A' game - FPS fans looking for an ultra hardcore experience only need apply!
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (56 reviews) - 48% of the 56 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (5,181 reviews) - 36% of the 5,181 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 10, 2014

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About This Game

TAKEDOWN is a thinking-person’s shooter; brutal, hardcore and deadly - like the real thing. Not for the faint hearted, Takedown requires you to bring your 'A' game - FPS fans looking for an ultra hardcore experience only need apply!

The player that takes things slow, aims carefully, and plans their moves right will overcome the player who runs in with guns blazing. Close-quarters battle brings the fight inside, as you would see SWAT teams or SOF units taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes and tactics and add replayability.

In recent years, shooters have become homogenized. There used to be a wide range of different games to choose, from run-and-gun action titles to slow-paced tactical shooters focusing on strategy and tactics, but now most shooters follow the same model of big set pieces, regenerating health, linear levels, and “cinematic experiences.” The realistic tactical shooters with in-depth planning have almost entirely disappeared in recent years.

This game focuses on realistic weapons modeling, squad based play, in a close-quarters battle setting. To succeed in this game you need to take things slow, study your environment, and execute flawlessly. If you get shot, there are consequences. You won’t be hiding behind a wall waiting for your health to regenerate. If a team member goes down, you will have to assess the situation and reallocate team members if necessary to complete the mission. Don’t expect all of the tools and plans to be forced fed to you – it is up to the player to ensure their team is equipped and ready for the tasks at hand. With features such as realistic bullet penetration, accuracy, and recoil, choosing the proper weapons, ammunition, armor, and gear for the mission is up to you, so choose carefully.

Gameplay modes include single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer. If you are a fan of old school shooters where thinking meant more than running and gunning or perks, or if you are just looking for something different in your shooter games experience, this is the game for you.

Key Features:

  • Fight Smart in Deadly, Close Quarters Combat – Players must think and move tactically, stay alert, watch, listen and choose wisely while setting up their squad for the perfect shot.
  • Tackle Engagements That Are Different Every Time – Nonlinear maps allow for multiple tactics and approaches to both attack and defense. Gamers must choose their gear to best execute strategy.
  • Out Think The Enemy – Gamers need to work closely and communicate well with their team to not only attack the enemy but to coordinate to secure multiple objectives.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only)
    • Processor: 2GHz or better CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2Extreme Quad Core Processor - Q6800 - 2.93 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 (768 MB GDDR3)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Recent:
Mixed (56 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (5,181 reviews)
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doogo
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
♥♥♥♥ game
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Harry
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
the best tactical fps you will ever experience. beats Siege, CS:GO, Squad and anything else
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[BWL] Term1nator 98
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It uninstalls pretty quick at least
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DAEV MOOSTAINE
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Lemme tell you, never ♥♥♥♥ing buy this ♥♥♥♥♥, i only bought it because i was bored as ♥♥♥♥ and it was a dollar, i can't even wank to this ♥♥♥♥, why can't i? Because it's a game but that's besides the point, just buy some other thing, seriously, don't get this.
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TouchTheRazor
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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xXPawnStarrXx
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Imagine, You wanted to play Rainbow Six, but Why pay £30+ for the top of the range game to just kill everything because they thought the players were so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ anything above easy is too hard. This is the game for you! It's as hard as Dark Souls if you didn't have arms, The most rewarding feeling is actually completing a level and not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ your pants about 9 times.

Also, Shotgun man from RS:Vegas 2 makes a ♥♥♥♥ing glorious return, He doesn't disappoint.
111/10 would get murked again and again.
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Mr. Banana
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Best Gift I ever given! I love how I get rekt every 10 feet.
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SomeNewName
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Best money-wasting simulator out there. Would waste-money again 10/10 ign
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dzjin
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Stephen Hawking runs better than this game
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PaPa Giles (WHY YOU RECORDANG?)
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
it a good ♥♥♥♥ing game were u shoot the ♥♥♥♥ out of little kids or the ♥♥♥♥ING MAFIA YEA ♥♥♥♥♥!!!
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ShickFap
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
I hope these people went out of business.
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PAGEYxBREA
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
got pubes?
remember Swat 4 ?
this is for you !!!!!!!!!
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FantaWauWau
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Worst game I've ever played. Don't know how I got the 1.2 hrs
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FaZe fekboi
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
its like opening unity and dragging out the fps controller enitity, noice.
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◢ ◤ ASH_FONT ◢ ◤
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
This game has got good graphics but... when you go to play mulltiplayer with friends the Bots seem to be to much OP and that it gives alot of rages after all.

Alright game...
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Cvzaine
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Broken. Do not purchase unless you're thinking of attempting to fix it.
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Putintin
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Not even worth 5 euro... Thankfully I got it free and didn't waste my money on things that need to go down the toilet.
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-{FireBird}-
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Hardest most frustrating game.
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Drake
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Do not buy it. 1/10 2016
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I hope these people went out of business.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
This game is a ♥♥♥♥ fix it
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Not even worth 5 euro... Thankfully I got it free and didn't waste my money on things that need to go down the toilet.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Best Gift I ever given! I love how I get rekt every 10 feet.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Broken. Do not purchase unless you're thinking of attempting to fix it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Worst game I've ever played. Don't know how I got the 1.2 hrs
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Imagine, You wanted to play Rainbow Six, but Why pay £30+ for the top of the range game to just kill everything because they thought the players were so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ anything above easy is too hard. This is the game for you! It's as hard as Dark Souls if you didn't have arms, The most rewarding feeling is actually completing a level and not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ your pants about 9 times.

Also, Shotgun man from RS:Vegas 2 makes a ♥♥♥♥ing glorious return, He doesn't disappoint.
111/10 would get murked again and again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
130 of 146 people (89%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
People say that this game is buggy but the unistall button works just fine.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
It's either the bots can 360 no scope you form across the map behind a wall, or they'll aimlessly stare at you, waiting for you to pull the trigger and end their suffering. There's no inbetween.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
oh god please no
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Short Review
A supposed comeback for the tactical shooting genre, Takedown: Red Sabre passes selection and completed his training courses, yet when it came to his first real mission, he flopped… Big time.

Pretty much the bare basics of a tactical shooter. Awkward menu, horrible AI, mediocre game mechanics and glitches abound. But decent graphics and great level design.

Kiddie Steam reviewer verdict: “chnged gun. started game. gun didn’t change. Wnt back. changed gun. game still dusnt register change. carried on. ai squad gt stuck in door. Saw enemy across map with back turned. He turn round and killed me in half a second. Tried multiplayer. Uinable to connect 2 any server. 4/10 wud disconnect agen.”


Long Review
It’s no secret that games these days are all about your waist high walls, linear objectives and regenerating health. Answering the cry of help from the tactical gaming community, a few industry veterans (who’s work involves that of Ghost Recon, SWAT and Halo) stepped up to the call and decided to create their very own game to resurrect this dying genre.

Graphics
The graphics range from excellent to quite poor. The environment textures look absolutely fantastic and whilst a bit too clean and sterile, offer a pleasing amount of colours and contrasts that make it an absolute shame you have to shoot up the place. It’s a shame there’s no peaceful mode as I would have loved to explore the excellently crafted map.

The character models look fantastic! Boasting high polys and great texture work, each character looks like a real life operative who’s been kidnapped and transported into the Unreal engine (bless their poor souls). The character and model artists really know what they’re doing with this one. It’s a shame that characters move like they’re made out of wood and lack any idle animation, resulting in a game of musical statues. I don’t even know if they can blink.

On the downside, the weapon and first person view-models look like they were pulled from a game 5 years ago. Much lower poly than you’d expect so appear rigid and angular, plus they also house a number of bad faces that reflect light at odd angles. When you have a stunning environment with life-like character models, but have to stare at your blocky arms and firearm that looks like it was made out of tin foil, it’s pretty jarring to say the least.

Sound
The music is pretty good, definitely sets the mood with its militaristic theme. Whilst there isn’t a wealth load of tracks, they’re all done to great effect and tie in well with what you’d expect from a tactical shooter.

As for in game sound, well there isn’t much to talk about. Everything seems eerily quiet and doors opening, soldiers screaming, spouts of gunfire is all you’re pretty much going to get. Whilst the guns sound ok, they sure sound generic and lack that looping variation you’d expect from games like Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon.

Gameplay
Takedown: Red Sabre has come a long way since it’s behemoth of a disaster at launch, but sadly it’s still a sordid buggy shell of a game.

The menu is basic but seems glitchy at times. Often I’d try to change my equipment, only for it to not register until I realised you have to click on the kit name (recon, assault, etc), then click “save loadout” then click back. At least I think that’s how I did it.

Your AI squad waddles behind you like a group of duck, refusing to follow any sort of tactical formation, either choosing to form a conga line or dancing all over the place like frightened cockroaches in a matchbox. Very much like your first puppy, outsides of asking them to follow, sit, attack or stay quiet, there’s pretty much no other use for them except extra lives should you bite the dusts. Moreover, when you get killed in a doorway, they enjoy running straight into the doorway and getting capped themselves.

The enemy AI is just as bad. Running around like headless chickens, staring at a shiny wall instead of that door you just blown open… then managing to do a 180 spin and headshot you from across the other side of the map in about 0.23 seconds. Cheap.

I have sadly never ever been able to participate in a multiplayer match, thanks to a wide range of “connection problems” and error messages. Having played prior to writing this review, I’m still getting unable to connect to server messages and I still cannot get a LAN game to run.

Movement is a little odd as you seem to slide everywhere. You can’t lean very far nor move and lean (which apparently is due to quote “The realistic nature of the game”) even though you could do so in most other tactical shooters.

Asides from the terrible AI and connection issues, there is a game here, it’s just very barren. It has its moments of enjoyment and if you can accept the complete package for what it is, it’s not the end of the world. If somehow you manage to win the lottery and spot a pig flying in the air at the same time, get the multiplayer to work (if it still does) and playing with other people should make the game more enjoyable.

Final Words
Takedown: Red Sabre is a huge disappointment. Whilst it’s not an absolutely terrible game, it’s far far from a good one either. Having trashed the game on a public article and being called out for having inaccurate info then told by the game developer that many problems have been solved, bottom line is many many problems still remain. Where’s my multiplayer?

As for the company behind Takedown: Red Sabre, they’re making a new tactical shooter called Epsilon. The question is, should you support them? I think so!

They’ve seemed to have learned from their mistakes and putting all efforts into their new title. I’ve gotten my hands on the alpha and for the price of a 6” Subway, it’s given me great bang for the buck. Still, a few bad lemons are bound to pop up in a box every now and then, so I urge you to check Epsilon out.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Sounds interesting but while playing you realize really quick that its ♥♥♥♥
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Well, if you're expecting Rainbow Six or SWAT-like gameplay, run away.

I really wanted to see this game succeed a few years back before it got released, but it never has, and probably never will. I remember back during initial launch it was almost impossible to join friends. It was plagued by awful AI and many problems. I relaunched it recently to see if anything has changed, and if it was playable. Well, it's playable, but the AI is still the absolute worst. I almost want to call VAC bans on the AI, due to their aimbot nature. And your team AI is absolutely laughable. When they aren't doing crouches because they missed leg day, they're mindlessly standing behind you staring at your back instead of actually functioning like a team. Given that you respawn as the next member of your squad if you happen to die, if that member happens to be standing right in the way of enemy fire you're going to die in 1 ms. Now repeat that two more times until game over.

The presentation of the game initially seems nice. The voice acting is alright and the UI in the lobby is decent. Once you load into the map though, everything becomes lifeless and silent. It doesn't feel like anything more than assets pieced together with poor AI.

It had a vision and initial promise, but the game failed to achieve it, and now we wonder what it could have been.

(Oh, and it used to be sold for $15. Now it's $5, and I still think that's too much to pay. Get it at less than $1 or avoid it completely.)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
dying simulator 2014
IF you like that this is the game for you.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Not a good game!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Bought a 4 pack for like 4$, was hoping it would be a newer rainbow game, never had so much laughs from AI before.

2/10 Because it made me laugh.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
173 of 197 people (88%) found this review helpful
128 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Just like Unit Lost says... ""It's like Rainbow Six if Rainbow Six was made by people who didn't know what they were doing."
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127 of 161 people (79%) found this review helpful
104 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Go buy some cs:go skins instead.
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51 of 65 people (78%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
I can't tell if the description of this game is satire or not.
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