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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!
Release Date: Feb 10, 2014
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About the 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
88 of 127 people (69%) found this review helpful
370 products in account
29 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
ONLY THING WORKING IN THIS GAME IS UNINSTALLER! THIS GAME IS JOKE. PURE HORRIBLENESS SIMULATOR.
Posted: April 28
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Why did you even make this game
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60 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Rarely exciting, mostly disappointing. An unfinished tactical shooter let down by technical issues and terrible AI.
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1.5 hrs on record
This game is the poopiest game I have ever played in my life
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0.9 hrs on record
NOPE
Posted: April 16
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1,169 of 1,314 people (89%) found this review helpful
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36 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
STOP, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, BEWARE.

Takedown: Red Sabre was the single bigest dissapointment of the past 2 years for me. As a huge fan of games like Swat, Rainbow Six, and Counter Strike I was looking forward to this the moment I saw it. A revival of the Tactical Shooter genre? Oh wow, count me in! With devs who worked on Tom Clancy games and freaking HALO?! WHAT! Count me in, this has GOT to be good...right?

Boy were we suckered. Promises of being the revival of a long dead genre turned into not just a bad game, but beyond that. This is simply one of the worst products I have ever bought, and it pains me to say that. On release it was a buggy mess with features not working left and right. What we saw in demo's and videos couldn't possibly be the same thing as this released final game, but it was.

Controls are clunky. The AI is terrible. The guns shoot and feel even worse. The maps are nice but that's all irrelevant when the mechanics of the game are awful. Steamcharts says the game has an average of 16 people online at peak times in the past 30 days, with an all time peak of 1,071 on release, which was only September 20, 2013, about 2 months exactly ago. The game is already dead.

I seriously felt suckered and swindled out of $15, prying on peoples hope for a revival of the genre. This game was such a disaster and as a result of it, I will never blindly give money to people (kickstarter), or pre-order a game again. Instead of this, spend $10 for Rainbow Six 3 Gold, and use the extra $5 to go buy a cheeseburger

[Edit, and of my 3 hours played, probably about 2 and a half of those hours were trying to get the game to work period.]
Posted: November 25, 2013
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Awards

FPS Guru - Pax Prime'13 Most Innovative
The Most Innovative award is yet another indie title. One of the great things about indie games is they always manage to be unique and bring something new to the table. They're able to take the risks that triple A companies aren't. This is a company that has made the decision to skip following the generic shooter genre, let's get rid of levels, noob tubing, and throw in tactics and strategy instead. Serellan LLC certainly deserves this award for their tactical shooter, Takedown: Red Sabre. Takedown: Red Sabre encourages the player to communicate with their team mates and take on each mission differently, in their hope to survive. Don't expect to be running and gunning down the hallways, because there's no respawning. It's a pleasure to see a return to the tactical shooter and what appears to be a successful return. Once I got my hands on Takedown: Red Sabre it was difficult to stop.