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:
Mixed (36 reviews) - 52% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Negative (5,246 reviews) - 37% of the 5,246 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

    • 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
    • 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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Mixed (36 reviews)
Mostly Negative (5,246 reviews)
Recently Posted
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
just save your 5$
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2.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
I say if your into playing airsoft/paintball and you want a game that runs like airsoft/paintball I would recomend this, but if your not into those then your not going to really like it
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
In the sum of three minutes, I found out why there was so much hat to this game. I thought that people were just being a bunch of wusses when they said that the AI was hard, but now I know, I played on biolabs. First off I felt like the sensitivity which I changed twice by the way, that it nearly had no effect. Then I found the first AI. I have to be serious, I was excited. I was thinking that this AI can show me the potential to this game! This can give me an experience of a lifetime, like rainbow six and SWAT 4 had such a big part of my life and this game could be lifted up into those great games. But then, I fired....
And everything went to ♥♥♥♥,
I shot at the AI, he died, another guy came down the stairs and looked at me, he just stood there so I shot him down. The next guy though......Oh.My.GOD!
He came down the stairs, looking away from me, His face was kissing the wall, I was shot by him, and THEN he turned around from the wall t see if I was dead. And that happened in the time span of three seconds!!!
I'm really disappointed, this game had so much potential, it was made by the guy (I think) who made the athena sword mod for RAINBOW SIX 3!! My fav game!!! I have to say though, I liked how you get to pick the scope and choose where to deploy, if only that was in more games like Rainbow six3...
Well, here is my honest reviews... and I hoped I stopped you from buying this game.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
-Good story
-Detailed world
-Easy to learn mechanics
-Tactical gameplay, smart A.I
-Large scale warfare


This is a great game, I bought a Vive exclusively for this game. I'm glad 505 Games is keeping their games fresh and new, unlike other companies I know, *Cough* Activision *Cough*.
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The Heathen
8.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
The hostile ai is either extremely slow to react or able to react in less than a millisecond from across the map instant killing with precise accuracy. 2/10
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To vypadalo jak gulášek
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 14
This game is so bad....
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2.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
Not so cool, mechanics sux, gameplay ai awkward to my taste.
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Ashton Sparx
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 1
Product received for free
So, I've only played around with this for about 30 minutes, give our take and I already don't really like it. Controls are confusing, the AI is messy and when I popped into a mission with a few attempts.. I kinda gave up and uninstalled the game. Your squad is dumb and doesn't respond to being shot at, they just sit there as they each die one by one while Im off trying not to get killed myself. Like literally, an enemy opened a door beside us and single handily flattend me and my team while they just crouched there, as if praying the terrorist wouldn't shoot them. I don't recommend this game, you can go ahead and try it if someone else bought it for you.. for... what ever reason but it's honestly just too difficult to play. Can't forget the AI 100% accuracy, no bullets miss. :)
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8.0 hrs
Posted: July 31
I would have liked playing this game, I really would. What ruins it isn't the attempt at realism, it's the bots.

The teammate bots might as well not even exist. Sure, they can kill enemies, but only when they feel like it, as most of the time they stand still like a stonewall, especially when you die and are about to control one of them, which can easily kill the entire team before you can even have a chance to take control.

Had the bots been improved and made actually useful, the game would've been much more enjoyable. I play it from time to time, but I'm very lenient with unpopular videogames, so until (and IF) the bots git gud, skip over Takedown.
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deeznuts you wish you gotem.
24.5 hrs
Posted: July 30
its a good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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965 of 1,047 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,031 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
10% skill
20% luck
15% concentrated power of will
50% rage
5% pain
& 0% reason to purchase this game..
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644 of 704 people (91%) found this review helpful
132 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
"Meet the game that brings back the tactical FPS shooter"...

When in development this game promised to bring back the tactical shooter. It brought it back but not in a good way. There are so many problems with this game. It is a buggy mess. Gameplay is: Peak around corner, shoot dumb enemy. Move to next room. Peak around another corner, shoot enemy. Move to next room, peak around corner and get shot. Take control of team mate. Move to next room, crash due to game ruining bug... Haha fun isn't it?

Good stuff:
-Made me excited when seeing for first time.

Bad stuff:
-Made me cry when playing for the first time.
-Customisation doesn't work.
-Bad A.I.
-Glitchy mess.
-Overpriced (devs should pay you to play).
-Doesn't work.
- I could go on for an hour about how bad this is. -

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1,388 of 1,583 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,385 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
89.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 4, 2014
Says I've played for 89 hours because it wouldn't close.

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2,065 of 2,385 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,980 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 13, 2014
I got this game as a gift and have since stopped speaking to the person who sent it to me.
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597 of 682 people (88%) found this review helpful
663 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
I got this game for free and I still feel like I deserve a refund.
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419 of 469 people (89%) found this review helpful
287 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
It was a dark stormy night... I had nothing going on but Twitch Streamers and Snicker candy bars. It was a peaceful night until I see the message. "You have 1 new item in your inventory" it read. I scream with joy for this is the first gift anyone has ever sent me. I open it and see the game "Takedown Red Sabre" with the message saying "Hey man, this is the greatest game ever on stream. Graphics are high quality, gameplay is realistic, and the AI is the best! Enjoy!" - my ex-friend. I click install and the game only took 5 seconds to download because it was only 25mbs in size. I launch the game and this...is my story.

The first thing I had done was click on the graphics options ( so I can disable certain settings because at the time, I had a DELL Inspirion, the greatest laptop NA ) and configure it to my liking until my friend messages me saying "Just max out the settings, you can handle it" I get a bit confused for my PC at the time wasn't the greatest but I just simply followed his orders and started the game. The first thing I had noticed was that the graphics were the worst thing I had ever seen in my life. Poor player models, lame effects, and dirty textures. I thought to myself "Well maybe this game is in beta????" ... I was wrong. I start to move around and I noticed that my AI teammates were braindead. They never followed me when ever I gave them the order to, they never shot until I was killed, and best of all they never even bothered giving me intel on where the enemy had been. So I simply walk by my self down the flight of stairs until I see an enemy. He startled me so I fired... I missed and at that moment, I knew I had ♥♥♥♥ed up. He slowly turns to look at me and then he fires once at my leg. My player stutters then collapses to a fatal position.... He was dead. I scratch my head and wonder exactly what in the actually ♥♥♥♥ just happened. The game is so ♥♥♥♥, that every single weapon kills you in 1 BULLET. No matter where you are shot, the bullet will just kill you. I started to rage so I quit the game at 0.5 hrs completed.

This will be a game, I will never play ever again. Please, I beg of you, do not buy this game under any circumstances.
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340 of 374 people (91%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Do you like ultra hardcore realistic tactical shooters that border on masochistic, giving you the ability to pretend you're a military genius capable of clearing an entire room of enemies with a single bullet ricocheting off walls?

Don't get this game, buggy, unresponsive and downright crap. The AI is barely functional and has the incredible ability to spot and kill you through walls. Constantly. Moving a single step even crouched can alert an entire map to your position. Endlessly trawling through dull, drab environments looking for the solitary last enemy alive only to be sniped with a pistol through several brick walls across the map IS NOT FUN. Dropping an Action Man in to a blender and recording it in Slow-Motion is definitely more fun than this. Save your £3.99 for anything else.*

*Not literally anything.
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764 of 891 people (86%) found this review helpful
599 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Getting it for free is a terrible deal, you should be paid to play this piece of crap!

Gameplay: -10/10
Utterly unplayable, developers have never even played an FPS title.

Graphics: -5/10
Counter-Strike 1.6 looks ten times better.

Audio: 0/10
They recorded the audio using a 10$ mic in their basement!

Story: 0/10

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1,600 of 1,913 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,809 people found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
The reviews are more fun and interesting than the game.
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