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: Mostly Negative (4,748 reviews)
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
    • 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
1,300 of 1,547 people (84%) found this review helpful
30 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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285 of 332 people (86%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Please Takedown This Game.
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415 of 514 people (81%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Do you like FPS tactical games? Are you looking for a game that...

- Has good grapics
- Wide range of weapons, grenades & more
- Tactical shooter, not a 'run & gun'
- Gives proper experience being part of a SWAT team
- Has single-player, co-op and multiplayer
- Great maps, and a wide variety

Well there is a perfect game, waiting to be played by you! It's called Counter Stike: Global Offensive, and you can find that game in the link here!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/730

I hope I helped!
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137 of 168 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
But ♥♥♥♥ it was 99cents.
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128 of 157 people (82%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
You would have more fun stapling your ♥♥♥♥ to a cactus.
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215 of 289 people (74%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Best uninstaller out there. 12/10, would uninstall again
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94 of 115 people (82%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
You move like a slug and the graphics are uglier than my mother.
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90 of 111 people (81%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Pre-Release Review
Good wedding gift (if you want a divorce days after).
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92 of 123 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
>open the game for the 70th time due to it crashing
>play a mission
>it's dark
>turn the corner
>get 360 noscoped in the head by the enemy AI
>happens to two other teamates
>I am left with only sniper
>move on, kill an enemy
>gets shot through 2 walls
>on my way to quit
>crashes

10/10 would play again
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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This game had a lot of promise. The concept was solid. A tactical thinking-man's shooter. The dream come reality in 2014 fell short compared to a game made in 2005, SWAT 4.

My biggest complaint is the AI is embarrassing. The enemy AI is oblivious. It never seems to respond to sound or much of the happenings in the environment. Only event that causes them to spring into action is if they catch the player visually in their line-of-sight. Additionally, the animations of enemies are robotic.

As for the friendly AI, they are completely brain-dead. There are no real commands! You can tell them to stay and follow. Not look over there! Not stack up on this doorway! Not toss a flashbang in and clear! Nothing!

I really wish this game lived up to my expectations, but it didn't. I cannot recommend it. Your time and money would be better spent on its inspirations, SWAT 4 and Rainbow Six.
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66 of 87 people (76%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
One: I opened game
Two: I close game
Three: Uninstall game
Four: Write the review
Five: Give this game to people I dont like
Six: Laugh when they tell me Im a jerk

My overall rating 2/10
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Takedown: Red Sabre was supposed to revive the tactical shooter genre but it failed miserably after the publisher forced the developers to release the game before it was anywhere near finished. The game had initially gotten over $221,000 from Kickstarter supporters but the final product wasn't anything like the developers had envisioned. This game was launched before it was anywhere near completed, by the company's own admission, in a cash grab by the publisher. Do not buy it. The company has moved on to new projects like Epsilon and this game is no longer supported, meaning that the developers do not intend to release further patches or content for it.

A summary of the situation is below.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=401409417
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39 of 50 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Got this in a trade from a friend, who I was giving a CS: GO ump45 skin to for free
The ump45 was worth 10 pennies
One card from this game can be sold for 8 pennies
Steam tax reductions means I get 6 pennies for each card
There are 3 possible card drops in total

And then there is the value of playing the game

Pretty sure I should delete and block my friend and report him for attempting a scam
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
"id rather masturbate with sandpaper" 2/10 -IGN
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
If bullet can't kill you,this game will.
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52 of 74 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Dont Buy it
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45 of 63 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
I bought it because it was $0.99 and it seemed terrible.

I was not disappointed. The awfulness is great. If you want a poorly made game to have a few laughs at and have fun with, try this one out.

10/10
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Someone on steam reccomended this game to me. I blocked him.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Playing this game will make you want to take yourself down.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
The guns kick and then shoot about a second later.
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