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!
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Mixed (32 reviews) - 43% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (5,243 reviews) - 36% of the 5,243 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I realist now you have to be fast and quiet because if you dont youll die like real life.And also STFU about the game being hard you practice and you complete the level like i did (biolabs) is easy not to run around then staying quiet.And use the buttons J for ROE and H to make them go or stay.I use the buttons alot so my whole team didn`ts die.
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989 of 1,071 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,057 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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654 of 714 people (92%) found this review helpful
133 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.
-Boring.
-Overpriced (devs should pay you to play).
-Doesn't work.
- I could go on for an hour about how bad this is. -

2/10
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1,405 of 1,602 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,402 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.
9.5/10

- IGN
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2,079 of 2,401 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,995 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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606 of 693 people (87%) found this review helpful
672 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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421 of 472 people (89%) found this review helpful
292 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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768 of 896 people (86%) found this review helpful
602 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
Non-existent

Final Score:
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340 of 375 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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F0X
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
Many have said this game is hard, it's not hard, it's entertainingly broken. A friend and I were laughing at how absolutely insane the AI is for the enemy. They are either dumb as rocks or have the reaction time of The Flash. He and I are both good CSGO badge players, I grew up on shooters and it is literally impossible to get past some of these levels because you will get insta killed the second you open a door or round a corner. That said we still had fun for about an hour and a half, for this it gets a 5/10. It's so bad its good for awhile. The dev team has no interest in fixing the game so what you get is what you get and it clearly feels somewhere between alpha and beta.
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Duskwalker68
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
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Freakydemon
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
No
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Deformed Steve Buscemi
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Well now im probably the 1,074 to write a review on this game but just dont buy it its really boring and doesnt keep a story or a good multiplayer
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Samcity
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
tacticool
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WHAM
2.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
Takedown: Red Sabre is a barely functional first-person shooter, with broken user interface, zero playerbase and clunky-as-heck gameplay. Avoid at all costs!

Playtime: 2+ hours (numerous short sessions)

Ratings (1-10)
Visual: 7
Audio: 6
Story: 0
Gameplay: 3
Overall: 2
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Ironfaction
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Showed Me Some Things Aren't Worth Fighting For.
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unphat
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
This game gave me a boner. GG EZ
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Tastey Wabbits
6.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 20
Terrible on all aspects.
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