TAKEN is a suspenseful, horror survival game where you find yourself trapped in a mysterious hedge maze that changes shape, size, and complexity every time you play. Not only must you find your way out, you must do it without being detected. Find the key and get the heck out of there!
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Negative (40 reviews) - 15% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2015

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TAKEN is a suspenseful, horror survival game where you find yourself trapped in a mysterious hedge maze that changes shape, size, and complexity every time you play. Not only must you find your way out, you must do it without being detected. Find the key and get the heck out of there! Lucy, the zombie orphan, has eaten all who dared enter the maze before you.

TAKEN provides a challenge for your mind along with the thrill of the danger that waits around every corner.

Key Features

  • A new maze is generated EVERY time you play
  • Three themed worlds to choose from: Thicket, Blizzard, and Giza
  • Four difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Brutal
  • Six original background tracks

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.2
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.2 or greater
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Latest
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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200 of 214 people (93%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Wow. Okay, so here's a maze chase game between you and a zombified child except one of you can walk through the maze walls and the other can't. Two guesses as to who gets to wield that obscene power. This is actually unplayable. It's clear that from the start of the game, Zombie Kid spawns in the opposite corner of the maze and just zeroes in your position, striding through walls like the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Juggernaut until she either traps you in a dead end and just stands there waiting for you to end the game or suddenly no-clips through a wall to do it herself.
Difficulty ranges from Easy to Brutal but doesn't seem to have any impact on the game. Admittedly, I didn't try Brutal although I predict that doing so would give her a skateboard or the power of flight.
Check out the video below for a glimpse at this utter catastrophe.
https://youtu.be/-DVSlxsaEuc
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160 of 184 people (87%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
"End Game Triggered." It's not often that you see THOSE words pop up on-screen in a game (unless, perhaps, you're the programmer themselves doing a demo run). This occurred after many, many minutes of running down literally IDENTICAL stone corridors, and was the result of me going, "Hmmm, that's the first thing I've seen even vaguely resembling a nasty in this game" - in the form of a spooky little girl with ♥♥♥♥ed-up eyes - and wondering what would happen if I walked up and said "hello" to her. Result: "End Game Triggered." Which, apart from some tiny words in a corner of the screen, basically added up to a brief image of her up close-'n'-personal before my game, well...ENDED, oddly enough.

"Play again?" Hmmm...sure, guess I'll humour this a WEE bit longer...but alas, skipping between the three different maps, some of which feature rain and others which feature a snowy blizzard, still doesn't suggest that there's much VARIETY to be found here. What's more, it seems drastically underfinished...again, the word "demo" springs to mind. Hell, your footsteps don't even make a sound in the corridors of the great pyramid of Giza, and apart from some quite lovely music there doesn't seem to be any other "sound design" whatsoever. Though oddly enough, I don't see the words "Early Access" anywhere on the Store page...

There's a serious lack of fresh ideas in the horror genre of late. Some obscure little game called Amnesia gave the genre a much-needed boot up the rear some years ago, and "stealth horror" masterpieces such as Outlast, Alien: Isolation and Among The Sleep have slightly raised the bar since then. This is one game destined to NOT join the ranks of those masterpieces, and while it doesn't necessarily "lower" the bar any, it has perhaps one good "idea" in its tiny little head...namely, the dropping of flares like breadcrumbs to know where you have and haven't been yet. This IS a bit of a necessity, though, given that the scenery is so gosh-darned SAMEISH that you wouldn't have the foggiest what you're doing otherwise! And that's about where the "innovation" of this one ends.

Now, I'm not saying there isn't any potential here. Although the serious lack of any STORY - these are just one-off "maps" - means that this won't be going down in history as a horror "classic" or anything, no matter how hard the devs try to save it. But DO the devs have any intentions whatsoever of improving on what they have here (which isn't really that much)? I cannot, in all good conscience, recommend this until some serious improvements/embellishments are made. And ten bucks, full price, is just a sad joke. Here's hoping that the folks behind this AREN'T just hit-'n'-run opportunists, and they do enough work to make their "game" worth at least HALF the price they're currently asking. I won't be holding my breath, however, given that the devs chose to call themselves Undead Yeti Software...'nuff said?!

Verdict: 3/10.
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52 of 56 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
The game appears to be very unfinished. Simple elements are absent. There's no sound effects for the rain or footsteps; performance is low in many places, motion blur is too high... hell, the pause menu indicates a 'Game Over' screen.

Worst of all, there is no surprise or suspense with the jumpscare (if you can even call it that). The control is taken away from the player, and the pacing of the game is slowed down, right before a very low-poly model of a zombie child 'attacks' you. There's no fun, and no variety in the environments, or in the scares.

There's certain parts that could have potential, but this is very beta-esque. And that price tag??? For this? Unreasonable. I filed for a refund after about a half hour of attempted gameplay (I will have a rather humorous LP video of it up, soon.)

Remember the movie 'The Room'? It was so bad that it was good? This kind of feels like that, only it's a game. It's kinda fun to laugh at it, actually, and that's what I enjoyed in my LP video. But, that's short-lived. Some super-big changes will need to be taken (haha, get it?) before I reconsider purchasing this game.

P.S. Thank you, Valve, for refunds.
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64 of 82 people (78%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
Warning: Game does not include Liam Neeson
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83 of 119 people (70%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Played like 2 minutes, then quit. Idk, laggy, and all it was was a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ maze game where I can drop flares.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I could talk about how bad the game looks and runs. I could talk about how laughable the horror is in this game, hell I could talk about how this game is more comedy material then a horror game all thanks to the little girl in the game but you know what, I wont.

The developer's behind this game admitted this game isn't perfect, it has problems and the release price was to high for what it was, but they at the least admitted this was their first PC game compared to the mobile games they developed. As bad as this game may seem I'll admit that they made a game that at the least works, something I have never come close to in my life even with RPG maker for god's sake? All game developers start off with crap but at the same time they learn from their mistakes and work on something better down the road, correcting what was wrong with their past games while learning to do far more in the future.

Ya I'm still giving this game a negative review because it's not a good game, but if the developer admits to whats wrong with the game and take in the negative reviews for future use then good for them, your already taking it better then some people in the gam
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
Another bad indie game built on the Unreal engine 4... (Daylight, Time Ramesside)

On the easiest difficulty you can complete this so called "first person indie horror game" in less than 10 minutes. If you crank up the difficulty the game just add a chasing ghost. There is only two levels in the game : the maze and the house. The maze is a total mess as it is so confusing to navigate through. The house, on the other hand is pretty much straightfoward. So basically what you do in the game is : 1) find your way in the maze, 2) find a giant skull that teleports you in a house, 3) pick up a key, 4) return to the maze, 5) find the exit. At the end you are greeted with a congratulation screen. And the plot, what about it? There's none. Not really rewarding, isn't it?

The only positive things about TAKEN is that you're given the choice between three types of ambiance/esthetic and five difficulty modes before getting into gameplay.

Let's hope Liam Neeson never find out about this game.

Here's my playthrough :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aos8nuYLFw

Rating :
1.0
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
An Unreal Engine 4 Game that fails again and it had to be a Horror Game (Daylight)
No Wonder Liam Neeson did not want to participate in this game

1/10 Verdict: Boring
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
This is worse than the unity ♥♥♥♥ all over steam, its on UE4
WORSE
THAN
UNITY
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
I Hope People Read The Reviews and look at what the rating of the game , this game is so bad i didn't but I Got A Refund.
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sponge bob squarepant
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥
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cute11751
0.1 hrs
Posted: April 23
This game was so glitchey I couldn't even play it.
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C5ts
0.2 hrs
Posted: March 16
Horrible game. Do not buy it. I repeat do not buy it.
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The Antwonette Starqweisha
0.4 hrs
Posted: March 5
Lucy,you've got some explaining to do
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lddake
0.1 hrs
Posted: January 26
I like supporting indie games, which is how I got this one. Having said that I can't recomend this in any way. There is no rhyme or reason to it, it is a maze that changes with something in it trying to kill you, and there is no way to defend yourself against said bad guy. I was able to escape only once, and it was more surprising than triumphant or enjoyable. The storyline is not well explained and not very believable. However, it is not real glitchy so that is one plus to the game developers. Not recommended I give it 2/10.
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ElPresidenteGame
0.1 hrs
Posted: January 23
Not a very good horror game - lack of scares and motives. Don't buy.
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Bread Man
0.1 hrs
Posted: January 16
it suck the only thing to do is walk through a maze so if you like Maze gamepaly then

10/10
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Armathynx
0.1 hrs
Posted: December 1, 2015
When I got this game, I thought I was going to be able to be Liam Neeson and beat up a bunch of russian druglords who kidnapped my daughter. 0/10 I was scammed.
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