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Release Date: May 4, 2011

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About This Game

On the battlefield, prejudice takes many forms, knows no boundaries, and drives all conflict. In the distant future, humanity will call on its most fearless defenders to confront an emerging threat determined to eradicate all human life as we know it. Section 8®: Prejudice™ is a sci-fi first-person shooter with dynamic combat, where every decision – from customizing equipment to activating team based objectives – drastically impacts the battlefield.

Key features:


  • Play as Alex Corde and discover the sinister series of betrayals that now threaten humanity's survival in the single player campaign.
  • Strategically spawn anywhere on the battlefield to assist allies or ambush enemies.
  • Customize loadout weapons, ammo, and equipment to suit your playstyle.
  • Call in deployables and vehicles when and where you need them to gain tactical advantages.
  • Master true mobility with dropping, overdrive, and jetpacks to outmaneuver opponents.
  • Complete a variety of Dynamic Combat Missions - from launching aerial strikes against fortified positions to securing crucial intel.
  • Advance in rank and skill to access a devastating arsenal of over 60 weapons, equipment, and upgrade variants.

Note: Multiplayer is no longer supported for this title due to August 22, 2013 shutdown of the Games for Windows Live Program from Microsoft. Please see http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-other-devices/windows/pc-marketplace-closing for more information. Singleplayer, however, continues to work normally.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel 3.0GHz (single), 2.0GHz (dual), or AMD AthlonXP3200+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 or ATI Radeon X1900 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better recommended)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 5.5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
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MorphinePierre
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
I don't think I've ever done a review solely based on a game's technicalities so this will be a first.

I just can't run this game at all. It's not that it runs poorly, crashes often, or lacks many features; the game just won't run. It won't start-up after installation.

It's a real shame too. I recall playing this in 2012 and it was honestly quite fun. Since then, Games for Windows Live is no longer with us (RIP, F) and the online multiplayer functionality no longer works.

I cannot recommend this currently, especially when you consider the last PC update for Section 8: Prejudice was in 2011 from the now defunct TimeGate Studios.

Obligatory Score: N/A

Note: Some forum users say that the game runs for them. If you already own the game, you can try your luck and see if it'll install and play.
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Joe Logan
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 17
Multiplayer completely disabled. Now a useless game since single player is a joke.
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Epicpizzaftw
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 15
Product received for free
WARNING: This game is now ONLY singleplayer due to its hosting service (Games for Windows - Live) being completely shutdown!
DO NOT purchase unless you are wanting it for story only and DO NOT purchase the DLC as you will be completely unable to download it due to Games for Windows - Live being shut down.


I wasted my money on the DLC's and since i purchased this game a while ago while on sale and played the story, i am no longer able to refund the game (which i could care less about) or ANY of the DLC which i am completely unable to use in any asset.
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The Loyalist
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 7
Wish this had an Expanded Universe.
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rakster44
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 6
Lookes like a good game. Too bad it's useless now that Games For Windows Live is dead. Why the F*^@ is this game still available for sale???? It's useless along with the DLC. So is Steam just looking to make some easy money?? Before knowing all this I purchased the game and DLC. What a surprise to find out I just bought a bunch of bricks. Thanks Steam for selling me useless garbage. I'll remember this until I die!
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The Divine Crusader
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 2
I poured 100s of hours into this game on Xbox 360, I love this game almost as much as some of the AAA titles ive played. so understand how dissapointed i was to see that after i installed it and all the dlc, how it said the words, "Since you have not signed into a profile, NONE of your progress will be saved." I learned that this game was run by Windows LIVE, and since that has gone away, there is no way for me to create such a profile, i could care less about the multiplayer shutting down, but i would at least like to save my damn progress. or at the very least create some ♥♥♥♥ing classes for bot mode or something, this is ridiculous steam, you shouldve at least warned me before i spent 30 bucks on childhood nostalgia that is broken.
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Lightwaydev
5.1 hrs
Posted: July 6
Купил, но ниодного игрока не нашёл в течении дня, как это понимать?
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alanisman1
3.5 hrs
Posted: June 26
Section 8: Prejudice is a futuristic first-person shooter that is very chaotic and fun even though the official servers are no longer active. This can cause confusion when creating games; just cancel all sign-in requests and go to OFFLINE mode. The ability to buy battlefield upgrades (weapons caches, vehicles, healing stations, etc) is fun and the random missions (escort, capture plans, etc) that pop up in the middle of matches keeps things exciting. Since the game is aging and no longer supported, I only recommend when on sale.

PROS
+ Offline bot play is still fun
+ Many different modes
+ Random missions that appear during matches keeps things fresh
+ Ability to purchase battlefield upgrades is fun
+ Gameplay, graphics, and sound are good

CONS
- Defunct servers makes setting up games confusing (tip: OFFLINE MODE)
- Defunct servers limits many options (no multiplayer, no profile saving, etc)
- Limited options when setting up offline games
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kaoshunter6
17.5 hrs
Posted: June 21
don't uy game for its multiplayer. The multiplayer is fun but the serves arn't supported by windows live anymore.






DON'T MAKE FUN OF ME
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TheAmazingArachnidMan
36.1 hrs
Posted: June 21
Let me tell you, as a person whos played and loved this game on both Xbox and Playstation, this game is probably one of my favourite FPS games I've ever played.

You do however have to jump through a considerable amount of hoops to get Games for Windows Live to work with it, which is essential, as half the content in the game is locked without it. GFWL is form of DRM, and a particuarly nasty one at that. If you decide to purchase the two map packs and the additional blitz pack, you will have to do some additional hoop jumping to get any of those to work, aswell. Luckily there are several step-by-step community guides that will help you through activating both GFWL and the DLC packs for the game.

Unfortunately, it seems that that is where the community support for this game ends, as the servers are all but dead, and Timegate studios no longer exists. So don't go into this game expecting an online multiplayer experience, because you are bound to be disappointed.

This game does have multiplayer bots, supporting up to 32-player matchs, and several game modes, such as conquest, swarm, and assault. The bots are competent, and you can change their difficulty level to whatever suits your skill level. There's also a singleplayer campaign, about 5 hours in length, featuring lackluster voice acting and story-telling, but it does serve as a good tutorial for the multiplayer.

The multiplayer is primarily team-based, and is focused mostly on Dynamic Combat Missions, or DCMs, which are alternate objectives that pop up sporadically throughout a match that range from escort missions to infiltration missions to recovery missions, each of which serve to generate constant fast paced combat, and have the potential to turn the tide of a match. There are vehicles and drop-ins such as turrets and suppy depots that can be purchased from points earned in game.

The maps, four of which are avalible with the game, and the additional four that can be obtained from DLC packs, are large, well designed, and bode well to the fast paced team combat that the game builds itself upon. Each map can be sectioned off into smaller maps, increasing the claustraphobia, and allowing for even more intense firefights.

All in all, this games offline multiplayer is enough to justify the $15 price, let alone the co-op swarm mode and campaign, and if your'e willing to go to some extra trouble, I would also recommend the DLC as well.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I don't think I've ever done a review solely based on a game's technicalities so this will be a first.

I just can't run this game at all. It's not that it runs poorly, crashes often, or lacks many features; the game just won't run. It won't start-up after installation.

It's a real shame too. I recall playing this in 2012 and it was honestly quite fun. Since then, Games for Windows Live is no longer with us (RIP, F) and the online multiplayer functionality no longer works.

I cannot recommend this currently, especially when you consider the last PC update for Section 8: Prejudice was in 2011 from the now defunct TimeGate Studios.

Obligatory Score: N/A

Note: Some forum users say that the game runs for them. If you already own the game, you can try your luck and see if it'll install and play.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Multiplayer completely disabled. Now a useless game since single player is a joke.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Product received for free
WARNING: This game is now ONLY singleplayer due to its hosting service (Games for Windows - Live) being completely shutdown!
DO NOT purchase unless you are wanting it for story only and DO NOT purchase the DLC as you will be completely unable to download it due to Games for Windows - Live being shut down.


I wasted my money on the DLC's and since i purchased this game a while ago while on sale and played the story, i am no longer able to refund the game (which i could care less about) or ANY of the DLC which i am completely unable to use in any asset.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
106 of 123 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2015
Edit: part of this review was made irrelevant by Steam's updated refund policy.

DLC will no longer download, I assume due to Timegate no longer existing. Online play is also obviously non-functional. Given Steam's no-refund policy, I think it only fair to include a disclaimer detailing these issues on the game's page in the store.
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68 of 73 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
89.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
This is one of the most underplayed, disrespected games out there. Amazing gameplay, good campaign (Reasonably generic, but introduces you well to the concept of the game) and well... YOU SPAWN IN FROM ♥♥♥♥ING ORBIT. I've clocked everything on this game and I'm in the top one hundred in the world, but that not saying much because only about 26000 people sit on the leaderboard, and no one plays anymore. ♥♥♥♥ing great game... just wish people would play again to revive the multiplayer.
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48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
I'll be honest. The multiplayer is dead unless you find a dedicated clan or group. But other than that, this is a really amazing sequel (read: amazing sequel) that not only adds to the content, but also to the gameplay, and improves upon the rough edges that the origional Section 8 (which is btw also very amazing) had.

First, the content. You will notice quickly that alongside your standard weapons, you have modules that improve certain aspects of your armor suit. Want to be able to absorb large amounts of damage and dish out even more? You can improve the damage per shot that your weapons do, as well as improve your shields an armor to more than double your standard infantryman has. Want to be that classic sniper? You can do that too. You can make a custom loadout for almost any situation. Anti-infantry, anti-armor, anti-turret, and so on. I only wish that you had a way of attacking enemies that are "burning in" so to speak.

The gameplay is astounding. Section 8 asked the question, "What is players could spawn anywhere on the battlefield?" They answered that question by letting you "burn in" from your dropship onto any point on the battlefield. However, the enemy can deploy stationary AA guns that only serve to shoot you out of the sky (and they do that very well, I can tell you that). You also use this burning in tactically, by striking directly into the enemy base or (I kid you not) right on top of an enemy soldier.

Now, the origional Section 8 had some balancing issues, such as a Machine Gun being more effective than an Assault Rifle at everything except accuracy past 50m. Now, in Prejudice, the Assault Rifle reigns supreme at quick skirmishes between soldiers, while the MG has been altered to a much more supportive and long-lasting state.

Since the maps are fairly large, every soldier has the ability to "overdrive" which lets them run like there's a grizzly on their ♥♥♥. You can use this overdrive ability tactically too, by ramming into enemy soldiers or using the extra speed to make your jetpack that much more effective.

Another interesting thing Section 8 does is let soldiers call down deployables such as MG guns, RPG launchers, scanners, and more, which allow a group of soldiers to make a small outpost complete with defenses, scanners, AA turrets, and of course depots that repair them all. Trust me, it's not fun to have rockets and bullets raining down on you with no end (until you die).

Haha wow I just realized how much I had rambled on XD
So I guess in short,
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing, and very underrated. Buy this. Get your friends to buy it. Revive the multiplayer.
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97 of 129 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
GFWL is gone but this game still wants to use it.

ergo: NO multiplayer support for a multiplayer game!

Valve should remove ALL games that still want GFWL from their store!

Don't touch this or ANY other game that says "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Games for Windows Live" Don't touch it with a 10 foot cattleprod!!!

on singleplayer games that wish for this long dead DRM, you can no longer save your games.
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Unfortunetly Section 8's community has become very small meaning it is very hard to find a multiplayer game.
This game has great graphics, a larege amount of different weapons, vehicles, armor and maps. One of the things that stands out to me on this game is the respawn system, where you DROP OUT OF THE SKY! Especially at the beginning of the game seeing many falling troops coming down. This game is great with friends! I highlty recommend this game!
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50 of 57 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
EDIT: The developer closed last year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TimeGate_Studios

R.I.P. - Section 8: Prejudice
~~~~~~July 1, 2014~~~~~~

PSA: GFWL is rumored to be going off-line in July of 2014. If this is the case and it's developers do not migrate the game to steamworks, major features may cease to function. Some games, like the Arkham series, have already been migrated. There are still many left, including this one. If a port happens then this review will be removed.

You can keep track of GFWL to steamworks ports at this wiki: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_3rd_Party_DRM_on_Steam#Games_for_Windows_Live
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
This is a great game!! I enjoy every aspect of the multiplayer and single player modes. One issue with this game though..

DO NOT BUY THE DLC!!!!!!!

IT DOES NOT WORK

The game requires a windows software to authorise it, but microsoft no longer supports the game, so the DLC will not be able to be used at all. I figured all of this out the hard way.
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