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  • Summary: On the war-torn planets of tomorrow, mankind's greatest battle is about to begin. With its frontier colonies devastated by a growing insurrection, Earth dispatches the elite 8th Armored Infantry (nicknamed "Section 8") to repel the coming onslaught. The nickname refers to an old United States military regulation where a soldier would be dismissed from service through being mentally unfit for duty. The near-suicidal missions that this division volunteers for brands them as insane by other military units. Section 8 deploys by 'burning in' from their orbital drop ships tens of thousands of feet above the battlefield, utilizing the most advanced arsenal of military hardware known to man. Their mission: to scout and secure difficult objectives and smash enemy defenses in lightning-quick assaults. An intense first-person shooter, Section 8 allows players to dynamically alter the flow of combat as they see fit. Employing tactical assets and on-demand vehicle deliveries, players are given unprecedented strategic control over epic sci-fi battlefields. [SouthPeak Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Satisfying combat and interesting mission structure saves this from the yawns of a thousand identikit space marines. [Nov 2009, p.102]
  2. 80
    If you're willing to put in some time to learn the game's systems and are eager to work as part of a team, then it's easy to have a good time with this one.
  3. Section 8 is capable of scintillating multiplayer drama, and it is impeccably solid throughout. I've had some maginficent tooth-and-nail matches, which is all I can really ask for. For all the offbeat design decisions and mechanistic foibles, I've been enjoying the hell out of it.
  4. This game is almost strictly a multiplayer experience. As such, you're not getting a whole lot of value for your money. That said, the competitive online play will be worth the price of admission for many.
  5. A fun objective-focused shooter with a good premise and ideas, but less satisfying core combat. [Issue#25, p.46]
  6. It is good game, not a great game; fortunately the sum of its parts don't equal the end product. If you can get by the remedial graphics and sound, you could have some hardcore gaming in store.
  7. Ultra-generic. [Dec 2009, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Nov 21, 2010
    Section 8 was a good game that had a short campaign but the Multi-player made up for it.
    Has great graphics, excellent Multi-player that
    highly encourages you to work together with your buddy's to achieve the objective, but the short and kinda boring single-player campaign makes this a 9 out of 10. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2010
    Oh but i like the way they drop tanks.IMMA FIRIN' MAH LAZORS!!!!
  3. May 4, 2011
    In my opinion, a shooter is a shooter. The only thing new a game can bring to the table these days is story and/or graphics... or so I thought. I disagree with the bashing of this game that so many others give so easily. I for one am sick and tired of the run-of-the-mill shooters that are out there. This game contains great science-fiction scenery and equipment, unique spawning, great visuals, and solid game play. These days the game only costs $10 brand new. How can you not justify a cost like that when much more generic shooters out there with no innovation whatsoever carry a $50-$70 price tag?? This game is balanced, unique, and rock-solid. Don't listen to the moronic CoD fan-boys out there who bash games for not being CoD. Every complaint I've ever heard about this game relates somehow back to the fact that this game doesn't work just like every other FPS. "GOOD" I say! "GREAT" even! Give me 100 more like this game before one more Call of Duty, Soldier of Fortune, Sniper Ghost Warrior, Turning Point, Turok, etc., etc., etc., Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2011
    A game that copy's alot from other sci-fi FPS games. It does have some interesting new elements such as being able to choose where to spawn. But in multiplayer this generally 'unfocuses' your team and since the multiplayer is team objective based this results in a sub par multiplayer experience. Graphics are pretty nice, as is sound effects. But nothing spectacular here. The single player is very short and since there are no multiplayer servers bot-play is really the only thing you will be doing after the campaign. 6/10 Expand
  5. Jul 26, 2011
    I know a lot of work goes into making games but I found little in Section 8 that I liked, it has some good ideas but the execution left a lot to be desired. I got bored and irritated by the second or third mission. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2012
    ONLY because it has GFWL..... It's the only way to ruin any possible game. Just add Games for Windows Live and you have a useless interface that prevents you from playing. Expand

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