Section 8 PC

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 78
  2. Negative: 15 out of 78
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  1. Vulture
    Sep 27, 2009
    6
    Section 8 is an alright game, yet nowhere near matches the hype it generated. It looked good on paper, (Dropship Spawning, Customized Loadouts, DCM's to spice up the the Multiplayer), but when it came to actual execution, fell over somewhat. This could be the result of several things, (A campaign mode that basically consists of the tutorial and nothing else, Multiplayer that is Section 8 is an alright game, yet nowhere near matches the hype it generated. It looked good on paper, (Dropship Spawning, Customized Loadouts, DCM's to spice up the the Multiplayer), but when it came to actual execution, fell over somewhat. This could be the result of several things, (A campaign mode that basically consists of the tutorial and nothing else, Multiplayer that is single minded and repetitive, Having to wait 10 years for your entire clip to be unloaded into your enemy to get a kill, or even the incredibly thick AI) but Section 8 doesn't STAND OUT, like I thought it would. And because of this, I got bored of it in one weekend. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2011
    5
    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.
  3. Bradb
    Sep 14, 2009
    5
    Overall not a bad game,but not a good one either.(I would not pay 50$ for it again) although I haven't played the multilayer, the single player campaign is interesting enough, my beefs with it are that its graphics don't allow enough customization to actually be good, and it could be SO much deeper, but instead it has only 6-ish weapons, and maybe a 6 mission campaign.
  4. Dec 22, 2011
    6
    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 playerA 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. May 4, 2011
    0
    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, greatIn 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., Collapse
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. PC PowerPlay
    70
    This is what Battlefield 2142 should have been. [Dec 2009, p.52]
  2. Section 8 is a fairly traditional FPS, featuring a couple of interesting points (the launch phase and device management). The story mode is too short, only eight missions, while the online multiplayer mode seems to be fun, with forty players and eighteen maps. Definitely not the best FPS around.
  3. Section 8 is a fun game and immediate. Do not expect anything more. If we want to chase enemies and shoot carelessly is an excellent title for a few hours. Then the boredom and repetitiveness will force us to abandon this title.