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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
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The initial impressions of Section 8 will not be positive for many due to the slightly odd setup system, fairly complex character customization system, muddy controls and bland single player campaign. However, once you become accustomed to the game it really does offer an awful lot of value, especially with a $30 price tag.
  2. 78
    Feels extremely refreshing compared to most other online shooters on Sony's service. [Issue#193, p.103]
  3. 75
    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.
  4. It isn't the best, most popular or prettiest FPS, but if you're sick of all the others, you could do a lot worse.
  5. Ultimately though, there is a lot of fun to be had in this package, especially for just a $30 download. Section 8 offers an enjoyable blend of frantic FPS action and strategic squad-based gameplay.
  6. A fun online experience but I can’t see this continuing to be played long into the future with so many other shooters available. The story may be a little lacklustre but if you simply treat it as a lengthy tutorial, you’ll have a great time online.
  7. Although the result is less than the sum of its parts, there is fun for committed shoot-o-philes. [June 2010, p.113]

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  1. May 26, 2012
    4
    Unremarkable. This game has bad AI, graphics, and mechanics. There's no redeeming feature at all. I rented it because I thought the orbital drop mechanics would be cool. Well, it really doesn't add any flavor to what is a D list video game. Imagine Star Wars: Battle Front mixed with unreal tournament and a bad, linear gameplay engine. Not worth even a rental. Expand