Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 75
    But let's be realistic: if you're interested in picking this up, it's going to be because of the multiplayer. Section 8 feels like it's starting to tap into something, and if you're looking for something just a little different, yet instantly familiar, you'll definitely get your money's worth (on the PS3 anyway).
  5. While it won’t revolutionize the first-person shooter genre or change the way we see online multiplayer shooter action, Section 8 sets out to show gamers a good time it is accomplishes that mission successfully.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. This generic-looking shooter may not turn the genre on its head, but it has enough dynamic objectives and satisfying combat to entertain.
  9. 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.
  10. There are shortcomings, yes, and it's by no means perfect, but as far as online-only games go (which is what I'm considering this to be), it's got some new tricks up its sleeve.
  11. Although the result is less than the sum of its parts, there is fun for committed shoot-o-philes. [June 2010, p.113]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  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 orbitalUnremarkable. 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. Full Review »