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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 UnitedOn 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: 22 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. All the little things that game incorporates into combat, like the drop ship spawning, the customizable load outs, the base control with automated defenses, and the various modules, keep Section 8 from being a bland multiplayer shooter, and help it stand out against the pack of Halo's and Call of Duty's that currently populate the system.
  2. All in all this is a great game with solid gameplay, beautiful worlds, tons of customization, and an excellent multiplayer component.
  3. Section 8 also offers a lot of customization options, with players able to tweak their weapon loadouts, tools (like healing abilities and various flavors of explosive), and even a whole slew of buffs and perks called “passive modules.” Best of all, racking up kills nets you points that you can use to buy deployable gun turrets, hard-to-drive tanks, or hulking mech suits.
  4. Unquestionably, Section 8 is a rock-solid multiplayer game that deserves to find a strong audience. But it certainly has its faults. The underwhelming campaign, über-generic setting, mediocre graphics, and occasional frame rate loss plague this otherwise excellent experience.
  5. A flawed, but ultimately good game. However, here we come to the major malfunction. Barely anybody is playing this thing. Even with 32-player matches available, it's really hard find a game populated by even half that number.
  6. Section 8 is difficult to recommend to anyone but fans of the space-marine shooter subgenre.
  7. New ideas, but the payoff is disappointing. [Nov 2009, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. XanderN
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    At first I found this game to be bland, but I was way wrong. The more I played, the more depth I noticed until I realized this is perhaps the At first I found this game to be bland, but I was way wrong. The more I played, the more depth I noticed until I realized this is perhaps the deepest multiplayer FPS I've come across in my 20 years of gaming. As much as some critics rant about this game, I guarantee that many of the features in this game will be incorporated into other games. For example, the "burn in" feature which prevents spawn-camping, the weapons/perks loadout system which prevents the who-can-get-to-the-big-gun-the-fastest, and the orbital drop of weapons and vehicles which rewards you with such things as a tank for actually HELPING your team. Honestly, nothing is more frustrating when, in other games, someone on your team that doesn't know how to play a TEAM game grabs up all the best equipment. Section 8 does a good job of negating this. In the end, Section is a very dynamic, deep game. When I first played the demo, I wasn't impressed. After I learned what to do and how to play the game it was meant to be played, I went out and got the retail copy. Couldn't be happier. Expand
  2. JohnnyR.
    Sep 5, 2009
    10
    Love the depth of multiplayer. Most people won't understand the depth if they just play for a couple of hours. It's the most Love the depth of multiplayer. Most people won't understand the depth if they just play for a couple of hours. It's the most strategic FPS multiplayer experience I've ever had! Expand
  3. AdamSmith
    Sep 13, 2009
    10
    This game is not a copy of any other game. fools. this isn't a rip off of quake wars, or halo, or anything! they built this game fromThis game is not a copy of any other game. fools. this isn't a rip off of quake wars, or halo, or anything! they built this game from scratch. and if you think that the game is so bad. why don't all of you people make a new one thats better. oh wait.... you can't! Expand
  4. Tracy
    Sep 3, 2009
    7
    This is a fun game, but only for someone who enjoys online team play. The single-player campaign took less than three hours play time to This is a fun game, but only for someone who enjoys online team play. The single-player campaign took less than three hours play time to complete on medium difficulty. Definitely not worth the $60 price tag for someone who hates the whole co-op thing. Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2013
    7
    This game was a disappointing mess when you consider the single player story, which is essentially non-existent. Where it shines is theThis game was a disappointing mess when you consider the single player story, which is essentially non-existent. Where it shines is the multiplayer. Great game that should have had a great following but has been overshadowed by the COD and Halo franchises. Some interesting weapons and graphics and sounds are good. I'm guessing the multiplayer is a ghost town now and the game is not worth purchasing for the single player unless you can get it for dirt cheap. Expand
  6. J.S.
    Oct 11, 2009
    6
    An uninteresting clone of every FPS game currently popular. It has a few interesting ideas, like shooting into the atmosphere every time you An uninteresting clone of every FPS game currently popular. It has a few interesting ideas, like shooting into the atmosphere every time you deploy, and the objective based gameplay. But its all poorly implemented. The graphics are way out dated, far below the standards of any Xbox title. The storyline, voice acting, and dialogue are all horrible with no texture and is often very embarrassing. At one point, the main character recites a serious haiku about how 'awesome' he is. This game would have probably been a big hit if it came out in 2001; 8 years too late. Expand
  7. Apr 19, 2011
    3
    I have to start by saying i was REALLY looking foreward to this game! The second i saw the first teaser trailer.It got me excited.The bigI have to start by saying i was REALLY looking foreward to this game! The second i saw the first teaser trailer.It got me excited.The big armoured suits,the Si-Fi setting,Jumping in from low orbit,whats not to like? What i was hoping for,was something like Terranova on the Pc some years ago,but with maybe Campaign Co-Op in this age of online play.What i got though,was a game with poor Graphics(for this day & age),Poor Gameplay & gunplay,a VERY short campaign that had virtually no story & multiplayer type objectives & gameplay,& no campaign Co-Op.. This game is missing ALOT of major features.. Its obvious this games main focus was multiplayer.I'm not big on multiplayer(unless its Campaign Co-Op),So this game offered very little for me.I wish the Campaign trailers were not so misleading,or someone said at some point 'this is a multiplayer game,with a 'tutorial' campaign tacked on',because thats basically what it is,much like Chromehounds was.I cant even describe my disappointment with this game..I hope Section 8-Predujice has better gameplay,longer Campaign,better graphics & Campaign thats not a series of multiplayer matches against bots,like the first game.But its an XBLA release,so i'll be even more cautious for this one. Expand

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