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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: 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. Even so, Timegate’s shooter is a well-put together experience that should make Tribes fans giddy, and remind the rest of us a time, for better or worse, when shooters were a little bit bigger.
  3. At the end of the day Section 8 is not that bad of a game, but it is just that it isn’t a great one either.
  4. Section 8 for me is something of a mixed bag, technically it’s a pretty solid title with some of the best A.I I’ve ever encountered However, it’s heavy focus on multiplayer action means that those looking for an immersive single player campaign will have to look else where and only the most hardcore multiplayer gamers will want to stick with the game for any length of time due to the super tough A.I bots.
  5. Under the topsoil its functions are often ingenious, improving genre weaknesses with more success than its over-familiar form might suggest. [Nov 2009, p.95]
  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. esp
    Sep 6, 2010
    8
    The story is pretty dumb, the graphics are nothing remarkable, but the gameplay â
  2. 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 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
  3. 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 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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