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  • Summary: In recent years, shooters have become homogenized. There used to be a wide range of different games to choose, from run-and-gun action titles to slow-paced tactical shooters focusing on strategy and tactics, but now most shooters follow the same model of big set pieces, regenerating health,In recent years, shooters have become homogenized. There used to be a wide range of different games to choose, from run-and-gun action titles to slow-paced tactical shooters focusing on strategy and tactics, but now most shooters follow the same model of big set pieces, regenerating health, linear levels, and cinematic experiences. The realistic tactical shooters with in-depth planning have almost entirely disappeared in recent years.

    This project, working title TAKEDOWN, aims to change that. This game, the spiritual successor to games like the original Rainbow Six and SWAT series, will focus on realistic weapons modeling, squad based play, in a close-quarters battle setting. To succeed in this game you need to take things slow, study your plans, and execute flawlessly. If you get shot, there are consequences. You wont be hiding behind a wall waiting for your health to regenerate. If a team member goes down, you will have to assess the situation and reallocate team members if necessary to complete the mission. Don't expect all of the tools and plans to be forced fed to you - it is up to the player to ensure their team is equipped and ready for the tasks at hand.

    AKEDOWN is a thinking-persons shooter. The player that takes things slow, aims carefully, and plans their moves right will overcome the player who runs in with guns blazing. Close-quarters battle brings the fight inside, as you would see SWAT teams or SOF units taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes and tactics and add replayability. The operation to clear pirates from a hijacked oil tanker by Russian special forces in May of 2010 is a perfect example of the types of missions in TAKEDOWN.

    You will plan your insertions and routes before going into the scenario, outfitting your teammates with weapons and equipment of your choosing, and then execute the mission. If one of your team members is killed, they are gone, and you have lost their valuable experience, so you have to be careful! Gameplay modes include single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer.

    If you are a fan of old school shooters where thinking meant more than running and gunning or perks, or if you are just looking for something different in your shooter games experience, this is the project for you.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 15 out of 17
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 5, 2013
    59
    Takedown: Red Sabre was Letdown: Bad Sabre. The rebirth of tactical shooters is hereby cancelled. [Oct 2013]
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    49
    Rarely exciting, mostly disappointing. An unfinished tactical shooter let down by technical issues and terrible AI.
  3. Oct 1, 2013
    40
    There’s nothing natural about AI that faces the wrong way in combat, or a shooter who doesn’t know what gear he brought into combat, or squad members who can’t communicate. When shooting for authenticity, a half step is not enough.
  4. Sep 30, 2013
    30
    Financial issues killed an old-school promising shooter in its own cradle.
  5. Oct 8, 2013
    30
    Please, don't get fooled by Serellan's proclamations and don't fall in the trap. Takedown: Red Sabre is a terrible first person shooter, ugly to watch and painful to play. You won't get any fun from it, even if you insist on fighting against its flaws. Stay away from it.
  6. Oct 31, 2013
    20
    If you burn $15 and scatter the ashes, you will have more fun than you would by playing this game.
  7. PC Gamer
    Oct 24, 2013
    19
    The features that aren't missing are bugged beyond use. Takedown is a bare-bones wreck in need of substantial patching. [Holiday 2013, p.56]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 57
  2. Negative: 46 out of 57
  1. Feb 15, 2014
    10
    Yes its buggy, yes its got bad ai and yes it was released early but i have actually had so much fun playing this with a group of 6 of myYes its buggy, yes its got bad ai and yes it was released early but i have actually had so much fun playing this with a group of 6 of my friends and genuinely enjoy this Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    7
    Game is seriously broken in places, the CORE game however IS fun with friends. On your own it's not much fun, I've managed coop and mp, andGame is seriously broken in places, the CORE game however IS fun with friends. On your own it's not much fun, I've managed coop and mp, and both worked fine with workarounds. They need to fix a lot of things before they released this game, but overall, I can see this game has potential especially for modding maps from R6, Swat 4 etc Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2014
    3
    Скучный невесёлый и почти нет динамики в этом шутере если вы хотите уснуть то эта игра вам подходитСкучный невесёлый и почти нет динамики в этом шутере если вы хотите уснуть то эта игра вам подходит
  4. Dec 11, 2018
    1
    Это провал!

    Я так понял, разработчики хотели повторить успех Rainbow Six, да? Если да, то это самая худшая попытка. Дело даже не в идеи,
    Это провал!

    Я так понял, разработчики хотели повторить успех Rainbow Six, да? Если да, то это самая худшая попытка.

    Дело даже не в идеи, а в ее реализации. Хуже и быть не может. В это играть сможет только мазохист. В этой игре ужасно все, кроме идеи и некоторых фишек. Но они, естественно, не спасают положение. Картонные персонажи с игрушечным оружием и топорной механикой - все это вы сможете увидеть здесь, в этой игре. Странно, как так можно было испоганить прекрасный движок Unreal Engine...

    В игре ужасный баланс. Противники, конечно, не очень сообразительные, но стреляют очень... ну прям ОЧЕНЬ точно. Выглянешь из-за угла - прилетает пуля. Их, противников, огромная куча и каждый стреляет очень точно. Неважно, легкий, средний или тяжелый у вас бронежилет - вы будете умирать с одной-две пули. Чтобы пройти хоть одну операцию, нужно потратить ОЧЕНЬ много времени. Неоправданная сложность. Сохранений нет, противники и их расположения генерируются случайно. И еще союзники сливаются в первую минуту. Контролировать их очень сложно - идут куда хотят, стреляют редко, стоят в открытых местах и даже не пытаются прятаться. В целом, вы проходите операции в одиночестве.

    Старания разработчиков были напрасны. Игра вышла ужасной, баганой. В общем, об игре даже говорить больше не хочется. Она не заслуживает вашего внимания, поверьте мне. Купите игру - моментально разочаруетесь.

    Покупку данной игры

    НЕ ОДОБРЯЮ!
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  5. Sep 22, 2013
    1
    Rubbish. Let's all say it together: Rubbish. An absolutely worthless steaming pile of manure. There is not a single redeeming quality to thisRubbish. Let's all say it together: Rubbish. An absolutely worthless steaming pile of manure. There is not a single redeeming quality to this game except the idea. Unfortunately, that's what it is It never really takes off. It COULD be a great game... But it isn't. Stay as far away from it as possible and then some. Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    0
    THIS GAME GOES ON SALE FOR $1.00!!!

    Dev will ban you for complaining about the game!!! This was a big let down, I purchased this for
    THIS GAME GOES ON SALE FOR $1.00!!!

    Dev will ban you for complaining about the game!!!

    This was a big let down, I purchased this for some of my friends and it was a complete failure. The AI is a joke, it is not immersive at all, there are no events, basically your just entering a room and have to pie it and when you see someone you can line up a shot but the others are oblivious, the enemy units do not use formations or lean or do anything with anything but stand move and gun. The maps while a small positive in there size and diversity are few in numbers, the AI do not use any map elements or items or anything, they do not seem to acknowledge each other, like they stand there every day really? Don't they live life? Have a cig? Talk to each other, actually use each other? Na, they are just dummies. The PvP is ok but other games like Insurgency surpass this game. I prefer Tom Clancy Rainbow 6 3 over this. The AI, actually react and use each other, and the map elements, and you can open doors in inches or all at once. I think this game tried to copy that, but with better graphics.

    The gunplay in the game is so blah and nothing, for example in Insurgency it is decisive, and dynamic, like Counter-Strike but realistic. Here it is like a carnival game almost. They once sold this game for $1.00 so do not buy for $5, can you believe I actually paid around $45 for 3 copies, now at full price I can have 9. Please take that as a sign that this game is a no go.

    Remember if your looking at this game and say your gonna like it anyways, go look at Insurgency,

    Thats right INSURGENCY. It is exactly what your looking for and better, and has a more dynamic co-op mode. The bots in Insurgency use cover, seem to communicate with each other, you can even hear them sometimes barking orders. They also do flanking and apply pressure at key moments.

    Takedown Red Sabre co-op is only good when your with friends and you use your imagination. The Dev sure has issues, be careful he is sensitive about the word gay, he will ban you months after you been initially punished for it.

    BTW, Just breezing thru the community hub, is a whole community of people that made videos that highlight the **** gameplay, even regular posts about people raging that this is incomplete, be careful the DEV has a vendetta, **** risk ban hammer.
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  7. Sep 26, 2013
    0
    Let me just say that this game is not even "tactical", it is just a boring shooter where you simply go around and check corners, on steam, itLet me just say that this game is not even "tactical", it is just a boring shooter where you simply go around and check corners, on steam, it says this game has four other languages and English, but oh no, there is only english, I will simply say that this game has the worst graphics out of everygame built on the Unreal 3, and here is the biggest issue: The game is buggy as hell, and the A.L. is so stupid it makes you laugh, last time I ran out of ammo in the middle of a firefight, and there was a guy standing in front of me and he did NOT even shoot me! I even managed to take out a M1911 and kill the guy, the worst thing is, the game is not even labeled "Early Access", if you want a true tactical shooter, try Insurgency. Expand

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