Reviews for TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre
Needs workShaide | Sept. 19, 2014 | See all Shaide's reviews »
As many reviewers have stated, the game is buggy and needs a lot of work. However, the game is playable IF you can work past those glitches.
So, what is there beyond a buggy game? Visually the game is beautiful! Impressive textures, and lighting, and while the animation leaves much to be desired, everything else is rather good.
The game labels it's self as a return to old school tactical shooters, which couldn't be farther from the truth. Yes, it's tactical in the sense that one hit will kill you, and you should be extra wary of your surroundings if you want to live, but does not even come close to the tactical FPS that it claims to be a return to.
Overall, it's not a BAD game, and certainly has potential and is a pleasant bit of eyecandy, but just doesn't seem ready for release. By all means, if you see this on special for a really low price, pick it up! Otherwise stick to classic Rainbow Six game.
Buggy, uninspired.PrimalHunter779 | July 30, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
It's a dreary afternoon in Canberra, Australia, and I have nothing to play. I have an idle $2 remaining in my Steam wallet, and on impulse, I buy a game I notice is 90% off; the game is Takedown : Red Sabre. I download the game and finally press the play button. I navigate the menus, and select the Biolab mission from the Singleplayer menu. I wait intently through the loading screen, feeling excitement in my fingertips. I'm in game! My character is hefting an assault rifle and a pistol, both deadly weapons in capable hands. I walk down the stairs, and no enemies are in sight. Despite this, my character falls on the ground, dead. In a room that is empty, except for myself. 3 minutes in Takedown : Red Sabre. A game with great potential, reduced to a freakishly buggy and uninspired shooter. 4 / 10
A FPS with simulator traitsPrecisionUnknow | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all PrecisionUnknow's reviews »
First off this game is basically like a simulator and is very realistic feeling. So this isn't for the casual player nor the player who isn't into these types of games, and I feel that this is more realistic in terms of bullet damage than even ARMA.
So for those who have an itch for a game that is tense, realistic, and is like a spiritual successor to SWAT (the tactical shooters from Sierra in the 90s), then this is for you. It is very challenging, so expect wall hugging and slowly advancing, whilst commanding your small squad of international soldiers.
Finally its a must buy for those looking for a new type of shooter and quite to the point, cheap for what feels like a triple A title.
great gamerjb789 | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This game is absolutely mind blowing as it changes the basic, boring military shooter and turns it into a very fun, but difficult and challenging shooter. The game is based on older SWAT games from the 20th century and games such as the Tom Clancy series of shooters. In this game if you get shot, you are dead instantly. This creates some of the most tense experiences in gaming I have ever had and it makes completing a level so much more rewarding and fun, however it can create some very frustrating time if you are used to more run and gun games such as Call Of Duty. But the game is absolutely amazing if you like planning and careful shooting.
Not for everyone but..Matthew_Lumie | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all Matthew_Lumie's reviews »
I think this has potential to be the best FPS this year... If they fix the various bugs that currently dilute the game for many players. It has realistically modeled weapons (generally speaking, which apparently have appropriate recoil, firing rate, range and accuracy. I also enjoy the gameplay & visuals BUT do not expect a strategic shooter out of this, at best it's tactical, and the background of 'Red Sabre' (i.e. your team) is not thoroughly expanded upon.
Having said that I enjoy playing Takedown a lot & can't wait to get deeper into the online experience! I should mention here though that I have died from friendly fire. Anyways, enjoy! :-)
Very buggy at releaseTomtekopf | Sept. 21, 2013 | See all Tomtekopf's reviews »
This game has a ton of bugs on release and the serverbrowser is horrible. I would suggest waiting at least one or two months before buying this game. The game has the potential to be really nice and when you're actually playing with friends and everything works okay it's a really tense and exiting game.
But like I said, wait a while for them to fix the bugs. When the bugs are fixed add another 10 points to my review score.
Not an ordinary FPSJimmysil | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »
Do you remember the times of old S.W.A.T. games? Did you liked it? The important thing in these games was thinking and being very careful. In most of FPS you can just run towards enemies, kill as many as you can, then die, respawn, and do it again. This game is (thank god) not that simple. Every move you make, you have to think through. It's an thrilling experience, and for the price of 15$, this is a must buy.