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  • Summary: Snipe out terrorism as David Jones takes aim once again in this spectacular action and stealth sequel to Project IGI. Shadow David Jones through Russia, across Libya and into China in three linked covert campaigns, as he infiltrates locations including military airbases, harbours and secret government installations. Features completely new AI systems and an outstanding array of realistically modelled weaponry in both single and multi-player modes. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Blasting action with more depth than your average FPS.
  2. FPS fans with a hankering for the often imitated, never bettered feel of "GoldenEye" will find plenty here to luxuriate in, but if you want to shoot people without having to resort to caution you may find this a grind.
  3. 80
    If it wasn't for some of the lemming and sharp shooting AI, lack of corpse movement, and clunky animation, this would have been a great game. As it is, IGI 2: Covert Strike is a good, solid game.
  4. It just could easily have been so much more. If you like a stealthy action game with decent graphics and aren’t too bothered about playing online IGI2 might just keep you busy.
  5. 60
    The objectives and set pieces will keep you playing despite the dumb AI. But after you complete the game, you'll have no incentive to ever again play any part of this game.
  6. Looks are pretty much the only appeal. The main culprit in sabotaging the attractive premise is the horrible AI. [May 2003, p.82]
  7. Incredibly dull and uninspired, full of weird A.I. behaviors, bad graphics, and crushingly boring ennvironments. [May 2003, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Dec 4, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A worthy sequel! IGI was a great game in itself, good story and gameplay. This one differs in many ways. About the number of weapons you can carry at a time, its just two here, compared to anything and everything in the former. Next is the level objectives, few parameters like health remaining, accuracy, time taken etc. which decide your rank! Unlike IGI, here you can be 'spotted' by the enemy thereby alarming the nearby guards. Then there are peek and crawl modes which are vital, since stealth is needed to clear levels and get a good rank. Other enhancements are in terms of equipment. The thermal scanner is the most notable. Aiming is also more realistic, its more random from uneasy postures. Some levels are real tough to clear! On the whole this game is worth playing once. Expand
  2. ChrilleB.
    Jan 14, 2004
    Its very cool game i love it.
  3. ZiadK.
    Jul 12, 2005
    I like this game very very much.its graphics is very real.
  4. MickD.
    Jun 7, 2003
    Thought this was a great game... a bit hardware intensive, but fun to play.
  5. May 7, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. well,,,game is very good at its graphics....brain game,,action,,drama...and like a thriller ...i like this game very much.well done...waiting for the igi 3.... Expand
  6. May 20, 2011
    Very nice game if you like hiding in bushes, sneaking and doing things silently . I like all of this and this game gave me lots of fun, even if it's not a perfect production. Expand
  7. ChristopherW.
    Mar 6, 2003
    Loved the first game, hated this one. Buy Splinter Cell (PC version).

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