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  • Summary: Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    90
    Insurgency is a breath of fresh air and I can easily see myself playing it every chance I get.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    80
    Forget about fast-paced shooters and frenetic action. This one relies on a team-based mechanic, where every move should be planned. There's room for improvement when it comes to the visuals and the bullet-detection system, but still it is a very recommended choice.
  3. Mar 4, 2014
    80
    After a long time a military shooter that is not pretentious, and that scores with emphasis on both hardshell mechanics and tactics/feel. Maybe there could have been many more gaming modes along with maps.
  4. Feb 12, 2014
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    75
    Realistic and for dedicated players this is a good but hard multiplayer shooter. Death comes early and often in Insurgency's universe.
  6. 75
    Insurgency is a game that doesn’t have any big problems but rather it has a bunch of little ones that culminate.
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    60
    If you don’t mind fighting over the same cluttered iraqi streets and desolate afghan hills that you’ve seen a hundred times before, Insurgency brings enough hardcore sensibility and competent execution to stand out from the other multiplayer shooters. The old-school gameplay combined with updated mechanics are a breath of fresh air in a genre crowded with games that don’t understand that failure can still be fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 105
  2. Negative: 12 out of 105
  1. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    I just made an account on metacritic just to tell you how awsome this game is.
    Hardcore-Realism-Teamwork are the three aspects of this game.
    If you are looking into
    such experience dont hesitate just go for it. CoD-BF and other fps are just time-wasters
    in front of this. There is lack of community atm though..I hope this is just a temporary state
    and people who loves fps give more appreciation on this game.
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  2. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    A fantastic indie FPS. Imagine if Counterstrike and Arma 2 had a baby and you get this title. It brings a deep and hardcore tactical experience while staying accessible to the less "hardcore" gamer. While Red Orchestra 2 has a heavy learning curve that took me weeks to finally master, Insurgency was like putting on a pair of worn shoes. It masterfully manages to play to the "hardcore" crowd while taking little time to learn and understand the game. A truly well done FPS game to say the least. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2014
    10
    By far, one of my favorite games due to it's tactical yet fast-paced gameplay, free-aiming mechanics, and INTENSE sound! The developers can disappear every once in a while (they have lives outside of INS in most cases) but it's nice to hear from them and get free content every once in a while. Expand
  4. Feb 2, 2014
    10
    Worth once to play this game and other games seem like child's play. Gameplay, control, balance, graphics and music is praiseworthy. The developers managed to achieve a special feeling in the game when really afraid to die. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2014
    9
    Red Orchestra 2 and CS:GO had a baby named Insurgency and he's growing up fast! The mod was amazing, but now NWI have outdone themselves. Buy it now.

    Minor quibbles which knocked it down to a 9/10:

    - victims of non-lethal hits to the torso should realistically suffer somehow (e.g. getting knocked down, severe slow-down or suppression effects, etc.)

    - need to quickly see the load-outs of team members in the load-out screen (e.g. to make sure somebody has the C4)

    - joining games with the map filter should filter on the server's map list, not just the current map

    - sprinting past the edges of doorways and other geometry can bring you to a complete stand-still (it would be nice if you could bump-off and around things as you do with other players)

    - the already excellent 3D VOIP system needs to be augmented with an AI that automatically mutes immature punks
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  6. Mar 4, 2014
    9
    Seriously impressive tactical first-person shooter. A welcome change from the Call of Duty and Battlefield games, presenting a slower-pased and more tactical brand of gameplay. For a $15 title, you couldn't get more for your money. Expand
  7. Aug 11, 2014
    0
    The game is full of bugs and has problems with server-disconnects. It isn´t worth buying every single new little FPS wannabe where the devs just try to suck out some money and will leave the gamers with a broken piece of what could´ve been a good game. Expand

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