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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 highlyTake 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. Negative: 14 out of 123
  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.
    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 tacticalA 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. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    Free DLC, no pay-to-win add-ons. Realistic mechanics. Devs constantly improving and updating game without charging extrs. Great community.Free DLC, no pay-to-win add-ons. Realistic mechanics. Devs constantly improving and updating game without charging extrs. Great community. Most of my steam friends come from this game. This is a huge middle finger to AAA companies. Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2014
    10
    Fantastic game and my new favorite FPS. I haven't played BF4 or CS:GO since I bought it. It could use a few updates (ability to save loadoutsFantastic game and my new favorite FPS. I haven't played BF4 or CS:GO since I bought it. It could use a few updates (ability to save loadouts for example) but as far as gameplay, teamplay, and overall fluidity go, it's a 10/10. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    9
    Okay, let's put this out there before I get started; I suck at most FPS games. I do well enough to have a good time every other round, but forOkay, let's put this out there before I get started; I suck at most FPS games. I do well enough to have a good time every other round, but for the most part I suck. That being said this game makes me feel good. I'm not saying that because I'm better at this game than most other FPS, no. I'm just saying, with the "realistic" damage and the amount of recoil, it's easier to actually get a kill: in a one-on-one confrontation. Put 2+ enemies in front of you and you'll more than likely die, if not shortly after while you reload. But, nevertheless, it's a good time with friends or even random people,most people play the objective and if they don't, they usually die and have to watch other people play better. I normally don't like the "get killed and then a forced into spectator mode" type thing, but in here it works well and really makes you ant to play better and better. The guns are great and all have their strengths and weaknesses, but most require a bit of skill to use. I strongly recommend to play the tutorial first, and to ignore all these negative comments. I read most of them and I think some are just upset because they died a lot, just my opinion though. At $15, it's a steal. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2014
    9
    Used to play this game when it was just a CS:S mod and it's come a long way since then. It's an unforgiving realistic game that's actually funUsed to play this game when it was just a CS:S mod and it's come a long way since then. It's an unforgiving realistic game that's actually fun to play (unlike the arma series in my opinion). The objectives are clear and games can go from a minute or two (if you are lucky/unlucky) to 20+ minutes. For $15 this game is well worth it. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2014
    0
    This game has major problems with lack of players/servers and consequently heaps of high ping players playing on servers across the pond.This game has major problems with lack of players/servers and consequently heaps of high ping players playing on servers across the pond. Facing players with 245 ms ping in a game that is primarily based on reaction times (the avg. human reaction time is something like 180 ms) is a *huge* problem.

    The game also plays more like a mod than a full game. It's basically the old Source engine from 2005 (?) with some new cosmetics.

    Do not buy.
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