Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 90
    If you enjoy the idea of engaging covert-ops missions that require stealth and smarts more than sheer brawn, you'll love IGI.
  2. It might not set a record for longevity on your hard drive, but like a good novel, it grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go until its thrilling conclusion.
  3. I, personally liked the game, and I wasn't that bothered by not being able to save games (He's a lying bastard! He was bitching and moaning all the time - AT Ed).
  4. With no difficulty options there is little extra challenge to be had once you’ve finished the game and with no multiplayer, its lifespan is limited but for a tour de force in stealth and tactics, it beats Delta Force into a cocked hat.
  5. I had a few bad experiences with this game but let me tell you this - as soon as I am done typing this, you guessed it - I'm Going In. I think you should too.
  6. A must-have purchase for any action gaming fan, and is a testament to what can still be done with the genre with the proper amount of thought.
  7. It is by no means finished, but I eagerly await future games from them.
  8. The AI isn't awful enough to really bother me. The lack of save feature is annoying. The graphics and sound are pleasant, and the gameplay works.
  9. As a single-player shooter with a traditional progressive mission structure set in realistic and memorable environments, Project IGI is a fun, if flawed, action game.
  10. If you can overlook its two "problems," you may find Project IGI one of the most engaging tactical-combat games of the year.
  11. 74
    I reallllly wish I could recommend this game. It's a quality game in almost every respect...but the save flaw is just too big.
  12. 70
    Boasting value for money gameplay, a tight cohesive storyline and a gorgeously realistic setting this is a game that demands to be played.
  13. After spending a week tiring of this title's company, memories of the countless frustrations encountered are also taken away from the affair.
  14. 70
    Cool things like being able to shoot through wood, having cool binoculars that point out enemies and a satellite map of the area that will let you plan your mission out better just don't make up for the lack of fun.
  15. Despite its flaws and little imperfections, it still manages to deliver a fun gaming experience...though we can't help but feel that it's missing something...(multiplayer).
  16. With an incredibly stupid AI, decent graphics, poor voiceovers and a rather tiresome gameplay model, we weren't too impressed with Project IGI.
  17. Had it included a mid-mission save and a multiplayer mode, it could have been a solid four star title; add tweaked graphics and improved AI, and it would have been a surefire winner. However, without those features, Project IGI is a good game, but certainly not a great one.
  18. It's not a bad game; but with better AI and a few simple options (such as the ability to choose your equipment before a mission, or a "save anywhere" feature), it might have more to recommend it.
  19. Even with 14 missions, the gameplay is bland and repetitive, and with no multi-player options, there's really no point in "going in" at all.
  20. In the crowded first-person genre, this one barely makes the grade.
  21. What should or could have been a cool, sneaky shooter devolves into a series of tedious levels, severely aliased graphics and some of the stupidest, ugliest enemies we've seen this side of "Delta Force: Land Warrior."
  22. A botched opportunity for what could have been a cool game. [Mar 2001, p.49]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JohnS.
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    Only muppets cant get past the no save option!
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    when it come out for more than 10 years, i can say what this game is one the best. This game has its only charm, what is cannot be reproducedwhen it come out for more than 10 years, i can say what this game is one the best. This game has its only charm, what is cannot be reproduced for years. All missions are strong challenges, its hard and this is amazing. I really like it. Full Review »
  3. GiorgioC.
    Mar 19, 2002
    10
    Just the best 3D game I ever played!