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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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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 23, 2014
    80
    The steep learning curve hides a well-crafted FPS, best suited for those who like tactics and real teamwork more than fragfests.
  3. Feb 11, 2014
    80
    Insurgency is a rich and deep tactical first person shooter. Something is still missing but that something isn't gameplay or teamwork.
  4. Jan 31, 2014
    76
    I can’t remember when I cursed that much while playing a multiplayer shooter. It is tactically challenging, but suffers from dreary maps and lack of modes.
  5. Jan 31, 2014
    75
    Insurgency is a game that doesn’t have any big problems but rather it has a bunch of little ones that culminate.
  6. Mar 2, 2014
    74
    10 years ago this game would have been lost in a crowd of its brethren – back then, everyone had a game with dusty streets, Saddam’s portraits and AKs. Today, serious first-person shooters like Insurgency are a rare beast, so give it a chance even if it’s far from perfect.
  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: 12 out of 183
  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. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    It's a very tactical team-based shooter. Reminds me of the old school Rainbow Six games without the map waypoint strategy. The strategyIt's a very tactical team-based shooter. Reminds me of the old school Rainbow Six games without the map waypoint strategy. The strategy happens real-time between players over the in-game VOIP system. You die and you're out. Your only chance at a respawn is your team mates making it to the next objective, else you all start at the beginning of the mission again. This forces one to play as a team, extremely carefully and strategically.

    The maps are well designed and very immersive with numerous routes to objectives.

    The AI is incredible! During my first game, I thought I was playing against players who were online. I also love the way the AI increases in number and difficulty as more players join your squad.

    The graphics are good enough and give a great all-round, authentic experience. Night missions are fantastic and very challenging.

    The surround sound with a gaming headset is awesome. One is able to spatially place sounds around one's self while playing, particularly moving enemies.

    This game is a must buy for FPS fans.
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  3. Jun 2, 2016
    10
    I bought Insurgency during a sale a few years ago and it has become my favorite game. This is the game I've played the most in my libraryI bought Insurgency during a sale a few years ago and it has become my favorite game. This is the game I've played the most in my library because it combines realism with fun gameplay mechanics. Definitely worth the price even when not on sale (currently $15 USD). The developers (NWO) continue to release free updates even longer after it was first released. The developers even released free DLC and they listen to the community. Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    Simply AWESOME. A true back to basics shooter. Very tactical. I played through early Alpha all the way to release and have been very impressedSimply AWESOME. A true back to basics shooter. Very tactical. I played through early Alpha all the way to release and have been very impressed with the devs and the progression of the game. A ton of thought has gone into the layout and feel of the game. 10 out of 10 from me. I can't stop playing. Expand
  5. Jan 26, 2017
    9
    Insurgency is an amazing and addicting fps experience. All of the guns look and feel realistic and the animations for them are superb, some ofInsurgency is an amazing and addicting fps experience. All of the guns look and feel realistic and the animations for them are superb, some of the best I've ever seen. The gunplay is fluid and intense and various types of grenades (flash, smoke, frag) are actually useful and have their moments. Communication isn't as important as in games like ArmA although some tactics are required (all running out at once is a great way to die). Most guns can kill you in 1-3 shots forcing you to think about how you are going to get the jump on your enemy rather than trying to take them head on. The maps are very well designed and atmospheric. Unfortunately, The game modes are kinda similar to one another and only a few are actually fun. The new Vietnam War mod (Born to Kill) is incredibly well done and worth checking out. Despite these features I think that $10 is a bit pricey. When it goes on sale for $2 definitely pick it up - you won't be disappointed. Expand
  6. Apr 10, 2014
    9
    Finally - a grown-up FPS that I can get my teeth into. I was never a fan of COD and only briefly flirted with CS and the others.

    Insurgency
    Finally - a grown-up FPS that I can get my teeth into. I was never a fan of COD and only briefly flirted with CS and the others.

    Insurgency throws you in at the deep end, and you either sink or swim. It's brutal and uncompromising. Frustrating at first, yes, but as you learn the different map and modes it quickly clicks that teamwork is the key ingredient for success. When people work as a team this game is simply sublime and hugely satisfying. The online banter between can be pretty entertaining too, sometimes.

    The maps are relatively expansive and take time to navigate. They are well-constructed and there are many nice detailed touches particularly (for me) in sound design which is brilliantly immersive (the sound of the odd insect buzzing past you, being given-away by your breathing, etc.). The game mechanics are sharp and responsive. Guns and grenades are done properly in this game.

    I've noticed a few minor graphical glitches but nothing that spoils the fun.

    Since I bought it some months back I've been playing it it daily (and often when I shouldn't be). The recent free update was quite substantial - including two new maps. Excellent value for money.

    The game is obviously a labour of love for the developers and I want to tip my hat to them. Very well done and thank you very much!
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  7. Jun 14, 2014
    0
    Can't tell much about this game because it doesn't work at all. Servers are crashing all the time, so it's not really possible to play fullCan't tell much about this game because it doesn't work at all. Servers are crashing all the time, so it's not really possible to play full round. It looks like early alpha state! Avoid that in all costs for now. Maybe few updates will fix something. Expand

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