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  • Summary: Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm - Official Gameplay Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Dec 28, 2018
    88
    Insurgency: Sandstorm isn’t the prettiest shooter of 2018, but the places where it excels are the places that matter most. Its gunplay is superb, its arsenal is exemplary, and the maps and modes are serviceable enough to facilitate its memorably frantic and immersive FPS combat.
  2. Dec 18, 2018
    85
    Somehow in this most well-travelled of multiplayer FPS paths, Insurgency: Sandstorm feels fresh and innovative at every turn.
  3. Dec 14, 2018
    83
    Insurgency: Sandstorm’s slower, more realistic approach likely won’t win over any Call of Duty fans, but then again it’s not really trying to. Sandstorm was made with a very specific type of player in mind, and if you fit that mold you’ll likely get dozens if not hundreds of hours out of the game. And even if you don’t fit that mold completely, there are enough ancillary incentives to make Sandstorm an excellent pick-up-and-play game, especially if you have some friends to recruit.
  4. Dec 20, 2018
    80
    Overall, Insurgency: Sandstorm has very few bugs, improved graphical quality, a new game engine, and a large array of weapons to use in battle.
  5. Dec 21, 2018
    78
    Insurgency: Sandstorm may be spartan, but its limited package can still deliver memorable moments.
  6. Dec 27, 2018
    75
    A very good game that needs some amount of balancing and polishing to really shine.
  7. Feb 18, 2019
    67
    Insurgency: Sandstorm feels like a shoddy HD remaster of the original game rather than a full-fledged sequel, complete with annoying performance drops, popping up textures and bland map design.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 76
  2. Negative: 10 out of 76
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    The worthy heir of one of the best hardcore fps in recent years! (Developers announced that every post release addiction like maps, weapons orThe worthy heir of one of the best hardcore fps in recent years! (Developers announced that every post release addiction like maps, weapons or game modes will be free for everyone) Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    Over this past year, the game has grown tremendously. Drastically better performance, way less bugs, and a lot more content. From the veryOver this past year, the game has grown tremendously. Drastically better performance, way less bugs, and a lot more content. From the very start I was enthralled by the ability to literally have the option to "intimidate" the enemy through voice lines which comes in handy during the new frenzy mode when an AI enemy is hiding in the point. Additionally, the ability to kick down doors also had me hooked. The unique gunplay, community, and dedicated developers has had me loving this game for every second since beta. I can't wait for the new content, and look forward to the future. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    -Чо ты, ссышь титька, а? **** off! -Выходи, гондон! -Shut up ****ing idiot! -Выходи, драться будем! -Oh, you're in jungle now baby! Или: -Give-Чо ты, ссышь титька, а? **** off! -Выходи, гондон! -Shut up ****ing idiot! -Выходи, драться будем! -Oh, you're in jungle now baby! Или: -Give up! -Ha! Don't make me laugh! -You just expose yourself you majnoon! -Shut up! Ommak! Ну а за отборный мат на русском, английском, арабском и курдском вообще 10/10. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2018
    10
    Sandstorm Insurgency is that shooter game which has managed to take what was great about CS 1.5 and 1.6, then enhance it to meet theSandstorm Insurgency is that shooter game which has managed to take what was great about CS 1.5 and 1.6, then enhance it to meet the expectations of a 2018 game; surpass all its arcade type competitors without having to compromise on much needed realism. Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2019
    9
    An excellent followup to the original Insurgency, the game makes every gunfight a gamble where whoever has the better aim and trigger fingerAn excellent followup to the original Insurgency, the game makes every gunfight a gamble where whoever has the better aim and trigger finger is usually the winner. Anyone who goes into this expecting CoD or Battlefield is in for a rude awakening. Every bullet counts and every one of them can kill you. And there's been a lot of cries about the optimization, which I had issues with at first as well, but it seems they were mostly ironed out (still have glitches occasionally such as invisible weapons and player models, but they fix themselves within a few minutes or with a restart). Expect one of the most gruesome and visceral shooters in the entire market. And when mod support comes out, this score will probably bump up to a perfect score. Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2018
    9
    Definatelly a unique experince . The game is not polished very well yet and its content is not as much as one would want . HOWEVER , the theseDefinatelly a unique experince . The game is not polished very well yet and its content is not as much as one would want . HOWEVER , the these developers have proven that they will improve the game untill its a masterpiece just like they did with their older games Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2020
    0
    I was really looking forward to playing this game and it seem like a fun game when I tried it. But the performance is the worst I have everI was really looking forward to playing this game and it seem like a fun game when I tried it. But the performance is the worst I have ever experienced in any game.

    Despite barley using a third of my cpu and GPU processing power the game runs a a very unstable 70 FPS on the lowest possible settings (I easily get 160 FPS on high setting in much more demanding games) on top that there is constant lag.

    It’s a pity, it seems like a cool game and it would be nice to see a small studio make something great. But the performance is truly abysmal
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