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Generally favorable reviews- based on 230 Ratings

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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: 75 out of 96
  2. Negative: 14 out of 96
  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. Jan 3, 2019
    10
    Very competitive hardcore FPS. It is a steal at 1/3 of the price of most "AAA" shooters.
  3. Jan 21, 2019
    10
    team skill based, amazing sound. excellent gameplay. zero pay to win. way better than the mainstream games.
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    This is by far the best FPS experience I've ever had. The most convincing battlefield atmosphere.
  5. Jun 18, 2020
    9
    This game is so realistic .
    Fantastic game for fans of Military.
    The game has a battle mode with bots, which allows you to have fun even if
    This game is so realistic .
    Fantastic game for fans of Military.
    The game has a battle mode with bots, which allows you to have fun even if the servers are empty, which is rare.
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  6. Feb 19, 2020
    8
    Insurgency Sandstorm is a thrilling game with gun mechanics that discombobulate the player which creates great tension in the gunfight.
  7. Feb 11, 2021
    0
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