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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: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    One of the most intense and authentic feeling shooters to come along in a long while, Insurgency: Sandstorm prides itself on realistic gunplay and tactics to fashion one of the better online shooters that PlayStation platforms have seen in a good long while.
  2. Oct 2, 2021
    80
    Insurgency: Sandstorm offers a brutal, satisfying and bleak FPS experience for those willing to immerse themselves in its tactical, punishing offering. Despite some glitches and slightly repetitive design, it stands tall as an inspiring shooter that will improve not only your skills as a player, but will also have you thinking like a soldier. The desert may be a Hellish place to be, but damn is it a rewarding and satisfying experience too. If you enjoy multiplayer shooters, there are firefights here you need to engage in for yourself.
  3. Oct 3, 2021
    80
    Insurgency: Sandstorm hits the mark on consoles as well, proving to be a tactical shooter that's not easy to master but extremely rewarding for those who love its hardcore gameplay and slow, reasoned firefights.
  4. Oct 8, 2021
    78
    While it may seem like Insurgency: Sandstorm has built-in anchors, it might be the best type of FPS for how it creatively builds on top of hurdles. There are no shortcuts to the objective, but scores of players would prefer it that way. To survive, you must be adept at the FPS genre. To thrive, you must be studious at the briefing and in the field. There’s nothing quite like a successful mission borne of organization and good teamwork. That’s why triumph on the battlefield alongside your fellow squadmates makes all the challenges seem worth the hassle. Hell, sometimes there’s no fun without it.
  5. Oct 3, 2021
    75
    What Insurgency: Sandstorm is offering here is a welcome change of pace, and a genuine alternative to the established norm.
  6. Oct 15, 2021
    70
    A realistic shooter, that's more than welcome amidst all the fast-paced carnage that saturates the market, courtesy of Call of Duty and Battlefield. Slow, tactical and very much worth playing, whether you're alone or with friends. The graphics are a disappointment though, as is the weirdly inconsistent AI.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 10 out of 29
  1. Oct 6, 2021
    10
    The people who say that this game is unplayable is beacause they have a broken PS4 or are russian bots, I live in a banana field and this gameThe people who say that this game is unplayable is beacause they have a broken PS4 or are russian bots, I live in a banana field and this game runs great on my PS4 slim, I have played since launch day and it's only been crashed twice...that day. You always found a lobby in 10 seconds or less, weapon customization is great, solidier customization is good, maps give you the feeling that you are really in the Middle East and each building feels unique, sound is great and you can hear your enemy talking when you are close. it has sigleplayer, Co op and multiplayer, this is the best tactical shooter that you can play right now on console. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2021
    10
    Console players finally get their tactical shooter after years of having nothing on the market. Despite a few bugs which will be ironed out,Console players finally get their tactical shooter after years of having nothing on the market. Despite a few bugs which will be ironed out, Insurgency Sandstorm is an outstanding shooter that runs smooth as butter with some super satisfying gameplay. Co-op is an absolute blast. The PvP is challenging, but fun. I recommend playing for the objective and try your best to adapt to a more methodical, tactical game compared to your typical shooters. The PvP has a learning curve, so stick with it and you’ll highly enjoy your experience in the long run. Giving it a 10 to help give it some exposure and support. Fantastic multiplayer game. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2021
    9
    I'd say this is an 8 for most people but it's a 9 for me. I love the realistic sound of the the, the actual feel and gunplay is the best ofI'd say this is an 8 for most people but it's a 9 for me. I love the realistic sound of the the, the actual feel and gunplay is the best of any shooter, I think the amount of bullets to kill is perfect, there's LOTS and LOTS of guns with tons of accessories, IR laser lights ftw, runs great as of current patch on PS4 pro, looks great, loads of maps, a great few classic counterstrike modes plus a fun one with some haoween zombies ai in the dark. It's a bug hunt!

    Yeah this was originally a hl2 that was free. Looked the same, okayed the same, a more serious gunplay but not TOO serious. If cod was a 5 of 1o ok the seriousness scale I'd give this a 7.5 maybe an 8. It's not too arcadey which I like but it's JUST a notch or two under too hard or not fun. Definitely worth 4o if you want to support them, they have new content coming, or if you're a shooter fan in need of something new. A full fledged MP shooter with tons of guns maps accessories yes please. If it's for sale for like 20 you'd be missing out big-time on a late cycle release.
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  4. Jul 30, 2022
    8
    It's a good game like the PC version. If there are a few updates on weapon control, than i would give it a 9/10. Like the realistic shootingIt's a good game like the PC version. If there are a few updates on weapon control, than i would give it a 9/10. Like the realistic shooting and modes. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2021
    5
    The game is good, it’s just badly in need of patches to stop the game crashing at the worst of times (Just before completing a match that hadThe game is good, it’s just badly in need of patches to stop the game crashing at the worst of times (Just before completing a match that had lasted about 20mins or so). I will raise my score if the game get’s fixed up. Also we need Free Included PS5 Enhancement Upgrade. It’s very blurry since the Devs lowered the Res from 4K to 1080p in their most recent update.

    Update: Patch released today. We’ve got the 4K resolution back. Score now up to 5. Other than that, Badly needs fixing on PS4 version.
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  6. Nov 18, 2021
    1
    Terrible optimisation, game is not bad but crushs/bugs made impossible to play, don’t buy this game. It’s broke on ps4/ps5.
  7. Dec 12, 2021
    0
    I only play hardcore so I will only speak to it.
    There are so many problems with this game. The game crushes like Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
    I only play hardcore so I will only speak to it.
    There are so many problems with this game. The game crushes like Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Also, enemies don’t catch bullets half the time. They will simply behave like nothing happened. It does not matter if your aim is dead on accurate. You are using an airsoft gun on this game against enemies who use real guns. That is the background of this game. 1. Enemies started seeing thru walls after the 1st update and devs have not fixed it yet so far “X-ray vision”
    2. Enemies’ bullets penetrate far unrealistically than players’ bullets “god controlling battleground”
    3. Enemies are sometimes Ninja. You can never hear anything at times no matter how loud your headset is.
    4. You may die as soon as you see the enemies “medusa”
    5. Enemies do not have to aim at you. You will simply die. It does not matter if enemies see you or not. Their weapon will fire at the sky or at the floor and the bullet will consequently end up coming into your head. 6. Enemies never move like humanbeings.
    7. Hardcore mode is therefore a “sci-fi” mode. It is NEVER a realistic shooter.
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