I've played my fair share of military online shooters. Insurgency, which has come a long way since I previewed it back in September 2013, is a tactical shooter that will appeal to the most hardcore of shooters. Fans of Red Orchestra and Counter-Strike...
A straightforward but largely well executed tactical shooter that stands out thanks to intense firefights and relative...
My history with competitive FPS games is quite lengthy, starting all the way back in the days of Counter Strike 1.6. Since then, I've jumped from game to game, like Battlefield 2 and Modern Warfare 1.However, I hit a certain point where the “new” FPS...
The team dynamic and unique squad system inject something different into the mix too, offering match after match of absorbing cooperative killing that proves good looks aren't everything.
If you’re sick of the run and gun nature of Call of Duty but find the simulation aspects of something like Arma a bit too daunting, Insurgency is the perfect middle ground, and a supremely enjoyable multiplayer experience.
There may be prettier and more heavily populated first person shooters, but few reward teamwork as well as...
It’s impressive how “uncool” Insurgency is, in that it ignores the modern shooter trends. It’s slow, and methodical, and there isn’t a grindable unlock or weapon crate to be found. It attempts to make you think about every step you take and every slight weapon tweak, but the odd hitboxes and frustrating lack of saved loadouts undermines some of the good work.
They duck, they flank you, they kill you, and it's so much fun. And as with so much else about Insurgency, it's fun that's borne out of the rewards of working with other players and saving them so you can capture that all-important node or destroy a weapons cache. If it's cruel, it's only to be kind.
Insurgency approach to realism and raw combat creates some of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences online. This is tactical shooter done right.
Insurgency is a breath of fresh air and I can easily see myself playing it every chance I get. Thanks in advance for ruining the next few months for me. This game has me hooked and I see it as a proudly raised middle finger in the face of large developers who seem to completely ignore fairness and player equality in favour of potential income.
Sure, it doesn’t have the flash that most shooters proudly throw at your face these days, but Insurgency’s quieter, more realistic, and tenser take on modern warfare deserves a look, especially if you’re tired of instant knife kills and exploding buildings.
I’d still say it’s worth the money-as long as you yearn the days of one-spawn-per-round, fast and furious yore, or desire a more methodical shooter than Battlefield/Call of Duty. If not, you’d best stick to more modern, polished shooters, unless you want to break your keyboard in frustration.
Insurgency is a tough but fair multiplayer first-person shooter. Those who liked the original mod will find a lot of value in the game, while those looking for a challenge of their skills have enough to enjoy here. There's still a lot of room for improvement, but lots of updates and new content have already been promised by New World Interactive.
I do find it unfortunate that nothing interesting could be done with the maps, and that cooperative mode was not as functional as I would have liked it to be, but if you are solely interested in playing against other players, then this would be a game to look at.