Conclusion: Can use some extra work on design with future patches and DLC, overall game play is well done though. Skirmish — each team has supply caches to protect and prevent the other team from destroying. After both caches have been destroyed, the game becomes a freight match. Reinforcement waves only last for a team until their cache has been destroyed. VIP – one team has the job to extract their VIP and escort them to the extraction point.
Insurgency takes you back to the bygone days of Saddam Hussein
Quarter to Three
3 February 2014
Excerpt: Insurgency is a look back at the old-timey multiplayer military shooter. We’re talking about a one-hit-kill-no-crosshairs-lone-wolf-players-need-not-apply kind of shooter. This is the sort of game that doesn’t care if you got killed 20 seconds into the match. You can sit and spectate while everyone else gets to play out the round. Think about what you did wrong soldier! No unlocks. No second screen commander view. Hardcore and proud of it!
Excerpt: Back in October, I did a preview for Insurgency while it was still in beta. Even then, I was pleasantly surprised by the standalone version of the Half-Life 2 mod from 2007. Unlike most FPS games, this one really had a focus on realism, something that I have been very fond of for a majority of my gaming career.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Thoughtful shooting, Lots of customization, Plenty of modes
Summary: Another military online shooter? Don't groan and roll your eyes just yet. Despite being a stand-alone update on a seven-year-old Half-Life 2 mod, Insurgency's freshness runs deeper than its familiar urban warfare settings and "good guys vs. the terrorist infidels" trappings might suggest.
Pros: Unique squad and class system encourages player roles, Permadeath and reinforcements mechanic is a neat twist, Realistic focus entrenches you in the action
Cons: Getting sidelined too soon for too long stinks, It's hard to find matches in some modes
Conclusion: 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. I wholeheartedly recommend this game to you, dear reader.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: +Realistic shooter gameplay, +Big maps, +Lots of varied modes
Cons: -Maps lack variety, -Realism takes some time getting used to, -Visuals look a bit dull, -Gameplay glitches are still present