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Insurgency: Sandstorm

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General Information

Available on:PCDec 12, 2018

Developer: New World Interactive

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight. Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and HDR audio putting the fear back into the genre. AN INTENSE ATMOSPHERE PUTTING THE TERROR INTO MODERN COMBAT Move with speed and caution as you push through the war-torn environments of a fictional contemporary conflict in the Middle East. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory. INSURGENCY: REFINED AND EXPANDED For the first time in an Insurgency game, customize your character to show your veterancy with diverse sets of clothing, uniforms, accessories, and character voices. Coordinate fire support with your team, engage enemies with vehicle mounted machine guns, and go head to head in small scale high speed competitive matches. Wield new weapons and new upgrades to outmaneuver, outflank, and outsmart the enemy. WAR AT ITS REALEST Continuing Insurgency’s acclaim as the most atmospheric shooter, Sandstorm is built on Unreal 4 to bring its gritty close-quarters combat into a whole new era of realism. Skill is rewarded, and survival is paramount. Feel every bullet, and fear every impact. KEY FEATURES Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, now with 5 million units sold. Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. Character and weapon customisation to show your battle-hardiness. Unprecedented audio design with positional voice-chat for realistic teamwork, and heart pounding ambient audio to bring you into the battlefield. Peek around corners, tactically breach doorways, use smoke to cover your team’s advance, and call in air support. Battle across expansive maps in up to 16-versus-16 player game modes, or 8 player co-operative against AI, now with machine gun mounted drivable vehicles. Competitive multiplayer features including matchmaking, broadcasting UI, and replays.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Critic Reviews

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Somehow in this most well-travelled of multiplayer FPS paths, Insurgency: Sandstorm feels fresh and innovative at every turn.

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8.8 / 10.0

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.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The obsessions with realism and old school action don't come at the cost you might imagine, in this tense and well-designed online shooter.

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Tactical shooter fans should find Insurgency's skirmishes riveting, if they can live with some old-school design in regards to respawn times, respawn distance to fire zones, and limited progression

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Audience Reviews

Insurgency: Sandstorm as well as 1st Insurgency are my most favourite FPS multiplayer games. They are very addicting and just challenging enough against bots. Cooperation with the team is often essential when there are many enemies flooding your capture point, everyone needs to keep an eye on their own sector so nobody flanks the front line. There is a decent amount of weapons

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