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Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 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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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: 32 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
  3. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Dec 26, 2018
    10
    A great successor to the original Insurgency. The graphics and sound are awesome, the game-play is near perfect. The only things keeping thisA great successor to the original Insurgency. The graphics and sound are awesome, the game-play is near perfect. The only things keeping this game down are the bugs and optimization but as seen with there previous games they support it and listen to the community. Hopefully they add workshop support and the single-player story. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jan 21, 2019
    10
    This is a good example of developers doing their job right when it comes to communication with player base. They listen to the community, theyThis is a good example of developers doing their job right when it comes to communication with player base. They listen to the community, they announce future plans, they make their own game without trying to get more players by introducing stupid battle royales and live update services. Community around the game is awesome and this game is special. Why? You can kill only 1 guy after 10 minutes game, but man... You're going to enjoy it more than ever. Of course you're going to get more kills and practice makes perfect, but I can ensure you, that's the best gaming experience you can get in 2019. Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    One of the better hardcore fps in recent years. Better shooting mechanics and game play than triple A titles. If this company had the budgetOne of the better hardcore fps in recent years. Better shooting mechanics and game play than triple A titles. If this company had the budget that DICE had for BF5, pfff. Oh well a man can dream.. :( Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    This game is awesome. One of the most intense game i have ever played. The graphics are amazing the weapon models are amazing the sound designThis game is awesome. One of the most intense game i have ever played. The graphics are amazing the weapon models are amazing the sound design is amazing (try with surround sound headphones) and the animations are beautifully done. A step in the right direction from the original. Nice job New World Interactive! Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2018
    9
    This is truly the best shooter of 2018. No P2W bullcrap, amazing sound effects, amazing shooting mechanics (there's a fast reload option thatThis is truly the best shooter of 2018. No P2W bullcrap, amazing sound effects, amazing shooting mechanics (there's a fast reload option that drops your mag, what else could you ask for?), good amount of weapons and customization. This game is truly an upgrade from the 2014 Insurgency. I definitely recommend this game. Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2019
    0
    Terrible optimization. Cheap gunplay, Hitscan feels like COD, hit reg issues, stutters, dsync, feels like 2008 shooter...looks that way too.

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