Insurgency is a newly released first person shooter game available for Steam featuring Multiplayer shoot-outs that are akin to the shooter feeling released during the golden age of First Person Shooter games on the PC platform. Developer New World Interactive brings forward this release on Windows and Mac OS X with a training segment, matchmaking system, and the ability to set up co-op sessions with friends.
Public matches are where players will spend the majority of their time, as expected by the gameplay that has been presented up to this point. For the asking price and the given stability of most matches, this is definitely a decent accomplishment by New World Interactive. Read on for detailed analysis of the maps, graphics, controls, online performance, and engine performance.
The game features two modes that are mainly being played right now by the community but there are other modes as well. Thankfully there are tons of players to enjoy the game with and this provides for a better experience overall, preventing a situation as seen recently with Rekoil having absolutely no populated servers. The community for Insurgency is actually surprisingly huge as well as the maps but of course – not all servers are going to end up full all of the time, this leads to an occasional camp-fest during which the team you’re facing up against will not leave their base and instead will employ a strategy of making your team bring the kills to them as they sit and wait patiently. Visually Insurgency is neither creative nor impressive. The game’s art direction is clearly lifted from the heavily popular online Modern Warfare series and titles that inspired it such as Counter Strike.
The controls feel stiff at times but hit detection is great making for a sort of tradeoff for PC players. The online performance of the game is decent with lots of official and player-based servers to join, with many people using microphones and voice chat as well as text chat to give feedback and team-work online during games. The engine performance leaves a little to be desired however with some pixelization occurring pretty much across the board on all resolutions.
This game is not a very good game, but it’s not a very bad game. There are plenty of other games you could be spending your time playing. But at least if you feel like this bare bones experience is taking its community back to the basics and you want to be a part of that – there is a hustling and bustling community full of players to go to battle with. Insurgency gets a 6.5 out of 10.
Official Score: 6.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Below Bronze
Developer / Publisher: New World Interactive
Available On: PC | Mac OS X
Review Copy Info: Four digital copies of the game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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