Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience.
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Release Date: Jan 22, 2014

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November 7

1st Official Insurgency T-Shirt available now

You asked for it, and here it is, our first official Insurgency t-shirt! This shirt is a limited edition and available only until November 14th. Featuring the iconic fist logo and “Insurgency” title on an olive drab high quality American Apparel T-shirt.

International shipping is available. Pick it up for $14.20 USD or €12.79 here.

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October 6

Insurgency Hotfix October 6, 2016

We are releasing a hotfix today that fixes the Linux version of the game as well as some other issues.

NOTE: Graphics settings will be reset, so please be sure to set your graphics options to your preference after you download the update.

Full changelist below:

  • Resolved Linux client startup crash when the player had too many Workshop mods.
  • Fixed vests not displaying properly on character models after resupplying with a new vest.
  • Fixed C4/IEDs and RPGs/AT4s unintentionally appearing in the official Competitive theater.

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“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.”
9.0 – Hooked Gamers

“Insurgency is going to win fans for its gameplay. The action is highly competitive and focused. It brings me about as close to a real gunfight as I’ll likely ever want to get.”
75 – GamesBeat

“Insurgency is a well paced tactical shooter that's just a couple of big fixes away from competing with Counter-Strike.”
75 – IGN

About This Game

Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action.


  • Over 40 weapons with numerous attachments, no crosshair, and a focus on realistic weapon behavior including a free-aim system and intense suppression effects.
  • 16 maps playable in day and night versions on various multiplayer and cooperative modes, ranging from environments in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.
  • 7 multiplayer game modes supporting up to 32 players, with a focus on territorial control, destroying weapon caches and escorting high value targets.
  • 5 cooperative game modes where you and your friends team up to complete mission-based objectives.
  • Free content updates that include weapons, game modes, maps, and new features.
  • Offline practice mode, playing with bots on all game modes.
  • Squad system built upon role-based player classes, which are customizable and asymmetrical based on what team you are on.
  • Squad-based communication system which includes 3D VOIP, allowing friendly and enemy players within proximity to hear you.
  • Overhead map detailing objective and teammate locations.
  • Accumulate supply to customize and upgrade your gear, affecting your weight, stamina, and movement speed.
  • Simplified HUD and UI for a clean, immersive user experience focused on the action and environments.
  • Highly immersive particle FX and audio to intensify the game experience.
  • Create custom maps and content using the Insurgency SDK and scripting system, and share them on the Steam Workshop.
  • Playable on PC, Mac OSX, and Linux with multiplayer cross-compatibility.
  • Dedicated Server Support for PC and Linux.

Multiplayer Game Modes:

Push --- Three territorial objectives must be captured by the attacking team in sequential order. For each objective captured, they gain more reinforcement and time to attack the next. Defenders have a finite amount of reinforcements and must use each wisely. Once the third objective is captured by the attackers, a fourth cache objective must be destroyed, while the defenders have only one life to make a last stand.

Firefight --- Three territorial objectives, one for each team, plus one neutral. Each team only respawns when they secure an objective. Secure all objectives or eliminate all enemy to win. Every life counts, making this a very suspenseful experience dependent upon teamwork.

Skirmish --- In addition to three territorial objectives, each team has a supply cache to protect. Teams gain extra reinforcement waves until their cache is destroyed. When both teams have lost their caches and all reinforcement waves, it becomes a Firefight match.

Occupy --- There is one central territorial objective in the area. The team that controls it does not deplete reinforcement waves. This gameplay in this mode is reminiscent to King of the Hill or "tug of war".

Ambush --- A high value target ("HVT") must be escorted to an extraction point. It's one team's goal to make this happen and it's the other team's goal to stop this from happening at all costs. The HVT is only armed with a silenced pistol, but can pick up a weapon from a fallen enemy or teammate.

Strike --- Three weapon caches must be destroyed by the attacking team to achieve victory. Destroying a cache earns the attackers more reinforcements and time on the clock. The defenders must retain at least one cache from being destroyed and eliminate the enemy team once their reinforcements run dry.

Infiltrate --- The standard Capture the Flag mode, but with a twist. Your team's goal is to take the enemy's intel and return it to your base. Your team will only gain reinforcements when someone takes the enemy's intel, or when an enemy stealing your team's intel is neutralized. This mode requires very strong team coordination and strategy.

Flashpoint --- One neutral territorial objective and two caches on each side. The goal is to secure the entire area, controlling the middle and destroying the enemy's caches. Your team respawns when they secure the territorial objective or destroy a cache objective.

Elimination --- In this single life mode, attackers must destroy one of two weapon caches, or eliminate the enemy team within the time limit. Defenders must kill all attackers.

Cooperative Game Modes

Checkpoint --- Complete mission-based objectives in sequence against AI enemy. Each successful objective will respawn anyone who was eliminated along the way.

Hunt --- Insurgents are dispersed in the environment, and your squad must eliminate all targets while locating and destroying the weapons cache. High on tension, with only one-life.

Survival --- Play as Insurgents and fight against endless waves of progressively difficult Security enemies on night themed maps. Reaching safehouse objectives with your team earns you supply to purchase better weapons and spawns any dead teammates.

Outpost --- Defend your supply cache against endless waves of enemy trying to destroy it. Each successfully defended wave will bring in reinforcements of your teammates.

Conquer --- Capture the objectives in the area and defend them from enemy trying to retake them. Destroy enemy weapon caches to thin out their numbers.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 512 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB HD space
    • DirectX: 9.0c
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card 2048 MB or more
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB HD space on a SSD
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core i3 Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVIDIA 8600M or better
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB HD space
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5 Processor (3GHz or better)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card 2048 MB or more
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB HD space on a SSD
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel® or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card 2048 MB or more
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB HD space on a SSD
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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A more realistic FPS than most others. Count bullets!!!
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Insurgency is a really good and simple tactical shooter with a realistic feel. It is easy to get into and easy to play. There isn't a high skill ceiling that requires hours of play to master. There are plenty of game modes and maps to play with enough folks online playing. It's perfect for quick matches or longer sessions. There are no health bars, so if you get shot, you are going down. The checkpoint system makes it so you don't have to sit out the whole round if you die.

Insurgency has my favorite AI of any game that I have played so far. The enemy bots are tough and creative. I am constantly amazed how they never seem to do the same thing twice and are always finding new ways to attack and flank. It keeps you on your toes and forces you to expect surprises.

This game isn't expensive and is worth the money. Grab a friend and join a group online because taking on the bots with a partial team, while still fun, makes survival very difficult.


So apparently my review has been copied by a French girl who claims not to be good at English. When you read her other reviews, you can clearly see the difference between hers and mine. Yep, my review is marked posted on Nov 12 @ 11:40am and hers was posted on Nov 12 @ 5:44pm. Here is her copy of my review: http://steamcommunity.com/id/exe_close/recommended/222880/
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78 of 108 people (72%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Insurgency > CS:GO
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
197.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
If you enjoy the felling of being completly scared sh#tless of every bullet that comes your way, or you like staying prone for the entire match because you afraid that if you move you'll be gunned down at any second or, maybe, you just like the feeling of charging inot enemy territory not knowing where any of the opposing team are. If you do enjoy any of the above, thjan this is the game for you.
seriously though, this game is f#cking intense
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
834.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
The best first person shooter out there! of course its not the newest but it plays great and i just nominated it for the TEST OF TIME steam award! you got to be tactical and you got to be precise to win in insurgency!
When you have been shot. you will know it!!
Absolutely Great Fun to play this game with you buddies! 10/10
It is 1.99 euros on sale now! Buy it!

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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
better than cod
i r8 8/8 m8.
nah im being serious this games pretty good underpriced as well right now.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
444.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
You can't ask for a better price on a solid FPS like this, especially when it's on sale like it is now. !! 1.99 !!
I used to play a lot of COD back when I was an XBOT. This game ♥♥♥♥♥ all over anything Infinity Ward has done. I'm glad I switched to PC, otherwise I would have never known about this game. Seriously, it's one of the most intense games I've ever played.

The developers know what they're doing and have been very good with constant updates for as long as I've been playing. Plus, it has steam workshop, so mods makes this game extra enjoyable.

Beware of the rage-inducing RPG. I can't stress that enough, I've seen people rage quit because of it.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
389.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
If you're looking for a game which goes for the "one shot, one kill" policy, look no further.
If you're looking for a game that is atrociously difficult, look no further.
If you're looking for numerous gamemodes, fast paced combat, and adrenaline rush in battle, look no further.
If you're looking for refreshing gameplay, with reliance on objective based gameplay, look no further.

If you're looking for all of this, with a jokingly low price, for a game that competes with Triple A titles,

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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Think of CS:GO without purchasing skins, non-toxic community, more realism and much more fun.
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70.9 hrs
Posted: December 6
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FaZe Booce
22.3 hrs
Posted: December 6
Product received for free
it's crazy
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24.7 hrs
Posted: December 6
Like a tactical COOP COD game. Its friggen awesome.
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72.6 hrs
Posted: December 6
CS:GO < Insurgency

'nuff said

In all seriousness, the community here is far more mature than that of CS:GO. It really makes the gaming experience more enjoyable.
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[GBalrz] PlaneStewart
53.4 hrs
Posted: December 6
Steam Library Must Have
First person shooter, more tactical than a die and spawn game. Less waiting than CS-GO.
If you are thinking about buying this, buy it!
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0.5 hrs
Posted: December 6
First round
K 0
D 10
Second round
K 0
D 13
Third Round
K 0
D 14
Then I selected this game and pressed the Delete key
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6.6 hrs
Posted: December 6
Mashup of CoD and CS. I like it.
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8.4 hrs
Posted: December 6
This game is a breath of fresh air coming from other popular online shooters. Its very tactical and slow paced. It's kinda similar to NeoTokyo but faster paced than NT but still very much a slower paced game in general. The game offers Online MP and Coop, both of which are equally fun to play. There are extensive class and weapon customization options which the player can use to tailor the play style to their liking. Try it out.
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791.0 hrs
Posted: December 6
Game is dying.

BUT: once in a ♥♥♥♥ing year developers release update, with broken mechanics, balance-destroying features and minor stuff.

Competetieve gamemode is pure abomination, nothing to say here.

Game vorks via 15 years old source server searching mechanics, no matchmaking at all.

Workshop are only for cosmetics and having nicer weapon sights/better visible player and explosives models and other stuff that gain you a lot of advantage from players dont usuing mods. All global modifications, custom gamemodes - dead and almost never played.

Basically all you can do in this game, will be done done in 50 hours of gameplay. After you would be just playing old gamemodes on same maps over and over, nothing else.
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Kaleng Bekas
0.4 hrs
Posted: December 6
Hard-core FPS Games. no crosshair, set in the field of war. Good game to play multiplayer
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