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.
User reviews: Very Positive (13,716 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 22, 2014

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"An enjoyable team-focused modern military shooter with a flare for the realistic. A very tense and rewarding experience, not for the easily frustrated."
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October 29

Nightfall Free DLC Released


New World Interactive (NWI) is excited to announce that the latest free content update for INSURGENCY, called Nightfall, is now available on Steam. As the name suggests, the DLC focuses on night-time operations, featuring night themed content such as night-vision goggles and flare guns, as well as an exciting new cooperative game mode called Survival.

In this new mode, players must move from safehouse to safehouse with their friends in an effort to slowly gain supply and survive an endless onslaught. Players use stealth to evade their enemy or directly engage in tense firefights to survive, creating an open-ended, sometimes frightening experience.

“This new content update is our most significant one to date,” recalls Jeremy Blum, Founder and Game Director at New World Interactive. “Night warfare is intense and sometimes scary in Insurgency. The Survival game mode has proven to be a great addition to the game, catering to players interested in a compelling cooperative experience that focuses on scavenging and evasion rather than progressing linearly through a map.”

A new map has been added to the game - Verticality. The map features both day and night versions and can be played on a wide variety of Insurgency’s game modes.

The new party system is also in its first stage of implementation. Players can now form a lobby and all join a server together. The system will be further expanded upon in the coming months, and will eventually include a competitive matchmaking system where one party can face off against another.

For a full changelist, please see the following link:

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October 19

Finalists in the Gamebanana & Razer Insurgency Mapping Contest

A big thanks to our community for helping playtest the candidates in the Gamebanana & Razer Insurgency Mapping Contest! This process has been extremely fun and we hope you can join us again for the next decisive round of playtesting. Keep an eye on our Steam Community this week for the playtest events.

The entries have been narrowed down to six finalists, in alphabetical order:

Depot by Andre Valera

Dry Canal by Tribly

Embassy by CommodusPvP

Kandagal by LATTEH

Station by jakuza

TELL by cincinnati

View all the entries and contest details here: http://gamebanana.com/contests/48

From: http://www.playinsurgency.com/forums/topic/4262-finalists-in-the-gamebanana-razer-insurgency-mapping-contest/

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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 20 weapons with numerous attachments, no crosshair, and a focus on realistic weapon behavior including a free-aim system and intense suppression effects.
  • 27 multiplayer and cooperative maps that take place in 12 distinctive environments ranging from Iraq to Afghanistan to Somalia.
  • 9 multiplayer game modes supporting up to 32 players, with a focus on territorial control, destroying weapon caches and escorting high value targets.
  • Cooperative game modes where you and your friends team up to complete mission-based objectives.
  • 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.
  • Playable on both PC and Mac OSX and supports 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 --- In this attack and defend mode a weapon cache must be discovered and destroyed. There are three potential locations for the cache that the attacking team must get eyes on. The defending team must set up a strong defense, and perhaps even make use of a diversion to fool the attacking team into thinking the cache is somewhere that it's not.

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.

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.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows® 8/7/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
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • OS:MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
107 of 108 people (99%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Solid tactical shooter set in the Middle-East, focused on close-quarters combats. Can be a little confusing to new players, but any efforts will be rewarded.

+ well-crafted environments
+ Steam Workshop support (check the "Intense Realism Soundmod" to get the full experience)
+ lots of maps and weapons (regular free updates)

+ no unlock or grinding: full access to all weapons/items right from the start
+ good shooting feeling
+ proper bullet penetration and suppression
+ proper smoke grenade (much less silhouetting than in other games)

+ Co-op mode: highly recommended for beginners and veterans alike
+ (co-op) proper enemy AI, that even knows how to use grenades (including smokes) *AND* RPGs very efficiently

+ solid voting menu: change map, vote kick, change difficulty (co-op), change amount of enemies (co-op)
+ VoIP can be heard (low volume) by enemies at close range
+ order system allowing the 2 Leaders to mark a window/door/location (attack/defend/watch/suppressive fire)

- too many game modes makes it confusing for new players

- the gear selection menu is a bit confusing for new players, who don't realize they can remove the pistol and extra ammo to get AP ammunitions or a better aiming system

- the difficulty on high-population PvP servers can be brutal at first (I recommend trying the Co-op on Normal difficulty first to learn the rope). It is possible for an experienced player to kill new players without being easily spotted, making it rather frustrating at first

- some maps are too smalls for 16 vs 16 players, making maneuvers such as flanking nearly impossible when high-pop servers are fully filled

- no mantling system (climbing over obstacles), hopefully maps rarely requires that


Now, the obvious comparisons:

1) It's not ArmA: the maps are smaller and often feature urban environment. Average size is about 2 to 3 times your usual CS:GO map.

2) It's not Rainbow Six: Insurgency provides more freedom of movements, you can sprint around with ease (but you might get shot doing that), without sacrifing your accuracy like in R6.

3) It's not CS:GO: weapons are more lethal (more accurate, more deadly), maps are more complex.

4) It's not (really) Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm: much less sniping at 100-150 meters, more close-quarters combats and flanking opportunities.


TL;DR: RO2/RS in the Middle-East, specialized in CQC. Is good.
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75 of 79 people (95%) found this review helpful
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This is hands down the BEST first person shooter I have ever played when it comes to realistic warfare.

Are you used to running about the map and spraying down enemies in your favorite FPS? Good luck with that in Insurgency.

If you ARE peeking around every corner, moving as quietly as possible, aiming down your sights trying to see just WHERE THE HELL THOSE BULLETS ARE COMING FROM, then theres still a fantastic chance that youll be shot from an unknown location, ending your short, short life.

In most cases, one bullet to anywhere above the waist will put you six feet under, and even if they DO miss that first shot, the suppression effect will make your vison so blurry, youd think that you WERE dead. And then you wouldnt think at all. Because youd be dead.

This game is what EA wishes It's battlefield series was.

I rate this game 9/10. The gameplay is head and shoulders above any other game in the FPS genre. There are a few prevalent bugs that could be fixed, but they are very minor.

The only REAL problem with this game is that there isnt enough people playing it.
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Your first shootout = PTSD
Constantly ready, constantly cautious, even accidentally kill a teammate. That's how good this game is. 10/10
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
311.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This is an awesomes stuff! Amazing atmosphere and really one of the best games to play as a team. Good graphics, realisic movments and amazing sound effects make you feel like you are really on a battlefield! Plus, developpers are always developping this game improving level design and polishing other glitches. Community is also much better than in other more popular games. This is just great....
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Insurgency is easily one of the best Tactical Multiplayer FPS's I have ever played.

The realistic and unforgiving combat immerses you into the most gritty and adrenaline fueled combat situations you could ever get into in a game, brought to you by New World Interactive.

There are two teams to a map: Security and Insurgents. Security uses mostly military grade weapons (M16's, mk18's... anything you would expect to see the American army use), while Insurgents use mostly old Russian weaponry (AKM's, SKS's and FAL's). Each team has two squads, each with 8 roles to pick. The point system in the game balances out the amount of attachments and armor you can pick, giving you the choice to either deck out your gun with fore-grips and weapon sights and run un-armored, or armor yourself up and give yourself extra ammo with no optics or attachments on your gun. Most primary weapons are a one shot kill to the torso and head at all ranges which forces you to pick your cover and pathing to the objective carefully.

There are 6 game modes for multiplayer: Skirmish, Push, Firefight, Ambush, Occupy and Strike. Skirmish and Firefight are objective zone based; go to the objective and occupy it until your team has captured it and eliminate all enemy players until their respawn waves are ceased, capturing an objective gives you a respawn wave. The only difference between Skirmish and Firefight is that Skirmish has an addition 2 objectives which can be destroyed. In Push one team needs to hold back the enemy from capturing the two objectives in each zone until their respawn waves run out. Occupy is the classic King of the Hill, Ambush is a VIP escort mission and in Strike you must destroy the enemies objective while you protect your own. Servers can hold up to 32 players (16 per team) and there is an addition co-op game mode.

Overall Insurgency is a tense, strategic and realistic game, brought to you by a small and intuitive game studio that will give you endless hours of fun.

Pros- Well structured maps that suit every game mode,
Extremely polished weapon models and weapon animations,
Limited Heads Up Display,
Harsh damage model/ Health System.

Cons- Movement animations are a bit "On rails",
and Bullet ballistics are simple and outdated.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Insurgency is the "Battlefield for adults" type game. It specialises in features like: Quick deaths, Close quarters combat (CQB), Long range engagements, Different variations of guns and attachments to go with them, Voip, Very very low health to try and simulate real life situations. You have to be tactical and work with your squad/team in this online game. Only that will guarantee your team success in the battlefield. 10/10 reccomend for anyone who is into: Strategy, First person shooters, teamwork required skills and intense PvP action.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Insurgency is honestly some of the best fun I've had in a long time. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a hardcore realisitic modern shooter experience. The game is based upon situations that realisitically simulate warefare, gunfights, capturing and seizing objectives - how you do this is entirely based upon the players, however in this game you will need to work as a team in order to be successful. It is rather realisitic and you can die very quickly, so if you're used to fast paced or standard shooters, this game will challenge you.

I personally find it more fun to play with friends who have the game as you can communicate with them more efficiently and really enjoy yourself. Insurgency offers you a small array of training practice to get you used to the game, how it plays, the weapons, etc and it's important to play through the training part as well as have a couple of practice sessions 'till your firm with the gameplay. The game can be taken rather seriously if one wishes too, but honestly, it's brilliant fun!

The only downside I have with this game is that I wish there could be more gamemodes and tactical equipment (For example tripmines/claymores) Apparantly some features are in the original mod version of the game that didn't make it to the purchasable title, but I understand this is most likely for gameplay purposes!

Other than that, a fantastic game inwhich I personally waste hours of entertainment with!

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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14

Insurgency is a FPS hardcore tactial shooter, there is no campaign - meaning that all the attention is on multiplayer.
There are two teams that are pitted against each other, Sercurity Forces (US) and Insurgents (Middle - Eastern extremist).
There are a multitude of very enjoyable maps, some take place in day and some in night - making the flashlight a viable option. The game does a many things very well, the game is extremely realilistic in the sense that; 1-2 shots will kill, (please be careful!). Your gun will also lock when jumping in the air, sorry no 360° noscopes. Footsteps are a very good indication of where enemies may reside, so you have to be very silent when moving. Some things that this game does not do well: Hit registration, it is actually horrible, and this subtracts from the immersion of the game when you clearly hit someone, and they don't go down - it can also be very fustrating.
Ping really effects your gameplay in this game, as I said before hit registration is even worse when you have a ping of over 100!

Another fantastic part of this game is the steam workshop!
Find weapon skins, custom UI, custom sound packs, well pretty much custom everything!
This game is really easy to run, on almost any system you will run the game at highest settings at atleast 45 fps on almost every map.

Overall I really enjoy playing this game, and the team still bring out updates but they are not as frequent as they shoudl be!

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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
It's one of the most realistic FPS games out there. It's competitive and fun and the AI is great. Even to a point where it doesn't seem like you're playing against bots.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
107.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
this game is just down-right amazing. hardcore,if your into absolute realism/hardcore fps games,then this is the game for you.I jump in my seat and sometimes swear a little when a gaint explosion goes of or i see bullets falling around me!
this game keeps you on your toes and ready for anything,you never know what the guy around the coner is packin!

so,what are you waiting for,get it and play your heart out!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
111.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Decent gameplay, updates constantly add content, one of the best tactical fps games.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Wow, this game is absolutely amazing. For the mature gamers looking for a realistic first person shooter, here it is. I am extremely pleased with this game, money well spent.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Would let entire team get blown up by RPG 10/10
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Great game!!! must have now!!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Probably the most realistic and hardcore multiplayere fps you can find. Totally worth it. Also the community rocks!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
142.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The amount of tactics/counter tactics and thinking on your feet needed in this game to not get squashed like a bug really separates it from any other FPS I’ve played. it makes for interesting gameplay every time, mix that with the ingame voicechat that enemy’s can hear when you are close really gets your heart pumping.

This game really hits the sweet spot of first person shooters, not to wide open like Arma or battlefield and not to close quarters like CoD, but still offering both sides of that gameplay with long alleyways for snipers and close building for the sub machine gun enthusiasts.

14/10 would kill insurgent scum again
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I played so well that ISIS tried to recruit me.

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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is incredibly difficult. Patience is key. But there's nothing like difiling Iraqi terrorist bodies.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This is the best FPS I have ever played. It's realism makes it incredibly intense, incredibly rewarding. No minimap, no killcam, no crosshairs. You have to visually confirm your kills. Using cover is highly necessary.

The sound design is brilliant. Visually it's a bit dated but you wont have much time to look at textures. There is plently of game modes, plenty of roles with their own selection of guns and loadouts which can be customised based on the supply system which makes you choose between different pieces of gear. A good selection of maps. No silly unlock system.

Patience is vital.

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