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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June 19

Live Q&A with CEO & Game Director Jeremy Blum

We are livestreaming now on our new Twitch channel for an open Q&A with CEO & Game Director Jeremy Blum. We will be happy to answer any of your questions you have about the future of New World’s games.


Remember we'll be using this Twitch address for all future streams whether it's an interview, Insurgency, Day of Infamy, Insurgency: Sandstorm, or whatever other cool stuff we have to show.

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June 17

State of New World’s Games

About four months back we announced the launch of our new Insurgency game, subtitled Sandstorm. A few days ago you heard about another game – Day of Infamy – which also happens to be very close to release. We want to take this opportunity to explain where our company is in regards to its multiple game projects.

In an official blog post you can find HERE, our CEO & Game Director Jeremy Blum talks about Insurgency, Insurgency: Sandstorm, the progress of Insurgency competitive, and the very peculiar story behind Day of Infamy.

There will be a Q&A and livestream session this Sunday at 2:00 pm Eastern U.S. time where our community manager Michael Tsarouhas will be joined on stream with Jeremy. We will be using the Insurgency Twitch channel here for the time being. We will be happy to answer any of your questions you have about the future of New World’s games. So come on out with your questions!

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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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Shadow Moses
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Very good game!
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-- CannibaL --
( 49.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Espectacular, muy bien hecho, y mejorado, barato por lo que entrega, supera al Counterstrike; a todos los Red orchesta; a los Battefield, y el resto de esas porongas. La IA está demasiado bien hecha. Te flanquean y te azotan sin parar en modo coop. Además tiene el modo DOI (Day of Infamy) de la WW2 que ya no es beta. Y ahora sale en Standalone tembién. Lo bueno es que éste juego tan bueno no te roban con u$s 59.99. Cada vez que sale como los otros, Es barato, siempre hay gente online para jugar coop o multi. Eso sí, te matan con un tiro o matás. No se anda con ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥adas. Además los desarroladores están muy encima del juego agregando muchas cosas.
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[TBR] Misty Fly
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Reallly Awsome Game , it would be very fun to play with a group of friend's :D
i rate it 10/10
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( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
You might think this is just another military shooter? But it's different in the way it tries to push cooperative gameplay in lets say, the right direction. Unlike many other games Insurgency rewards teameplay on a whole new level, boasting fantastic realism and realistic role structures along the way. Stacking up kills requires greate skill, along with minimal HUD and no map or radar system what so ever you heavily rely on situational awareness and teamwork to stay alive and complete the objective. Like in real life it doesn't take much to get yourself killed, often one or two shots are enough to put you down for good, and when you survive a hit or shrapnel from grenades or rpgs there is no regeneration system.

All in all it's a great game for the player looking for realism and teamplay, it's tactical approach and realistic firefights makes it easy to look past it's less impressive visual design...It's one of those games proving that good looks aren't everything. And along with games like Arma and Red Orchestra, it's one of the few games that keeps the tactical shooter genre alive.
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The Evil Knight
( 57.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Gameplay : Insurgency is a tactical first-person shooter which is much more realistic than any other first-person shooter. I've played this game for over 40hrs now and it wasn't even a second boring.The graphics are gorgeous and runs smoothly on most of the computers. It's quite intense which makes it a lot challeging and fun to play. Feels like in a real life warfare.Best Game in the field of shooters.If you are looking for a great, tactical and realistic first-person shooter, then this game is for you.

My Last Words: Insurgency is the true meaning of First person Shooters.
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
best workshop mods for Insurgency *cough*lewd animu sounds*cough*

i rate hentai/hentai worth the money

knife screams onii-chan

better than boku no pico
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The Almighty Aman
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
A great game this one! When my friend mentioned it, I was a bit doubtful. Then he just gifted this game to me anyway, and I have to say that I've been loving it so far. The community is pretty fun, and this is one realistic shooter you should get. Plus, it's not even expensive!
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Remove Kebab
( 74.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This is a great sequal to the Insurgency Source Mod

A non-arcadey, tactical shooter.

Gunplay is great and requires more skill than most games.

Gun modification and classes change up how you can play.

No person feels overpowered, everyone's equal.

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Harambe #justreallifethings
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
-Grabbed my AKM
-shot 10 americans
-stabbed 3
-picked up dead friend's RPG
-blew up americans
-held the objective
-went home and bought insurgency
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( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great game. Slow paced tactical shooter that you can have alot of fun with. If you play cs-go this will help you improve alot. You can play this game in multiple different ways with different objectives. Well worth whatever you pay and generally it isn't alot.
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153 of 163 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
313.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is basic.
Or, rather, all about the basics.
It's you.
It's your gun.
It's your team.
It's the enemy.

There are no health bars, no kill streaks, no indicator on how many enemies are down, or if you did or did not kill someone. It's simply about trying to best your opponent.
As someone who leads a team of over 30 players into the field, lemme give you a piece of advice. Learn the maps. Knowing where your enemies are most likely to be expected will win, or loose the game for you. Coordinate with your team, this is one of the games where the VoIP feature is realoly an asset instead of a nuisance. Sound is important - listen to the footsteps around you. Maybe one of the enemy team is distracted enough to call his teammates on the radio close to you, enabling you to hear their strategies. Find the balance between being aggressive, or waiting for an enemy's failure - One shot can and will often mean your death, but being too slow can mean inevitable defeat.

If you're not that much into the PvP high pressure aspect, however, this game also features an extensive CoOp-mode with five (!) different modes and loads of servers out there.

If you will, please trust someone who spent over 300 hours into INSURGENCY: This game, although extremely cheap, can rival every single triple-A title in terms of content, with the only disadvantage being the game's somewhat inferior graphics (Source Engine) and a lack of a real Ladder or Ranked-system.

Just, don't expect to be instantly rewarded for kills like in CoD, in BF or even in CS:GO. Killing someone is fine. But at the end of the day, You Are A Team. And you will Win Or Fall as a team.
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215 of 292 people (74%) found this review helpful
356 people found this review funny
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
My name is Jafar
I come from a far
I have a bomb in my car
Allahu akhbar
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57 of 60 people (95%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
For $15 you get
15+ guns
15+ attachments
30+ maps (Night, Day)
C4's and IED's
Free workshop content
Custom Gamemodes
And much, much more!
There are no Healthbars
No Radars
No Powerups, Perks, or Killstreaks
No indicators for kills
No flying or jetpacks nor wall scaling/climbing *cough, cough* Infinite Warfare
No Stamina Bar
No ammo indicator on your hud, just your magazine count.
It's only you
Your Gun
Your Plate Carrier
Your Chest Rig
And your grenades
You dont get killed in 10 shots
You get killed in one
You cant carry a LMG, an AK, A Shotgun, Heavy Armor, 2 grenades, and a RPG, your not hulk
Worth Every Penny
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,151.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
The most exciting, immersive, fun, and lethal multiplayer FPS I have ever played.

The Battlefield...

If I had one word to describe the experience, it's TACTICAL. First, if you're coming from BF3/4, the COD franchise, or CS:GO/S, forget everything you've learned about gun fights. Two, or often one, hit will kill you which means you need to use cover, suppression, smoke, and flash to get around. Gun fights are TENSE - this is partly due to the lethality of weapons, but also the suppression mechanic: you can hear the bullets wizzing by your head, your screen blurs, and if you pop your head out at the wrong time - THWACK, and your dead.

MAPS are expertly designed, consistently updated, lots of variety, and new ones are created suprisingly often for such a small developer.

WEAPONS have character and I've found new favourites for given situations even 100 hours into playing. UNLIKE CS:GO where you have to memorize spray and spread patterns for each weapon, Insurgency weapons perform realistically in that, wherever the sights are pointed, THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE THE BULLET WILL GO - weapons still recoil, but you know exactly where the bullet is headed when it does.

GAME MODES - brilliant. Co-op is awesome, multiplayer modes are relatively diverse and awesome. What's really unique here is the emphasis on teamplay. You really need to coordinate with your team to win certain modes, whether its popping smoke or having someone cover you while you move up. What sets this game apart, other than everything else, is that players work together here - you're not playing with the silent majority on BF4 or COD - people are on their mics, strategizing and celebrating the game - mostly adults too (well, adults who yell "Alloha Snackbar" as terrorists while throwing grenades at American Soldiers, haha). If you get this game, get mic please, you miss out on a lot of the fun and you contribute to making this game less fun for everyone.

Final Words...

One of my favourite games on PC. Kudo's to a great development team who keep this game alive with frequent updates and tourneys. They obviously have a passion for what they do, and it's part of what makes this game great.

It also happens to have a total conversion mod for my first multiplayer FPS (TPS*) addiction, Socom 1 & 2 ( "Socom: Source" ).
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53 of 68 people (78%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
1 > Met a guy named Sqwuark Sqwuark ma ♥♥♥♥♥
2 > Spawns
3 > Screamed Allahu Akbar
4 > Used an AK-47 no attachments
5 > Dies the second you cross the street
6 > Respawns
7 > Repeat Steps 2-6

- Really good game, Better than CS:GO ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I believe Insurgency delivers on what it promises. A fast paced, first-person tactial shooter.
The guns are great, they feel very realistic and satisfying when you use them, The game visuals are really impressive for a game running on the source engine, The community is great,as they accept new players unlike *Cough* CSGO *Cough* , and heaps of gamemodes and maps that will keep you hooked on the game for hours on end.

So basically, if you enjoy tactial FPS games that requires skill like Battlefield, i can definitely assure you will like this game.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6

When i was a Child

I thought NEKOPARA® was the best game i'v ever played.
Now i know I am totally wrong,this is the best game i've played.
10086 / 10
Buy it ,you will never regret.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
594.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Step 1. Get drunk.
Step 2. Pick the Insurgent team.
Step 3. Get a class with IEDs.
Step 4. Find an enemy you can sneak up behind.
Step 911. Pull out your IED drop it next to the both of you and scream in your mic ALLAHU AKBAR and blow the both of you up.
Step 912. Visit Allah for a few second before you respawn.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
If you are a fan of the Rainbox Six games you should really check this one out. It has great tactical gameplay, its hard but very fun, its simple and easy to get into. If you like tactical games you cant go wrong with this one!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
87.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Insurgency is an amazing game that blends the one-life CS:GO formula with less arcadey, more tactical, teamwork based gameplay with realistic elements seen in shooters like ARMA. If you're looking for a more realistic and tense First Person Shooter, Insurgency delivers this amazingly well without being a full blown simulator. It perfectly compromises realism and gameplay into one addicting experience.

- Great graphics. The game has very good visuals, whether it be a large desert area with few buildings and abandoned humvees, to multiple indoor areas such as markets, a ministry, and more. The gun models and textures are all decent as well.
- Sound design. The soundtrack itself is very good. It fits the mood of the game and especially in tense moments, when you turn the tide of the match, to even defeat. It captures these themes fairly well. However, where the sound design really excels is its attention to detail. From immersive suppressive gunfire sounds that seem to ping right above your head to footsteps of a rebel approaching your corner, it really puts you into the firefight.
- Gunplay. I haven't had such satisfying gunplay since the classic PAYDAY 2 days, which is impressive. Insurgency really puts a lot of research and details into making their weaponry faithful and pretty realistic too. The guns feel nice and they're a blast to fire. Even though some guns serve more or less the same purpose, they still feel and look different, which is a welcome change. Popping enemies and scoring headshots is really satisfying despite there being no hitmarkers in this game.
- Lots of game types. Insurgency has a healthy variety of game types, so you won't get bored easily. There's Checkpoint, Conquer, Survival, and more. Other than PvP there is also a PvE Co-Op, which also has multiple gametypes. You could easily play only the PvP aspect of Insurgency or just the Co-Op aspect of Insurgency and still get many hours out of the game.
- Good selection of maps. There's a lot of different settings in this game, even if most of them take place in a desert. Other than that, each map feels different, with different vantage points, cover, and more. There's smaller, indoor maps to sprawling, Battlefield esque maps like Buhriz with very open areas.
- Point system. There's a pretty nice point system that is similar to the CS:GO system where you buy weapons and armor, but instead of money you use a permanent supply of points. For example, you'll start off with 5 points, with your gun being one point, attachments and extra armor being another. This adds a level of customization and various "builds" of gear within different classes.
- Modding/workshop. There is a very active modding and workshop community in Insurgency. Whether it be drastically different gun models, attachments, sound packs, or even complete reworks of the game that you can play in custom servers. It strays away from the cancerous microtransactions (looking at you CS:GO and PAYDAY 2) and instead allows you to endlessly customize with no limit...and it's free.
- Community. Now this might be a surprise. An Online modern and fairly popular FPS not having a completely cancerous community? Yes, that's right. Now, of course you'll run into the eventuall troll, mic spammer, and the guy who keeps saying "Allahu Ackbar" trying really hard to be funny, but other than that most of the community is very cooperative. I've met many friendly players across multiple servers and game modes.

- There really isn't much to say bad about this game. It's that good. There are a small amount of bugs and every blue moon your game might crash, but it's understandable since it's a smaller team working on this game. Also if you alt tab from games a lot this game does take forever to tab back in, but these are nitpicks.

- Minimalistic HUD. Personally I love this HUD since it not only fits the realistic feel of the game and removes the clutter, and it looks nice too. But it's up for the player if they like this type of HUD or not.
- No single player. This isn't a single player/story driven game. There's a short tutorial that acts as an introduction but there's not much more than that. If you're looking for a big story or narrative you should search somewhere else. The fun in this game is found in the multiplayer.
- Realistic elements and gameplay. This isn't CS:GO or Call of Duty. It's more like Battlefield and ARMA combined with the life system of CS:GO. A stray bullet can and will end your life even if you have a helmet and extra armor. This game requires more of your attention, teamwork, and slower tactical gameplay. You can't run and gun the same like in other shooters. So again, if you're looking for arcadey gameplay like that, look somewhere else.

Overall, Insurgency is an excellent game. It has constant free updates, bug fixes, and the game itself is only $15, which it itself is a huge steal. Even then this game goes on sale pretty often, so you really get your bang for your buck here. Considering all the factor's I've mentioned, the price, and the developers' work ethics, I'd give this game a full 10/10. I highly recommend this game for almost every military FPS fan.
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