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By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fast-paced shooter entertains but doesn't innovate play.

Game Windows 2014
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Good game. READ!!!!!

This game is such a great milsim. I love it. I thought letting my 11 year old daughter play it was a mistake but I was wrong. It's fine for her. No sex in it. You can disable voice chat and disable blood and gore. No drinking etc. Great game go ahead and check it out

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

Age rating

I’m a father of a 12 year old boy. the game is fine I let him play alone. He plays with friends and all his friends used to play without him and he was left out but ever since I got it he has been loving it . As for the game it rarely says anything bad and not much blood it’s like call of duty except more kid friendly I would recommend for children

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

Though this is quick-paced fun that's entertaining, Insurgency has a been-there, done-that feel to the gameplay. The graphics are well done and supported nicely by the sound quality. The action is quickly paced, and players can pop into a fight and be done within 10 to 15 minutes -- if that long -- which is also a bonus. The game can use bots (essentially computer-controlled characters), and while the AI isn't bad, it can't compare to the randomness and quirky (not to mention unpredictable) behavior of real players. The game features several facets of multiplayer gaming ranging from battles with reinforcements to one-life-one-kill matches, objective-based firefights, or death-match-style rounds. And while the only solo game element is the tutorial, there's plenty of space for co-op or competitive play. There are nine multiplayer modes: Push (take objectives in order), Firefight (take all three territorial objectives in any order), Skirmish (get objectives and protect your supply cache), Occupy (like king of the hill), Ambush (take out a high-value target), Strike (destroy weapon caches), Infiltrate (capture the flag), Flashpoint (control the entire map board), and Elimination (you only have one life with no chance of respawning).

The downside is that the game really doesn't offer anything new to the multiplayer shooter genre. The settings are smaller, which means popping into the action quicker, but lag can be a major deterrent, and a target you think you've nailed can get off without a nick. The various modes, while a nice array, aren't new either. But that's not to say this game isn't well done. Insurgency is a nice little indie title, but if you're looking for something fresh and exciting within the genre, you might want to look elsewhere.

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