Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
Set phasers to hardcore.
HANDS ON PREVIEW (BETA)
By JAY TEE
There’s definitely a place for an uncompromising, hardcore military shooter in today’s market. Big franchise stalwarts like Battlefield and Call of Duty are riding high on the battle royale craze, so a leaner, more focused title will almost certainly find an audience. Enter Insurgency: Sandstorm, a multiplayer only follow up to the surprise hit PC original from 2014.
Though the previously revealed single player campaign has been postponed beyond launch, the sequel still has plenty to offer. Developer New World Interactive are looking to build upon what worked first time around; realistic bullet behaviour and player health, and an overall more considered pace.
Based on our hands on time with the Beta, Insurgency: Sandstorm delivers on those core tenants. It’s a little rough around the edges, but there’s a lot here to like. The punchy sound design, slick player movement, and consistent intensity make for a winning combination.
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This is an unforgiving title, demanding sharp reflexes and good spatial awareness.
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Insurgency: Sandstorm successfully builds on the original, with a solid beta trial ahead of its launch later this month. There’s a huge amount of potential here!
*Beta access provided by New World Interactive*
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