For a certain subset of shooter fans, hardcore simulation games like Arma 3 represent the pinnacle of the genre, giving you almost zero in-game information to recreate all the uncertainties of actual combat. Insurgency: Sandstorm is an FPS in that same vein – the sequel to a cult classic Source mod, now done up in Unreal Engine 4. Minimalism is the name of the game in this tactical shooter: there’s barely any HUD, and no hit markers or kill indicators to speak of, so you’ll often have to confirm that an enemy is down with your own two eyes. Bullets are also extremely lethal, so quick burst fire will often be fatal. Whether you’re playing head-to-head or co-op against AI-controlled militia, Insurgency: Sandstorm’s multiplayer firefights will put you in a constant state of high alert, which is exactly what some players are looking for.
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