The Insurgency is here! - modern infantry combat on valve's source engine.


o free total conversion, -- only a Source-based game and Steam required
o chain of command -- commanders control their squad/cell with ease
o morale -- morale system encourages teamplay
o customizable gameplay -- "insurgency map configuration" system
o reinforcement waves -- unique reinforcement wave system
o depth of realism -- iron sights, free aim, recoil, bullet penetration, weapon weights, and more
o no bullsh*t hud -- only see what's important, when it's important
o weapon caches -- used for rearming on the battlefield

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Q.What is Insurgency?
A. Insurgency ("INS") is a total conversion modification (multiplayer) for Half-Life 2, which runs on Valve's Source game engine.

Insurgency takes you across the modern battlefield, engaging in intense firefights and battles as a member of either a highly organized and equipped conventional force (US Marines), or as an unconventional fighter that uses a combination of firepower and bravery to take on their sometimes overwhelming opponent (Insurgents).

Intense realism will keep you alert as you and your team try accomplish the mission's objectives. Specified roles are included within each Squad that make up your team's Platoon. Command and control from a 4-soldier Fireteam, to an 8-soldier Squad, up to a 32-soldier Platoon. A unique point system ensures that online combat veterans will be rewarded for their leadership and tactical abilities so that they can rise through the ranks and command the platoon.

Grab one of the many weapons in the arsenal and join the fight using guerrilla tactics against the powerful enemy, fire RPGs at enemy infantry, or deploy your machine gun to take down entire platoons!

Q. Where can I download the mod?
A. Insurgency is available on Steam, Valve's online distribution system. If you already own a Source-based commercial game such as Half-Life 2 (or any of its episodes), Portal, Counter Strike: Source or Team Fortress 2 you will have Insurgency listed under your "My Games" list on your Steam client. You can install Insurgency from there and you the game will receive automatic updates as soon as they are available.

Q: Will Insurgency take advantage of HDR/Phong, etc?
A: Yes.

Q. How much will Insurgency cost?
A. It's free! You just need to have another Source-based video game to be able to play.

Q. Where can I find more information about the mod?
A. Please visit for detailed information on all aspects of Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat.

Q. Where can I find support / other players?
A. Please visit our steam page at of the forums, located here.

Q. I would like to help, are you looking for anyone in particular?
A. We are always looking for talented level designers, coders or artists. Please see the Help Wanted section of our Moddb for details! If you need to get in touch, jump to our forums!

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New World Interactive have released their first content update for Insurgency, Molotov Spring.
The update is free of course! You can grab the game off steam if you don't already have it, or try the mod to see what you could be missing!

This new update for Insurgency will expands upon the experience we delivered in January, with several new game modes, two new maps, an expanded arsenal, and much more. One of the biggest overhauls is with our cooperative mode Checkpoint. Since the version you all have been playing, we have practically re-written the AI code from scratch. The new AI are much more intelligent, and Checkpoint is as immersive and challenging as it’s ever been.

We have been keeping our ears to the ground when it comes to issues people have had with our release, both from a stability and gameplay standpoint. We have addressed much of the instability and crashing issues which plagued certain people. If you continue to have these issues, please let us know and we will work diligently until they are resolved.

As for gameplay changes, we have expanded upon the core game experience quite a bit based on a lot of the feedback we have received. Here is an updated list of the game’s matchmaking options, including the new game modes that have been added. For a detailed explanation of the new modes, please see our full changelist.

Adversarial Match
Game modes that use objective-based respawning.

  • Flashpoint (new)
  • Firefight
  • Infiltrate (new)

Sustained Combat
Game modes that provide players with higher levels of action and respawning.

  • Occupy (new)
  • Push
  • Skirmish

Tactical Operation
Game modes that offer players only one life per match.

  • Ambush (formerly VIP Escort)
  • Strike (former Search and Destroy but with only one cache)
  • Vendetta (new)

There is a lot more information over in the updates section, where we have posted the full changelist [] for the update.

Mods going Indie

Mods going Indie

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Warning, the following lines may hurt your wallet (well, not as much as the current steam sales), cause these games were really awsome as a mod…and...

Let's Play: Insurgency!

Let's Play: Insurgency!

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Let's play Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat at 1PM PST, Sunday, June 19 2011.

Insurgency Beta 2.5 Released

Insurgency Beta 2.5 Released

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We're proud to announce the imminent release of Insurgency Beta 2.5 via Steam. This massive patch comes with a very long list of changes, new features...

Insurgency - Media Update

Insurgency - Media Update

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Three new videos have been released showcasing some of the features that will be included in the upcoming August update for Insurgency: Modern Infantry...

Half-Life Radio - OP CO-IN (Insurgency) Interview

Half-Life Radio - OP CO-IN (Insurgency) Interview

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Half-Life Radio - OP CO-IN (Insurgency) Interview. Date is unknown, maybe 16th October 2003, anyone knows better? Argyll & Spydr from Mod Team.

Insurgency Client Beta v2.1 RC2

Insurgency Client Beta v2.1 RC2

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Insurgency (INS) is a total conversion mod for Valve Software's Half-Life 2, powered by the Source Engine. INS immerses the player in an intense online...

Insurgency Server Beta v2.1 RC2

Insurgency Server Beta v2.1 RC2

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These are the official server files for Insurgency, the popular modification for Half-Life 2. Both linux and Windows servers should use this download.

Insurgency Beta 2 Teaser (640x480)

Insurgency Beta 2 Teaser (640x480)

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Teaser Video for the upcoming version of Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat (Beta 2). The new video shows some of the most important features included...

Insurgency Beta 2 Teaser (1280x960)

Insurgency Beta 2 Teaser (1280x960)

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Teaser for the upcoming version of Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat (Beta 2). The new video shows some of the most important features included in this...

New weapons animation video

New weapons animation video

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This is a new video from the development team that shows work in progress on the new weapons animations.

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I have a problem. Does HL2 have to have steam because I have some problems with them, so just tell me DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE STEAM TO PLAY HL2

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thats why i always say,
pirated valve games never works, they dont eve work properly

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yes. The Pc version of HL2 requires steam as far as i know.

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you can still play a pirated version of hl2 and up by using steam's offline ability. no multiplayer of course.

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Everyone still waiting for 3.0, I've got some bad news and good news.

The bad news: Development has ceased on this mod because the development team split, there won't be any new updates.

The good news: An independent developer called New World Interactive is rebooting Insurgency with Insurgency: Classic, and making a sequel called Insurgency: Lethal Enterprise.
The theatre is possibly set in South-America seeing as the factions are a DEA and drugdealing insurgents. This will not be a Half-Life 2 mod, but an independant game using a licensed engine.

I sort of just found out about this, and I'm very hyped.

Link to their website/forum:

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I would really like Ins to be revitalised or remade, and fix some of the annoying quirks about this otherwise exellent mod.
-ladder animations
-improved draw distances
-a more accesible command menu (perhaps a contextual command feature like in BC2 or SW: Republic Commando)
-"Procedural Motion Warping," I think its called... where player models better interact with the curvature of landscapes and they don't seem like they're floating when lying prone on a hill.
-And please, for the love of God, Jesus Christ, Buddha, The Prophet Muhammed, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and all else holy, FIX THAT VOICE ACTING!


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i was looking for a realistic shooter game to buy.
i thought about the Battlefield Bad Company 2, but then I didn't want large open maps and vehicles.
I thought about the new Medal of Honor, but the gameplay didn't look too good and I thought the money wouldn't be worth the game.
i thought about Black Ops, or other CoD series, but I just simply didn't like CoD, and they weren't that realistic with the approach

then I thought about Insurgency, and I had forgotten that I had it, and playing it was awesome :)

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Guys help me! I cant join any server:(,All servers i trying to join is out of date i don't know how to solve this problem.Help

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Heh, i solve the problem by myself :D

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

This Mod features a lot of great realism and custom made effects! I love it!
And the great modern warfare concept brings this game mod to the top of all HL2 mods! You cannot play this game for a minute, it simply is too fun, that you would not bother play it for a century!!
Cannot describe the whole map with words. You'll have to try it yourself!

Nov 7 2010 by Pretador

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