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IGI 2: Covert Strike

IGI 2: Covert Strike for Windows

  • Paid
  • In English
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Classic stealth shooter

IGI 2: Covert Strike is a first-person shooting game developed by Innerloop Studios and published by Codemasters. In IGI 2: Covert Strike, you play as the elite agent David Jones who works for the Institute for Geotactical Intelligence to stop World War III from coming. The game has 19 missions in total, and the player can take multiple paths to complete each one. Depending on the person’s playstyle, IGI 2: Covert Strike can be played with stealth or with gun busting action. The game supports both single and multiplayer campaigns, so whether you just want to enjoy the story or challenge your friends, IGI 2: Covert Strike has what you need.

Rough gameplay

Once you launch the game for the first time, you’ll notice something missing: training mode. This will set you up for challenging gameplay. What’s left for you to do is to restart the game until you get the hang of it. 

The battles will be difficult as your enemies are accurate shooters. You could even crawl your way through the battlefield and still have a chance of getting shot. This makes it all the more important to take the offensive; use your weapons and camouflage to get ahead of your FPS opponents. Your offensive strategy can take time; use stealth as an advantage to complete the mission’s objectives - or at least maintain a bar of health. 

The artificial intelligence of IGI 2 is decent. For example, the A.I. splits the enemy’s camp into groups. One will take the flanks to corner you while the other will find a place with a bird’s eye view. Regardless of their positions, they become hypersensitive during shootouts. You could be sniping with a rifle or going head-on with an M16A2, and they will find a way to avert your bullets. Those that do meet their end, though, will find it gruesome and quick. 

Questionable controls

IGI 2 falls behind on realism. Instead, it falls clunkily. The control functions leave a lot to the imagination. For example, moving from stance to laying down takes a full second yet lacks any fluid movement. It appears as if the camera had panned down. 

Developers seemed to have missed out on another key move: crawling. FPS games would not be caught dead without crawling as a viable strategy. It is also a move that comes from real-life veterans. So, it makes your head itch just thinking about why it’s missing. 

Regardless, the controls are easy-to-follow and responsive. You will find the binoculars to be useful and powerful. In fact, binoculars not only offer a wider view of things, but it also offers a thermal vision. This will come in handy when you’re looking out for enemies lurking in the shadows.

Critical hits and misses

IGI 2: Covert Strike missed out on being a groundbreaking sequel. The victories will be bittersweet as you had spent most of your time overcoming the game’s issues and quirks. Overall, the game falls far behind its more innovative and meticulous competitors like Splinter Cell. It does, however, make up for it in combat gameplay. 

Shadow David Jones through Russia, across Libya and into China in three linked covert campaigns, as he infiltrates locations including military airbases, harbours and secret government installations.

Features completely new AI systems and an outstanding array of realistically modelled weaponry in both single and multi-player modes. Features:Stealth gameplay - a silent takedown will give a significant advantage.

There will be many points in the game where you are encouraged to use subtlety and intelligence, rather than brute force, in order to overcome an obstacle.

Story driven single-player game.
Continuing from where the first game left off, Jones is once again at the forefront of preventing international terrorism, world catastrophe and betrayal at the very highest level.

19-mission campaign set in real world locations spanning three continents, ranging from all-out base assaults to covert surveillance and infiltration

PROS

  • Low system requirements
  • Rewarding gameplay

CONS

  • Lacks fluid movement
  • Poor control functions

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User reviews about IGI 2: Covert Strike

  • Rivaldo Okiche

    by Rivaldo Okiche

    it good.
    this game is good but i cannot download i have try for many times

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