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I.G.I-2: Covert Strike (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Tense atmosphere meets trial&error - so what? Felix Knoke (136) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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games xtreme
Truly this can be called the new 'James Bond' of Action/Stealth shooters and with the MP game mode it should ensure there is added fun for all. A good solid addition to the genre.
90
Gameplanet
IT'S THE AGE OLD tale of boy meets gun, boy hears about terrorists / nazis / bad guys operating in a foreign land (with rather nasty plans for the good old US of A, of course), boy takes gun for a sortie behind enemy lines, gun does all the talking. There's nothing interesting or new in the story - but that's ok, there never is. Just be sure that there is one (of a sort) and it's nicely presented with cut scenes that use the graphics engine to great effect. Neat, but not groundbreaking.
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Svenska PC Gamer
En av våra största engelska spelsidor har satt i system att prata om återspelningsvärde hit och dit. Rätt tragiskt egentligen, med tanke på hur extremt få titlar som förtjänar din uppmärksamhet till att börja med. IGI2 är ett sällsynt actionspel för en spelare som fungerar i det långa loppet, men för vad det kostar i hårdvara är jag beredd att kräva lite bättre grafik. Spelet tappar ochslå på att Jones klarar av för lite. Mot slutet är svårighetsgraden på topp, men även om det är kul att spela förvånas man inte längre över hur lite huvudpersonen kan göra. En bredare och kompetentare Jones hade varit önskvärt, men inte på bekostnad av ett mycket komplexare spelsystem. Betyget kan inte bli annat än högt, men jag är bara alldeles på toppen av isberget. Jag spelar om nivåer lite då och då, men jag har fått mersmak. En mersmak som bara hålls i schack av att spela mera, men som inte stillas. Som inte lär bli stillad innan IGI3 når butikerna. Om ett sådant nu kommer, vill säga.
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Fragland.net
IGI2 gives you control of David Jones, an ex-army man recruited by IGI (Institute for Geotactical Intelligence). IGI is a group of highly trained elite warriors, controlled by the private sector and founded by Senator Pat Lenehan.
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Worth Playing
Project IGI 2 is based around the adventures of a British operative by the name of David Jones. Jones works for an international agency known as the Institute for Geotactical Intelligence (IGI). At IGI he performs conducts various missions from assassinations to demolitions. In over 18 missions, Jones ventures across vast foreign terrains, in deserts, arctic mountains, and forests. With gadgets and over 30 weapons at his disposal, Jones single-handedly evades and destroys entire squads of terrorists.
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Komputer Świat GRY
I.G.I. 2 to solidna gra, nadal zapewnia kilkanaście godzin niezłej rozgrywki. Polecamy ją wszystkim amatorom zręcznościówek, wymagających od gracza czegoś więcej niżtylko sprawnego ściągania spustu.
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Game Captain
Knallharter Taktik-Shooter! Insgesamt eine runde Sache, jedoch ohne Referenzqualitäten. Auch wenn IGI2 die Möglichkeit bietet, die Missionen auf verschiedene Weisen anzugehen, ist jede Variante verdammt schwer. Für versierte Taktiker, die durch reine Beobachtung ihre nächsten Schritte planen wollen ist IGI2 sicherlich zu empfehlen. Für Einsteiger dürfte es allerdings etwas zu heftig sein, da die Missionen teilweise schon unfair sind und es kein Radar mit taktischen Hilfsanzeigen gibt. Auch erfahrene 3D-Shooter Spieler, die nicht viel mit Taktik am Hut haben, werden wohl nicht viel Freude mit IGI2 haben.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een leuke afwisseling voor al die 3D shooter eenheidsworst die we hier al jaren op ons bord krijgen...
82
Game Chronicles
IGI-2 offers some intense stealth and tactical gameplay that spans authentic real-world locales and believable situations that could be taken from today’s headlines. You are truly one man against an army, and this game does a fantastic job of creating an atmosphere where the tension can be cut with a combat knife.
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PC Games (Germany)
Sie sind David Jones und Ihr Job ist es, stets haarscharf am Tod vorbeizuschrammen. In 19 Missionen kämpfen Sie sich mal schleichend, mal schießend durch feindliche Anlagen. Sie überfallen gegnerische Konvois im Alleingang, retten in den letzten Sekunden vor einer Explosion Ihre Haut und sprengen strategische wichtige Brücken. Kurz: Sie spielen Held. Jones lässt sich am ehesten als eine Kreuzung aus James Bond und Rambo charakterisieren: Er hantiert mit Nachtsichtgeräten, Satellitenkarten und Laptops. Aber er ist auch geschult im Umgang mit Messer, Granaten, Pistole und Sturmgewehr.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
To some, IGI2 will be a frustrating experience with its awkward save system and tough opposition. For others, this title offers the kind of challenge few other games can come close to. Each mission and each objective is planned out very thoughtfully, and while some may seem nearly impossible, there is always a way to succeed. Innerloop Studios deserves some serious praise for distancing themselves from the competition by taking an innovative and challenging approach to the single-player experience. Aside from the single player experience, Covert Strike also offers a unique and rewarding multiplayer environment with some great mission settings. Despite the high level of difficulty, this is a very well planned and well-executed game that represents what a sequel should be. I would easily recommend this to anyone looking for a challenge.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
I was sort of surprised by the direction IGI2 had taken at first. It was clear from the outset that Innerloop had been listening to the criticisms levelled at the first game, and set out to address the problems directly. The effect is that IGI2 has lost some of the naïve charm that made Project IGI so appealing in a bid to contend with real players like Splinter Cell and Raven Shield, and appearing slightly weak and flimsy in its attempts to do so. Once you give it a chance though, it's a fairly competent shooter with quite a bit of life in it - just not quite the leap forward we had hoped for.
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PC Zone Benelux
En toch, ondanks de genoemde minpunten heeft IGI 2 een bepaalde charme. De titel zal ook zeker een groep gamers aantrekken; wie aangesproken wordt door een mix van stealth en shooting, en een vlotte gameplay belangrijker vindt dan realisme en briljante graphics heeft aan IGI 2 een goede aankoop. De genoemde gebreken van de titel en de aanwezigheid van wat piepkleine bugs lijken te wijzen op een wat haastige afronding. Jammer dat Innerloop niet het onderste uit de kan haalde, want deze titel heeft genoeg potentie om de concurrentie werkelijk aan te gaan. Wat overblijft is een op sommige momenten wat rammelende titel, waarvan de zeer prettige gameplay toch een verslavende uitwerking heeft.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Det är kul att se när en utvecklare verkligen lyssnar till spelköparna och tar i för att rätta till de forna misstagen. IGI2 är ett strålande exempel på en bra uppföljare och lever på meriter som dynamisk struktur, balanserat upplägg och utmanande spelbarhet. Innerloop har lyckats.
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Jeuxvideo.com
IGI 2 partait bien mais il a un pneu crevé. Les quelques défauts et lacunes dont souffre le jeu ne sont pas dramatiques mais suffisent à gâcher un peu le gameplay. D'autant plus que dans un registre assez similaire, David Jones va se trouver directement confronté à Sam Fisher. Et je suis loin d'être convaincu que l'issue du combat tourne en sa faveur.
80
Gamesdog
Yes the levels are large, yes the AI is very impressive - guards manage to run and set alarms off before you can even get a shot off - but the problem is, is that it doesn’t bring anything new to the genre. Unfortunately in this genre that has been dominated by the likes of Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid anything new can’t just be good, it has to be bloody impressive and unfortunately Project IGI 2 is good but not special.
80
PC Action
I.G.I 2 gefällt mir persönlich weitaus besser als etwa Unreal 2. Jeder Level ist wie ein gigantischer Spielplatz und bietet viele spielerische Freiheiten. Nicht nur Ballern ist angesagt. Durchs Gebüsch kriechen, mit dem Messer rumfuchteln und lautlos zuschlagen - genau wie in meiner Kindheit. Ich kann mich gar nicht mehr dran erinnern, wann ich das letzte Mal bei einem Ego-Shooter ein Messer benutzt hab. Doch wir müssen objektiv bleiben und gewisse Mängel sind eben nicht zu übersehen. Die Gegner sind oft doof, dafür können sie sehr gut zielen. Auch die Animationen der Feinde befriedigen nicht immer und viele Objekte sehen auf kurze Distanz etwas detailarm aus. Das fällt vor allem in Gebäuden auf. Aber was soll ich sagen? Ich liebe dieses Spiel trotzdem.
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ActionTrip
In closing, I must say I've really enjoyed playing IGI2: Covert Strike. It offers plenty of single-player gameplay hours, as well as a fully functional multiplayer mode, which doesn't bring anything radically new, but it's fun to try nonetheless. Essentially, the sneaker shooter gameplay is a lot of fun. You can literally spend days on this game, which is a good enough reason to shell out some of your cash for it. IGI2 represents a solid sequel that in many ways improves on the original concept. It rarely happens that a sequel outperforms the original, so I think the team at Innerloop deserves credit for their hard work.
80
IGN
IGI is an organization created to make sure that the western world is protected. From whatever angle may come, whether that be from other nations or independent terrorists. Missions are completed covertly when possible, with force when necessary. David Jones is an IGI agent. One adept at killing quietly and completing very tricky assignments efficiently with as little mess as can be helped. At the beginning of IGI 2, you find yourself infiltrating a mountain base in order to recover EMP technology that could be extraordinarily bad in the wrong hands. As the game progresses, you'll realize things are quite a bit trickier than originally thought. Time for some good old fashioned killing for vengeance and a little bit of fun.
78
Peliplaneetta.net
IGI2 yrittää niin kovasti korjata edeltäjänsä vikoja, että on melkein sääli todeta sen kaatuvan hyvin pitkälti samoihin ongelmiin. Vaikka kaikki konkreettiset ja näkyvät ongelmakohdat, kuten tekoäly ja tallennusmahdollisuuden puute, onkin korjattu ainakin kohtuullisella menestyksellä, ei lopputulos silti vaikuta pelillisesti kovinkaan paljon paremmalta. Pelin pahimmat ongelmat tuntuvatkin olevan pinnan alla, eikä niihin ole koskettu. Keneltäkään ei varmasti jää huomaamatta, että IGI2:n realismiin ja tietynlaiseen uskottavuuteen on panostettu hirvittävästi resursseja, mutta jos peliä ei yksinkertaisesti ole hauska pelata, on jossain tehty pahoja virhearviointeja. IGI:ssä on paljon hyvää, mutta se tärkein, eli hauskuus uupuu.
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GameStar (Germany)
Tapps, tapps, tapps, dann macht die Kamera Piep-Piep und wenig später der Alarm Heul-Heul. Nur ich sitze ganz still vor dem Monitor – denn es ist teilweise schon sehr spannend, in I.G.I. 2 heil durch die Levels zu kommen. Die vergleichsweise unkomplizierte Mischung aus viel Schleichen und etwas Ballern macht vor allem dann Spaß, wenn ich alle Gegner besiegt habe und mich leise triumphierend dem Ausgang nähere. So gut wie Splinter Cell ist das Programm allerdings an keiner Stelle: Es sieht viel unspektakulärer aus, außerdem sind die Missionen langweiliger aufgebaut. Die Levels sind fast alle riesig, nur habe ich davon beinahe nichts, denn ich krabble meist auf ziemlich linearen Wegen dem Ziel entgegen. Fazit: eine Empfehlung nur für hart gesottene Schleich-Fans.
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PGNx Media
Codemasters has picked up Innerloop’s sequel to Project: I’m Going In, IGI: 2 Covert Strike, from Eidos Interactive. In IGI2, you take control of David Jones, an ex-army man recruited by the Institute for Geotactical Intelligence (IGI). IGI is a group of trained warriors, founded by Pat Lenehan. You have to prove yourself to be among the best of the best.
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Gamesmania
IGI 2 ist eine verbesserte Neuauflage des Vorgängers: mit Speicherfunktion, ohne künstlich erzeugte Gegner bei Alarm und mit einer aufpolierten Grafik - das sind die Neuerungen. Wirkliche spielerische Innovationen sucht man vergeblich. Das macht IGI 2 zu einem unterhaltsamen, überdurchschnittlichen Taktik-Shooter - nicht mehr, nicht weniger.
75
GameZone
When the first IGI came out a couple years ago, it featured some really cool, innovative concepts. However, lousy AI and monotonous level design plagued the game. Now, IGI 2: Covert Strike has hit store shelves. While the game does feature some nice improvements over its predecessor, it can’t really compete with the much better action titles out there.
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GamingExcellence
Despite a few minor glitches, a fairly high level of difficulty, and sometimes frustrating AI, IGI 2 is a solid release in the stealth shooter market. Although it may not appeal to all fans of the genre, it does a decent job of what it set out to do: to deliver a compelling storyline and engaging sequence of events to hold the interest of the player. There are no real complaints about the quality of graphics or sound, and the noted improvements over the original make great additions to the game. IGI 2 may not be the best stealth game to date, but it definitely isn't the worst. For those with an interest in the stealth action genre, IGI 2: Covert Strike certainly will not disappoint.
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ComputerGames.ro
I think this title is just for those who enjoyed the first one because the rest of you have Splinter Cell if you really want good single-player campaigns or a broad offer of other titles if you're into multiplayer. I wonder why some of us try the sea with their fingers instead of limiting themselves to what they know or, really dive into it if they really want to.
70
Joystick (French)
IGI 2 n'est certes pas le FPS du siècle, mais ses missions à multiples rebondissements et son mode multi assez original sont suffisamment attrayants pour que l'on gaspille une vingtaine d'heures devant l'écran à jouer au James Bond des égoûts. Les maps sont superbes et immenses, ce qui donne enfin un vrai sens au mot snipe.
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Factornews
La difficulté très mal gérée (peut-être est-ce dû à mon style de jeu), le peu de variété dans les méthodes d’approches et le côté un peu too much qu’a donné peut-être inconsciemment Innerloop à cet IGI 2 : Covert Strike le rendent rapidement lassant, voire frustrant pour ceux comme moi qui n’arrivent vraiment pas à se mettre dans la logique du jeu. On aurait aimé des différences plus marquées dans ce que tentait de réaliser le développeur, mais si vous aimez le style du jeu et la difficulté, vous allez vous régaler.
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Play.tm
I think the games real failing is it doesn't satisfy as either a great stealth game or a great action game. The result is a fairly decent but flawed piece of entertainment though. As I said at the start it is a crowded marketplace out there and a title like No One Lives Forever 2 can be vastly more entertaining and fun. If you've already bought that and played through most of the other titles out there IGI2 is worth a look. If you are unsure, the single player demo which was graciously released along side the game rather than months after it, gives you a very good taste of what the full product will bring. So is IGI 2 good? Yes and no. It is a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Après un premier opus plein de bonnes idées mais souffrant d'un gameplay poussif, le titre revient dans une version revue, mais pas totalement corrigée.
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GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Om kort te zijn, IGI 2 stelt ons teleur. Het spel biedt geen meeslepende plot, geen adembenemende graphics of momenten van bloedstollende spanning. Het is geen stealth game, noch is het een shooter. Het is een misser.
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Nerikes Allehanda
Problemet för IGI2 är väl just att det finns en uppsjö av liknande spel. NOLF, Hitman, Metal gear solid, ja listan kan göras lång. IGI2 har svårt att tillföra något nytt till genren och det gör att man nog väljer ett annat spel även om det absolut inte är dåligt. Spel över nätet fungerar bra och bjuder på lagbaserade uppdrag med flera olika delmål, något som inte är helt vanligt idag. Så för er med snabba uppkopplingar kan det vara värt att titta närmare på.
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Games TM
It stands to reason then, that if you liked the original, you'll love this. It's more of the same, but bigger, bolder and more intense. There's a great game hidden away inside, but only if you're prepared to put some serious time into playing it.
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videogamer.com
The original Project IGI was cursed with probably the worst name ever seen in gaming (except perhaps that old PC Engine game, Bonk). It was also cursed with some pretty poor AI and basic gameplay flaws, not to mention a difficulty level straight from Satan's bowels, but it definitely had something. It may have been that it hinted at something better, it may have been that there were some real moments of quality or it may have been that it received a fair amount of hype but it sold quite well and some people didn't think it was crap.
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GameSpot
Sometimes a mediocre game can seem worse than an outright dud. When you're playing an obviously terrible game, you can usually put it safely aside and move on to something better. But mediocre games like Innerloop Studios' IGI 2: Covert Strike trick you into thinking that there might be something great just around the corner, only to repeatedly disappoint you. The previous game, Project IGI, was an above-average shooter when it was released in 2000, despite some serious shortcomings. But things have changed since then--more-sophisticated and more-stylish action games such as Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, No One Lives Forever 2, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell have raised the bar for action games. Yet Innerloop has slid under it with IGI 2, which is a shooter that might have seemed exciting if it had been released in 2000, but is mostly forgettable now.
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Just Adventure
The game has many frustrating bugs like this, even with the patch, it is still buggy. If you were looking for an adventurous game, the only adventure you are going to get is an adventure in headaches. However, if you can handle minor bugs and remember to use everything that looks useable, this game might be up your alley. At least this game has good voice acting.
42
Game Revolution
Sometimes you have to wonder aloud exactly how and/or why a marginal game gets a sequel. It makes sense when they sell like hotcakes or have an enormous, dedicated following, but what about when they're just a mediocre game to begin with?
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
IGI 2 is an example of mediocrity dragged much further downward by sheer ineptitude. It would have been another so-so tactical stealth shooter, but the saves, the idiots, the clichés, and the crashes shove it into coaster territory. Originally, instead of “Institute for Geotactical Intelligence,” lGl stood for “I’m Going In.” No, this time, you must stay out at all costs.