A tactical first-person shooter game developed by Innerloop Studios!

Project IGI

Project IGI

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Project IGI (also known in some markets as “Project I.G.I.: I'm Going In”) is a tactical first-person shooter released by the Innerloop Studios and Eidos Interactive in late 2000. By the time of its release, this detailed and ambitious first-person shooter received praises for the technical solutions that have brought large open-world environments into the FPS genre, high-quality sound design, and detailed graphics.

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The driving force that fueled these technical innovations came from the use of the proprietary game engine that developers at Innerloop created for the use in their 1997’s combat flight simulator game Joint Strike Fighter. Even though it innovated in many fields, the game was also criticized for the outright lack of multiplayer, weak enemy AI, and the number of technical issues that affected the stability of the game.

Immediately after the release, the game received favorable reviews from the worldwide media, and although it failed to become a million-seller, it did manage to become one of the few games from the early 2000s that has achieved cult status for its technical solutions and the impact in had in game development over the next several years.

Project IGI is a first-person shooter game that stands out from its contemporaries due to its unique gameplay. Unlike team-based MMO games such as Call of Duty, players must complete stealth missions on a solo campaign. This means players must be cautious about being seen and employ strategic tactics, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the game.

Project IGI Screenshot 1

In a similar vein to classic console games such as Medal of Honor, Project IGI 1 for Windows 11/10 emphasizes reconnaissance, stealth, and tactics for solo play. Players take on the role of Special Air Service soldier David Llewelyn Jones, who must locate a stolen nuclear bomb to prevent a catastrophic act of terrorism. With 14 challenging missions to complete, players must employ their skills to achieve their goal.

Today, Project IGI is regarded as one of the early FPS shooters that tried to establish the gameplay set in the open world, much before the arrival of more celebrated releases such as Far Cry in 2004.


Project I.G.I is centered on the adventures of military officer David Jones who is sent to the former Soviet Union to hunt for Russian arms dealer Jach Priboi, who is suspected in the theft of missing nuclear warhead. Through the 12 large missions of the singleplayer campaign, David Jones will locate Jach, find the true masterminds of the warhead theft, and engage in combat against highly-trained Russian special forces crew led by the homicidal Ekk.

After his exploits in this game, the protagonist David Jones was featured once again in 2003. sequel I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike.


Project IGI is a single-player game consisting of 14 complex and challenging missions, each divided into smaller objectives. However, it does not allow saving the game in the middle of a mission, which can be frustrating. Even on the lowest difficulty level, some missions are still tough to complete, and starting from scratch after dying adds to the game's complexity.

The absence of an automatic save feature is particularly inconvenient since the game's main objective is to infiltrate military bases and encounter hordes of security guards, some of whom are equipped with sniper rifles. Unfortunately, the game's AI mechanism is still spotty and needs improvement, as enemies may not react when their comrades are killed, and guards can appear out of nowhere and kill the player without fair play.


What is Project IGI?
Project IGI is a first-person shooter game developed by Innerloop Studios and released in 2000.

What platforms is Project IGI available on?
Project IGI is available on Microsoft Windows operating system.

Is Project IGI a single-player game?
Yes, Project IGI is a single-player game.

How many missions are there in Project IGI?
There are a total of 14 missions in Project IGI.

Is there a save option in the middle of a mission in Project IGI?
No, there is no save option in the middle of a mission in Project IGI.

Is Project IGI a difficult game to play?
Yes, Project IGI can be quite challenging, even on the lowest difficulty setting.

Can you restart from the point of the game where your character dies in Project IGI?
No, if your character dies, you will have to start the mission from the beginning.

Are there any automatic saves in Project IGI?
No, there are no automatic saves in Project IGI.

What is the objective of Project IGI?
The objective of Project IGI is to find and retrieve a stolen nuclear weapon to prevent a catastrophic act of terrorism.

What are the limitations of the AI mechanism in Project IGI?
The AI mechanism in Project IGI is spotty and needs improvement. At times, enemies do not react while their comrades are being killed, and guards can appear out of nowhere to kill the player's character without fair play.

Main Features
  • Genres – Tactical shooter, first-person shooter, stealth action.
  • Rating – M (Mature).
  • Set in the large open-world setting, generated by the capable Joint Strike Fighter engine.
  • Detailed visual rendering of both open environments and urban complexes.
  • Outdoor and in-door gameplay.
  • Singleplayer campaign consisting of 12 long and varied missions.
  • No multiplayer or any form of coop gameplay.
  • Optimized for keyboard and mouse gameplay.
  • Optimized for usage on modern Windows OS (XP, 7, Vista, 8 and 10)
  • Incredibly modest system requirements.
  • Free to try under the Shareware license!
System Requirements
  • 300 MHz single-core processor
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 8MB of Video RAM
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Windows 98/XP
  • Any modern Windows OS (XP, 7, Vista, 8, 10 or 11, both 32-bit and 64-bit)
  • A free first-person shooter game to enjoy
  • Features a lot of detailed missions
  • Boasts pretty good graphics
  • Offers very realistic settings and weapons
  • Lacks replay value
  • Only allows for single player mode; no multiplayer options available.

In conclusion, Project IGI is a challenging and engaging single-player FPS game that offers a unique gaming experience compared to its contemporaries. With its focus on stealth, reconnaissance, and tactical gameplay, players are sure to have a thrilling time completing the 14 tough missions.

However, the lack of mid-mission save points and inconsistent AI could be frustrating for some players. Overall, if you're looking for a game that tests your strategic thinking and patience, Project IGI is worth checking out.

  • Project IGI Screenshots

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    Project IGI Screenshot 1