Not so much a Game as a Simulation.
Squad is the Mil-Sim fanatics dream come true, the selection of weapons is, impressive and each handle differently, like their real-world counterparts, with more realistic reload and recoil system each shot counts, battles feel more like a fight for you life than a game, squad chatter over the radio, the roar of heavy weapons fire, often I could hardly hear the squad leader over the fire exchanged between my squads position and the enemies which had us pinned down in a ruined bunker.
That being said it’s not the type of game someone more into Call of Duty style shooters would enjoy, its more tactical, less bunny hop murder frenzy, and more rainbow siege six tactical but on a much larger scale.
Serious Business here!
While some of the community are very welcoming of new players, the majority want only skilled players in their squads, and some are downright hostile to the level of actually acting hostile to new players and those playing on the free weekends, this is sadly the type of behaviour that stints a games growth.
With the exception of free weekends this game hovers around 3-4k at peak hours, with a 1.8k average off-peak and that is frankly a pity, as the game looks, feels, sounds and responds brilliantly.
Worth a Play?
If you want a CoD or Battlefield type game then no, you won’t like this, however, if you want an in-depth mil-sim experience which has enormous replay value, then yes you will greatly enjoy Squad.