Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Sniper Ghost Warrior is set on the fictitious South American island of Isla Trueno, where a despotic military regime lead by the ruthless General Vasquez has overthrown its democratic government to seize control. As one of a group of covert commandos, the player is charged with infiltrating the rebel stronghold and overthrowing the unelected powerbase. Intelligence reports indicate that Vasquez is due to chair a meeting with his cohorts in an old refinery facility, and a government plant is in place to set up an assassination opportunity for the crack unit. But as the unit arrive on the island, it soon becomes clear that the plan has gone awry, and the team must adapt and use their combat skills if they are to complete the mission.
Realism is at the heart of Sniper Ghost Warrior, and the game enjoys a truly realistic ballistic system that accounts for the distance of a shot, fall-off of the bullet’s trajectory, and environmental factors, such as wind direction. Similarly, the lush jungle environments, allow the user to use the cover of the foliage to take out key targets, while other members of your squad can act as ‘spotters’ to detail the positions of key adversaries. Players must also manage the breathing of their sniper to provide a more accurate shot, while the game’s ‘Bullet Cam’ system offers stunning close-ups as the bullets thud into their unsuspecting targets.
The mission spans 16 stages, starting with the problematic assassination attempt at the refinery, and moving on to oilrigs, a mine, the coast, and a set of ruins as the game’s plot continually surprises. Each level is brought to vivid life with the many rustles of the jungle keeping the player in a constant state of alert, and the sniper elements mixed with incredible firefights, as the enemy break cover and the squad is forced to engage in open combat.
Sniper Ghost Warrior represents a clever take on the military simulation genre, and also allows users to hone their sniper skills in a series of unique multi-player modes, wherein up to 16 players can compete simultaneously.
Enjoy a fully realistic ballistic system that accounts for distance falloff and environmental effects such as wind
Manage your breathing for increased accuracy of sniper shots
Cooperate with your spotter for a better performance
Watch your bullets strike the enemy with pin-point accuracy In Bullet Cam mode
Take part in the assault team sections
Wonderfully reproduced jungles of the South American rain forests
Advanced character animations
The most realistic sniping experience in a video game ever
A breathtaking story of the rise and fall of a ruthless dictator
Bargain shooternemesis44uk | Dec. 11, 2013 | See all nemesis44uk's reviews »
When Sniper GW first came out, it took a kicking from the gaming press and players alike. Some of it was justified, but most major bugs were all squashed with subsequent patches, rendering the game very playable.
Graphically, Sniper GW looks pretty good and animation is smooth, running well on my moderate system. Shooting people is fun and although it lacks the excellent x-ray damage that Sniper Elite v2 has, you still get a nice POV bullet kill cam.
The only thing that doesn't work for me is the close range stuff. This is also true of Sniper Elite v2 - Snipers just don't get involved in that. Having said that, a more realistic depiction would be crawling for a couple of hours and taking one shot. Not fun for a computer game.
It is definitely worth a purchase, especially at this ridiculously low price point of £1.99.
Fun and works fine now with the new patchesficha13 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all ficha13's reviews »
Sniper is a very innovative and fun game, but sometimes has bad level design and the ai is at times idiotic. It has a lot of potential, the mechanics of the game are very fun and it has every kind of difficulty, insuring that casual and hardcore gamers will enjoy it. Graphics are solid, the jungle environment is great but textures look kind of bad when you get too close to some surfaces. Overall, buy it while it's on sale, you won't regret it, just don't except polish like in big budgeted games.
Sniper: Ghost Warriorpalmerrulzah | Sept. 4, 2013 | See all palmerrulzah's reviews »
This game is great in many aspects. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The AI is a tad too good at spotting you, but overall it was a great experience.
I would say above averagesuvojit91 | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all suvojit91's reviews »
I bought this game on sale,cost me 1.99$.Sniper: Ghost Warrior is a tactical shooter video game developed and published by City Interactive.The game's objective is to insert players into the role of an elite sniper team sent into a hostile area in an attempt to help the rebels of Isla Trueno, a fictitious Latin American country, fight against the force who has toppled their government in a coup d'état.
The game's graphics are fine for something of this price range, the scenery looks quite pretty but there are countless graphical glitches, some slightly dumb UI and invisible walls which always bug me. The sniping mechanic is enjoyable and while the story is pretty awful, you still feel a sense of reward for completing each mission.
you can either hide & shoot one by one or you can play as we play in COD/Bf3..
I have completed this game once.i would give 7/10.
A Great Game In The Sale, An Average Game Any Other Time.uk_trucksim | July 14, 2013 | See all uk_trucksim's reviews »
This game is worth it's sale price, but not it's normal price. If it's less than £4, buy it, it has kept me entertained for the weekend. It's not the best, it's not the worst.
Graphics are about 6.5/10 Physics are 5/10, ragdoll but unrealistic. Scenery is 6/10, repeated textures are common and there's so much vegetation. Story is 5/10, it's all just the same, and seems to lack a major storyline, you're a guy, you snipe, things go wrong, and in the next few missions you right your wrongs, that's about it. Gameplay is 8/10, addictive, but not that great.
Liked: Sniping Stealth (though it needs some work). Realistically, unlike most FPS shooters, you weren't completely alone in some missions. The price (special offer)
Disliked: Shooting missions (none stealth shoot everything). AI, it was too good, you were shot from long range with no trouble from the ai, and they spotted you easily. Multiplayer servers must have been deactivated a while ago. Lack of in game hints.
Overall, not worth the full price, definetley worth the sale price.