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
Good sniping but that's itbritishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
The sniping elements in this game are fantastic, satisfying and they feel realistic (though I have no idea when it comes to this sort of thing). Sadly for a game that touts being a Ghost Sniper you aren't very stealthy and why are there other portions in this game that FORCE you to use a M4 or other automatic weapon without a silence which is daft considering your supposed to a "ghost"
The graphics are dated but decent looking. The character models are pretty bad and the story is non existant
I had a great deal of fun during the sniping portions of this game (and even being a spotter for the sniper in one of the later missions), but the automatic weapon sequences were horrible. The sniping was affected by your heart rate (and breathing), wind direction, stance, and bullet trajectory. Those 4 things in conjunction with one another are so rare in games with sniping. It made for a quite interesting, one of a kind experience. Unfortunately the rest of the game was not as much fun and more an exercise in frustration and trial and error
Only worth getting if it is very cheap
Good game when bought around $10 or lesskarel76 | April 22, 2013 | See all karel76's reviews »
This game is pretty fun, you have to enjoy games that require a little bit of patience, where you sneak around, use cover, and take your time with shots, but if you want a game that uses tactics on pretty much every mission, give this game a go. One thing to remember is this game was released for 30 or 40 dollars originally and has already dropped to 10 on digital download, for that price you can't expect Battlefield or COD but the game is pretty good overall..
Positive - Scenery is nice - Fun to sneak around and use tactics, rather uncommon in modern shooters it seems - Nice shooting ballistics especially on highest difficulty - Price is right!
Negatives - AI seems quite lacking - Some silly bugs, not a big deal, you run straight through rocks occasionally and issues like that
All in All I would give this game a shot if you are looking for a decent single player campaign with a typical story and decent game play. Don't expect anything revolutionary or you will be very disappointed, I would give this 70 points from 100, considering price and overall gameplay, graphics, and weapon ballistics. With better AI it would give it 75 to 80..
Could have been better.bradleeh | March 25, 2013 | See all bradleeh's reviews »
The game is a pretty fun. If you enjoy sneaking around, taking stealth kills, and sniping from a long range, then this game is for you. Now, like most stealth games, this one does have alot of bugs. You can be sneaking around and get spotted by a dude that's far away. Sometimes he won't even be looking at you. Next, instead of having to figure out wind and bullet drop yourself, there is a little red dot that appears in your scope that shows you where the bullet is actually going to hit. If the A.I. was better and the sniping was more of a challenge, then this game would have been one of the best games on the market. The graphics on this game are excellent. The world around you is very detailed and diverse. There will be some tall trees here and next to it will be shrubs and bushes along with some open areas. The replayablity of this game isn't so good. Once you beat it once, there will be nothing making you want to do it again. You will already know where the enemies are, their routes, and how to sneak past. Hopefully S.G.W. 2 will improve on all the bugs part 1 had. All in all, you would probably be better off renting the game for a couple of days rather than buy it unless you absolutely love stealth and sniping games. It does't take that long to beat it.
Worth A ShotDunnykin | March 5, 2013 | See all Dunnykin's reviews »
For a £2 game (so $3 or so?), this game is FUN.
Sure, it has its flaws: idiotic AI, occasionally broken landscapes (floating rocks, buildings not touching the ground, etc.) and some infuriating mechanics.
However, in spite of all this, I had a lot of fun. The sniping is great, very well done, which is all I could really ask for with a title like this. Once you get used to the idiosyncrasies, such as being unable to crawl under certain areas (even though it looks like you should be able to), occasionally bulletproof chicken wire(!) and the AI's ability to sometimes uncanny ability to spot you long before you spot them, then there is still a lot fun to be had.
The focus is on sniping, of course, but the manner in which you progress through levels is varied, from stealthing through a camp at night to providing sniper support to a ground team from a lighthouse a mile away. There is also the occasional turret section, one or two assault rifle-toting levels, and even a section where you take the binoculars and mark targets for another sniper,so I didn't find the game monotonous at all.
Not the best build game, but it looks nice.DonVercetti | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »
Sniper GW is basically just a sniper game, not much more. You eliminate your target from a distance. No extra missions that make you do all other things. The game itself looks quite nice I think, It has a certain charm when it comes to graphics. But this game is a worthy pickup when you feel like sniping some things when you have some spare time, it's not that expensive either most of the time!