When John "Striker" Gullivan left the SAS, he's been far from thinking about retirement. A skilled sniper, veteran of many covert operations, he was ready to take on the less legal side of the "business".
Working closely with his friend Max - one of the best hackers there are - he quickly earned his fame among other mercenaries and private agencies. Yet, he was cautious enough to avoid standing openly against any legal government. He was even taking semi-official jobs that were too dangerous or too politically risky for any government agenda. This was an easy life.
First Person Perspective dynamic adventure shooter powered by the advanced Argon 5 technology.
Play the role of a famous mercenary through 5 large, different chapters (14 huge levels total): Iranian hidden nuclear materials' processing plant, Moscow Trade Center where the trouble begins, City Dockyard hit-and-flee mission, Baykonur Cosmodrome shootout, and Iraq terrorist cave search for a missing VIP.
Game reflects John's sniper expertise. At the beginning of each chapter he is given 2 sniper rifles - a silenced Arctic Warfare as a primary weapon and additionally one specialised rifle that fits the chapter best, selected from a variety of choices. Additional rifles range from a very fast, semi automatic Saiga with sniper scope to a heavy and deadly Barrett .50.
Game simulates bullet ballistics depending on gravity, wind and bullet initial velocity for more realistic experience.
Using silencer on the Arctic Warfare or on John's personally modified P99 pistol may be useful at times, as the enemies fully depend on their eyes and ears - and they cannot chase what they don't see nor hear.
Playing the game as a "standard" shooter using automatic rifles and pistols taken from dead enemies is of course possible as well - still using sniper tactics over longer distances is easier.
Sophisticated enemy AI allows them to fight in groups, using different weapons and explosives, alarming and supporting each other, using terrain and objects in their tactics.
Game is powered by advanced technology and renderer that produces beautiful images, full of light, beautiful atmospheric effects, realtime water, reflections, shadows and different, realistic surface materials complete with vivid, living environments with animated plant life, insects and birds.
Convincing storyline and action objectives. The player is constantly in contact with his HQ, which feeds him with data and changes mission objectives as he goes.
As the technology is very well tested and the team consists of professionals with long experience, the process of finishing, testing, localising and publishing the game should be most fluent.
Nothing specialshayhidedark | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all shayhidedark's reviews »
This game has fairly long-ish missions however they hardly differ from each other in terms of gameplay. It would have been nice for this to have been a sandbox game where you could truly choose how to play but because the objectives aren't spread out over long distances but instead really close you can't choose to really deviate of the path which makes it more like a game where you just basically progress through a "corridor" and shoot whatever's in front of you. You don't get a real variety of weapons either, yeah you get a couple of silenced ones but they're not really useful because the game isn't open much or sandbox-like.
A common FPSCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
This game is nothing special. It has a campaign of 14 levels, but you will be soon bored by this. There are no innovations or special things that raise this game from the mediocrity. The plot is the same "war" thing we saw in many other game, and the graphic is too "old" to see (it's like Counter-Strike Source). By the way, if you have no fps to play at the moment, you can take it, maybe using a 25% discount code, because the price is not to high.
Good game.Darder | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all Darder's reviews »
I was recently in a crave for fps games and well, I bought Manhunter. I thought it had potential, and it did. It is relatively short to complete, but which FPS game isn't? It makes me think about Call Of Duty alot.
The storyline is not bad, it keeps the player entertained for the while the game is played.
The weapons are nice. I love handling them in the game, they are very well made and very fun to use, especially the .50 caliber. Oh man, I love that gun and when it is available for pickup in a game, I don't hesitate and pick it up!
Sad thing about this game is the fact that the multiplayer is absent. Really, how do you want to beat Call of Duty if you dont have multiplayer? It would have been nice, but unfortunately it is not gonna happen. Oh well, still a decent single player game.