Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. 45
    The technical aspects are all below medium. When will the sniper shooter sub-genre catch a break? [May 2013]
  2. May 7, 2013
    55
    It’s roughly the first Sniper with all its shortcomings, including strong linearity, repetitiveness, shallow story and inept multiplayer. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.52]
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    49
    A dumb shooter that feels like a rubbish stealth section dragged out across the length of an entire game.
  4. Apr 8, 2013
    63
    With its visuals, the shallow storyline, its limited size and gameplay failures, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 proves that games being delayed several times often show deficiencies in quality, which results in an unexpectedly low fun factor. The chance to surpass its predecessor unfortunately hasn't been taken.
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    73
    The game play is satisfying and does keep up with an entertaining ride as a Sniper. While there is multiplayer, it did not seem to be part of the primary design of the game. It’s almost an afterthought to the blast of a single player experience.
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    45
    Avoid Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 at all costs – it will destroy your mental balance with a single shot.
  7. Apr 1, 2013
    40
    Objective: Follow Diaz. Objective: Do everything he says. Objective: Buy a different game.
  8. Mar 27, 2013
    55
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a disappointing experience that fails to deliver on the visceral idea of sniping. When recent games have done it so much better, it is hard not to draw comparison.
  9. Mar 26, 2013
    64
    While some aspects of the game are worthwhile on higher difficulty settings, the hand holding on Casual and Medium is excessive.
  10. Mar 25, 2013
    60
    You get a teases of such fun, but all too often, it gets lost under the cloud of rigidity.
  11. Mar 25, 2013
    60
    What it is missing to really deserve your full attention would mainly have been more content and secondly more freedom in the way you approach its missions. A Ghost Warrior 3 in Crysis-like environments would truly be just what the doctor ordered.
  12. Mar 25, 2013
    60
    The short campaign is best played in small doses, since its action otherwise rings a bit repetitive. Most frustrating, though, is the broken multiplayer mode, which only features two maps and one mode anyway, severely diminishing the title’s replay value.
  13. Mar 23, 2013
    55
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 doesn’t hit home in any way,. The hardcore version of the game could entertain the sniper-enthusiast, but a linear design and bad multiplayer makes this a game that has little to offer.
  14. Mar 23, 2013
    50
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 proves two things: it’s tough to develop a good sniper game and even harder to turn that into a good multiplayer game. The single-player entertains in its first few hours, when not expecting too much on a technical side, because this is a budget-game. Unfortunately it’s blatantly obvious how scripted this game is and you’ll be slaughtering complete terrorist cells like Vasily Zaytsev trained you himself. The multiplayer’s been set up completely wrong, and it amounts to nothing more than camping, camping and more camping.
  15. Mar 21, 2013
    30
    The task set before Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is not a hard one: make sniping fun. Apparently, City Interactive didn't get the memo, filling the game with a never-ending sequence of following an NPC guide through uneventful, recycled, and ugly environments. Even at four hours, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 requires a level of patience and commitment that even the best snipers won't be capable of.
  16. Mar 21, 2013
    30
    Ghost Warrior 2 is just a series of corridors and the same typical shooting levels we've seen millions of times, only with no inspiration whatsoever.
  17. Mar 21, 2013
    60
    As a direct comparison Sniper Elite V2 is a better shooter, but if you can't be without a sniper rifle (and considering the price) this City Interactive FPS can give you some splash of fun.
  18. Mar 20, 2013
    53
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is like a bargain at the dodgy used car dealer around the corner.
  19. Mar 20, 2013
    54
    Even if you zoom all the way in, you will be hard-pressed to find any semblance of fun in this monotone shooting gallery.
  20. Mar 19, 2013
    50
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 isn’t bereft of good ideas or mechanics, it’s just that they’re all trapped in a short series of levels that rarely give you anything all that interesting to do with them.
  21. Mar 19, 2013
    70
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2's story and stealth make for a satisfying and entertaining single-player campaign. The frustratingly few-and-far-between checkpoints and MIA multiplayer are disappointments, but this is a worthy sniping experience, especially given the game's budget price.
  22. Mar 19, 2013
    40
    There are many problems that prevent us from recommending it. A poor AI, a short campaign and a multiplayer meant to be forgotten. We really hope that all the good ideas left behind finally surface if City Interactive decides to continue with the series.
  23. Mar 18, 2013
    50
    Sniper 2 is a big disappointment. It's hard to hide mixed (at best!) feelings, after all these grand and confident announcements, after the tales of a big budget and promises of a new quality based on CryEngine 3. Still - there is fun in there somewhere. You can enjoy being thrown into exotic places, completing some of the tougher challenges and taking some really spectacular shots. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 can appeal to enthusiasts of the sniper profession, but they have to accept all the flaws and the fact that last year's Sniper Elite V2 is a much better game.
  24. Mar 15, 2013
    50
    The tough reality is, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is an outdated game from top to bottom.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 280 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 77
  2. Negative: 26 out of 77
  1. Mar 12, 2013
    7
    This game is actually surprisingly good after the first. Please ignore GhostsofWar he is obviously a SEV2 fanboy.

    Pros--
    -Great Visuals
    (CryEngine 3 baby)
    -Fixed AI (Ignore GhostsofWar he must just really suck... They are smarter with their attacks, they dont see you after you shoot from 500m away with a silenced rifle, They dont detect you when you are hiding pretty close with a ghillie suit, they dont have aimbots, etc.)
    -Plays a lot smoother than 1st/less clunky gameplay
    -Smooth and clean menu
    -Way more sniping knowledge needed. aka less hand holding

    Cons--
    -Minor bugs, but it is only 10 hours from launch at time of writing. Patches will come.
    -Multiplayer is very fun, but that is the most bugged. Very rarely connects to lobbies, 1 game mode, 2 maps. But when you do get in -and that's what I'm judging on- its awesome. And like I said before 10 hours in... Patches will come...

    Would give 85/100 so rounded to 9/10. Giving 10/10 to counter GhostsofWar's clearly uninformed review.
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  2. Mar 13, 2013
    10
    It seems to me, as if all of those '0' opinion givers were Sniper V2 fanboys. Sure, SGW2 has it's flaws but it's nowhere close to '0'. They say that haters gonna hate. I just want everyone interested to know that this game is worth its price. There are minor bugs, graphics could be better, and campaign is quite linear, but usually there is more than 1 path to choose. Besides, imho linear is not bad if provides sufficient amount of fun. Movies are linear and yet everyone watches them. Anyway, the game is worth a shot if you're looking for some solid sniping experience. Anything left to hope for is some DLC to expand the multiplayer part (which is still not bad atm). I'd give the game 7,5-8/10 but I'm giving 10 to counter those '0' haters. Cheers~! Full Review »
  3. Mar 12, 2013
    7
    For me really entertaining game. Nice graphic (CryEngine 3), but textures and shadows are overdate, good optimization and gameplay. Game is a lot of better than Sniper Ghost Warrior 1. Developers doesn't have budget like Call of Duty or Battlefield, but game is cheaper. Easy, linear, but entertaining. For me 7+/10. Full Review »