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  • Summary: The democratic government of Isla Trueno has been overthrown and a military regime comes into power. The country becomes a theatre of influence war. You are sent as one of the covert commandos to support the rebels fighting their oppressor. [City Interactive]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Despite the lack of narration and poor shooter moments, Sniper: Ghost Warrior shines from other City Interactive products thanks to some really good sniping scenes and nice graphic.
  2. GameStar
    72
    A thrilling first person shooter with some flaws. If it wasn't for those unnecessary action interludes it would have been much better and probably even a great game.
  3. PC Gamer UK
    69
    Great sniping, great sneaking, and several grueling missions where you can do neither. [Sept 2010, p.104]
  4. If you really need the urge to play through a game as a sniper just pick up any other FPS game and only play it with a sniper rifle, or play Modern Warfare's sniper stage, or experience the sniper dual in Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater.
  5. A flawed sniper game that mixes nice graphics with repetitive gameplay, poor AI and a technological mess. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is pretty average overall.
  6. Despite the interesting concept behind it, Sniper Ghost Warrior falls short on the expectations. Some of the missions are still funny, and being a sniper is surely one of the deepest dreams of every FPS fan, but a lack of overall quality, the complete absence of a decent storytelling and a lousy multiplayer don't make this game worth the while.
  7. Even at a commendable budget price and with the developer's commitment to support the game, I can't recommend Sniper: Ghost Warrior. Even as a cheap stopgap, the game is sure to disappoint all but the least discerning fans of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 80
  2. Negative: 33 out of 80
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    This game is awesome! The single player is alot of fun but kind of short i think you could beat it in about 4-5 hours. The online part of theThis game is awesome! The single player is alot of fun but kind of short i think you could beat it in about 4-5 hours. The online part of the game is intense and you have to be a good sniper to survive and know were to be. I don't know why people are having problems with this game, because they are improving it all the time and adding to it to make it better. The bugs in the game aren't annoying and they will get fixed. This game is becoming one of my favorite to play. I love it!! If you have played sniper elite before then you should be right at home with this game, it follows the bullet to the target like in sniper elite but 10 times better. If you feel like your a sniper in real life and love to do it in games then you cant go wrong in getting this game. Get it if you love sniping!! Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    9
    Awesome game! Really nice screen shots specially when you take a head shot the enemy taking the bullet it's quite realistic and fun! it isAwesome game! Really nice screen shots specially when you take a head shot the enemy taking the bullet it's quite realistic and fun! it is just like the trailer! Perfect graphics, but you need a good config to enjoy all of it. Several game modes, including multiplayer, story play, solo campaign, etc. if you want so play as a real sniper i think this is THE game. Muito bom recomendo a todos! very good recommended to all! Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2016
    8
    Gameplay : 8
    Graphics : 8
    Story : 6 Sound : 8 **********************************************************************************
    Gameplay : 8
    Graphics : 8
    Story : 6
    Sound : 8
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    Overall : 8
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  4. Oct 14, 2018
    5
    After finishing the game, I don't know what to say. It just left that 'meh' feeling in me.

    The graphic side of things is alright, bearing
    After finishing the game, I don't know what to say. It just left that 'meh' feeling in me.

    The graphic side of things is alright, bearing in mind that the game is 8 years old. But there are too many copy and pasted objects. First couple of missions, you will be pleasantly surprised by the enviroment, but after fifth it will all look the same.
    Physics should be the backbone of every sniping game and the bullet physics, wind, bullet drop worked. I haven't tried it in reality so I can't confirm that they are realistic, but if you play the game on hardest difficulty, you will miss a lot. Simply because there is no reticle to help you. Other sides of physics weren't that great. Often, you would get stuck in enviroment, you woulnd't be able to jump over something, or there will be an invisible texture that would mean you have to walk on to it instead of sneaking whilst lying down.
    When it comes to sound, again in the beggining, enviroment sounds awesome. Even the 'soundtrack' is cool. But when you realize, you will listen to these exact sounds throught the whole game, your smile will fade away. Sounds made by sniper rifles are good enough, but the rest of the weapons, that's nightmare. I just want to forget it. And lastly, the dialogue of enemies is in spanish. No issue there, I quiet like that, the issue is that it feels like they have 25 lines on repeat and when you are sneaking around them, someone just end me.
    As I mentione earlier, the Level desing was repetetive. Whilst it wasnt an open-world game, the levels were atleast somewhat open, so you could sneak around and try different routes. Also, there were 'secrets', laptops scattered around the missions for you to find, so this ephasised the exploring of the areas.

    Story-wise, I just wanted it to end. The story started well, some general that you had to kill, but it got to the same old nuclear threat as every other modern fps has to find. Why cant we just focus on drug lords and cartels in these countries? Why make it so unreasonable?
    The story had couple of twists and turns, some missions you were solo and on some you had a spotter. The spotter wasn't really of much help, atleast on hardest difficulty, but he had some clutch warnings, so it was cool.
    Sadly, the main story didn't last that long. There were sixteen missions and I completed in a bit more than six hours. I also found all the secrets. Nowadays, 6 hours is awful, but back in 2010, there werent many fps games that were longer than 10 hours. ( excluding rpgs and open world games ).
    Characters were forgettable. They felt a bit forced onto you and I didnt really build any kind of emotional connection. But that may have been caused by the short lenght and cliché story.

    Let me say one thing right now. The person who thought that it would be a good idea for the game to have passages, where you are playing someone from delta force with M16 in hand and go rambo on the enemy, just kick him. Don't ever let him do any kind of meaningful decision. Because the game actually worked in the times that you were given a sniper rifle. Also, the handling of every weapon except the sniper rifle is terrible. Assault rifles have a kick, as if the main protagonist was a little girl and not a soldier. You can't fire more than two bullet bursts, because if you try to do so, you will be spraying all around the area. Even the silenced pistol, which you will be using half the time is just meh.

    Up until now, I haven't said many good things about the game, yet I gave it neutral score? Why is that? Because the mechanics of sniping and sneaking are great. I am not saying they are perfect, once they see you, they will see you through bushes and stuff. But if you manage to not be spotted, you can sneak around guards without killing anyone. Of course not every time, sometimes there is an enemy that cant be avoided but still, there is a lot of freedom in how you approach some situations. And the missions, where there is stealth, those missions are the reason you play the game. Sadly, even though it works well, It won't help the score.

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior is not a bad game. But it could have been so much better, if it wasn't for poor story, missions that had nothing to do with sniping and some technical issues, that plague the game.
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  5. Nov 6, 2010
    4
    The game is too unrealistic. Grenades shouldn't exist, pistols should be much weaker. Maps should be much bigger, with a lot more places toThe game is too unrealistic. Grenades shouldn't exist, pistols should be much weaker. Maps should be much bigger, with a lot more places to hide and better concealment, generally they should have just spent more than 1 day on their maps. Then the compass simply shouldn't exist. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    3
    This game is generally terrible.

    The controls manage to be stiff, even at 60 fps with mouse and keyboard controls. Animations are wooden,
    This game is generally terrible.

    The controls manage to be stiff, even at 60 fps with mouse and keyboard controls. Animations are wooden, and the AI is remarkably bad. I really have no idea how the AI can be just this terrible. Sometimes enemy guards will see you randomly and raise the alarm, even if you're half a mile away buried under bushes and dense grass. Other times, you can dash across a road right in front of them without alerting them. Broken AI is unforgivable in a game about stealth and sniping.

    Enemies themselves are pathetic in fights, and it should be simple for any gamer to simply kill everyone. It's easier than trying to sneak through, considering how bad the stealth mechanics are.

    The final nail in the coffin is that Ghost Warrior is heavily scripted. Your character will do things without your control in mini cutscenes, and usually it ends up landing you in trouble or setting you up for an especially broken mission where every enemy is automatically aware of your presence.

    I can't give this game more than 3.
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  7. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    PC FOV is unbearable, and there is no fix, not even by editing files. Developers on Steam not only refuse to acknowledge that it needs to bePC FOV is unbearable, and there is no fix, not even by editing files. Developers on Steam not only refuse to acknowledge that it needs to be fixed, but also make jokes (some sexual) about the people asking for a FOV fix. Expand

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