Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Dec 31, 2019
    We are facing a niche game that stealth fans will appreciate. Although Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts knows very well how to take advantage of the ingredients of its formula, it fails to fully meet the expectations we would have for a title of its kind.
  2. Dec 13, 2019
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is fun but feels less polished than Sniper Elite 4. The missions can be fun, but somehow they are less interesting overall than the storyline of its biggest competitor. Thanks to its ideas and setting the game proves to be fun, while the level design manages to make it immersive. Although the ideas are held back by several technical difficulties, the combination of stealth and sniping makes from Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts the first solid entry of the series.
  3. Dec 12, 2019
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts offers a realistic but at the same time imperfect sniper experience. The improved mission system creates a balance between freedom and potty wandering. However, the difference per difficulty level is too large.
  4. Dec 2, 2019
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts offers a completely unique shooter, far better than its predecessors and absolutely noteworthy in the FPS genre as a whole. But players will need a love for stealth, slow gameplay, and the patience of a saint in order to properly enjoy it.
  5. 70
    One thing is certain about the Sniper Ghost Warriors series: CI Games is slowly bringing this franchise, kicking and screaming as it is, into a niche of its own.
  6. Nov 26, 2019
    This is the best game in the series, and sniping in this game is very well done and a lot of fun. the missions can become repetitive though, and graphically the game is nothing to write home about.
  7. Nov 26, 2019
    The performance issues may hamper the immersion and fun in a world with a structure that only has so much to offer.
  8. Nov 21, 2019
    Ghost Warrior Contracts is an interesting stealth game with great long shooting mechanics and freedom to approach any mission, but it also has plenty of technical issues, from graphics to enemy AI.
  9. Nov 29, 2019
    Despite some major flaws this is CI Games’ best franchise entry. The exploration as well as the sniper action delivers the goods,
  10. Nov 21, 2019
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts has good ideas, but displays a number of drawbacks that can cause the work to choke a little, such as AI, camera movement or shooting sensation.
  11. Dec 18, 2019
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is a very strange title. At some points it feels like a triple A shooter with cinematic and engaging action, and at some points it feels like an under developed game! Still, if you are a die hard shooter fan and you have no other option on your hands, you can give Sniper a try and you might actually end up enjoying it.
  12. Dec 16, 2019
    While it's shooter mechanics and open mission structure, make the game fun to play. There are also plenty of technical flaws or poor design choices that ruin that same fun experience. Glitchy maps, weird AI movements and a poor story make this shooting adventure feel mediocre instead of great.
  13. Dec 2, 2019
    If you’re looking for an okay FPS sniping experience, SGW Contracts is not a bad choice, but it leaves a lot of room for growth.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 9, 2020
    While making a tricky headshot is always satisfying, the environments, enemies, tasks, and plot simply don’t grab your attention in the way they need to. It doesn’t help that the dull enemy dialogue, where present, has a tendency to loop if you linger nearby. AI is greatly improved from the last game, but there are still line-of-sight issues. Ultimately, the experience doesn’t have the tension of Sniper Elite, nor the ingeniousness or replayability of Hitman. Sadly, SGWC misses its mark. [Issue@#171, p.92]
  15. Dec 10, 2019
    I wanted to love Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts. There is a lot that is well done here, particularly the shooting, the upgrades, and the level design. Unfortunately, it is all but marred by bugs, especially the way the save system currently works… or doesn’t. If you’re in the market for a new sniping shooter, I cannot in good conscious recommend Contracts, it’s simply too frustrating to play in its current state.
  16. 60
    Uninspiring AI combined with numerous technical issues makes for an occasionally frustrating experience.
  17. 60
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts has some genuinely great sniping and exploration undermined by equally frequent technical hiccups. They've managed create a sharp, visually striking environment but the very ground you walk on can snag and frustrate you. When it works, you have a tense, patient experience but you need to be willing to overlook so many flaws.
  18. 60
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the most average game I have ever played. Nothing it does is particularly memorable or amazing, but it isn't broken or bad either. The gameplay can be both enjoyable and clunky depending on the situation. The story is forgettable and environments aren't appealing. But, the game's open-ended levels and tick box-style gameplay make it a great game to play whilst listening to a podcast. Overall, it is a half-step forward for the franchise, but much like the previous games, there isn't much reason to check this entry out.
  19. Nov 28, 2019
    As a game specifically designed for a very distinct type of player, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts delivers exactly what it promises, but people who are looking for a less hardcore, more faster-paced, less unreliable shooter may be better off with something a little more forgiving.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 65
  2. Negative: 20 out of 65
  1. Nov 22, 2019
    The best sniping game this year! Would love to see more games like that where pulling off a headshot is so coool.
  2. Nov 25, 2019
    I really enjoyed playing this game - the contract system is an important innovation. The game rewards a predefined amount for completing theI really enjoyed playing this game - the contract system is an important innovation. The game rewards a predefined amount for completing the quest, but players can also complete additional goals to receive a bonus. Each contract can be undertaken many times, which allows you to earn additional funds and try different ways to complete the mission and for me it's the best part of the game. I really rnnjoy trying different approaches to kill the targer. Full Review »
  3. May 2, 2020
    Bugs , don t buy......bugs bugs bugs bugs lire for bugs......bugs bugs bugs