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  • Summary: Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Choose your missions across an unforgiven open world.

    Stay low and leave no traces in this third game of the tactical shooter franchise. Set in a modern day conflict based in Eastern Europe, players in Sniper: Ghost Warrior
    Go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Choose your missions across an unforgiven open world.

    Stay low and leave no traces in this third game of the tactical shooter franchise. Set in a modern day conflict based in Eastern Europe, players in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will be thrust into the role of a sniper caught between three warring factions, played out in a realistic and immersive environment. Dig deep into the Ghost Warrior DNA as you choose between taking out your targets up close or from a distance, while at the same time focusing on your survival through evasion and stealth. Non-linear, sandbox-style gameplay on large open-ended maps gives players the flexibility to play and replay the missions in a number of different ways. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will offer intriguing challenges for tactically-minded gamers, while still remaining accessible to first-person shooter fans.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. May 10, 2017
    76
    A solid open world tactical shooter, with good mission variety and depth. It disappoints in the technical and story departments, though; it partially feels like a missed opportunity, but definitely a step in the right direction for the series.
  2. Apr 24, 2017
    72
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the best entry in the series yet... but again, it's not good enough. The open world feels great after the last (awful) campaign, and it has more content on offer than ever, but it forgets its roots and turns into a Far Cry wannabe. Also, it has graphical issues, repeats the same things all along and turns boring. We'll miss multiplayer.
  3. May 8, 2017
    60
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a game of two halves. If you can look past the glitches, there’s a good game fighting to get out, and one with a lot to offer. This is a big game, and with the free roam map and variety of approaches that can be taken, one that offers a lot to the player. However, glitches that require a mission to be restarted, or for you to fast travel out of the area to get out of them, are not really on in this day and age. It is due to these that I have had to really think about my final score – do I score on potential or actual experience? In the end – as usual – I’ve had to put my actual experiences ahead. If CI Games manage to patch out the glitches, this game will easily get a half or full point more. But without it, it can be classed as nothing but average.
  4. Apr 24, 2017
    55
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a broken experience on Xbox One. If the multitude of bugs and horrendous frame rate were fixed, the game would be quite enjoyable as a lower-budget Far Cry 4. As it stands, however, the games needs excessive patching before it becomes a viable experience to charge $60 for. CI Games need to release a patch as soon as possible on Xbox One.
  5. Apr 27, 2017
    55
    The game might be fun at times. But it is mostly unpolished and weak in content. As such, it is best to just avoid it.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jun 18, 2017
    50
    A jack of all military trades that could have been master of one. [July 2017, p.79]
  7. May 7, 2017
    30
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is misguided by the unending trend of games going open-world. The idea may have been born with good intentions, but blatantly copying all of another series' structure is a bad look, undone much further by the fact that it does all of those same things very poorly. It's unclear for whom this game was made as it feels more like a middling title we rarely see anymore, possessing neither the polish of AAA nor the admirable quirks of an indie. It's a narrative bore, a technical dilemma, and a structural collapse. If fun was ever in the crosshairs, the subsequent shot is way off target.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 25, 2017
    10
    It's a very good game. I believe all those bugs can be fixed with update, it would be a lot worse if gameplay or sniper pechanics were awfulIt's a very good game. I believe all those bugs can be fixed with update, it would be a lot worse if gameplay or sniper pechanics were awful but they're very, very nice. Give it a chance, reviewers. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2017
    10
    Gierka jest naprawdę Super polecam. Fabuła i wykonanie gry rewelacja. Bardzo dużo możliwości wyboru broni stylu walki oraz miejsca misji .Gierka jest naprawdę Super polecam. Fabuła i wykonanie gry rewelacja. Bardzo dużo możliwości wyboru broni stylu walki oraz miejsca misji . Grafika oraz muzyka na 10. Ogólnie bardzo udana produkcja polecam Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2018
    9
    Wow, what is with al the crappy reviews for this a.w.e.s.o.m.e. game! I did just pick this one up recently (early reviews totally burned itWow, what is with al the crappy reviews for this a.w.e.s.o.m.e. game! I did just pick this one up recently (early reviews totally burned it down due to lots of bugs etc.) and i absolutely love it. Some things could be better / more polished maybe but the game/gameplay is fantastic! If you like MGS V or Ghost Recon Wildlands this might be the game for you. And in comparioson with the other game which was released at the same time (Sniper Elite..) this actually is a "sniper" game! I can only wish for a part 4 with the budget the AAA developers have... Expand
  4. May 3, 2017
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. [Excerpt from Original Review:]

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior has been an interesting if flawed series thus far with three entries to its name. While the first game was beyond mediocre and the second improved upon the formula in many ways but still didn’t offer much in the way of quality, the third time may actually be the charm for City Interactive. It’s by no means a perfect game but it is well on its way to being a decently good one and presumably once the upcoming patches hit and hopefully fix some of the glaring issues, we may finally see a competent modern day stealth-sniper title to rival the WWII and Cold War settings of Sniper Elite.

    When all things have been said and done, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 surpasses it predecessors with ease but still doesn’t feel like it’s quite lived up to its potential or what it means to be a current generation game. It’s a competent and interesting experience and hardly a bad one, however it is remarkably hindered by a lot of technical issues and by the inability to capitalize one what could’ve been excellent additions in both depth and replayability. The main experience is well-done but the side content offers little in the way of recompense for a lack of reason to return once you’ve finished the linear mission structure.

    Concept: City Interactive crafts their third entry in the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series and brings the series into both the current generation as well as the thoroughly over-saturated open world shooter market.

    Graphics: Although it utilizes a version of Crytek’s CryEngine, Ghost Warrior 3 features some prominent graphical hiccups despite having really realistic and well-done visuals whereas weather and some environmental aspects are concerned at times.

    Sound: For a game about stealth, sound plays an integral role in the experience at least in terms of gameplay. Outside of that however, there isn’t much to be said for the soundtrack itself although it does ratchet up the tension at some appropriate times. The sound design isn’t the best as far as voice acting goes but the sounds of bullets dropping and weapons and gadgets clicking isn’t too shabby.

    Playability: It’s fairly simple to grasp the fundamentals for a basic runthrough of the game. As far as the controls themselves go, the game handles surprisingly smoothly and fluidly despite technical hiccups breaking up the pacing here and there at any given time.

    Entertainment: Despite its flaws, Ghost Warrior 3 is as entertaining as games like Far Cry and Sniper Elite have proven to be for many of the same reasons. It’s not altogether original in what it seeks to accomplish and yet it seems to have aped the correct gimmicks and elements of those respective games enough to present a varied and entertaining main campaign.

    Replay Value: Moderate.

    Overall Score: 7.0
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  5. Apr 26, 2017
    7
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
    A great game held back by performance
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a first person shooter that takes place in Georgia,
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
    A great game held back by performance
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a first person shooter that takes place in Georgia, the country
    You play as American Marine Captain Jon North attempting to prevent another cold war…
    The story sounds pretty generic, but things do start getting interested, and I did care for these character despite how generic they actually are.. one of them is basically elana fisher with longer hair and an accent..
    Despite the game being called sniper, this isn’t a sniper simulator…
    The words ghost and warrior hint at options… and that’s exactly what you get here
    This is an open world game with a base that you use to buy new weapons you unclock from completing missions or picking up off of enemies, as well as buy ammo and gear and choose your next mission…
    But this open world isn’t vast, it isn’t connected…
    it just exists…
    it’s a world to put missions into and nothing else..
    You have a buggy to drive around, but there are no other vehicles on the road and the ones off road are all locked…
    There are points of interest around the map though if you are into the ubisoft style clean up…
    Or you can stick to the 11 hour campaign
    The campaign is fun to get through, and challenging…
    Its satisfying scoping out the place with your drone, sniping out enemies from a distance and then going in for the objective, or being a ghost, sneaking in, taking enemues out silently while you try not to alert anyone or be caught on camera.. and then theres the warrior option of just going in guns blazing…
    There are mandatory do not get detection sections of the game, but for the most part.. youre free to tackle a mission any way youd like..
    You can even mix your play style up like I did…
    This means youre going to be unlocking perks in all 3 skill trees for sniper ghost and warrior, but if you prefer one play style then that means of course youll be more decked out for that style with the skill tree..
    Missions are what youd expect…
    Get a point on the map to go to and complete the objective.. nothing more..
    And despite the missions structure being the same throughout, the missions all felt unique thanks to the great level design this game has…
    The game felt fresh throughout…
    However the performance of this game brings all of the great parts down…
    For starts the load times…
    Theyre painful…
    Some missions take place on different sections of the map.. and to get to these sectiosn you have to deal with the games initial load screen..
    Which is 4 minutes long, I wish I was kidding, but the load time for this game is longer than this review…
    Its painful…
    The game also froze trying to load in 2 times….
    And the game would freeze and crash mid shot probably 3 or 4 times….
    its just not reliable…
    and its only made worse by again the 4 minute load time to get back into the game and the fact that checkpoints in missions are so awful…
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is enjoyable,
    The calculating, the scouting, the turning the dials of your scope to adjust to a targets distance..
    All of this makes the campaign so satisfying to get through…
    But the freezes, the crashes, the load times…
    Theyre going to annoy… so be prepared…
    I Give Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
    a 7.0/10
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  6. Jun 24, 2017
    6
    Polish shooter is a long separate genre. GHOST WARRIOR 3 is clearly aiming at the new Far Cry. And games are really remotely similar, butPolish shooter is a long separate genre. GHOST WARRIOR 3 is clearly aiming at the new Far Cry. And games are really remotely similar, but GHOST WARRIOR 3 is not Far Cry, it's not even Wildland. I got more pleasure from Wildland. But these games are different budgets.
    City Interactive tried, but the game is not optimized out and boring. We used to interesting worlds Ubisoft, GHOST WARRIOR 3, the world is completely empty and not interesting. You don't want to learn it, and just ride from job to job. Georgia they came out beautiful, but it's too grey landscapes that you depressing. In the same Far Cry 4 was much petee ride and admire the scenery. Here everything is gray and dull.
    In this game we can quietly kill enemies with a sniper rifle or loudly barge in and kill all of the machine. Sniper gameplay I like, we need to calculate the distance to the target, but if hit in the head, pluchery slowmo when the bullet in slow motion pierces the skull of an enemy. Ballistics in the game are normal. Here, the weapons felt.
    The plot of the game is. Developers sometimes even try to present a drama or reveal the relationship of the protagonist and his girlfriend. But the game has no really interesting characters, and silently kill enemies from a sniper rifle or noisy machine can be in the same Far Cry. GHOST WARRIOR 3 loses creature Ubisof in all respects, and I just don't see the point to play GHOST WARRIOR 3, if you have Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4. Even if you played these games, that GHOST WARRIOR 3 will be a poor substitute - you will quickly get bored. If you want to buy up to the 75% discount, it is not longer necessary.
    In addition to ballistics and sniper rifles I liked the animation. When the hero karapetsas, realistic touches, klogd edit in the car includes the ignition key and so on. The game has such nice things, but it's boring and not optimized.
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  7. Jan 28, 2018
    4
    Compared to the previous versions this was a bit of a disappointment
    But it does have some great graphics in some parts and some potentially
    Compared to the previous versions this was a bit of a disappointment
    But it does have some great graphics in some parts and some potentially good ideas
    The 3d rendering engine does not deliver what they promise!
    Im using a 4k ultra HD LED TV with Xbox one
    Multiplayer is what I wanted it for - it has been the biggest let down ever on any game Ive had
    constant crashing - freezing - crashes always with host migrations
    Its so annoying that I end up switching off the console
    to "home" and going back to call of duty

    Im sorry but the very first Sniper Ghost warrior is ten times better
    Im going back to playing that
    and even Ghost warrior 2 is a better multiplayer

    I regret buying this game
    and feel Ive wasted my money
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