Sniper: Ghost Warrior doesn't quite live up to the promise of a truly excellent sniper simulation- and the PC price is falling fast. Gameplay and Gamestation are currently retailing for £14.99, which will save you £2 compared to... GAME? Considering that they're technically part of the same group, this is a case of one hand not talking to the other...
- Click here to buy Sniper: Ghost Warrior for £14.99 from Gameplay
- Click here to buy Sniper: Ghost Warrior for £14.99 from Gamestation
As I mentioned in my full review (of the Xbox 360 version), Sniper: Ghost Warrior has some of the finest sniping mechanics I've ever had the pleasure Windage, heart rate and gravity all factor into each and every shot; though a time dilation effect lets you lineup the perfect shot. Watching your bullet leap from your rifle, fly across the stage and bury itself in an unsuspecting foe's cranium is immensely satisfying... especially when it's in slow motion. A few of the levels are fairly large and allow you room to manoeuvre, letting you pick your own strategy (which will revolve heavily around sniping, natch).
If Sniper had remained a sandbox shooter with wide open levels then it would've been fantastic, but unfortunately City Interactive decided to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by introducing loads of pointless FPS cliches. Godawful turret sections, rail shooting segments and even some howlingly bad traditional FPS levels conspire to ruin what could've been serious sleeper hit. At the end of the day, the good points are average out by the lows... making it fairly average, but worth checking out for patient sniping aficionados.