The Sniper: Ghost Warrior games haven’t exactly been hits in the past and fans certainly haven’t let developer CI Games forget that in the run up to their newest addition to the franchise. However, it appears that CI Games have put a lot of effort into ensuring that their newest title provides players with a more polished experience.
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
Change is good, right?
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 marks a lot of firsts for the franchise. Players will now be able to roam around an open world, using vehicles to travel between locations whilst trying to avoid enemy detection. Players are also encouraged to make use of contemporary reconnaissance tools such as drones, which can be sent into an area to tag enemies before you move in. The developer has also included a range of realistic weaponry to give players a more authentic sniper experience, and has integrated a crafting system that encourages players to be creative.
One Shot, One Kill
After completing missions, players will be rewarded based on their play style. Players intent on perfecting their sniper skills will gain buffs such as better control over their breathing and eventually, an additional drone slot. Ghosts will have the ability to ‘see’ sounds in Scout mode and see enemy outlines, whereas Warriors will benefit from extra health. Playing as a sniper requires a lot of patience, but if you’d prefer to go through missions armed with only an assault rifle and grenades then you have that option.
Our short playthrough of the game had us testing out all three of these play styles. Sniper was by far the most challenging for impatient players like ourselves, but with help from the drones we just about managed to stay undetected. As for the Ghost play style, well, we aren’t quite sure how someone could play the entire game like this as it ties in with both the Sniper and Warrior play styles. Speaking of the Warrior play style, while you can play the game like this, we certainly don’t recommend doing so. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 gives players the chance to strategise and plan their attack, but playing as a Warrior throws all that planning out the window and it makes the game feel more like Far Cry. It was fun to blast through the missions with ease as a Warrior, but it somewhat ruined the game.
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will be released on April 4th, 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC and is currently available for preorder at a number of retailers. To secure your copy of the game, head over to CI Games’ website.
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