Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
As the third entry in the series, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is trying to make things grander in every way. If you are a fan of the tactical shooting style that this series is known for then I think it goes without saying that this third game in the series is going to be something that you have a lot of fun with, even if it does play things a little bit on the safe side.
Where Is My Brother?
One of the first things I want to talk about is the story. I was actually very surprised by how invested I got with the story. You play the role of Jon North who is a captain in the Marines. You and your brother are on a secret mission that goes wrong and your brother ends up captured. You continue your military career and a couple of years later you take a new mission, but you are also on the lookout for your brother. The story is very well done and something that feels like it could have been in a Tom Clancy game.
Welcome To The Big Open World
One of the accusations that many people have thrown the way of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is about how it plays it rather safe. I will admit that this is true, but the big thing here is that the game has a much more open world feel to it. The world here is quite large and your mini-map is not just full of little icons telling you where to go to do each story or side mission. Having to figure out where to go next is actually part of the game and instead of being annoying like you would think. It actually adds to the game and makes you feel like you are actually in this world.
Be Your Own Kind Of Sniper
While I would say that this has a more tactical feel to it, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 does allow you to tackle the story missions and the side missions (war crimes) in any way that you want. Some missions will have more of an emphasis on stealth for example, but really you can try and snipe your targets from far away, use stealth and silent melee attacks, or just go in like freaking Rambo, all guns blazing and try to complete a mission that way.
I felt that some of the missions have a bit of trial and error to them, but thinking before you act is a big part of the game and trying to complete the missions in the most straightforward way, only for things to go to hell and you end up in a major gunfight was always something I found exciting.
I do feel that this is a game that is a lot of fun if you are a fan of shooters. I would say that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a tad rough around the edges, but there is a lot of charm to this game. I like the way that there is a nice variety to the missions and how the game never has two overly similar missions back to back. Plus, the story really is quite excellent and will make you want to see it through to the end.
Final Score: 8/10
- It has a very well written story
- Plenty of extra side content to complete
- You can go about missions any way you want
- The shooting feels great
- Not just for players of the first two games
- The game is a tad rough around the edges
- Some missions have a lot of trial and error
Download Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP