Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
|a game by||CI Games|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.7/10 - 7 votes|
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|See also:||First Person Shooter Games, Stealth Action, Espionage Games, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Series|
The stealth game genre has been one that has seen a lot of success in recent years. There is something inherently satisfying about sneaking up on a foe, sticking to the shadows or completing a level without anyone knowing you have even played through it. It’s a feeling that many games handle in a similar fashion. However, the Sniper Ghost series has always taken a different route, having the player stay miles away from the action and use powerful ranged weaponry as their chosen method of assassination. Well, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is yet another title that aims to polish and expand on that core experience.
This game plays like many FPS titles which make use of precision sniper physics. Games such as Sniper Elite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Hitman: Sniper Challenge. However, it also has a covert operations feel that you get from Rainbow Six or Tom Clancys Ghost Recon. Its another attempt to step up the stealth genre and we are here to find out if this elevates the format, or just gives us more of the same. Here is our review of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2.
A Convienient Killer
The biggest gripe that anyone could have with the series as a whole would be the sheer lack of personality or narrative the game provides. It’s a very dry and clinical experience that offers a very authentic sniping simulation, but very little else. So this title aims to tackle this by adding contracts. This gives players an insight into why they are trying to shoot these targets in the head. The stories are usually very one-note however and never tie together in a cohesive manner, meaning the game still feels very cold and clinical. However, fans of the series have pretty much made their peace with this. The reason being that they are happy for the trade off which involves sprawling maps, attention to details with the weapon physics and the visual splendour that is on offer in every map. The player will have access to 25 locations, each being huge in terms of scope and scale. Plus, the biomes are varied, offering new challenges, new sights to see and new structures housing your various targets. Each setting is an appealing sandbox not unlike the Hitman series and to be compared to a title of that calibre is never a bad thing.
Attention to Detail
Speaking of that trade off, the attention to detail is apparent when playing through any of these contracts. The player will have to do a lot more than sit on a hill in the distance and pull the trigger. You’ll have to invade camps, use intricate gadgets, hide and evade capture and then when the job is done. You’ll have to slip out the back door without drawing any attention. Again, the series takes a lot of cues from the Hitman series and it works in it’s favour. We admit, the game does have some unavoidable moments where complete silence and stillness is needed and it can kill the flow of the level. However, this is a small price to pay for the tension in between.
Overall, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is a game that doesn’t try to fix the core issues of the series. Instead, it wears them proudly for all to see and simply asks the fans to love it regardless. The game still offers next to no story for players. It also offers very little in terms of new mechanics either. What it does offer though, is a new bunch of settings to explore, tonnes of assassination options to choose from. A range of contracts to complete and a visually appealing presentation for players to enjoy as they play.
For sniper game enthusiasts, it’s still very much the pick of the bunch. It may not be interested in innovating or reinventing itself but when the core format is so strong, the focus on consistency is understandable.
- Incredible sniping physics and mechanics
- Visually very appealing Level designs are huge and well crafted
- The lack of narrative is still prevalent in this series
- Doesn’t try to improve the formula too much
Download Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP