Summary: Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 is not better than any Call of Duty game -- okay, maybe Declassified . Despite developer City Interactive copying its formula, beat for beat, there are some readers that will grimace at this comparison. Unfair, some may call it.
Excerpt: Despite every single shooting game of the last 10 years seemingly having at least one type of sniper rifle, there's been a dearth of quality sniping games. The original Sniper: Ghost Warrior is a case in point.
Excerpt: Precision, stealth, and timing are the essential traits of a sniper. One mistake can mean the difference between life and death, and knowing when to pull the trigger can determine whether a mission is a success or a failure. There's no margin for error.
Pros: Feeling like a real sniper, The detailed bullet physics, Pulling off the perfect shot with no HUD assists
Cons: The corny dialogue, Sub-par visuals, Tacked-on multiplayer
Excerpt: “Cole Anderson lay very still, hidden by a rock and a scraggly bush, protected from sight by his training and camouflage. He was tired, hot and with an enemy sentry standing only three metres beyond the rocky outcropping currently being called home.
Summary: The entertainment of sniping in Sniper 2 is plagued by bouts of mediocrity between each shooting scenario, resulting in a rush to get to the next sniping roost. The multiplayer isn't even equivalent to a cut-and-paste of other shooters, and the narrative is something found in any military movie.
Excerpt: I like it when sequels go in the right direction. I really do. It’s encouraging and shows that if the developers just take the next step (or couple of steps), they could produce a must-have game that is highly satisfying for a great many. The first
Conclusion: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 excels at what you would expect it to: the sniping. Besides that, the game fails in almost all areas. It’s too short with essentially no replay value, even with a multiplayer. The graphics are hideous and the potential landscapes are a waste. The idiotic A.I.
Summary: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a superior shooter when compared to its predecessor. Granted, that isn't saying much. Said predecessor suffered from terrible artificial intelligence, absurd bullet physics, and an overall level of difficulty on par with solving a Rubik's Cube while navigating white-water...
Pros: Great enemy AI presents a real challenge, Mostly realistic stealth mechanics, Well-balanced difficulty settings, Atmospheric presentation ramps up the intensity
Cons: Checkpoints are too spread out, Some level design quirks, Multiplayer is an afterthought
Excerpt: There's a level in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 that perfectly sums up what a gargantuan waste of time the whole endeavour is. Well, there are loads of them – pretty much the whole game qualifies in that regard – but this particular stage seemed custom-built to show off the game's worst qualities.