Summary: Sniper: Ghost Warrior is an attempt to shake up the FPS genre by focusing solely on those who like to creep behind bushes. That should freak you out enough but hold on to your Amber Alert caps because they didn’t come out of the bushes yet. Because they’re stuck in them. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is a carbon copy of your favorites such as Call of Duty , Battlefield , and Medal of Honor .
Excerpt: I consider myself to be a happy person; I'm healthy, outrageously attractive and get paid to express my opinions on video games for a living. It's a good life. After an hour or so with Sniper: Ghost Warrior, however, I had the most compelling urge to end it all, to throw myself face-first out of the nearest window.
Excerpt: Focusing solely on long-distance sniping, it showed plenty of promise when it released in June to the Xbox 360 and the PC, yet it ultimately fell flat. Bugs and glitches crippled the game, an uneven AI made the game sometimes too hard, and the assault missions – in which the game would switch over to a more traditional first-person shooter – felt like a third rate Modern Warfare.
Summary: The bottom line here is that while Sniper tries some new things, what they try fall just short of being where they should be. The gameplay is nothing spectacular, and the invisible walls. Oh my god the invisible walls! The story is uninspired, and the sound and voice acting match the mediocre pace the game sets. Multiplayer is a big letdown.
Summary: If you take the stealth mechanic away, the game is okay. It doesn't do anything that any other shooter hasn't already done. The only thing it had going for it was stealth, which it doesn't have. Play it like a CoD game and it's not bad as far as shooters go. Try and play it like Splinter Cell or Metal Gear Solid and you'll throw your controller at the screen.
Pros: The sniping works with some very unique mechanics to it.
Cons: The A.I., stealth mechanics are not good, multiplayer is pretty awful, story makes no sense.
Excerpt: City Interactive seems to have tapped into the core of the style of shooter that most people in FPS styled games refer to as campers. The people who will find a cozy spot on a map and wait for a hapless victim to cross their hairs in line for a bullet. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is a first-person shooter designed for the gamer who enjoys stealth and camouflage to ultimately dispatch their target from the shadows.
Pros: Stunning visuals, captures the feel of a sniper
Excerpt: Videogames are practically tailor-made for providing that particular power rush that comes from raining down death and destruction from a position of perfect safety. It’s no wonder, then, that sniping is one of the great pleasures of the first-person shooter: Delivering a well-placed hollow-point into the skull of an enemy combatant halfway across the map while effectively invisible in a ghillie suit fits right into gaming’s wheelhouse.
Summary: While Sniper may look like yet another clone of Modern Warfare, it actually distinguishes itself, most of the time, by employing stealth action gameplay coupled with long distance shooting. Sadly, it also distinguishes itself by having serious glitches, wildly uneven enemy A.I., and times when the sneaking around is replaced by run-of-the-mill Call Of Duty-style gunfights.