Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the second episode of the Ghost Warrior series which was first released in 2010. The game, just like it's very successful predecessor, was developed by Polish studio City Interactive. In Ghost Warrior 2 players are sent to such exotic locations as Himalayas, Sarajevo and tropical jungles in Burma.
New climate conditions require new strategies and approach from players in order to accomplish various missions. Developers provided us with bigger arsenal of weapons, and many gadgets such as night vision and thermo-vision googles. One again, City Interactive prepared a very realistic physics model that factors wind, distance and bullet drop when sniping targets.
Ghost Warrior 2 features better graphics, thanks to the CryEngine 3 engine. The game also has multiplayer mode and players can engage in hand-to-hand assassinations.
The game play is satisfying and does keep up with an entertaining ride as a Sniper. While there is multiplayer, it did not seem to be part of the primary design of the game. It’s almost an afterthought to the blast of a single player experience.
With its visuals, the shallow storyline, its limited size and gameplay failures, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 proves that games being delayed several times often show deficiencies in quality, which results in an unexpectedly low fun factor. The chance to surpass its predecessor unfortunately hasn't been taken.
The short campaign is best played in small doses, since its action otherwise rings a bit repetitive. Most frustrating, though, is the broken multiplayer mode, which only features two maps and one mode anyway, severely diminishing the title’s replay value.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is like a bargain at the dodgy used car dealer around the corner.
Sniper 2 is a big disappointment. It's hard to hide mixed (at best!) feelings, after all these grand and confident announcements, after the tales of a big budget and promises of a new quality based on CryEngine 3. Still - there is fun in there somewhere. You can enjoy being thrown into exotic places, completing some of the tougher challenges and taking some really spectacular shots. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 can appeal to enthusiasts of the sniper profession, but they have to accept all the flaws and the fact that last year's Sniper Elite V2 is a much better game.
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