The enemies are smarter. The weapons are deadlier. The stakes are higher.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is an experience like no other. Alone in an Eastern European country, you are caught in the middle of a new Cold War between Russia and the US. Surviving is more than just pulling the trigger.
Navigate harsh countryside, improvise weapons, negotiate with warring factions and eliminate targets. To succeed, you must become more than a sniper. What they can’t see.
What they can’t find. What they can’t kill. Taking out the enemy from afar is only one way to accomplish your mission.
Stealth kills, drone strikes, improvised traps; when every bullet counts, everything is a weapon. To survive, you must be more than a ghost. A true warrior knows when to strike and when to negotiate.
Russian-backed separatists are on a mission to disrupt what was considered a remote and strategically useless region. Eliminating key targets is only part of the answer. To figure out what’s really happening, you will need to work with or against the many warring factions to stop the march to war.
To triumph, you must be more than a warrior.
I found Ghost Warrior 3 to be better as a whole than the quality of its components suggested. Of course the game should’ve been more polished at launch, but I still had surprisingly good time with it thanks to its well-designed open world, a satisfying weapons system and a fairly high degree of freedom in choosing ways to complete missions. [06/2017, p.40]
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 could have been a great war sandbox, in which you enjoy every step of your attacks: planning, studying your enemy and especially taking the shots. But it´s many technical failures spoil the experience.
If you enjoy open world stealth games, this one will satisfy your needs. It's not an actual sandbox, but it offers a certain degree of freedom that makes it very interesting and rewarding.
A quite decent sniping and stealth game is hidden behind the completely needless open world approach, the extremely long loading times and the atrocious story.
There's plenty of fun to be squeezed out of this despite numerous technical missteps, but unduly complacent, overly familiar mission design holds it back. [July 2016, p.82]
Ghost Warrior 3 has been touted as an open-world game, but aside from some snowy areas, pretty much all the environments are identical in appearance—and filled to the brim with near-pointless and repetitive side objectives.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a promising and somewhat ambitious concept that’s plagued with some monstrous game-breaking technical issues, inconsistent AI and some downright curious design choices. Some of it can doubtless be patched but as it stands, this is far from a finished product.
October 23, 2017
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 reaches 750.000 copies distributed six months after being released.