Shoot to kill.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the first game in the series to go the open world route. The series has been known for its fun long distance shooting that evokes a certain feel of authenticity. That’s what the game primarily is about: getting the perfect shot considering all the aspects that could affect your shot. This includes how you breathe and even wind speed – which technically is what the franchise is all about.
For Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, it’s the sense of fulfillment when you get the right shot that makes this game work – so patience here is definitely a virtue. As the player, you have the freedom on how you would complete a mission. You have the option to use stealth or melee to kill enemies, guided by the arsenal of weapons and gadgets for you to use. Sniper rifles are my favorite, and I can easily kill enemies from a long distance.
You play a sniper named Jon North sent in as help to break-up a separatist movement, which of course escalates to something far more serious. The game is set in Georgia, and though the graphics are excellent in giving detail, it still feels hollow. The missions are littered all over the place, and you have the options which one you would want to do first. It’s boring at times, since you’d barely see anything interesting considering it’s an open world game. There are side quests for you to play around, but unlike other open world games like Zelda’s Breath of the Wild or The Witcher, there’s barely any secrets for you to discover.
But as the title suggest, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3’s strong points is definitely sniping. It’s handled very well, and the as we mentioned patience plays a key role in getting the perfect shot. You’ll still find good things to play around, even after you’ve played the game it feels unsatisfactory.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 elevates gameplay by bringing an open world option, but ultimately the experience isn’t something worth remembering.