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SNIPER: Ghost Warrior

I now have a game to replace the sniper FPS that I play the most.

The FPS Sniper Elite is one of my favorite all time PC video games. As a World War II American OSS sniper, you crawl around parts of Germany and execute missions.  These missions need to be performed covertly and mostly in silence. Unless you got them into a long killing field, simple numerical superiority meant that if a squad of Germans or Russians rushed you (the sniper) then you died.

It even had a follow the bullet camera mode for those really good shots, complete with a range indicator.

The game was great but it was obviously designed for an original XBox in 2005. The graphics are dated and the AI is repetitive. I’ve played it so often that I manage to quickly wipe out the enemies and accomplish the mission.

My buddy and fellow Sniper Elite fan recommend that I get SNIPER: Ghost Warrior. A quick visit to steam and the game was purchased and installed in no time.

It’s got everything I like about Sniper Elite but it’s a 2010 game taking place in South America. The graphics, sound, and missions are great fun. When you die you get to replay the mission and target the bad guys that you missed.

Here’s a scenario I just did.  To get to a light house I tried to crawl and make my way to my destination without engaging any enemy troops. After getting shot up and compromising the mission, I realized that troops were paired into 3 groups and I could kill them off without alerting anyone. Once I got to the lighthouse I was able to wrap up the mission.

I’ve only played it for  about 2 hours but I really like the game and should have it wrapped up in a couple of days.