As a Ghost Warrior, an elite sniper in a highly trained special ops unit, your unique skills in the art of stalking, target detection, surveillance and shooting accuracy will determine mission success.
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Release Date: Jun 24, 2010

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Buy Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold Edition

The Gold Edition includes the Map Pack and Second Strike DLC.

Buy Sniper: Ghost Warrior Trilogy

Includes 6 items: Sniper Art of Victory, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2: Digital Extras, Sniper: Ghost Warrior, Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack, Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Second Strike, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

 

Reviews

“…hugely satisfying, especially for gamers that enjoy sniping in first-person shooters.”
–IGN.com Editorial
“In game terms, stealth is a big part of Sniper's challenge. Because many of the missions take place in the Amazon jungle, there will often be plenty of thick vegetation to hide in.”
– Gamespot.com
“I can see appeal to both ways of playing Sniper: one for its increased sense of satisfaction for hitting the shot -- complete with bullet chase cam to the perfect strike; the other for its simple pleasure of hitting a steady stream of headshots.”
– ShackNews.com Editorial
“The great thing about Sniper: Ghost Warrior is that the “vision cone” of the game is insanely huge, so even though you might be hundreds of feet away from an enemy, they are more than capable of seeing you through a crack in a fence, or from across a canyon. It's a weird little element of the game that I found to be very impressive, something that was oddly realistic.”
– Destructoid.com

About This Game

When the democratic government of Isla Trueno is overthrown, an aggressive and hostile military command rises to power. A highly trained special ops unit is sent in to help the rebels accomplish objectives that only a sniper can handle. In addition to intense sniper missions, players will also take part in a variety of assault scenarios where their prowess with weapons will be a huge help to the undermanned rebels. Sniper: Ghost Warrior seeks to challenge players in new ways so that the game is both demanding and entertaining.
Developed by City Interactive’s dedicated next-gen games studio, Sniper: Ghost Warrior delivers an impressive visual and technological gaming experience and features a realistic ballistics system that measures bullet trajectory, bullet drop and environmental effects such as wind, fog & rain. Encompassing a wide array of single and multiplayer levels, players will encounter a variety of challenging terrain. Players take on the role of a Ghost Warrior, an elite sniper in a highly trained special ops unit, whose unique skills in the art of stalking, target detection, surveillance and shooting accuracy will determine mission success. Covert missions force players to operate undetected as they attempt to eliminate hostile enemies one head shot at a time.

Key Features:

  • The most realistic sniping experience in a video game ever, right down to managing your breathing for increased accuracy of sniper shots.
  • Enjoy a fully realistic ballistic system that accounts for bullet trajectory, including bullet drop and environmental effects such as wind, fog & rain.
  • Pull off the perfect headshot and watch your bullet strike the enemy with pin-point accuracy in Bullet Cam mode.
  • 4 types of sniping rifles: AS50, MSG90, SR25 & SVD Dragunov
  • A variety of mission types ranging from sniper vs. sniper elimination, real-time tactical assault and fixed machine gun combat.
  • Play as two separate characters: the sniper and the spotter.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP (SP3) / Vista™ (SP1) / 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3,2 GHz, Intel Pentium D 2,66 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    • Memory: 1GB for XP / 2GB for Vista and 7
    • Graphics: 256 MB RAM compatible with DX10.0 or DX9.0c, Shader Model 3.0
    • Cards: GeForce ( 6800/7600-7950/8600-8800/9600-9800/GTX 260-280 ) or Radeon (X1650-1950/ HD2400-2900 / 3650
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6.5GB
    • Sound: Compatible with DirectX® 9.0c
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☣LegendarySpartan*☭
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
- Starts only-stealth mission
- Gets on map
- Gets spotted instantly on spawn

1/10 - the leaves ♥♥♥♥ing hate you too.
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Danballs
10.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
A SIMPLE REVIEW: Only buy this game if you can get it for less than $5. No more. Best aspects are sniping, sneaking, and planning your shots/kills. While the sniping and sneaking are a lot of fun, the more "action" like parts are NOT! I recommend this only if you can grab it in a cheap bundle (I paid, mathematically speaking, less than $1 for this game). If you want more details, continue below.

SNIPING/SNEAKING: A lot of fun, actually! Don't play this game on easy, just start it out on hard. You'll have a much more challenging and enjoyable experience. I had more than enough fun sneaking through the jungle and carefully picking my targets. Many enemies I had to leave behind in order to remain undetected. DO NOT PLAY THIS LIKE A RUN-AND-GUN! (as should be obvious) The mechanics of this game and your gear will not help you in the slightest and you will die easily. Which brings me, sadly, to the next part...

NON-SNIPING PARTS: Due to the poor mechanics of this game and the overall design, the hardest, most annoying, and least fun parts were the ones where you have to use an assault rifle in a 3-man team. Recoil is terrible, accuracy is non-existant, and everyone else can take you out since they are shooting from all directions. Simply AWFUL! No other words needed to articulate this problem. Oh yeah, and the AI is either incredibly clueless or has the perception of a hawk, depending on your current status or location in a given mission. (sometimes the game just "automatically" made me detected even though I was never spotted and never raised an alert).

I only recommend this game IF you buy it for less than $5. Otherwise, wait till the price drops. The sneaking and sniping through the jungle was a fun experience without a doubt and outweighs the terrible assault mechanics.
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Dragonklaw
24.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Just a poor alround game, going from sniper to FPS and even spotter. Major glitch in findig the secrets as a few don't show up as found. Hostiles have better eye sight than an eagle with binos. Save your money buy Sniper Elite a true sniper game. 2/10 and that's being kind!!!
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alnmickd
11.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
DOESNT WORK ON MY WINDOWS 10 8GB RAM INTEL CORE i3 BUT IT SAYS IVE PLAYED IT EVERYTIME I TRY TO START IT BUT HAVENT GOT TO PLAY IT ON THIS COMPUTER AT ALL EVEN WITH ALL UPGRADES
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DarkSideofThorn
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 22
wtf is this
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Christingous
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
Really awesome game, smooth gameplay, nice headshots and so on
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Jazzy Becker
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
hmm 0.1 hrs and then crash , what happen
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Sad Seal
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 14
I don't remember buying this
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dead zombie
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 14
Stupid Game. Bug out in one mission and there are no way to bypass it.
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tolyngee
14.9 hrs
Posted: August 10
I hate when the AI glitches in spots that are supposed to be 100% stealth. They see you and always kill you. (stealth part at a bridge where you go into the water below. They see you, they kill you. It's a glitch, it's not supposed to work that way. But everything, including restarting the level, does NOT fix the glitch. You die.) God mode is the only way to get past such glitches. I've played the game a number of times (speed runs), and I've seen non-progress glitches happen at least twice. One time, even restarting the level did not fix it. Only God Mode saved the day. It's a mediocre but okay game, but the glitches make it a "not recommend". Worth playing for a few of the stealth missions.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Ghost..?? hiding in anywhere always be discovered by AI
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102 of 120 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 23, 2014
A serious sniping game. Lurking in the bush, finding a good position and placing one single, perfect shot, only to sneak away unseen and leaving not a trace. Like the shadow of a ghost in the jungle. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is just about as far from this ideal as it is possible to come.

As a sniper, your primary tool lies simply in not being seen. This would typically entail you wanting to stay off roads, footpaths and other places where people usually travel. In S:GW, you can only dream of this. The area in which you can move is so narrow, you'd get claustrophobia if it weren't for the fact that it looks relatively pretty. The catch is, there are so many invisible walls, idiotically placed fences (which you cannot jump over, of course), stupid fishing nets across the creek (which you cannot cut, even though you're carrying a knife), columns that just happened to have fallen just so, etc. etc.

The whole game is pretty much based on railroading of the highest order: You have to go there, to that exact rock shelf, before the victim decides to stroll out of his cabin. At one point, you are actually told to place a claymore on the path "in case there's a chase". (Three guesses what happens just after you take the shot ...)

Sight adjustments though. At least they have that down, right? As if ... you're left relying on Kentucky Windage. Because the game is actually simulating wind. You even have a wind gauge that is visible in the scope, to help you place your shots properly. That would be handy, if it hadn't been for the fact that the wind is completely random. But they've solved that problem for you as well: You see, you have a tiny red circle travelling around the crosshairs, which tells you precisely where your bullet will hit. All so you don't have to worry about boring things like finding the range or elevation relative to your target. Because who would want that in a sniper game. Oh, and is that magic circle moving too fast for you? Don't worry, you can just press shift to go into bullet-time. /facepalm

But they do have bullet-drop, so they have at least modelled ballistics to some degree. Yay.

So, you know where you'll hit before you fire your shots. Or so you would think. Well, you'll just have to hope that the chain-link fence through which you're shooting, is of the type that bullet's can actually penetrate. Because not everything is as it seems in this game. You can shoot through (some) walls, but not through all chain-link fences. You can jump up on a ledge only to meet an invisible wall 10 cm further in, etc. etc.

With so many things about which to be annoyed, it seems almost banal to point out that the level design is hopelessly bad (e.g. the obvious railroading) and that the scenarios are completely unrealistic. For example: you're asked to sneak into the middle of a military installation carrying a weapon whose optimum range is >300m. Luckily, the AI is so moronic, it doesn't really matter: You can be lying on the other side of a river, taking out infantry in a village chock full of them, and they won't bat an eyelid when their friend mysteriously decides to start the siesta 8 hours prematurely. 2 meters away from them. The loud bang immediately following is obviously completely unrelated. But don't try to walk up-right behind an enemy instead of crouching like you've learned, because then they've suddenly got superman-hearing and flash-reflexes and you're dead before you even have time to jump.

At some point in time, I think the developers realized that they weren't really working on the worlds greatest sniper game, because in the middle of the game you suddenly change roles and run around like a regular infantryman with an M16 or similar rifle. And if the game is lousy as a sniper game, it really sucks as a standard "run & gun". Everything is still just as fricking scripted: The enemies come running only once you walk through the gate (which is of course your only choice of route) and your allies faithfully wait for you to be a pointman and advance the battle. Meanwhile, they're busy, locked in an eternal gunfight with the AI, none of whom seem to be able to hit the broad side of a barn. So it is in fact an illusion that you have helpers in the grunt scenarios. In reality, you're just as alone there as you are in the forest. The only difference is you're playing an abysmal infantry game instead of a boring sniper game.

Small blessings and everything, but I'm so glad I followed my gut feeling and didn't fork out for this game at full price, but waited for the infamous holiday sale. But even at todays low, low price, this game isn't worth it.
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58 of 66 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
The game is definitely not recommended for the following reasons
  - The game is buggy
  - AI uses Aimbot + Wallhack up too unbearable form
  - AI has more precise weapons over unlimited distances (kills you with a heavy machine gun across the map)
  - Allied troops (AI) are absolutely useless. Not killing enemies and in 90% enemy totally ignoring them
  - Hard difficulty is a joke because of the previously mentioned problems
  - The story is common
  - Possibilities movement are ridiculous (not climb the fence, jumping useless)
  - Low animations and fight options are low
  - Multiplayer plays about 20 people and feels like it's not finished

update (7th june 2016) :
- unable to host games or join friend games.


CZECH:
Hru rozhodně nedoporučuji a to z následujících důvodů
- hra je zabugovaná
- AI používá Aimbot+Wallhack až v příliš nesnesitelné formě
- AI má přesnější zbraně na neomezenou vzdálenost (zabije vás s těžkým kulometem přes celou mapu)
- Spojenecké jednotky (AI) jsou naprosto k ničemu. Nic nezabijí a nepřátelé je v 90% naprosto ignorují
- Hard obtížnost je vtip díky již zmíněným problémům
- Příběh je obyčejný
- Možnosti pohybu jsou směšné (nelze přelézt plot, skákání neužitečné)
- Animace průměrné a možnosti souboje značně osekané
- Multiplayer hraje asi 20 lidí a působí nedodělaně
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
The first Sniper experience is a very bad one. Make no mistake: the game looks decent and there's a lot of emphasis on the sniping action which feels a lot of fun. The features section of the game's store page highlights the importance of weather, wind and how the bullet trajectory / drop can be affected by them. It's all good but just not enough to result in a good game.

Campaign is short and extremely difficult. While sniping is fun you are told exactly where to go and what to do. It is so heavily scripted that under no circumstances do you feel you should try it again. From time to time you are in the shoes of a soldier only allowed to handle rifles or SMGs. Fighting with these is very difficult. It has nothing to do with how these weapons work: the enemy can just easily spot you and shoot you down. This switching back and forth from the easy sniping and the very hard gunning sequences just makes the game unplayable.

In addition to this, I was unable to find any games online. Not that after the horrible single player I wanted any. Sniper Ghost Warrior is an original game: its creators knew a lot of people liked sniping so they developed a game with that in mind. It was just not executed properly. If they had taken the time to refine the campaign and completely get rid of the non-sniper weapons this would have easily been on top of the list of my favourite games.
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38 of 51 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
"The most realistic sniping experience in a video game ever" that is a big steaming pile of BS right in the beginning of the key features. So called sniping experience is: slow up time shoot AI, rinse and repeat.

AI does not give a flying f***, if you shoot another one in its fov, it does not hear you shooting either. But dear god if you manage to get its attention, suddenly Übermensch, hitting you with every bullet from its assault rifle from vast distances as soon as you even pop your head up.

Maps are tunnels and game does not even try to hide that, aka. invisible walls everywhere.

Your "sniping experience" is every now and then stopped and you have to do some pure FPS missions, adding even more stink to this pile.

The rant could go on and on..

TL;DR If given for free then maybe, just maybe, worth it.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Pros

  • The game features fairly decent sniping mechanics. It takes into account distance, bullet drop, momentum and wind which makes shooting a bit more engaging that just pointing the reticle at the enemy and firing. If all of this sound daunting to you, don't fret. The game does feature “aim assist” in the form of a dot that lets you know where to fire from.
  • The story is not THAT bad (its not good though)

Cons

  • The game is riddled with bugs and clipping issues
  • The game suffers from some hit detection issue. Sometimes shooting straight at a guy will not register and if an enemy is being any type for foliage he will not get hit at all.
  • The A.I is pretty stupid and seems to be activate when you look at them which is weird.
  • The sound design is just bad. The voice acting is not that great, the enemies have the exact same dialogue from the beginning of the game to the end and the sound effects are pretty poor.. At several point in the game I have heard Soldier A and Soldier B having a conversation where both were saying the exact same lines.
  • The game is very short. I finished the main campaign on Normal in three and half hour and the dlc campaign in about one hour. There is another challenge mode that I did not touch.



Looking at the Pros and Cons it seems as though the game is not worth playing but I have found myself enjoying every moment of the game. It is campy, it is buggy and never rises above mediocre but it was just fun; Sneaking around sniping people, seeing your plan of attack succeed or even just hitting a guy while he is running were all very fulfilling. I recommend the game to people that can overlook some of its flaws and focus on the good that is in there (however little that is).
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
This game is dead. The storyline was bad, the AI could see you 500m away with the naked eye while hiding in a bush at night, suppressors do not work, you need to stab yourself in the eye with a needle to regenerate health, every mission is basically repeated, physics are ♥♥♥♥♥ and u cnt 360 claymore switch ladder stall FaZe noscope.
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
Lets make first things first: This game isn't so bad at all, if you have no expectations.
If you really want a good sniper game, go one with Sniper Elite V2 and the following ones.

However, if you play through the levels it feels like this game can't decide what it wants to be. A stealthy sniper game - like you would expect from the name? A common military FPS shooter? In the end, nothing of this feels right as it should.

In the stealth missions it's hard to stay undetected. Even if you really try - the so-called KI spots you 10km far away, they raise the alarm immediately and you don't have a chance to turn it off. You shoot with a silenced weapon? Everyone else in a distance about 20m seems to be aware of that shot.

Nevertheless, in the levels you play the opposite side you just try to go in like Rambo. The recoil of the assault rifle is rediculous. I couldn't get a clear shot with it and mostly died because my character seems to be the only target for the enemy while two of your KI-friends stands around and shoot everything that moves. That makes it nearly impossible to play it on hard (for the achievements).
I don't mind neither the linearity of this game nor the invisible walls. But the controlls and the gameplay itselfs are so bad that I didn't mind to play forward anymore.

You can get it very cheap out of a bundle? Feel free to buy it, but don't pay the whole price for it. It's not worth it.

Personal rating:

-5.0/10.0-
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Save yourself couple of bucks or just get sniper elite instead.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
A nice first attempt, but some seriously broken mechanics stop this game from being good. The sniper sections are fine, if a little monotonous. But the parts of this game that make me slam my head on the desk and give it a negative review are the assault sections.

In these sections you are given an M4 rifle and tasked with killing a lot of enemies in close quarters. The recoil on the M4 is so high (way higher than a real 223 round would ever give), that it is basically trial and error killing the enemies, since the gun lacks a semi-automatic option. There are enough of these sections that, especially on the harder difficulties, completing the game can become something nightmarish requiring repeated attempts of the same gunfight.

But the game is mainly focussed around the sniping experience, so I wish those assault sections didn't even exist. The sequel is much better and is a game that I would actually recommend, thankfully void of any annoying parts like that.
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