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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Mixed (67 reviews) - 44% of the 67 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,041 reviews) - 58% of the 2,041 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Splitforces
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
For a game called Sniper: Ghost Warrior, they sure do like making you play a non-sniper. If you want a sniping game Sniper Elite offers everything you might want without any of the crap that Ghost Warrior shovels on.
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Sneaky Snek
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Both enemy and allied AI is a joke. After a few "stealth" missions you jump right into call of duty, making this game a waste of time and money. Couldn't even finish the game because it was so bad.
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R@MM$+E!N
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Lovr it just simply love it all sniper gamers should try it
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ChillyTortoise
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
keeps crashing
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Jay 어치
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 26
One of few games I feel bad about seeing in my steam library.
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Gh0stW4r ♻
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I think the game is really good. Especially the single-player, its with nice weapons but the story is a classic with one hero, you. And when you kill someone they don't immediately sound the alarm. The on-line really ruins the game much bugs and the more you kill you don't unlock weapons or things like that.
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Operator 'Pulse'
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
wtf even is this
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SniperBoy ☠☠☠
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
This is a okay game, theres alot of bugs and glitches, the story is poorly writing and the aiming is trush. Its a fun game to pass time. But they shouldent of added multiplayer achievements becouse no one plays multiplayer on it. Soo them last achievements you cant get sadly enough. I wouldent recommend buying this game
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blur
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
THIS GAME IS UPSIDE DOWN AND IN BLACK AND WHITE.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
The most realistic sniping experience in a video game ever, right down to managing your breathing for increased accuracy of sniper shots.

First of all, there is nothing realistic in this game what so ever. If by "managing your breathing" you mean press one button to instantly stabilise your aim, then yes.

Enjoy a fully realistic ballistic system that accounts for bullet trajectory, including bullet drop and environmental effects such as wind, fog & rain.

This is not true. The ballistic system does not follow wind at all. It it literally just random no matter what weather.

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


Wait, why would I want to destroy the immersion by taking me straight out of the game in a bullet cam? But why would I use 3 other sniper rifles when the automatic one comes with 300 bullets and you kill everyone in one hit anyway?

A variety of mission types ranging from sniper vs. sniper elimination, real-time tactical assault and fixed machine gun combat.

No, there is not a single mission where you fight other snipers. Maybe they are refering to the shotgunners that can hit you on 750 meter distances. There is one mission where you shoot one sniper, but never "Snipers".
Yes, you did not read that wrong. They just used fixed machine gun combat as a selling point.

Play as two separate characters: the sniper and the spotter.

There is one mission where you have to look in your binoculars and click on a few soldiers in the correct order. Otherwise you fail instantly. And your sniper budy can shoot through solid mountain and houses.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
bad story bad game worst mp ever
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Very,Very broken game. The shading in this makes me sick,the fact that its a "stealth" game is embarrassing. considering your character is basically god and barely takes any damage at all and deals out lots of it. Making the game boring and dumb as a large part of the game is just moving from A to B. Piled with a story with no depth at all, this game could've been great if it were more routes around doing things and more interactive with things such as side jobs and better stealth mechanics such as a grading of how the mission went and enemies doing more damage. Personally i'd rate this a 4/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
THIS GAME IS UPSIDE DOWN AND IN BLACK AND WHITE.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Not so 💩

First of all, Ghost Warrior is a massive improvement over Art of Victory (if you're clueless as to what that is, I envy you). You can tell a lot of effort was actually put in the development of this game and for a fistful of dollars it's worth getting. Still, it can be quite awful at times - while the first half of the campaing can be really fun, the rest is mostly terrible.

PROS

  • Nice graphics (especially when you inject some proper AA and AO)
  • Intuitive controls
  • Decent sniping mechanics
  • A few interesting missions
  • Three difficulty levels
  • Quicksave and quickload
  • Instant loading (well, I had it installed on SSDs in RAID0 :P)
  • Reasonably good voice acting
  • Multiplayer
  • Good optimisation
  • Steam achievements

CONS

  • Your character's hearbeat hovers between 80-210 beats per second
  • The FOV is too low
  • The parts, when you're not sniping are rather lame
  • Weak story and abrupt ending
  • Second half of the game - Act III is especially sh*tty
  • AI ranging from totally inept to Übermensch
  • Weird issues with the introductory and credits videos on Windows 8/8.1/10
  • Incredibly worthless secrets (=few lines of text)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
In my opinion one of the most terrible games I ever played.
The game graphic is nice, but thats the only positive thing about it. The game is terrible. The AI is like an idiot with an aimbot. And even the checkpoints are sometimes so god dmn stupid. I had to start mission a serval times because my teammates stuck in an wall.

I would 100% not recommend this
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93 of 109 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 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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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 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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33 of 39 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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