Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts leaves behind the fully open world from Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, and goes for a more Hitman like approach, with open areas offering a multitude of ways to go after your target. This is a welcome change, since it adds more focus to any given mission, and makes it so that a wide range of approaches can become viable, and everything becomes more crafted and well designed. Also, this gets rid of a lot of the downtime that was present in the previous game.
You take on various contracts, and are assigned targets accordingly – each of which take you to a new area. The maps are absolutely massive, and will require that you scout out ahead before engaging the targets. Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts also looks really good – some great lighting and particle effects grace both day and night times. Having this contract based format also allows for a lot of replay-ability, encouraging you to hone your tactics, and apply different strategies each time.
The enemy AI is also strong, and offers a good challenge. You also have a decent arsenal of weapons and gadgets. Also, special mention to a thrilling soundtrack, which does its job well. There are a few issues though – some bugs and glitches, and few hiccups, which was disappointing. But for the most part Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts is well worth playing – it has some of the best stealth sniping in the genre, and when it all goes to hell, the shooting is also pretty action packed.
- Great level design
- Tons of replayability
- Looks good
- Challenging AI
- Some minor bugs
- A few framedrops
Score – 8/10
Fulfill contracts that offer clear objectives with a fixed monetary reward and options to complete bonus challenges for payouts. With hundreds of ways to take down a wide range of targets, Contracts offers precise, strategic sniping gameplay at its absolute best.
- Play as a paid assassin; a hit man for hire, and beware of rival snipers who won’t hesitate to disrupt your best-laid plans.
- Open-ended contracts, bounties and challenges deliver strong replayability options to eliminate targets and collect cash to redeem for upgrades.
- An all-new Dynamic Reticle System offers the most realistic and intense sniping experience.
- Upgradeable AR Mask with the ability to scan the environment and highlight weakness or objects of interest.
- An arsenal of new gadgets to play with including drones, remote sniper turrets and gas grenades.
- Show off your stealth skills, execute silent takedowns and be rewarded for a strategic play style.
- Battle the brutal wilderness of Siberia and fight to survive the intensity of snow-covered mountains, lush forests and secret bases hidden deep in the mountainside.