Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3: The third entry in the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series seems to be packed with all the elements that were sorely missed in the first two games, and in the words of developers CI Games officials themselves, this will be their biggest game yet. For us fans of the tactical shooter genre, whatever we have heard about Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 till now sounds pretty good. Well, all except for the numerous delays. If the creators could adhere to the schedule that was planned initially, we would all be playing the game right now instead of writing about it.
But that hasn’t happened, and while we are disappointed, we know that the extra time is being well utilized by the folks over at the Polish studio to churn out a truly memorable title. After all, it is their first attempt at creating a title in the series on a triple-A production level. And while the wait has been long, it hasn’t been entirely barren. The devs have given out updates at regular intervals, showing us how Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will radically differ from the first two games. And that is a welcome change.
Amidst all the popular sniping games out there, the earlier games in the franchise somewhat failed to stand out. So instead of crying over the delays, we are really excited. For those who think another Sniper: Ghost Warrior game could not be worth your time, read on. For those who are willing to give it a shot (no pun intended), let us know what you think of the upcoming game. For now, though, let’s dig right in.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Storyline and What to Expect
So what really makes Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 so special compared to the 2010 original and its immediate sequel? The answer is, nearly everything. In a way, it is good to know that CI Games is well-aware of the areas that require special attention, and if that has led them to focus on delivering something absolutely massive, then we’re good. In Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, players will play as the retired marine John North. North has been deployed at Georgia, somewhere near the Russian border. The mission is to stop an ugly war between some of the most powerful nations in the world from erupting by hunting down the enemy and stopping him in his tracks. There’s a lot on the line, and the player must succeed in the mission.
Playing Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will require players to combine several skills at once, much like the game’s protagonist. According to CI Games, you will have to play as an all-around modern day combat specialist and not just a sniper. Modern day snipers are trained in all combat-related areas to handle any situation that they may encounter, and that’s exactly what the player has to do in the game. There’s stealth, obviously, but there’s also a whole lot of fighting at close quarters along with the chance to carry out an all out, one-man ambush.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Gameplay and Features
Coming to the more interesting details of the upcoming game, there’s a lot here for us to see in terms of sheer upgrades. Like its predecessors, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a first-person tactical shooter sniping game. But like any modern game, it refuses to be cloistered. From what we have seen or heard so far, the gameplay can only be described as dynamic, for almost every outcome depends on the decisions you make. Let’s take a look at all the features of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 that go into making it one of the most-anticipated titles of 2017.
A True Open World: Of course, this happens to be one of the first things that we got to know about the game. According to the game’s creators, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will feature expansive maps, each equipped with a slew of locations for the player to explore. This paves the way for our protagonist to be able to traverse across varied landscapes, all of which can be dangerous, and all of which can be the locations for the next mission. The open maps also make room for a number of side quests, which the player can partake in when they’re not playing the main mission.
Dynamic Gameplay: The narrative will take a non-linear approach, and players will be able to make use of everything that they encounter on the way to their advantage. The game will also have a dynamic weather system, which will affect the gameplay. In Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, there are multiple approaches that you can adapt to complete a mission. When you commence on a particular one, the game will show you some recommended approaches, but you have the freedom to create your own. But keep in mind the fact that everything you do will have consequences of their own. This is one of the many things that makes this new game unique compared to the earlier games. In Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, according to the creators, every bullet counts- so make sure that you have planned your kills strategically. As a lone fighter stranded amidst enemy territory, decision-making is key. For this purpose, you will be aided by a host of weapons, and you have the option to trade with locals to get new ones.
Missions: There are numerous missions in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 to complete, but playing them will require a ton of forethought. The creators have insisted that there always be a backup plan to keep you from being attacked by the enemy. The most important factor here is that the player will be able to choose between three different approaches. These include adopting the Sniper approach, the Ghost approach, and the Warrior approach. Each comes with its own advantages and purposes. When you take the Sniper approach, you try to take out the enemy from a distance by targeting and executing. The Ghost approach is for missions that require you to infiltrate bases while being completely invisible. In this mode, players will have to take full advantage of their environments and take out the enemy from the inside without being noticed. As a Warrior, however, you will have to adapt a whole different technique. But you need to have a backup plan before you go in all guns blazing. Because you won’t be able to hide, you should make use of your presence by extracting valuable information from the enemies that you capture.
In these missions, the player will also be aided by some handy tools. Make sure to update all the mission information on your in-game laptop, which is also what will provide you with a basic idea about the next mission. We say basic because in-depth intel can only be gathered by curious observation while on the mission. Your laptop will also let you make purchases and upgrade your loadout before heading out. There are weapons, suits, binoculars, knives, and a host of other things to choose from.
Customizable Weapons and Vehicles: Obviously, you will have a great many numbers of weapons to choose from. There are sniper rifles, sidearms, grenades, and blades on offer. But the best part is that everything can be upgraded according to your resources. You can even craft your own from useful things that you may find on your way. Trading is also a handy option in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. Even vehicles are upgradeable for those who wish to use one, and they can serve as mobile safe houses and weapons storage when you’re on your mission. But using an open road vehicle may attract unwanted attention, so use them at your own risk.
Drones: One of the nifty additions to the third entry in the series is the advantage of being able to deploy drones. These advanced gadgets are what makes Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 very different from a normal run-and-shoot title. The drones will help you scout out enemy locations from a distance and mark down the lurking enemies. However, like everything else, we need to be careful while using them, as attracting enemy attention will result in attack.
Better Graphics and Improved AI: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is said to come with upgraded enemy AI. This makes them extremely responsive and therefore difficult to evade. Additionally, it appears that the new game’s graphics have been given a huge boost compared to the earlier games in the series. These changes have been made possible by the new engine that the game has been built on.
New Multiplayer Mode: Though Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was initially announced as a single-player game, the makers have recently announced that there will be a multiplayer, though it will act more like an extension of the solo campaign.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Trailer and Footage
The creators have released trailers and gameplay walkthroughs for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. Though it may be that the final product will look very different (read: improved) from what we have seen in these, go through them to know what we have been raving about for so long.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Release Date and Platforms
CI Games had initially planned to launch the new game in early 2016, but improvements and modifications inevitably resulted in several delays. As of now, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is scheduled to be released on April 25, 2017. The platforms it will be playable on are the Microsoft PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
We’re sure you understand why we’re so excited to try out this game, and by this time we’ve got you pretty hyped too. It is all the better that the devs understand exactly what went wrong with the last two games and are hard at work to deliver something superb. If you liked our post, or have any suggestions to make, or simply want to tell us why you’re looking forwards to Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, let us know in the comments below. Meanwhile. check out our post on the future of the Borderlands series.