Best Realistic Sniper Games?

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#1 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
What are the best sniper games or games with levels in which you play as a sniper? I really enjoy being a sniper in games - all my custom classes in CoD4 are snipers.
#2 Posted by chester706 (3856 posts) -
Halo is another one.
#3 Posted by AdrianWerner (28228 posts) -
OperationFlashpoint, Delta Force and SNiper Elite
#4 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -

SNiper maps are hard to really pick as something special.

Almost all FPS games have a Sniper rifle, and almost all FPS games have maps really built for the snipers to run wild.

Out of the more recent games id say THe Bloc in COD 4 and Narrows in Halo 3 are fun maps to snipe people on.

#5 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
Halo is another one.chester706


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...
#6 Posted by ZanyIce (146 posts) -
I like to camp/snipe in CoD4. The Battlefield games are good for sniping as are the Ghost Recon games. I like to snipe in Halo too, infact I like sniping in every game :D
#7 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -
[QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.Taalon


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

Its a game where a sniper can really own an entire map, there are plenty of maps that are good for snipers.

And Team SNipers is a game on specific levels.
#8 Posted by stephant_6 (1758 posts) -
The Battlefield games have always had great sniping. Sitting in a helicopter sniping fools on the ground is great fun.
#9 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
[QUOTE="Taalon"][QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.jg4xchamp


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

Its a game where a sniper can really own an entire map, there are plenty of maps that are good for snipers.

And Team SNipers is a game on specific levels.



Following that logic, he could have said any FPS game.
#10 Posted by KrazyKenKutarag (1905 posts) -
This
#11 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -
[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="Taalon"][QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.Taalon


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

Its a game where a sniper can really own an entire map, there are plenty of maps that are good for snipers.

And Team SNipers is a game on specific levels.



Following that logic, he could have said any FPS game.

First Person shooters in general all have some great sniper moments, maps, or levels.

YOur question was best sniper games?

COD 4 isnt a sniper game if Halo 3 isnt

neither is Battlefeild

Counterstrike

or anything else. There are some shooters that really have excellent sniper maps for the MP but arent completely built around being a full on sniper game.
#12 Posted by hellhund (1984 posts) -
Silent Scope
#13 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
[QUOTE="Taalon"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="Taalon"][QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.jg4xchamp


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

Its a game where a sniper can really own an entire map, there are plenty of maps that are good for snipers.

And Team SNipers is a game on specific levels.



Following that logic, he could have said any FPS game.

First Person shooters in general all have some great sniper moments, maps, or levels.

YOur question was best sniper games?

COD 4 isnt a sniper game if Halo 3 isnt

neither is Battlefeild

Counterstrike

or anything else. There are some shooters that really have excellent sniper maps for the MP but arent completely built around being a full on sniper game.



I said sniper levels - CoD4 would be listed because a good chunk of the game is all about playing as a sniper. Halo 3 just has a sniper rifle as a gun.
#14 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -

It has like 2 missions with the sniper, and they arent even all sniper. THe other guns are used as well.

THe beginning portion of the ark is built around Sniping(or easier if you snipe).

TItle says Best Sniper Game, and you said Sniper game or level.

Multiplayer is a big part in most shooters. and there are good sniper maps in all 3 of the Halo games. So why should halo not be counted?

#15 Posted by jaisimar_chelse (1931 posts) -

The Battlefield games have always had great sniping. Sitting in a helicopter sniping fools on the ground is great fun.stephant_6

lol i always do that.

#16 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28560 posts) -

[QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.Taalon


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

no it must not be! it doesn't have a sniper rifle in the game, and no oh my it doesn't have these really big long maps. which is basically what a sniper map is, a big long wide open map with lots of hidey hos....nope its got none of those. lol

best sniper game and maps we're the delta force games up to black hawk down *BHD sucked mega sucked* but before it the maps we're huge! sniping people from a mile away was common practice something you dont see emulated in cod4 or battlefield 2, and you had to account for wind in later delta force games and they introduced the corilas affect in the 2nd one where you had to shoot above them from long distances.

*misses the awesomeness that was delta force*

#17 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -
Anyway Counterstrike and the Opp were alot of fun sniping. Some good maps with some good camp spots as well. Good times.
#18 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -

It has like 2 missions with the sniper, and they arent even all sniper. THe other guns are used as well.

THe beginning portion of the ark is built around Sniping(or easier if you snipe).

TItle says Best Sniper Game, and you said Sniper game or level.

Multiplayer is a big part in most shooters. and there are good sniper maps in all 3 of the Halo games. So why should halo not be counted?

jg4xchamp


Because my post specifically said sniper games or sniper levels. Two missions as a sniper counts far more than having a sniper rifle in the game. You have to assassinate someone with a sniper rifle, and then snipe the helicopter pilot, not to mention using your camo to sneak through the enemy base and silenty take them out. That's what being a sniper is, not just being able to use a sniper rifle in one level of a game.
#19 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28560 posts) -
[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"]

It has like 2 missions with the sniper, and they arent even all sniper. THe other guns are used as well.

THe beginning portion of the ark is built around Sniping(or easier if you snipe).

TItle says Best Sniper Game, and you said Sniper game or level.

Multiplayer is a big part in most shooters. and there are good sniper maps in all 3 of the Halo games. So why should halo not be counted?

Taalon



Because my post specifically said sniper games or sniper levels. Two missions as a sniper counts far more than having a sniper rifle in the game. You have to assassinate someone with a sniper rifle, and then snipe the helicopter pilot, not to mention using your camo to sneak through the enemy base and silenty take them out. That's what being a sniper is, not just being able to use a sniper rifle in one level of a game.

you only snipe in a whole level once in cod4 the other one you later on get to snipe and use other weapons...so i guess that counts COD4 out as well, you can CHOOSE to use a sniper on most levels and in multiplayer on halo3 as well as cod4.

#20 Posted by JiveT (8618 posts) -
Silent Scope in the arcade had a big old sniper rifle. I only got to play it once but I found it very uncomfortable and hard to use.
#21 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -

[QUOTE="Taalon"][QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.WilliamRLBaker



Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

no it must not be! it doesn't have a sniper rifle in the game, and no oh my it doesn't have these really big long maps. which is basically what a sniper map is, a big long wide open map with lots of hidey hos....nope its got none of those. lol



I never said it doesn't have sniper maps, nor did I say it lacks a sniper rifle. What I did say was that it has no missions or levels based around being a sniper and using the weapons, which is what I asked for.
#22 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28560 posts) -

Silent Scope in the arcade had a big old sniper rifle. I only got to play it once but I found it very uncomfortable and hard to use.JiveT

I loved the silent scope games and i found them very comfy to use just not for more then 30 minutes.

P.S: taloon you should have specified games centered around sniping, cause COD4 has one level where the premise is sniping and only sniping and thats all ghillied up and its really not based around sniping its based around killing a dude then hiding for the rest of the game till the end.

#23 Posted by TheMistique (1421 posts) -
crysis in any online map has the best sniping possible if you are good enough to stay hidden you can see half the whole map at some points. it doesnt get any better.
#24 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -

And then you have to go through an empty building watching out for guard dogs. Shoot them with a pistol or snap there neck.

Either way the entire mission wasnt all sniper.

And Multiplayer counts. Sniper rifle as a weapon, maps designed to benefit snipers. If we wanna make this only campaign, then personally that mission was fun but thats it. NOthing special, nothing amazing, and not even the games best moments.

Personal Opinion, great sniper levels are great sniper maps, becasue sniping actual human players is alot more fun and more skillful then a campaign mission that can become routine.

#25 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -

[QUOTE="JiveT"]Silent Scope in the arcade had a big old sniper rifle. I only got to play it once but I found it very uncomfortable and hard to use.WilliamRLBaker

I loved the silent scope games and i found them very comfy to use just not for more then 30 minutes.

P.S: taloon you should have specified games centered around sniping, cause COD4 has one level where the premise is sniping and only sniping and thats all ghillied up and its really not based around sniping its based around killing a dude then hiding for the rest of the game till the end.



My name isn't Taloon, it's Taalon. And I'm pretty sure "sniper games or games with sniper levels" is pretty specific as to what I was asking.

And then you have to go through an empty building watching out for guard dogs. Shoot them with a pistol or snap there neck.

Either way the entire mission wasnt all sniper.

And Multiplayer counts. Sniper rifle as a weapon, maps designed to benefit snipers. If we wanna make this only campaign, then personally that mission was fun but thats it. NOthing special, nothing amazing, and not even the games best moments.

Personal Opinion, great sniper levels are great sniper maps, becasue sniping actual human players is alot more fun and more skillful then a campaign mission that can become routine.

jg4xchamp


You were playing as a sniper for a good chunk of the game. Being a sniper isn't only using a sniper rifle, it's stealth and being able to get away from the scene quickly. I'm pretty sure snipers have to escape through empty buildings, they don't just teleport.

I never said multiplayer doesn't count - but saying that being able to use a sniper rifle well in some Halo maps makes it a sniper game makes no sense. Level =/= map.
#26 Posted by htotheo (2759 posts) -
team fortress 2 definately has some of the best sniper levels imo best class in tf2.
#27 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -
[QUOTE="WilliamRLBaker"]

[QUOTE="JiveT"]Silent Scope in the arcade had a big old sniper rifle. I only got to play it once but I found it very uncomfortable and hard to use.Taalon

I loved the silent scope games and i found them very comfy to use just not for more then 30 minutes.

P.S: taloon you should have specified games centered around sniping, cause COD4 has one level where the premise is sniping and only sniping and thats all ghillied up and its really not based around sniping its based around killing a dude then hiding for the rest of the game till the end.



My name isn't Taloon, it's Taalon. And I'm pretty sure "sniper games or games with sniper levels" is pretty specific as to what I was asking.

And then you have to go through an empty building watching out for guard dogs. Shoot them with a pistol or snap there neck.

Either way the entire mission wasnt all sniper.

And Multiplayer counts. Sniper rifle as a weapon, maps designed to benefit snipers. If we wanna make this only campaign, then personally that mission was fun but thats it. NOthing special, nothing amazing, and not even the games best moments.

Personal Opinion, great sniper levels are great sniper maps, becasue sniping actual human players is alot more fun and more skillful then a campaign mission that can become routine.

jg4xchamp


You were playing as a sniper for a good chunk of the game. Being a sniper isn't only using a sniper rifle, it's stealth and being able to get away from the scene quickly. I'm pretty sure snipers have to escape through empty buildings, they don't just teleport.

I never said multiplayer doesn't count - but saying that being able to use a sniper rifle well in some Halo maps makes it a sniper game makes no sense. Level =/= map.

Majority of the COD 4 campaign is assualt rifle and really you can burn most of the game without the sniper rifle with the exception of the mission that follows all ghillied up. Same with Halo 3 and other shooters. If a game is a "sniper game" shouldnt most of it be a sniper game by your logic. Considering Halo 3 isnt worthy enough to have a map good enough for sniping.

He said Halo is good for some great sniping, i mentioned a map where sniping is a ton of fun.

ANd no offense but by your own logic COD 4 isnt a sniper game.

THe last mission, the first mission, charlie dont surf, the bog, warpig, safehouse, etc are enough reasons why COD 4 isnt a sniper game, because many of those missions didnt even need a sniper rifle.
#28 Posted by XturnalS (5018 posts) -

ThisKrazyKenKutarag

nice, very fun, And my vote would have to go to SILENT SCOPE, its nothing but sniping!

But all the cods have been good for sniping I love to snipe in 4 and 3 I was just godly with a scoped kar98k

#29 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
Dude, will you bother to even listen to what I say? I never once said CoD4 was a sniper game, I said it had sniper levels rather than just the weapon. My original post asked for sniper games (which means games about sniping) or sniper levels (levels within a game where sniping is the focus). CoD4 is the latter. Don't make **** up.

Yes, Halo is fun for sniping. I realise that. But I'm getting annoyed with the way you're putting words in my mouth.
#30 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -

Fine,


ANyway as for another game, i guess battlefield kicked alot of ass as well. Especially with all those big maps.

#31 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -

Fine,


ANyway as for another game, i guess battlefield kicked alot of ass as well. Especially with all those big maps.

jg4xchamp


I prefer to use jets and tanks on the larger maps, but the smaller maps kick ass as a sniper. I can't recall the name, but I remember a map where there is a huge rocket launching thing, and a big building nex to it. If a sniper climbs to the top of the rocket, he'll win the round by himself. I went over to my friend's house and we would sit there are just kill the entire team every time they came down the hill - they never saw us!
#32 Posted by jg4xchamp (51450 posts) -

I cant believe i didnt say this but Goldeneye. I actually enjoyed using it in that one map where there was like an attic or something up top.

ALso the map where you can go outside into the snow(but its only like a few feet big, and most of the map is inside. Sniping on those maps was just too much fun.

It was terrible by todays standards, but back then wow i had alot of fun with the sniperrifle......although i was more of a mine whore on every other map.

#33 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
I was never a Nintendo kid, more of a Sony. My first console was the Sega Genesis but I've usually had Playstations so I never got the chance to play Goldeneye. I'll give it a try.
#34 Posted by Rob_101 (3291 posts) -
Crysis is really fun to snipe in. singleplayer and multi. You can find a good spot on the map, equip sniper rifle with long range scope, lay down in a bush, go invisible, dominate other team.... Ahhh good times, I loved doing that in multi.
#35 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
Crysis is really fun to snipe in. singleplayer and multi. You can find a good spot on the map, equip sniper rifle with long range scope, lay down in a bush, go invisible, dominate other team.... Ahhh good times, I loved doing that in multi.Rob_101


My Crysis doesn't work online :(

I have a downloaded copy and a purchased one and neither work. Something to do with Punkbuster, but I've tried everything.
#36 Posted by linkin_guy109 (8864 posts) -
for death effects and satisfaction gears...all that head popping goodness is just satisfying, but as for a sense of realism im gonna go with the mission off of cod4 where you had to bring the corealis effect into your shot, a long with the wind, it was a really fun part of the game, too bad you only got to do one shot like that
#37 Posted by rolo107 (5470 posts) -

[QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.Taalon


Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

CoD4 isn't a sniper game either... It has sniper rifles in it, doesn't make it a sniper game by your reasoning. Since Halo has a sniper rifle in it but is not a sniper game.... Halo has levels inclined to snipers, but you can always play it differently. on The Bloc in CoD4 I do a lot of non-sniping. Lots of run and gun, and it works for me. You don't have to snipe, just like Narrows on Halo 3 is a great sniping map, but you don't have to snipe.... I don't follow your logic.

#38 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -

[QUOTE="Taalon"][QUOTE="chester706"]Halo is another one.rolo107



Halo isn't a sniper game, nor does it have any sniper levels...

CoD4 isn't a sniper game either... It has sniper rifles in it, doesn't make it a sniper game by your reasoning. Since Halo has a sniper rifle in it but is not a sniper game.... Halo has levels inclined to snipers, but you can always play it differently. on The Bloc in CoD4 I do a lot of non-sniping. Lots of run and gun, and it works for me. You don't have to snipe, just like Narrows on Halo 3 is a great sniping map, but you don't have to snipe.... I don't follow your logic.



Have you read a single part of this thread? I've explained myself many times.

I never once said CoD4 is a sniping game. I said that it has levels where you play as a sniper and are designed to be played as a sniper. Yes, Halo allows you to play as a sniper but that's not the general idea of the levels. Sniper games or levels are games or levels designed as a sniper.
#39 Posted by Mercenary343 (568 posts) -

Halo.

It has 2 good snipers (sniper and beam rifle), good maps for sniping, and even has alot of game-modes that focus on sniping (shotty snipers, team snipers, etc.)

TC - you should of put "realistic sniper games", because the way you described it, Halo is a sniper game, just not as realistic due to Halo being a futuristic shooter.

#40 Posted by Wartzay (2036 posts) -
dont use a no cd crack.
#41 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -
dont use a no cd crack.Wartzay


What? I own the game but I like to use a crack because the discs go missing.
#42 Posted by bobbetybob (19307 posts) -
If you want to be a proper sniper then Sniper Elite is the game to go for, watch some videos on Youtube though as it may not be your cup of tea.
#43 Posted by SpigleyMcCheese (3242 posts) -

I hate snipers. I hate them so much. I once played an entire game of TF2 targetting only snipers, and anyone who defended those snipers. Sitting right at the back of a team expecting everyone to defend you while you ignore objectives in order to raise your kill count is not good. And not helpful.

Damn snipers...

#44 Posted by Lonelynight (30041 posts) -
Operation Flashpoint, I once made a map where me and another 3 snipers(Ai controlled) to get close to a group of soldiers and then start firing all at once, great fun
#45 Posted by Taalon (3424 posts) -

I hate snipers. I hate them so much. I once played an entire game of TF2 targetting only snipers, and anyone who defended those snipers. Sitting right at the back of a team expecting everyone to defend you while you ignore objectives in order to raise your kill count is not good. And not helpful.

Damn snipers...

SpigleyMcCheese


In CoD4 I snipe but I constantly move across the map, supporting my team-mates when and where they need it. I get bored just sitting around.

Another funny sniper story is on CoD4 last night I was playing a map (don't recall the name) and there is this really tall apartment building where an enemy was sniping from. I shot him and climbed all the way up and took over for my time. He then sneaked behind me and stabbed me, and from then on the rest of the game was me and him trying to stay up in the building. Great fun :D
#46 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Sniper Elite, Operation Flashpoint, ArmA
#47 Posted by EuroMafia (7026 posts) -
Too bad COD4's headshot system is crap. I'd say Rainbow Six Vegas is pretty realistic when it comes to it.
#48 Posted by TimeToPartyHard (1963 posts) -
Any game on a console or PC is going to be horribly unrealistic. You'd have to go to an arcade to get something even remotely close.
#49 Posted by NOODLES_07 (276 posts) -
Gears of war i seen my friend and this other guy battling it out with snipe all i heard was the pop sound and i seen my freind drop

gears of war amazing sniper game the heads come off
#50 Posted by Always-Honest (11261 posts) -
Rainbow six: Vegas 2 has a great sniping level. [spoiler] In Act 6 you are seperated from your team mates. it's a really big level where sniping is key [/spoiler]