Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Review Roundup
What do critics think of the latest in the Sniper Ghost Warrior series?
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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, the latest in CI Games' shooter franchise, attempts to drive the series forward with the addition of an open world as well as a graphical boost provided by a generational jump over its PS3/Xbox 360 predecessors.
The developer has also spoken about wanting to expand the game with a "unique" multiplayer mode, but it was announced today that no multiplayer is present at launch; instead, the multiplayer portion of the game will arrive in the third quarter of 2017 as part of a patch.
The game has also come under scrutiny for its lengthy loading times, which can reach up to five minutes on PlayStation 4 and have not been improved by the game's day one patch. Our critic, Richard Wakeling, experienced similar load times while playing the game for review, in which he awarded the game a 5/10.
He said the title has a "plethora of nagging glitches and technical problems" and stated they "make Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 difficult to recommend."
- Game: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
- Developer: CI Games
- Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Release: Out now
- Price: US $60 / £50 / AU $100
GameSpot -- 5/10
"Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 feels like a B-tier, budget-priced game. Even the predictable, profanity-laden story is reminiscent of the type of gritty B-movies Steven Seagal is known for. There's certainly merit to its accomplished sniping mechanics, especially when missions hone in on the planning and precise execution that makes playing as a sharpshooter so thrilling. Yet it falters whenever it veers away from its strengths, and the plethora of nagging glitches and technical problems are a persistent nuisance that make Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 difficult to recommend." -- Richard Wakeling [Full review]
Eurogamer -- No score
"Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 places care and attention into its gorgeous locations and robust missions and, most importantly, into the minutiae of the sniping experience. Unfortunately, it never quite delivers on its premise, and the pieces never come together as a cohesive whole. There's a lot to recommend here, but glitches, poorly polished areas and atrocious writing ensure this one shoots well wide of its mark." -- Jake Tucker [Full review]
Trusted Reviews -- 2/5
"Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 offers some of the most satisfying sniping you can imagine, but everything outside of that just feels too drab and lacklustre to truly make it standout." -- Simon Miller [Full review]
The Sixth Axis -- 6/10
"The relatively unique Georgian setting and the brewing civil war are all but set aside for a by the numbers story of revenge and betrayal, while Jon isn’t a very likeable protagonist. The various bugs and crashes also need to be addressed in future patches, as they can ruin the experience. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has the sniping down to a tee, which should be expected with the number of years CI has been working on the series, but the surrounding package could be better." -- Aran Suddi [Full review]
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