Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contract DEALS
SO after getting a copy and hearing and reading mixed reviews on this game, I thought “how bad can this game be?”
I put a considerable amount of hours into Contracts and a lot of the hours had me filled with frustration. This was due to my stupidity of putting it on the hardest setting at the beginning, but really, how bad could Hard Mode be? To answer that question would be a lengthy one.
There are 5 levels and 1 training level. The training levels are to teach you the fundamentals of the game. This includes learning about bullet drop, wind directions and distance. Ensuring you have the correct scope for each mission is paramount to ensure success. Also equipping a silencer on your weapons will keep you hidden. Also make sure you don’t miss more than one shot otherwise you will have a whole horde or enemies on your location.
These maps are very large! If you are typically a person who likes to play the game properly and be as stealthy as possible, you can easily spend nearly an hour or so playing a level. Incorporated into each level beside the Contracts, is a challenge. These challenges are based on certain actions. Whether to shoot 10 enemies through obstacles or do the whole level without raising the alarm, these challenges all start from the very easy to the more difficult. There are usually between 5-6 challenges on each level.
Included in each level is Bounties. These are essentially a named target in a certain part of the map that you must assassinate. However, they are surrounded by a lot of enemies. Stealth is definitely key here to aid success.
Contracts offer a good challenge to the stealthy first person shooter genre. The game boasts you using the many abilities, weapons and gadgets you have at your disposal and bought by in-game currency and mission stars, to be as stealthy as you can. However, if you prefer to be an all loud run n’ gun type of person then why the hell not. See how long you last.
Whilst playing on the hardest difficulty, stealth is definitely key here due to if being spotted, you could probably take a couple of bullets and then your dead. Not like playing on easy difficulty where you can escape from combat, hide and recover health. There could be some chance, if you’re lucky, to do this in Hard Mode but that is a slim chance.
Contracts has many weapons to use at your disposal but require in game contract money to make the purchases. Being how this is a sniper game, most snipers are quite costly without much difference between some. You can also buy different handguns like a Desert Eagle and also a machine gun for the Run n’ Gun situations. However, using your assault rifle is annoying as the sway and recoil on most of them can be uncontrollable especially at a slightly longer range.
The contracts themselves are illustrated well. At the start of the mission it presents you with a video clip which lasts around 2-3 minutes. This gives you a brief back story of their involvement into the basis of the game and also details all the side objectives you must complete before completing or should I say extracting from the level. The thing that annoys me this however, is you CANNOT skip this briefing video. So, if you’re the kind of person that likes to complete the set challenges that each level has, prepare to watch this video countless times!
Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contract
Contracts for me has a good mix of difficulty and story. Even though I showed frustration and sometimes anger towards the game (not through me being rubbish or impatient or anything…) I was really glad to get this fully completed. I don’t think this game is for everyone and I do think the slowed bullet camera kill perspective is a rip off from the Sniper Elite games by Rebellion.
- Good all round sniper game
- Amazing Graphics and details
- Well rounded challenges
- Unskippable cut-scenes
- Bullet cam could be more realistic
- Challenges can indicate multiple play-throughs
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