Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is a hybrid shooting video game released and developed by CI Games. It’s the second entry in the Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise and is an improved version of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, released last year. In this game the heroine, a former Special Forces operative known as Widowmaker, must again save her fatherland from a mysterious terrorist organisation. This time around though the terrorists have entered an underground casino, where they are using humans as bait. If they fail to do so then the casino’s security will be compromised, leading to more unfortunate fatalities.
The story in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 picks up shortly after the events of the first-person shooter video game. In the first game, Widowmaker was tracking down and killing terrorists via land and sea. In Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 she needs to do this same to take out a group of kidnappers, but she has also got to deal with an ongoing conflict between her and a sniper. I won’t give too much away, you have to play the game to understand what happens in each scene, but basically the sniper is controlling a machine gun, aiming at the targets she needs to get to, without accidentally shooting civilians in the process.
The story line in sniper ghost warrior contracts 2 is quite interesting, especially the way that it evolves around Widowmaker’s relationship with the sniper rifle. Initially she seems to be content to use the weapon to take out her enemies; however, she soon develops a more serious dislike for the gun and wants to use her trusty sniper rifle to protect herself and those around her. The duality of emotions is handled quite well, both during the scenes where she is holding the sniper rifle and when she isn’t; and it makes for some very interesting interactions between the heroine and her enemies. For example, one of the kidnappers that she kills in the game later in the game has a massive hatred for the government and specifically Widowmaker.
The storyline in sniper ghost warrior contracts 2 is very action-packed, there’s a whole lot of shooting, and a lot of explosions. There are also a few well-written dialogues to help make things more realistic and believable. For example, one character says: “You seem like you’re trying to use every available weapon to fight. That’s not very wise.” This is a good example, because although she is killing some people, she is also saving a lot of lives. Although some people might criticize this type of realism, it does its job very well in making the game less unrealistic.
The level design in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is quite nice too. Although the actual levels themselves are quite small, they’re filled with numerous objectives to complete. For example, one mission allows you to either snipe an enemy or sneak behind an enemy base and plant a bomb. On top of that, one of your main objectives is to kill a certain number of enemies with an assault rifle before going up against a group of enemy snipers. Throughout most of the game you’ll notice that you will encounter many different types of enemies. Some are heavily armed military troops, while others are regular soldiers that you have to take out with a machine gun.
The shooting part in sniper ghost warrior contracts 2 is excellent. The controls are quite accurate, and you are able to carefully aim at your target from a considerable distance. The weapon itself is quite realistic, as it replicates the firing process of a real firearm. Although it doesn’t have the highest muzzle velocity, it will still give you plenty of ammunition on target. The blood spattered on the screen do look quite gruesome, but if you’re playing for realism, then you probably won’t mind at all.
If you’re new to the spy game’s genre, you may not realize this, but Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 has one of the best tutorial missions available. Even if you haven’t played the first game, you should definitely check this out. It explains the basic controls and sniping fundamentals so that you understand them right away. And since this game is designed to simulate reality, you can expect to find plenty of real world scenarios as you complete your missions. For example, you may be given a list of objectives while you’re on a mission. When completing them, you can move onto the next objective, which usually involves capturing a flag or destroying a specific target.
Overall, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is an excellent first-person shooter with lots of unique features. If you enjoyed the first game, then you’ll love this second entry. Playing as a spy instead of a soldier puts you in control of a new story, and this time around, it’s set in outer space, so you’ll have to use your wits to succeed.