Feeds
50%
Sniper Ghost Warrior

Sniper: Ghost Warrior

Quick fire insight

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Language barrier..

Sniper Ghost Warrior

Where did Saddam Hussein keep his CDs?

Talking of scripts, the Spanish spoken by guards is formed of roughly four or five conversations, which are not only reused throughout, but loop continuously during individual conversations, sometimes even after you've killed the guards. Perhaps not too distracting for people who don't understand the language, but for one who does, it was infuriating, and the complete antithesis of Red Dead Redemption's masterful voice acting in both languages.

Creating a compelling multiplayer offering was always going to be difficult for a game so focussed on sniping. But Ghost Warrior doesn't even achieve decent playability, with surprisingly condensed maps, in which limited distances all but negate sniping in favour of automatic riffles and silenced pistols.

Completing the litany of disappointments, frame rates stutter at times in places where you'd least expect them to, with few enemies on screen. And the PC version has only marginally better textures than the Xbox 360 version, although doesn't suffer from the screen tearing that blights that version.

Sniper Ghost Warrior

Red sky at night, everyone dies!

Verdict

Sniper Ghost Warrior fails on many levels. Bugs aside, however, it's biggest failure is to convince that sniping merits anything more than occasional cameo in regular shooters.

More Games Reviews

Demon's
Souls
Transformers:
War for Cybertron
Tiger Woods
PGA Tour 11
Singularity

Boost IT visibility and business value

50%
Sniper Ghost Warrior

Sniper: Ghost Warrior

A bug-ridden game whose premise is insufficiently fleshed out to help distinguish it from far superior shooters. Available on PC (tested) and Xbox 360 (£35)
Price: £20 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.