Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Features

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 Preview: Dumb, Loud and Proud

FeatureSniper Ghost Warrior 2 Preview: Dumb, Loud and Proud

City Interactive's follow-up shoots for triple-A status, but instead it looks like the perfect B-game.

Games, so the argument's been going recently, are predominantly dumb, trapped in an eternal adolescence and forever fixated with smut and gore. Some games are dumber than others, and some don't seem to care too much about their lack of smarts at all.

That's certainly the case with Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, an oafish but lovable first-person shooter that's got all the intellect of a straight-to-video '80s action flick. Importantly, it looks like it's got all the charm of a VHS classic too. It helps, perhaps, that the expectations have been set low for a sequel to a poorly received original that went on to do improbably well.

The premise of the first Sniper Ghost Warrior was simple enough: imagine an entire game focused on the original Modern Warfare's undoubted highlight, All Ghillied Up, promising stealth, headshots and slick tension. The execution, however, left a lot to be desired.

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