Percentile Rank

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 96 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

12%

Critics Recommend

Based on 96 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
Jun 14, 2017

Overall, SGW3 is a blast to play. With all the main and side missions included it offers plenty of gameplay to not get bored. The open world environment lets you go just about anywhere you want and complete everything at your own pace and the order you prefer. Aside from the long load time it is well worth the wait as once loaded there is not really any more waiting as you dive straight into the action. This game is fun, easy to play, and with a solid story behind it. I would recommend this to any open world game fan that enjoys sniping or even going in full blown rush with guns blazing.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 25, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a great sniping game let down by a mediocre open world, poor voice acting, technical hitches and terrible writing.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
May 5, 2017

But the worst thing of all is that I wanted to like Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. I can’t even bring myself to say it’s a bad game, as such, because underneath the problems there’s something genuinely fun and enjoyable just waiting to burst free, or in this case shuffle out in slightly embarrassed fashion once City Interactive has put out a few patches.

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Apr 24, 2017
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Impulsegamer
Unscored
Unscored
May 3, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is one of those titles that will absolutely appeal to those who love their sniper games. Attention to detail in that regard is on point and a pleasure to play. For those who want to get out and around the actual world, you might find that it gets a bit dull after time.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
May 5, 2017

Overall, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 isn’t a bad game at all. There’s definitely rewarding moments that come out of your own skills improving but it’s by no means a unique game in its class, often giving me flashback feelings of Sniper Elite or Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

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GuyLogicGaming
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 25, 2017
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Scored Reviews

PC Aficionado
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a surprising effort from CI Games. If there’s anything to take away, it’s a damn good time. The solid mechanics, the world, and crafting abilities really show the experience of CI Games, marking a pinnacle in the series. However, technical mishaps hold this game back from being truly great. Long loading times and occasional cheese dialogue keep in a realm just below AAA status.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
May 5, 2017

A slick sniping title in name, but one that also encourages creativity, delivers action, and demands adaptation, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is one hell of a ride. Although it has a lackluster story and a handful of minor issues, it's still an immensely enjoyable separatist kill fest set in the gorgeous open-world landscapes of former Soviet Georgia.

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Pixelophobia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 7, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior was not praised, but to appreciate the game you need to understand where it came from. It came in straight line from on-rails shooters and came a long way in terms of technology and quality. It's a great open-world game, the only one that allows us to experience both stunning visuals and sniping mechanics at the same time. You may wait a bit for a game to load, but it will not disappoint afterwards.

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IGN Italy
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is not realistic like ARMA III, but if you're looking for a first-person shooter with a tactical soul and an open-world setting, you'll be satisfied.

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VGProfessional
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a decent title which succeeds in what CI Games were aiming to do for the franchise. While it doesn't feel like a AAA title, with a long range of technical problems, the game is still above average, offering an decent adventure in an original Georgian setting, with lot of elements inspired by other large-scale open world shooter games. At least with this episode, CI Games has a decent formula that will probably get enhanced in its fourth sequel.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 24, 2017

The production value isn't as high as I'd hoped, but the game knows what it is and every mechanic and feature works together in tandem.

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Nation Fusion
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the next installment in the Ghost Warrior franchise. It offers a host of new features and a vast sandbox to explore. With a story that offers some great twists and turns Sniper Ghost Warrior is engaging and will keep you interested in playing. With the new additions the game still isn't as triple A as it wants to be, there is some serious lack of polish in some areas.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
May 4, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was solid, I had issues with it but the game was generally fine.

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Gert Lush Gaming
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Whilst loading times are a right pain, The core mechanics of the game are solid and fun

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Gamefa
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

We can easily say that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the best entry in this franchise yet. New gameplay mechanics, more action elements, nice level design and open world, add satisfying variability to the game and stop it from turns boring. But also the game has still some problems like terribly long loading times or graphical issues. Finally, we must say that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is absolutely worth playing and in higher difficulty levels, is a very good simulator to use a high caliber sniper rifle.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

The best Sniper Ghost Warrior title to date, the third instalment in CI Games popular sharpshooter series gets enough right to finally elevate the series into the orbit of its peers.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a good experiment by CI Games, to set his famous brand in an open-world structure. Gameplay and the managing of the items are good, but the IA make the experience less good as it could be. Instead the map is pretty good and the variety of the quests too, mixed with some problems about texture that put the graphics level in a medium category. Suggested for who loves snipes games andh the brand too.

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TeamNerd
7 / 10.0
TeamNerd
Blacksoldier10
7 / 10.0
May 5, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has undergone an evolution over its predecessors. Ballistics has been an unmistakable topic in this review, just because it gives you so much satisfaction, especially if faced with the toughest difficulty, will remain a feature of Sniper Ghost Warrior.

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 25, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 could have been a great war sandbox, in which you enjoy every step of your attacks: planning, studying your enemy and specially taking the shots. But it´s many technical failures spoil the experience.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

I do feel that the series is going in the right direction and if there is ever a Sniper Ghost Warrior 4 it could be a worthy opponent for its long-time rival Sniper Elite.

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Life is Xbox
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 30, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 lacks a level of polish that you could expect at this price. You can’t help but notice some issues that really need to patched. However, stopping at that would take away from the enjoyable sniping there is to be found in the game. If you enjoy this genre, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 can still offer many hours of single player excitement, as long as you can get past the technical issues.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

A solid effort from CI Games, Ghost Warrior 3 is a series-best, but hamstrung by long load times and a dull story.

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Gaming Tree House
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior: 3 is an ambitious game, with a few flaws that still makes for a fun experience.

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Digital Chumps
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2017

Other than the technical issues, SGW3 is probably exactly what you expected and even hoped for — a AA modern military shooter with a focus on sniping that evolves the franchise into open world. If you can wait for additional patching or don't mind some of the stout bugs, SGW3 offers an enjoyable experience.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

A game that was trying to reach an AAA level, but fails on delivering it due its own faults: being too repetitive, having a dumb AI, not having any multiplayer option... It's fun for a while, but that's it.

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GamePro
65 / 100
65 / 100
Apr 26, 2017

In its core, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a solid Shooter, that suffers from technical problems and a bunch of other blemishes.

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NZGamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2017

Doesn't hit all the marks. Redeemed by varied missions and a wide world to explore.

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LevelUp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a compendium of poorly executed good intentions, and although it could teach a few things to AAA developers in terms of design and variety of levels, lack of quality in key aspects of development plays against it.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a game that just wasn't ready to be released. I believe there is a near future when you're going to find this one in the bargain bin or on a deep discount in a digital sale, after the numerous bugs have been patched and that multiplayer is added in, and then there will be an opportunity to enjoy a solid experience. This is not a AAA FPS but it does deliver some good moments when it works, has very good gameplay mechanics working for it, finds that balance between open world and engaging set pieces, and is presented through an interesting environment.  However, the single player plot remains atrocious, there is no multiplayer, and in it's current beta state it's just not yet worth it.

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GameSpace
6.5 / 10.0
GameSpace
Matt Keith

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Overall Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a slightly below average shooter. It does have tight controls, some solid RPG elements in the form of load outs, weapon unlocks, etc and gunplay does feel satisfying. Sadly, however, the title never realizes its full potential and we are left with some mediocre systems and ideas that are never fleshed out. If you like a ‘slow, thinking person’s shooter’ that rewards patience and planning, it might be worth your time, but understand that you’re in for a lather, rinse, repeat type of game that ultimately uses systems and ideas that have been better developed and implemented in other titles.

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Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is not a bad game, but it does feel like a big budget, B-tier game that has unfortunately been released a bit too early. With an ambitious open-world combined with rewarding sniping, it’s easy to pick up and play. But for those seeking a deeper, more refined experience you may need to look further afield as Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's lackluster combat and bland world often leave you wanting something just a little bit more.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

While the Sniper: Ghost Warrior games are in no need of an introduction, I myself am new to the Ghost Warrior line of Sniper titles and was a bit unsure of what to expect when going into CI Games' Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. From the developers of the criminally under-appreciated Lords of the Fallen, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 takes the previously-linear tactical snipe-fest and opens the franchise up. Though enjoyable, the open-world aspects of Ghost Warrior 3 do tend to pull away a bit from what it is that it does best, and that is sniper rifle-filled tomfoolery. Half-hearted open world shenanigans aside, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 an excellent tactical sniping title set in a beautiful world that tends to get in the way of itself.

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Worth Playing
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has the potential to be a solid B-tier title. Most of the good trappings of open-world games are here, and the sniping mechanics are as solid as ever. The missions provide some great variety since you can take different approaches, and the crafting and different weapons are nice to have, even if you never use more than your default set. However, the presentation isn't up to par. Some of the mechanics are finicky, like shooting and tagging, and the AI can waffle between being superhuman and dim. More importantly, the load times immediately sap any fun that could be had from the title. A few of these things can be fixed with a patch, but until they're addressed, it's best to approach GW3 on consoles with caution.

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Game Rant
Apr 26, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 attempts to bring the military first-person shooter franchise into AAA territory with an open-world setting and a bigger budget.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 4, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has some good moments when you focus on the sniping aspect set in the open world environment. It's a shame it suffers from several bugs and feels a little misguided. I couldn't find myself invested in the main character or the plight of anyone around me, but rather I was just interested in the game's excellent array of weaponry and ability to kill everyone. Maybe that's a bad sign, but to my defense, hunting down collectibles gets old.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Overall, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has some awesome features for customizing and building up your weapons, a wide open world where going about the mission is up to you, and a fun drone to pilot around, but the bland story, bugs and glitches, and lazy design choices make this game nothing special.

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GearNuke
6 / 10
GearNuke

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 14, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 aims to be the first game in the series to be developed with AAA production values, however it is clear after playing the game that despite a bigger budget, the game carries some glaring flaws and technical issues that don't make it deserving of its budget.

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DVS Gaming
6 / 10
DVS Gaming
Michael M

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 15, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is really ruined by how utterly frustrating it is.

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Leadergamer
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is one of the best games of its type but in general, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is looking like poorly made, low/medium budget game.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

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.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 can be an enjoyable FPS game, but unfortunately the very good shooting sensations are not enough to forget all the flaws, AI problems and glitches of the game.

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Gaming on PC
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 17, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is an entertaining open world first person shooter marred by poor voice acting and a myriad of technical issues. CI Games’ latest release shows a lot of promise but it needs work before I can give it a glowing recommendation.

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Entertainment Buddha
60 / 100
60 / 100
May 1, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was mediocre at best, though I will say it has a sort of charm about it that makes you want to come back if you're a fan of shooters.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a step forward for the series, however its myriad of issues means it fails to break the shackles of its predecessors

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GameSpew
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 5, 2017

By the end of my time with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, I was left very much disappointed. Not because of the poor story and acting, but because of the technical issues that kept the game from being anything more than mediocre. It's a shame too; it's a good – if not amazing – looking game, with some really fun mechanics.

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Atomix
58 / 100
58 / 100
May 2, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a pretty generic FPS with a boring and empty open world setting.

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New Game Network
57 / 100
57 / 100
May 4, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 attempts to push the franchise forward by introducing new mechanics and an open world, but the delivery falls flat. With an underwhelming story and plenty of bugs, the result is a game stuck in mediocrity.

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PSX Extreme
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

I want to call this a fairly solid game and maybe if some of the technical issues are resolved and online gameplay is added, it could be a pretty solid game. As of right now it's just mediocre but it has its moments. If you like sniping games such as previous Sniper games or Elite Sniper, you'll probably like this one.

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IGN
5.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is by no means a great game, though its value is raised by short and varied missions, fun action elements, and an ability to make me feel like a legit action hero. Regardless of how much it borrows from other games, I can't deny that I had a good time blowing through missions and enemy troops. However, the poor graphics and technical issues like long loading times and crashes occasionally ruined the fun. And, minus any sort of multiplayer, there's not a lot of reason to go back.

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IGN Middle East
5.5 / 10.0
IGN Middle East

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

I have to admit that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has some standout moments, particularly during the main campaign. Had CI Games focused on these moments instead of presenting a dull and empty open world to traverse around (rather quickly), they might have been able to deliver a stellar sniping game. During its best moments, you can't deny the sense of overwhelming satisfaction you get when you successfully sneak around the map without getting caught, and the thrill of taking out your target after that. However, that's all the enjoyment you're going to get from a game that's breaking under the weight of its own ambition.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

The Sniper: Ghost Warrior series has definitely come a long way since the original was released over half a decade ago. In spite the criticisms the series has received in the past, it's been successful enough that CI Games was adequately confident to shift gears with Ghost Warrior 3 and take a huge risk. And while the developer was successful in improving some of the game's elements including its core gameplay and open world, many of its other aspects, including its visuals and technical performance, failed to hit the mark. At its core, Ghost Warrior 3 is easily enjoyable but its issues just as easily breaks the experience.

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TrueGaming
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

While the game's core idea is pretty fun, it still has a lot of annoying technical glitches, lengthy loading times and the lack game mode varieties makes it a disappointing experience

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SomHráč.sk
55%
55%
May 19, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 isn't exactly the best game on the market. Although CI Games promised to enter the AAA space, at the end they didn't succeed. It's not a bad title, but the disastrous technical state is irritating.

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TechRaptor
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 5, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tries to accommodate its namesake by offering sniping, sneaking and action into one open world package, but only sniping succeeds at being any fun.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

A newfound focus on player choice pushes CI Games' series in a positive direction, but myriad issues keep it from being a top marksman.

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Critical Hit
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 should have been a better game. Disassembled, it had all the parts needed to give the thrill of the one-shot one-kill calibre that it deserves. The assembled game however, completely misses its target as it comes off as a mismanaged product that fails to deliver on its promises.

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Slant Magazine
Apr 29, 2017

CI Games's latest, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, puts the player's courage and tolerance to the test.

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NEOsite
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Bad engine, series of oversights or rushing release date – one of these made Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 not worth your money. If you are a fan of the genre – wait for a discount and couple of patches.

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Press Start
5 / 10
5 / 10
May 8, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has to be partially excused for some of its shortcomings, given CI's inexperience at producing larger scale, bigger budget games. It does have a pleasing core experience that is sadly let down by, more or less, every other facet of the game. Come for the poor load times, the dreadful writing and the painted-on, wooden expressions the game's cast has, but stay for the sniping. Because the sniping is great.

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The Digital Fix
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 19, 2017

Like a fleeting target ducking in and out of the crosshairs, much of the fun in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is obscured by off-putting technical faults and uninspired gameplay.

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Hardcore Gamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Apr 24, 2017

For all the temporal distractions, the near-mandatory attitude and dictation its open-World formula ends up presenting may end up dealing a blow to Sniper Ghost Warrior 3‘s small and hidden joys of explorative distraction.

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GameZone
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

When it works, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has its moments where it completely engrosses you. But it's not long before it violently and literally shoves you out because of poor optimization, heavy frame stuttering, audio sync issues, and crashes. This game wa

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jun 1, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a failed attempt to make a clone of Far Cry with a focus on sniper battles. The game was drowned in bugs, stupid plot, superfluous mechanics and boring gameplay.

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is good at sniping, but is hampered by needless open world mechanics and poor design choices.

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Gadgets 360
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 23, 2017

While moving to an open-world worked for the likes of Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Forza, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 feels like it made the switch in order to classify as a current generation game, than an actual necessity.

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Game Volt
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the most title in this generations that lack creativity , there is no identity and it packs real issues at every inch of it, the game has neglected a lot of elements essential for an open and uninviting world, and it was only useful for an aesthetic view, the studio had to focus on presenting a good story and distinctive gameplay elements rather than wasting time in an open world.

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Cultured Vultures
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a mediocre shooter, elevated only by its smooth shooting controls and let down by its lackluster gameplay, boring open world, terrible writing, frequent crashes, bugs and performance issues. If you're a tactical shooter junkie like me there's some substance here, but there's better, more stable products out there that will respect your time a helluva lot more.

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PowerPyx
5 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
5 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a glitchy, unpolished, currently uncompletable game (due to bugs). It succeeds in delivering a believable sniping experience but fails on all other fronts.

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Readers Gambit
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a long way from being the best game in its genre. The shooting is satisfying, but that’s really about it. Almost everything else in the game, from the story to the AI to the loading times, leaves a lot to be desired.

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Short Pause Gaming
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
May 6, 2017

I really wanted to like Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 considering how CI Games made the bold choice to change the series formula up completely in an attempt move the franchise forward and away from its awful predecessor. Early on, the story hinted at a tale much deeper than any Sniper Ghost Warrior game deserves, but it ultimately loses focus about halfway through and ends up nosediving in the final act. While the sniping mechanics are solid and the mission variety is admirable, the technical issues are a distraction, to the point where you may not even be able to finish a mission. With games like Sniper Elite 4 out there, as well as the much better Far Cry games that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 models itself after, it’s hard to recommend a game where the only memorable thing about it are its horrific load times.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 24, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has a decent foundation for a good game, but its many technical issues bring the experience down significantly.

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ZTGD
4.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

4.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

There are a lot of cool ideas here; the crafting system for example is robust and interesting, but it doesn't make up for all the issues the game has. Tie that in with the complete lack of originality and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 feels like a half-baked attempt at the genre. It could have been great; it SHOULD have been interesting, but in the end it just ends up frustrating and disappointing. There are much better games in this genre, and there is little reason to invest in this sniper's mission.

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GBAtemp
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

Developer CI Games attempted to fix many issues of SGW3's predecessors in ways which ultimately confuse and distract the core experience of the game. A barren open world, glitches and long loading times, and needless hand-holding through forced playstyles ruin what fun is to be found in the well-executed core element of the game: sniping.

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GameGrin
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a serviceable open-world first person shooter with some great sniping mechanics, yet it's low production values and lack of polish completely ruin what could be a very enjoyable experience.

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Level Down Games
45 / 100
45 / 100
Jun 20, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has several issues, and because of this, it's hard to recommend anyone to actually go out and play through the game. If you enjoyed the first two games in the franchise, there's a good chance you'll find enjoyment out of this title as well. But for those that are just looking for another first-person shooter to hold them over until the fall, I'd strongly suggest waiting the extra couple months.

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pressakey.com
May 31, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 kann trotz einer robusten Sniper-Mechanik und eines interessanten Drohnen-Features aufgrund von technischen Mängeln nicht überzeugen.

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Push Square
4 / 10
4 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

During an opening splash screen, an ethereal voiceover tells you that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was "Achieved with Cry-Engine". However, while playing the game, we failed to realise at all what was achieved. Some moderately entertaining combat aside, the release takes too liberally from other, better titles. Technical issues are the final nail in the coffin, making it interesting to see a game aim so low, yet still manage to miss its mark entirely.

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TrustedReviews
Apr 25, 2017

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.

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Digiato
40 / 100
40 / 100
May 2, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is one of the worst games in this generation and it fails in many aspects. The game has weak graphic, nonsense open world map and repetitive gameplay. But if you love sniping games, it can entertain you for a few hours.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Feb 25, 2018

Despite still being mired with an unhealthy assortment of technical hiccups and a paper thin narrative that feels like a rejected Call of Duty plot line, there is still fun to be mined out of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 but it's entirely dependent on an individual's tolerance of the occasional glitch.

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PSX Brasil
40 / 100
40 / 100
Apr 29, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is not necessarily a bad game. The shooting and platforming mechanics are good. But performance issues, such as bugs that make distant enemies simply vanish, the unreliable and totally corruptible checkpoints and save systems, plus ridiculously long loading screens, along with shallow story and characters with no charisma at all, make Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 a suffering experience.

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Zoomg
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is not a good game and it can only entertain people who love Sniper games for a little while. Problems such as technical bugs which prevent you from finishing a mission plus bad directing of cinematic scenes are visible throughout the game. Unfortunately the voice acting of the characters is also weak. If I wanted to spend 50 dollars on a game, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 wouldn't be my choice at all.

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ThisGenGaming
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 6, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 succeeds as a sniping game but fails at most everything else it set out to be.

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Tiny Spaceship
May 18, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, in broad terms, seems to be a stripped down Far Cry 4 with more focus put into bullet ballistics. While the elements of a decent title are buried in here, there is a noticeable rough edge around everything that throws off the feel of the game. Some parts, such as the slow-mo sniper camera, seem like a cheap imitation of better titles. The lack of interesting side quests made me question if a switch to open world gameplay was the right choice. Perhaps providing a focus on smaller, well-designed maps instead of three large ones would have better fit the action-stealth genre. While the game is relatively bug free and the controls are decent, there is not much motivation to complete it due to repetitive missions and uncompelling plot. CI Games has a long track record of rather mediocre games and unfortunately this entry does not break the mold.

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Twinfinite
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Apr 24, 2017

Granting players the freedom to decide how to take on missions and utilize the excellent sniping mechanic however they like is an idea that the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 series required to improve on the underwhelming first two entries. However, since everything else, from the characters to the open world itself, lack polish, depth, and quality – on top of the game being riddled with technical problems – Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is far more dull and frustrating than it is ever enjoyable.

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Old Man Mordaith
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

This game tried to actively stop me from playing it and eventually it won. Sniper games are something I love, and there is a great game here, but it is buried deep under bugs, assumptive tutorials, and other problems.

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DualShockers
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is filled with unforgivable load times, piss poor visuals, and gunplay that is better in nearly every other military shooter. From top to bottom, it's an uninspired and technical mess. Many of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's issues could have been looked over maybe five years ago, but not in 2017. It's a game that is almost certainly undeserving of your time and even more undeserving of your money. Dodge this bullet and go play almost any other first person shooter from this console era. I can guarantee you that you'll have a better time.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
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3 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

The open world environment and role-playing elements are trying to elevate the game above its rickety predecessors, but on both a technical and design level this sequel is way off target.

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Destructoid
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

The view from a sniper's scope has the potential to tell a compelling and meditative story about the nature of armed conflict without the boom and bravado of video game warfare. It can also magnify issues and expose glaring flaws. In the case of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, the later is true. It's a sloppy, uninspired game at its best. At its worst, it's -- to quote Jonathan North -- "one fucking long exercise in triage."

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TrueAchievements
May 5, 2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is misguided by the unending trend of games going open-world. The idea may have been born with good intentions, but blatantly copying all of another series' structure is a bad look, undone much further by the fact that it does all of those same things very poorly. It's unclear for whom this game was made as it feels more like a middling title we rarely see anymore, possessing neither the polish of AAA nor the admirable quirks of an indie.

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We Got This Covered
Apr 25, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a promising and somewhat ambitious concept that's plagued with some monstrous game-breaking technical issues, inconsistent AI and some downright curious design choices. Some of it can doubtless be patched but as it stands, this is far from a finished product.

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PS3Blog.net
30%
30%
May 19, 2017

If you're a fan of the series, you'll probably enjoy this. For me, as a total noob? I felt that the game needed more time in development to iron out some of the tech issues and kinks and to, perhaps, polish up the character models and sloppy environments.

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Cubed3
3 / 10
3 / 10
May 1, 2017

The problems with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 are manifold. Although some players might be able to stomach the long load times and poor framerate, it's unlikely they'll endure the countless bugs. The three regions that the game takes place in are sufficiently large. They're also filled with the appropriate amount of secrets and general busywork. Unfortunately, Georgia feels static and lifeless. Enemy troops don't have a purpose beyond shooting it out with the protagonist. While putting an end to these hapless goons is entertaining, it doesn't justify suffering through all of the other setbacks.

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Saudi Gamer
2 / 10
2 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

This game lacks creativity in every aspect, as it tries and fails at implementing its various features. It comes off as more of a sniping simulator than a videogame with engaging mechanics, and is thus a hard game to recommend, even to shooter fans.

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