Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

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Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
B
B
Nov 28, 2019

Contracts is a signal to the world that the Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise is no longer content on being a niche franchise. It is coming for the stealth big boys

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Nov 21, 2019
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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Dec 2, 2019

With only a few hiccups, Sniper Elite: Contracts finds the fine line between action arcade and sniper simulation. While the story might be forgettable, landing the perfect shot from 500 meters away never stops being awesome.

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IGN Italy
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the most complete, balanced and technically successful episode in the series. Excellence is still missing, but we are really on the right track.

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WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts’ refined gameplay delivers not only the best entry in the series but the best sniping experience to date

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Saving Content
Nov 21, 2019

The shift from random sniper dude who I don’t care about to shadow sniper with cool tech is a big step in the right direction for the series. As is the segmented contract system, which is something I want to see a lot more of in DLC or sequels. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is inventive and rewarding, with so many ways to tackle the contracts, challenges, and bounties – this is a game that celebrates its replayability. While there’s rough edges, this is the most satisfying game about being a sniper for a modest price. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts executes with enough precision to reach its target.

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Gamefa
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is definitely the best entry in these series yet. It is like a hybrid game between the linear play of first 2 games of series and open world experience of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and it compltely feels right. Of course there are many technical problems and story-telling issues, but 5 beautiful different maps, Various contracts, nice gameplay elements and effective upgrades, make Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts a really fun game. If you like to have an amazing proffesional sniper experience and feel like a ghost assassin, then Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the best option you have.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

CI Games has taken its lessons learned from the past and given Sniper Ghost Warrior a Hitman-inspired makeover. With improved sniping mechanics, and focus on replayable, open-ended sandboxes, Contracts is thrilling and tense - while nailing that perfect shot is endlessly rewarding.

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GameGrin
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Some sound and physics shenanigans don't stop this from being a fun, if occasionally frustrating, game that goes towards redeeming CI Games for the previous game's missteps.

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Nexus
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

It is a promising new direction that they are taking the franchise in and I hope the developer gets the chance to iterate on this formula as we desperately need a modern sniper game.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

Sniper in Hitman style with suit from Crysis - it works! Just AI and maps should be improved.

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IGN
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts starts slow and tedious but picks up the pace as you unlock more gadgets and learn how to become a pro marksman with its intricate bullet physics system.

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New Game Network
72 / 100
72 / 100
Dec 10, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts alters the course of this honed-in franchise to offer a tighter and more customizable sniping experience. It doesn't iron out all of the issues and lacks big innovations, but it's a solid fix for fans of the genre.

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PSX Brasil
71 / 100
71 / 100
Dec 14, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is undoubtedly a competent game for its intended purpose, with functional visuals, gameplay and narrative, albeit far from being innovative. It works well when exploiting precision variables to long range shots, but not so much in other aspects such as exploration and direct combat. Above all, an honest experience.

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
Nov 21, 2019

Ghost Warrior Contracts is an interesting stealth game with great long shooting mechanics and freedom to approach any mission, but it also has plenty of technical issues, from graphics to enemy AI.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 26, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts launches with a budget-friendly price but still feels undercooked.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts isn't the prettiest game and certainly not the most accessible, but it's an enjoyable budget title, and worth picking up for fans of stealth-based action.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 21, 2019

Although it isn't perfect, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts manages to hit its mark. With a simple yet effective campaign presentation, massive locations and stunning visuals, and the thoroughly engaging gameplay that keeps you coming back for more due to a user-friendly progression system, it's the best Ghost Warrior title to date.

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The Games Machine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts can be appreciated for what it is: a sniping game far from perfect but ready to engage the player without exceeding, which can be taken home at an affordable price..

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts offers a completely unique shooter, far better than its predecessors and absolutely noteworthy in the FPS genre as a whole. But players will need a love for stealth, slow gameplay, and the patience of a saint in order to properly enjoy it.

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GRYOnline.pl
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2019

For me Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts is one of the biggest surprises of the year. I was prepared for a rehashed Ghost Warrior 3 – a very tiresome production. Fortunately, the length and diversity of the new installment maintained my interest throughout the entire game. Contracts is definitely the best game in the series, far more enjoyable than Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

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Gamersky
7 / 10.0
Gamersky
棘皮动物的野望

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2019

For the first time, this franchise shows up some impressive sniper experience and the weapon system is interesting. But with the mediocre graphics and storyline, as well as some noticeable bugs, it's not so satisfying to play the game for a long time.

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Niche Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

For now, it’s still a recommendation, albeit a recommendation that comes with some caveats.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

After Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 CI Games has come back strong with Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. It feels like a reinvention of the series, and if this is the starting block that is built upon in further releases, I’m in.

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GameSkinny
Nov 21, 2019

It's on-brand for the Sniper Ghost Warrior series to see its latest game quietly launched, but also like its titular sharpshooter, it ends with a bang.

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TrueGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is very fun and sniping in this game is excellent. however, missions are repetitive and the game is not that advanced technically.

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Digitally Downloaded
Dec 2, 2019

As it is, there's more than enough of the sniping action to see the game over the line, but at times the successes of Contracts do feel like they come despite the development team's best efforts.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019

It isn't extraordinary, but Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts is a solid game. The majority of the gunplay is basic, but it pales in comparison to the attention paid to the sniping and the variety of gun mechanics. The enemy AI works fine even if they sometimes act dumb, and the environments make the missions more interesting. The lack of polish in a few parts of the presentation and some interesting quirks bring down the game, but overall, Contracts is worth checking out if you can temper your expectations.

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Softpedia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is fun but feels less polished than Sniper Elite 4. The missions can be fun, but somehow they are less interesting overall than the storyline of its biggest competitor. Thanks to its ideas and setting the game proves to be fun, while the level design manages to make it immersive. Although the ideas are held back by several technical difficulties, the combination of stealth and sniping makes from Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts the first solid entry of the series.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

An experience for those focused and patient snipers, but the performance issues may hamper the immersion and fun in a world with a structure that only has so much to offer.

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Gamerweb.pl
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

It’s been quite a few years since the first installment of the series, but CI Games finally decided to stop trying making AAA titles and develop a good game instead. Ghost Warrior Contracts is like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Ghost Warrior 3.

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IGN Spain
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts has good ideas, but displays a number of drawbacks that can cause the work to choke a little, such as AI, camera movement or shooting sensation.

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Digital Chumps
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2018

If you’re looking for an okay FPS sniping experience, SGW Contracts is not a bad choice, but it leaves a lot of room for growth.

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts excels in the art of sniping, but doesn't offer anything else.

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LevelUp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2019

Despite remaining true to the essence of the franchise, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts has no elements to highlight in the FPS scene and may represent an option that attracts the attention of the public that remains true to this CI Games proposal, but nothing more.

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Everyeye.it
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2019

The experiment of division into individual contracts is therefore not entirely successful, but lovers of the genre will certainly find bread for their teeth.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 22, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts' potential feels wasted on missions and objectives that have you putting the rifle down and trying your luck with the game's lesser systems.

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PlayStation Universe
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the most average game I have ever played. Nothing it does is particularly memorable or amazing, but it isn't broken or bad either. The gameplay can be both enjoyable and clunky depending on the situation. The story is forgettable and environments aren't appealing. But, the game's open-ended levels and tick box-style gameplay make it a great game to play whilst listening to a podcast. Overall, it is a half-step forward for the franchise, but much like the previous games, there isn't much reason to check this entry out.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 18, 2019

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts is a nice attempt to make a realistic sniper simulator, but the game clearly lacks a good story, as now the plotline can boast only scandalous. The missions themselves are crude and boring, the goals are not interesting, and the artificial intelligence even after the patch remains primitive and stupid. The number of bugs is only regrettable. Of the advantages is only a fun sniper shooting and nice graphics, which is clearly not enough for a modern game project.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is a sniper's playground. But like any playground, there are some unexpected rough edges that can make playtime a bit less fun. Uninspiring AI combined with numerous technical issues makes for an occasionally frustrating experience. Though the change of scenery and weaponry will be appreciated by some, the ho-hum technical performance and glitchy objective tracking will turn some all the way off. What CI Games has produced isn't bad, but it's also not quite the Sniper Elite 4 contender the genre needs to keep things interesting.

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Jump Dash Roll
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 29, 2019

A stealth shooter that covers well-trodden ground and offers few surprises but will please fans of the genre with its manageable length and fair price.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts is a soft reboot that retools some of the series' defining aspects but has significant problems that hold it back from giving the series the rebirth it wanted.

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GBAtemp
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2019

Definitely worth playing, especially with the relatively cheap £30-£35 pricetag. It's so well presented before you step foot into the first level that I expected more from the in-game content. It goes to show that you can't judge a book by the cover, though it does a lot right, it doesn't truly push any boundaries or stand out from the crowd enough to make it an essential purchase.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
BaziCenter
Amin Bala Zadeh

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 17, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is a very strange title. At some points it feels like a triple A shooter with cinematic and engaging action, and at some points it feels like an under developed game! Still, if you are a die hard shooter fan and you have no other option on your hands, you can give Sniper a try and you might actually end up enjoying it.

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OnlySP
Nov 25, 2019

When Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts works, it works amazingly well. The process of spotting, planning, and sniping makes for a tense, engaging experience, especially given the expansive maps that almost always provide multiple vantage points and approaches. However, the game too often demands that players close the gap and suffers as a result. Although Seeker’s toolkit is filled with toys, too many rely on noise, and the enemies flock to the slightest sign of the player’s presence, making the game tougher than will likely be enjoyable for many. Add to that the bugs that, although not game-breaking, are annoying and a story that is not much of a story at all, and Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts falls short of its ambitions. Maybe next time, CI Games will have its scope calibrated properly.

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Darkstation
Dec 10, 2019

Unfortunately, it is all but marred by bugs, especially the way the save system currently works… or doesn’t. If you’re in the market for a new sniping shooter, I cannot in good conscious recommend Contracts, it’s simply too frustrating to play in its current state.

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Screen Rant
Nov 27, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts offers hardcore sniping and lots of glitches.

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Bazimag
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is an awful misfire that proves CI Games still doesn't know what it wants to do with its franchise. Though the game's sniping mechanics create intense and exciting moments, its core gameplay and story are incredibly mediocre and on top of that bugs and technical issues constantly ruin any motivation you have for finishing the game.

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Hu3br
Dec 14, 2019

CI Games venture into a game that’s more akin to IO Interactive’s HITMAN structure fails to provide the tools for the player to create their own narrative. It often feels disjointed, overly punishing and restrictive for no reason. A notch above Ghost Warrior 3, but not by much.

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Game Rant
Nov 24, 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is a new stealth action game releasing soon, but how does it stack up against the competition?

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Gamer Escape
3 / 10
3 / 10
Dec 5, 2019

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, bugs or shoddy graphics be damned. But not this time. SGWC is a mess from top to bottom, and even its moments of enjoyment are not worth the head-spinning number of missteps.

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