Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 trailer shows slow-mo shootouts

Sniper ghost warrior 3

In our review Andy said that Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 "feels like a rubbish stealth section dragged out across the length of an entire game". That's unfortunate, because the first game showed a little promise, and there's a dearth of good, dedicated sniping games out there. Could SGW3 surpass the gory Sniper Elite series?

It's not a great sign that the game doesn't seem to be running at a sensible framerate in its own trailer. Multiple approaches are promised, which is nice, but there there seems to be more slow-mo close-combat action than sniping. "Instead of just shooting your way out of trouble, you're actually fighting your way straight into it", says one of the devs—a risquie strategy for a sharpshooter.

The trailer does misrepresent the pace of the game somewhat. Check out the 24 minute E3 walkthrough that we saw a few months ago for a better sense of the size of the levels.

It's out June next year, and you can find out more on the official site.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.