Gamers will have the chance to play the beta for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 during the weekend but we got a chance to check it out a few days early. This being a beta, there were some minor glitches but overall it was a solid experience.
Note: This is not a review or a critique of the game, this is just some thoughts on experiencing the beta.
The game has players taking on the role of Jon North, a Black Ops operative who is deployed to Republic of Georgia to take out the Separatist leaders while working with local forces to restore order. He is also on a personal mission to locate his younger brother who went missing in the region.
The gameplay uses the setup in Far Cry 3 as a template as players have a safe house to upgrade their gear or replenish their supplies. Players then will have to travel to an objective on foot or by car while avoiding enemy patrols. Once at the location, they have a verity of options when it comes to completing the task.
Stealth is key and players are better off scouting the area, marking all the enemies while looking for weaknesses in the defense. Players will also have to loot bodies for ammo and gear along with items that can be sold. Once the everything has been completed, player could then level up their skills.
The beta featured two single-player missions along with the option of exploring parts on the map. For the play through, we took on the task of taking out a separatist officer at an abandoned housing complex. Getting to the area was easy but the complex was well defended. First I had to scout the area and mark the targets then take out all the snipers while avoiding detection. Once the target was in the open, it was a quick kill before leaving the area.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 looks like it’s going to be a solid experience once the bugs are fixed and the full game is released in April. While passed titles have had their unique charm, this one however looks like it will be the crowning achievement of the series.
Disclaimer: Evolve PR provided the game that was used for this preview.