Also unremarkable is the campaign’s story, which is full of standard action tropes and fairly predictable. In fact, the entire premise of the plot reminded me of the Bond film Goldeneye, where two agents get separated during a flawed infiltration mission. Of course, there is also long-lost love interest who gets thrown into the mix, reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark. But honestly, I’m doing a disservice to those films by mentioning them here, because all of them execute on those ideas better than Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3’s limp story does. Thankfully, there aren’t many cutscenes, which again keeps the focus on the most enjoyable part – completing the missions.
The Chinook carrying Perry, Ragsdale and Eason twisted its way onto the mountain just before dawn. Within minutes, enemy fighters opened up, feeding the new arrivals a steady stream of small-arms and mortar fire. Perry, hauling his rifle on his back, headed for higher ground. “Anyone who says they are not scared is crazy,” he recalls. “But it was great.” In that first hour, Perry fired at target after target, some as far away as 1,500 m. “His shots were incredible,” says Sgt. Maj. Mark Nielsen, a veteran of America’s 101st Airborne Division. “One shot, one kill. If I had to send him a sweatshirt, that’s what it would say.”