No, we are not advocating buying a real sniper gun and go about shooting your enemies. Instead, take on the role of Agent 47 in Hitman: Sniper – a fixed position shooting game set in beautiful Montenegro. Scope in on your marks using skill, subtlety, subterfuge and the environment to complete your contracts.
You are Agent 47, standing at a vantage point overlooking a complex of houses. You’ve got missions to complete, all of which involve picking off a specific target.
Along with that you’ve got other objectives to pad out the game. The initial missions need you to take down one or two guys but later mission involve killing off people in creative ways, such as hitting them near the jacuzzi, killing them by shooting the burning lamp next to them, blowing the fuse box next to them, etc. Sometimes you are required to kill multiple enemies, at times you have to reach a particular score, which again involves killing as many people as possible in the given time.
The controls are pretty simple. You tap on the screen to look down your scope, pinch to zoom while you’re aiming, and then tap in the reticle to fire. You can set up a fire button if you’d prefer, and you probably will after about the seventh accidental shot.
The traps and tricks in the level are probably the most interesting part of the game. You can lure guards by setting off car alarms, knock them off mountainsides by turning on giant fans, and shoot them just right so they fall into a jacuzzi.
Your best bet is to hit the target right in the head for a quick, clean kill and get the maximum points. Hitting on the body usually does not kill the person immediately. If you miss the person is alerted. If you miss repeatedly or are too aggressive with your firing the security is alerted and the main target is likely to flee earlier. You are personally in no danger since you’re like a mile away but it does mean the mission could come to a swift end if the main target escapes.
The game features an in-game currency, which you earn for completing missions. The game also has multiple sniper rifles, which you unlock as the game progresses. Despite being a paid game ($4.99 at the time of this article), though, quite a lot of the stuff is hidden behind a paywall. You can continue playing and unlock as you play but if you want to unlock stuff right away you’d have to pay real money.
• Immersive sniping game based on the Hitman universe
• Complete over 150 missions. Eliminate the top criminal elite!
• Replay and uncover more secrets as contracts evolve
• Compete against your friends & dominate the leaderboards!
• Master undetected kills using your surrounding environment
• Unlock and assemble 14 epic sniper rifles
Ready to Test your Skills in Hitman: Sniper ?