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Best sniper Steam PC games - our top picks
By Sam Jones - 9th Jul 2019Games
We scope out our top choices for PC sniper games
Holding your breath, checking the wind direction and humidity, and waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger - sniper games are challenging but ultimately rewarding.
While many players prefer to race into battle, guns blazing, in moments of utter chaos and violence - others prefer to sit back, observe and pick off enemies from long distances. You might be playing a popular multiplayer first-person, or third-person, shooter at the moment and thinking 'is there anything out there more specific to just sniping?' - well of course there is, where have you been?!
There are a number of great games focused on sniping, and we've put together our pick of sniper games that you should check out.
Sniper Elite 4
With gruesome bone-crushing, testicle-exploding slow motion shots, Sniper Elite 4 stands out as one of the best sniper games of all time. You play as Karl Fairburne, an agent posted in the Mediterranean under Nazi suppression.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
Dropped into enemy territory in northern Georgia, American soldier Jonathan North must use his expert sniping skills to eliminate a group of terrorists behind the theft of bio-weapons in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. In a story of family, betrayal and faith; players will also take on a secret mission to find Jon's missing brother, Robert, who has been captured during a previous mission at the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Action-packed with great visuals, prepare to go behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military, first-person shooter. Choose your moments to go stealthy or go loud with your other weapons and blast your way through when spotted.
Sniper: Art of Victory
Become a sharpshooter and take part in the turning points of the WWII in Sniper: Art of Victory. Featuring realistic sniper rifles such as the Mosin-Nagant PU and Mauser98KS, this first-person shooter will see players making their way through areas occupied by the Third Reich.
Aid the Alliance forces during their offensive on the Italian Peninsula to break the resistance of the retreating Wehrmacht forces.
Trap Them - Sniper Edition
An alternative to the well-known sniper games, Trap Them - Sniper Edition is a puzzle-based shooter. Exploring new caves, players must collect all the crystals without getting caught by the RoboTTech robots - using their trusty sniper and remote-controlled crystal collector.
With a variety of puzzles and over 90 caves to discover, Trap Them - Sniper Edition is a quirky twist to your usual sniping adventures.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge
Agent 47 is a lone wolf with skills that make Liam Neeson look like a puppy dog in the Taken movies. An expert in combat and stealth, he had provided countless enjoyable adventures in the Hitman video game series.
Prior to the release of Hitman: Absolution, Io-Interactive launched a standalone preview of the game in Hitman: Sniper Challenge, a demo-like experience. Positioned on a rooftop across from a busy building, Agent 47 must use his silenced bolt-action sniper rifle to locate and eliminate targets - scoring points from completed objectives as the level progresses.
Hitman games often see Agent 47 up-close and personal to his targets, but the Sniper Challenge created a new opportunity for players to eliminate targets, and test their skills looking down the scope.
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Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts
In CI Games' Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, players experience tailor-made missions that offer a clear main objective with a fixed monetary reward, and options to complete secondary objectives for bonus payouts. With hundreds of ways to take down a wide range of targets, Contracts offers sniping gameplay at its absolute best.
Play as a paid contractor, an assassin for hire and defeat your rivals and enjoy open-ended contracts, bounties and side ops that deliver strong replayability options.
Complete objectives and collect cash to redeem for upgrades and rewards, but beware as rival snipers who won’t hesitate to disrupt your best-laid plans. Immerse yourself in the action with the Enhanced Scope Mode, which offers the most realistic experience of intense sniping with a wide range of targets and hundreds ways to kill.