Sniper Games are exciting and challenging. Taking out opponents in stealth mode from a distance can give you an adrenaline rush. But which sniper games are the best? Let’s look into the top 20 sniper games you should try.
Published by Ubisoft, Far Cry was first released in 2004 and is now on its 6th iteration which was released in 2021.
Far Cry 6 is set on the fictional island of Yara ruled by fascist dictator Antón Castillo. Players assume the role of guerilla fighter Dani Rojas, who attempts to topple Castillo and his regime.
There are a ton of weapons available in the game. The regular ones that you can pick up during the game can be modified and upgraded into powerful weapons. There are also unique weapons–some are great, but some are just so-so.
Enemies now have unique resistances and vulnerabilities to certain types of ammo so changing up your arsenal is necessary to take down your enemies.
There are also side quests and activities that make the game replayable. Once you finish the game, there is still more that you can explore.
Far Cry 6 is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Stadia, Epic Games and Ubisoft Connect.
Sniper Elite VR
Sniper Elite VR was released in 2021 and is available on Meta Quest 2, PC, and PlayStation VR. It is a virtual reality game and is part of the Sniper Elite series.
The game is set in Southern Italy in 1943. The player takes the role of a sniper fighting for the Italian Resistance.
Sniper Elite VR features historically accurate weapons. It has 18 replayable missions so you will have hours of gameplay.
The best way to play this game on PSVR is with the aim controller. It also works pretty well with the Dual Shock 4 controller.
Hitman 3 is the third instalment to the World of Assanition trilogy. Agent 47 returns to bring down the leaders of a secret organization called Providence. The game is set in different locations including Dubai, Dartmoor, and Berlin.
What makes Hitman 3, and the Hitman series for that matter great is that it’s not just about shooting down enemies but also escaping the level without being found out. So aside from sharpshooting skills, you also sometimes need to hide the body and be a master of disguise.
Hitman 3 is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia (under the title Hitman: World of Assassination) and Nintendo Switch (via cloud gaming). It also has a VR mode.
The game has received positive reviews but not so much for the VR version mostly because it is harder to control.
The stealth/sniper game is very much replayable too. There are many ways you can kill your targets and you can try them out when you come back to the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released in 2020 for PC, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
As the name implies, the game is set in 2077 in the dystopian megalopolis of Night City.
In its initial release, it received much criticism because of its bugs. It was even pulled out of PlayStation Store for a while until the developers were able to fix some of the issues.
The character in the game is highly customizable which adds to the appeal of the game. It also offers a lot of side quests making the game replayable. The player also has lots of choices in the game and the choices he makes will affect the world and the people in the game.
Star Wars: Battle Front II
Star Wars: Battle Front II was released for or the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in 2017.
The game is relatively old compared to others that made it on this list but it is still one of the best action shooter/sniper games.
Based on the movie franchise of the same name, the game features single-player and multiplayer modes as well as different game modes.
Battle Field V
Battle Field V is a first-person shooter game set during the Second World War. Like Star Wars: Battle Front, Battle Field V also has single-player and multiplayer modes.
The single-player mode features “war stories” based on aspects of World War II. There are several multiplayer modes, including the “Firestorm” and “Grand Operations”. The game also features a cooperative mode called “Combined Arms”, where up to four players can undertake missions together and features dynamic missions and objectives so missions cannot be played the same way each time.
The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 20, 2018.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
This is another relatively “old” game that made it to the list. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes was released in 2015 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
The game is set in 1975, a few months after the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The story is about Snake, who infiltrates a black site in Cuba to rescue Cipher agent Paz Ortega Andrade and former Sandinista child soldier Ricardo “Chico” Valenciano Libre.
The game length is kind of short, probably because it was designed as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Nevertheless, the game is praised for its game mechanics and graphics.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
Released in 2017 for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a tactical shooter game in an open-world environment.
The player assumes the role of U.S. Marine Captain Jonathan “Jon” North. He, along with his brother Robert, is sent to the Russian-Ukrainian border to destroy an abandoned stockpile of Soviet-era bio-weapons before they can be stolen by terrorists. The two succeed in their mission but are ambushed by an unidentified group of special forces soldiers who eventually capture his brother.
The game features main missions and side missions which can be completed by the player independent of the main ones.
The player can use different approaches to complete missions and defeat enemies such as stealth and melee combat to kill enemies, in gun and run style, or use the weapons or gadgets provided, like sniper rifles, to snipe enemies from a long distance.
Sniper Elite V2: Remastered
Originally released in 2012, Sniper Elite V2 was released again in 2019 in its remastered version featuring updated visuals, frame rates, and additional characters.
Despite being a budget-title, The Sniper Elite game’s stealth and sniping mechanics are up there with the best in the genre.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Released in 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC, Ghost Recon: Wildlands was developed by Ubisoft.
It is an open-world game that features stealth and sniper elements.
The game is set in Bolivia in 2019 where a drug cartel controls the area. Your main objective is to take down the cartel boss. To accomplish the primary mission, you must investigate regions and unlock story missions, and take out or capture regional bosses. All of these you can do with the help of AI teammates and rebels.
Collecting intel will reveal side missions that unlock rebel support skills, additional skill points, and new weapons and weapon attachments, making the game even more exciting.
Escape from Tarkov
Escape from Tarkov is a multiplayer tactical shooter, survival game for PC.
Escape from Tarkov is set in the fictional Norvinsk’s region Special Economic Zone that became a gateway between Russia and Europe.
The game is quite challenging as you lose everything when you die so you really have to pay attention. You can help yourself stay alive by using medicines and repairing your armor and firearms. In addition, you have to monitor not only your character’s stamina but also the energy and thirst levels as well.
The weapons are also quite complicated as you must buy bullets and magazines separately and then load the bullets into the magazines.
Arma III was released back in 2013, but since then it has released several downloadable content of the game. It is an open-world realism-based military tactical shooter video game distributed via Steam.
Arma III features at least 50 realistic weapons that are affected by external ballistics and recoil.
Released in 2019, this action-adventure shooter game is available on PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Google Stadia, and PC.
Destiny 2 is set thousands of years into the future where there is a war between two gods: Light and Darkness.
You play as a guardian who is supposed to protect the forces of good. But you have the option to be a certain character class– a Hunter, a Titan, or a Warlock. As you go through the game you can access subclasses that give your character more powers.
Destiny 2 features a large number of sniper weapons. But some of the better snipers require you to be levelled up in order to use them.
Released in 2013 for PC, and PlayStation 4 and subsequently for Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Warframe is a free-to-play action shooter, looter RPG.
Since its original release, the developer has released several expansions through major updates. The updates have included major gameplay overhauls, additional planets and missions, story elements, limited-time and seasonal events, and new gameplay modes, alongside regular addition of new Warframes, weapons, and other equipment to procure.
The story is set in the future Earth where a race of ancient warriors called Tenno have awoken from a millennia-long cryosleep. War frame in the game refers to the suit worn by the Tenno race during combat.
As you level up your character, you’ll unlock many new weapons and frames, as well as cosmetic items and mods. As you complete missions, quests, and timed events, you also get to upgrade your gears, frames, and mods to make you even more powerful.
Hunt Showdown is an open-world, tactical, survival-horror shooter game. It is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
It has two game modes–the bounty hunt, and the Battle Royale mode.
In the bounty hunt mode, the player assumes the role of a bounty hunter who must kill a mythical monster in order to claim the bounty and survive long enough to reach an extraction point. However, you are not the only one who is in search of bounty. You must find the target before anyone else, and you must also battle it out against other bounty hunters.
The battle royale mode lasts for 15 minutes during which time the player must find an energy wellspring in a map and fend off hostile attacks.
Metro Exodus is a survival, first-person shooter game set in a post-apocalyptic world in 2036.
You must fight against monsters and beasts that are affected by the radioactivity of the Nuclear War using only a single sniper rifle weapon in the game known as the Valve Sniper Rifle. Yup, there’s no other sniper rifle, but the best thing about it is that you can customize it.
Developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, it is the third instalment in the Metro game Trilogy based on the science fiction novel Metro 2033 and its sequels. It follows the events of Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light.
Metro Exodus is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia, Amazon Luna, Linux, and Mac.
Insurgency Sandstorm is a team multiplayer game that lets you compete against other players from across the world.
Set in an unnamed fictional Middle Eastern region, the game depicts a conflict between two factions known as Security and Insurgents.
There are two basic modes in the game: versus mode and co-op mode.
The versus mode is a team-based PVP (player vs. player) mode where you play as either the Security or the Insurgents faction and you fight against real persons. Coop is Player Vs. Environment mode.
The game is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Apex Legends is an online battle royale-type game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA Games.
Unlike other battle royale games such as PUBG and Fortnite, Apex Legends is played in first-person mode.
It is available on the following platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Another futuristic game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set in the year 2029. The goal of the player is to stop a terrorist from releasing a deadly virus into the world while investigating a global conspiracy.
Deus Ex: Mankind is a looter shooter game where you can put your sniping skills into play.
You can play the game on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, and Mac OS.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2
Another battle-royale type game to be included in this list, Call of Duty: Warzone features fast-paced first-person combat where almost 150 players fight to survive.
The game features another game mode named DMZ where players battle against both AI-controlled and player-controlled opponents while attempting to exfil with the loot they found within the playable area.
Warzone 2.0‘s setting is a desert-themed map titled Al Mazrah.
It is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows.
How to be a Better Sniper Game Player?
Aside from a lot of practice, there are certain things you can do to become a better sniper player. Here are some of our tips.
- Be familiar with the rules of the game. Not every sniper game is the same. Your strategies for one game may not always work for another game. In some games, looting is essential for survival but not for other games.
- Learn how to be quick and stealthy. Firing your weapons will most likely give away your position so be quick to change position as necessary.
- Be familiar with the controls. It will take practice before you can master the controls for your game.
This concludes our 20 Best Sniper Games that you may want to try out. Some of the games mentioned here have been out for a while now but are still worth playing in 2022. Some are relatively new or new sequels to successful titles in the past.
Not everything mentioned here will be up to your taste, but we hope that we have given you some idea about the games.