Hitman Sniper – iOS Game Review
If you are a fan of shooting games, then there’s a huge possibility that you’ve played or at least know about Hitman. And if you are into action movies, then the popular Agent’s movies may have caught your attention as well.
There’s not doubt that Hitman Agent 47 is a popular character, but when the movie alone cannot satisfy you, you look for other ways to do what the assassin. No, not in real life. I’m talking about the game! While there are PC and console variants of the game, mobile gamers who want to replicate the adventures of the bald and barcoded assassin are in luck. They now have two games to enjoy on their handheld devices:
Hitman GO, and the game in review, Hitman: Sniper.
While Hitman GO reimagined the game for the small screen, Sniper is a more conventional take on the character and you get to downright start shooting and taking up killing assignments!
The game revolves around Agent 47 (no surprises there) who’s safely hidden in a mountain and aiming at a luxurious mansion. The scenery remains the same throughout (more on this later) and your missions keep getting updated with different targets and high-profile people to assassin.
As you begin a mission, you are given enough time to complete each tasks and pick up extra points and earn cash on completion. Sometimes, the missions get seriously complicated, and if you’re not diligent with your approach, you might find yourself trying to figure out what exactly it takes to proceed and successfully complete a mission.
Many times I found myself clueless, however, upon closer inspection (and many replays), I realized where I was going wrong, thus completing my missions.
As the game progresses, you learn the ins and outs of the game, and you get used to the same location enough to know where to take your aim. There are several secondary objectives as well that you have to complete since merely shooting at the targets might not help you progress.
As with most games, Hitman: Sniper isn’t without it’s share of quirks. As mentioned before, the biggest drawback of the game is the constant same location no matter how much you progress. While initially the complexity of the game cleverly masks this repetition, it starts to wear on you with missions.
However, with this quirk comes the slight advantage of deep learning that helps you map out the place in no time. You know where the guards walk, where the head of the security is usually found, and how to take advantage of the surrounding. For example, you learn to shoot at the electrical wiring to electrocute the guards instead of waiting for the guards to come in plain sight.
While it does make up for the drawback, it still lurks in and out!
There is one way, though, that offers a little change in location and gameplay: the zombie mode. You’d have to download this part of the game, but once you do, you might get hooked at shooting down zombies to save your friend from a horrible death.
Hitman: Sniper does not exactly allow you to formulate plans for assassinations like it did in Hitman GO, but it’s still a great little addition to your collection.
For $4.99, it might seem a little steeply priced, but it’s worth it if you take into account the details you can go into playing this game and assassinating guards and important figures in and out!