Sniper 3D Assassin Review

Sniper 3D Assassin Review

Nov 29, 2014

Sniper 3D Assassin has the player assume the role of a consummate professional sniper. Perched on rooftops and sometimes at street level, each mission gives the player some background and a photo of the target. The player then finds this person among the throngs below and ventilates their head. No cheesy objective arrows here, just good old spotting!

Completing missions earns the player coins which are used to upgrade guns and even buy new ones. Extra cash is given for headshots.

Screenshot_2014-11-23-14-27-56Sniper 3D Assassin’s sniper action is lot of fun. You aim the rifle by tilting the device and this works extremely well and feels very precise. There is a shoot and reload button and reloading takes about four seconds at the outset, so players can’t afford to miss.

The game also likes to mix up missions, which keeps the game interesting. The target may be in a crowd of people and difficult to kill cleanly, in a moving car, forcing a well-timed shot or there may even be multiple targets or hostage situations. Killing an innocent fails the mission and rifle bullets go right though bodies like paper, so often the player has to think about how to take the shot. This is excellent stuff.

Sniper 3D Assassin has some annoying and easily fixed issues however. The worst one is the way that the reload button is right next to the bullets that are tapped to fire. This means that often the player will reload by accident, ruining missions and making misses very costly indeed. This could have been easily prevented by moving the button.

Sniper 3D Assassin also lacks a way to invert aim. Lots of players do not like their aim inverted in first person shooters but that is the only option here.

Screenshot_2014-11-23-15-09-38Freemium also makes an appearance, although not as overtly as some other games. The way that the game locks away missions until the player’s gun is upgraded enough is annoying, but the game often hands out enough coins to keep the gun upgraded. The game also features a dreaded energy system but players can get quite a lot of missions done before they bump into that barrier.

Lastly, some guns can only be bought with diamonds. Diamonds are rare as hen’s teeth and players will only get one when they level up unless they buy packs in game.

For the most part though Sniper 3D Assassin keeps its freemium out of the player’s face and it’s possible to enjoy the game without spending a penny.

Sniper 3D Assassin looks excellent. It feels very realistic as you scope down from a nearby roof and search for your target among the other passerbys below. The blood and gunshot effects are well done as well. The sound works well too, from the crack of your rifle to the hubbub of the city around you.

Sniper 3D Assassin is a very well done sniper game with a few silly problems that will hopefully be patched out. It has minimal freemium and varied missions and players should get at least a fun few hours out of it.


Sniper 3D Assassin Review Rundown

8.5
Graphics/Sound - Excellent graphics, realistic environments and decent sound.
6.5
Controls - A slick tilt control scheme that makes the snipey action feel very realistic. A few major interface problems.
8
Gameplay - Lots of varied missions and a fairly minimal freemium taint.
8
Replay Value - A lot to do and buy.
8
Overall - A highly enjoyable sniping experience, Sniper 3D Assassin is sure to be a...hit.

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Allan Curtis
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  • Garry

    Two of these issues have been addressed in the most recent version. The options menu now has an an Invert-Y axis feature, and you now longer need tap a specific button to fire – anywhere thst isn’t on a button is treated as fire.

  • Hemanth Kumar

    Game is not worki Lenong in my mobile Iam using lenov
    a 7000

  • Matthew Braim

    Not made for left-handers, like myself. Nevertheless, I’ve finished Jefferson Plains, have 60+ diamonds, 303million coins (yep, that’s right), and have not paid a penny piece so far. WHEN WILL THE NEXT LEVEL BE ONLINE???!!!

  • Brian Donnelly

    I have just reinstalled my android OS and the game, but the game does not seem to be able to reconnect and restore my game status from Google Play? Options – restore purchases, comes back and says nothing to restore…
    Anyone have any ideas on this? I really don’t want to lose my achievements in this game!

  • Ryan Oldham

    This game sucks! Not realistic, you can miss targets but they still die. If you purchase a higher tier weapon you will still have to clear levels and have to get lower level weapons to clear stages. DUMB! You can only play for so long in a day before you have to pay to keep playing. There are way better sniper games. DO NOT SPEND MONEY on this crappy game!

  • Mr.Me

    I ACCIDENTALLY GAVE A GOOD “IN GAME” REVIEW.
    THE MORE I PLAYED, THE MORE I REALIZED….
    IT SUCKS!!!!!
    1. WAY TOO MANY ADDS
    2. IT STOPS YOU DEAD IN YOUR TRACKS WHEN YOUR ON A ROLL , LIER ALLY
    TELLING YOU THAT YOU ATE TIRED AND THAT FOR YOU TO CONTINUE , YOU NEED TO WATCH AN ADVERTISEMENT VIDEO, OR BUY ENERGY.$$$$$$!
    3.THE FIELD OF VIEW FOR THE GUN BARREL STOPS WAY SHORT OF THE SCREENS MAXIMUM LEFT & RIGHT.
    MEANING…
    AS YOU’RE AIMING AT A RUNNING TARGET, ALL OF A SUDDEN IT DOESN’T GO ANY FURTHER , YET THE TARGET IS STILL IN PLAIN SITE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE.

    MONEY..MONEY..MONEY…
    THAT’S ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY
    BUY A CONSOLE GAME
    AT LEAST IT WILL STILL BE YOURS 10 YEARS FROM NOW