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.
Sniper 3D Assassinâ€™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 canâ€™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.
Freemium also makes an appearance, although not as overtly as some other games. The way that the game locks away missions until the playerâ€™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 henâ€™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 playerâ€™s face and itâ€™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.