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This game is not worth the time to rent, definitely don't buy. Even if you live to do sniper games, don't touch this.
Audio because this is the most important thing after the graphics. Everything in the game except playing the game is loud. I had my TV set for the standard sound level of any games, and wanted to turn it down. At least until I get into the actual game. In the game itself, it was quiet. Very odd thing and points to the developer did not give the designers enough time to actually finish the game.
Graphically the game is alright, trees look like trees and so forth.
Control, well control is where the game actually sinks itself. Now think about this, a sniper always braces their rifle, takes a deep beath and holds to fire. In this game you don't. Take a knee and the rifle wiggles all over, standing and the rifle wiggles all over, there is no difference.
At the easiest level and perhaps higher you get a handy indicator of where the bullet will go. This handy little indicator is small and looks exactly like the center of the scope, yet it's not the center of the scope so you never adjust for wind and distance. Something a sniper always does.
So moving on to the actual controls, they are pretty darn bad. After the fact the rifle always wiggles on you you are given control of your character, but sometimes they just move you to where you need to be. Which brings a question up, why? I mean why not either, give no movement control and actually make the rest work, or not take away control.
Not that it really matters, the rest of the control is basic and doesn't really make a difference anyway. Toss in the simple fact if you don't do it right and they shoot back, which is almost immediately, you can't tell where they are shooting you from. You and another sniper walk up to a camp and stay there to shoot. Stupid, and moronic apply.
Poor game for 2013. 10 yrs ago, might have been novel. Found my self essentially walking coridors moving slowly any wrong move game over. No distance or mobility which seems essential for a "sniper". If you want a good sniper game rent farcry 3, you can build character for it, plenty of room and distance to play it the way it should be played.