[Top 15] Best Sniper Games With Great Gameplay

Best Sniper Games
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Hello there, sniper. Do you like to shoot people right in the head? You like to do it from a safe distance without endangering yourself too much - if that’s the case, I’ll be talking to you about my top 15 best games where you can play as a sharpshooter.

And that’s it. Idk what else to talk about anymore, so I’ll cut the bullcrap and start with our first game:

15. Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2, a game with great potential that unfortunately faded away and kinda died. People still play this game, but not to an extend you would expect. Titanfall 2 has a variety of weapons that include snipers, one of my favorite being the Kraber, not because of its funny name, but because it’s pretty easy to aim with and score ez headshots!

There are 2 more sniper rifles, such as:

  • D-2 double take - Significantly weaker damage than Kraber, better accuracy/magazine capacity/fire rate
  • Longbow-DMR - decent accuracy and fire rate+magazine capacity, slightly weaker damage than Kraber

Snipers in this game offer high risk-high reward gameplay, as it guarantees huge amounts of damage if the hit connects to your enemy and punishment if you fail to shoot your target. The game is still being played and it’s fun, try it out.

14. Hell Let Loose

The game takes place in WW2, everything went to hell after an angry, Austrian painter decided to invade Poland. You’ll get to play with many weapons - machine guns, pistols, rifles, and most importantly, SNIPER RIFLES.

As a German, you’ll be equipped with a Karabiner 98k x8 and as a Yankee, you’ll get an M1903 Springfield. Both are strong, as a single shot to the head means obvious, immediate death. The point of snipers in this game is to get rid of machine gunners, officers, and the commander of the enemy faction. An incredibly immersive WW2 game!

13. Arma 3

One of the coolest gamemodes to play as a sniper is the King of the Hill, where you are cooperating with your team to kill as many enemies as possible, unlock as much equipment and vehicles as possible.

What makes Arma 3 a great game with sniper gameplay is the fact that the maps are usually big as hell, you can customize your weaponry quite a lot and it also offers realistic sniper combat. Another immersive, fun game with multiple gamemodes!

12. Battlefield V

Battlefield 5 offers semi-realistic, historically inaccurate gameplay, but that doesn’t change the fact that the game is still fun as hell to play as the Recon class!

The game has beautiful graphics and will reward you with a satisfying “PING!” noise after headshotting some scrub. You’ll be able to play with the following sniper rifles:

  • Lee-Enfield No.4 MK I
  • Model 8
  • Gewehr M95/30
  • ZH-29
  • Krag-Jorgensen - my favorite!
  • RSC 
  • Kar98k

There are also weapon perks that you can use:

  • Quick Aim
  • Quick Reload
  • Custom Stock
  • Slings and Swivels
  • Stock
  • Machined Bolt
  • Bayonet
  • Variable Zeroing

Decent game with outstanding sniper gameplay, check it out!

11. Insurgency: Sandstorm

In this game, you’ll have to rely on your team, and your team will have to rely on you - welcome to Insurgency: Sandstorm, a tactical FPS shooter which brings massive amounts of immersion and action in close combat gameplay.

Unless you wish to play as a sharpshooter, if that’s the case, find yourself a nice bush and don’t shoot with your sniper rifle like it’s a machine gun or I guarantee you a quick death as this game mostly does offers small-medium sized maps. It’s a fast-paced game where you’ll encounter fast-paced encounters even as a Recon. Cool game if you’re sick of waiting 20 minutes to get a headshot!

10. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands

Idk who or where he is, but what this game has to offer is a big ass map where you’ll be able to play with up to 3 friends. The map has different terrains, ranging from forests to deserts, urban areas, and the countryside. 

The game is perfect for sniper gameplay, the size of the map alone will make you harder to find than a needle in a haystack. Offers different types of camouflage for each environment and a bundle of sniper rifles that you can pick:

  • M40A5
  • HTI
  • MSR
  • M1891
  • SR25
  • SVD
  • G28
  • SRSA1
  • L115A3
  • MK14
  • SR-1
  • Lanza Sagrada
  • The Warhawk

These weapons vary in stats, you’ll unlock them as you progress in the game, and playing as a sniper in this game seems fun as hell, especially when assisting your friends!

9. Squad

This game has to offer large-scale battles on servers that can fill up to 100 players, I’ve seen fun gameplay of US soldiers in deserts committing war crimes against the local population. This game is not only about deserts, but different environments which you use to your advantage, especially as a sniper.

It’s mostly about cooperating with your teammates, you could support your team via pinning down opponents from afar with your sniper rifle, taking off important targets, or just serving as a scout for your team. Plenty of weapons and awesome combat, but it also requires decent communication between you and your team, as in this game, you’re rewarded greatly for teamwork!

8. Sniper Elite 3

Do you like slow-motion? Do you like x-rays? Great, this game is for you, when shooting a target you’ll get a detailed view of a bullet going in slow-motion through the skull of your opponent(as in the picture above). You can even shoot off someone’s balls!

This game has terrifying gore and gameplay similar to Max Payne 3, the addition being the x-rays and slightly better graphics. It has plenty of sniper rifles, although they vary in damage, the damage doesn’t matter when you score a headshot, and getting headshots in this game is very easy!

7. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

When playing this game, you have to put a few things into consideration - the distance that you’re shooting from, the wind, and the general difficulty of this game. It’s not a simple “point and shoot” arcade sort of game, you have to use at least a small part of your brain.

Realism is a big part of this game, but another awesome part is the campaign itself - it’s lengthy, full of sneaking around, and of course, lovely headshots!

6. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

In this game, you’ll be able to whack your unsuspecting foes from over 1000 meters in a beautiful fashion - You’ll be granted bullet-time and you’ll shoot your way through countless foes, either by blowing their heads off or shooting a perfect 12.7x99mm right through the head of some poor bastard.

Like the previous part, this game has a campaign and this time it’s taking place somewhere in the Middle East, has plenty of new content and some sandbox gameplay. I am 110% sure that you should try this game out, it’s surely better than its predecessor!

5. Sniper Elite 4

Like any other Sniper Elite game, you’ll be playing in third person shooting at random nazis. Whether you want to shoot them in the head or their balls, it’s totally up to you, and yes, here you’ll also be rewarded with satisfying gameplay that includes bullet-time and x-rays.

Besides awesome combat, this game also has to offer sneaking elements, a long as hell campaign(+15 hours if you’ve only focused on doing the main missions), comfortable controls, and pretty graphics!

4. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

Hitler is crapping his pants in his little nazi bunker, so his last resort is to release waves of nazi zombies upon his foes. Of course, you are there to save the day and shoot some nazi zombies in the good ol’ SE fashion with bullet-time and x-rays. This time you’ll be able to see an x-ray of an undead nazi’s balls!

You’ll be able to shoot off nazi zombie balls with up to 4 of your friends,

encounter intense gameplay and witness thousands of zombies swarming their way towards you. Good luck!

3. Call of Duty: Warzone

Although this game doesn’t have a single-player campaign, instead it has a fun battle royale. I understand that some of you might be sick and tired of hearing or playing games that have battle royale gamemodes, but this one I have to say was pretty enjoyable for me - I find it more enjoyable than PubG mostly because of its fluent controls and more satisfying weaponry to shoot with!

You’re dropped from a plane on a massive map where you can scavenge random equipment and weapons, encounter skirmishes between teams in buildings, or score some juicy headshots as a sniper from a distant location. You’ll be to find and use one of the following sniper rifles:

  • Kar98k
  • Pellington 703
  • AX-50
  • Rytec 50 AMR
  • LW3
  • HDR
  • SP-R 208 - the best one in the whole game(IMO)

I know that the battle royale is an immortal genre, but try this out - you might find it distinct from other battle royale games and fall in love with it!

2. Escape from Tarkov

This is one of the most realistic first-person shooters I’ve ever seen, graphics are top-tier, you can upgrade and customize your sniper rifles to high degrees, your guns also jam which can only mean 1 thing in combat situations - DEATH! But besides jamming, they can also overheat and wear out. Your character will also be able to lean, go prone, but also feel hunger, thirst, cold, suffer blood loss, exhaustion, fractures - it’s very similar to DayZ!

Escape from Tarkov is an awesome game, focusing both on realism and action, with RPG and MMO elements. The map is massive, has an urban center with many unique locations from which you can snipe some noobs wandering around. Or you could just conduct massive raids with your friends and start massive battles!

The game also has its own story and you can discover more of it via finding random documents scattered across the map, so what you’re waiting for? Get this game today!

1. Black Ops Cold War

This game gets the first spot, it has a campaign and a multiplayer, don’t expect much realism from this game, in the multiplayer you’ll be running around with your sniper rifle quickscoping kids from a few meters away, which is enjoyable in its own way and nostalgic in a way, reminds me of times 11 years ago when I saw people quickscoping me every 5 seconds in Modern Warfare. 

The gameplay in this game is quick-paced and action-packed, it’s leaning more towards arcade-ish gameplay than realism, which is not necessarily a bad thing, because every once in a while we like to play a game where we don’t have to care about thirst, hunger, or any of that nonsense, guns jamming, etc. And that’s the beauty of CoD as a whole, it’s brainless simplicity that has been being sold for the past 15 years that’s extremely addicting to its consumers. And seriously, if you’re going to use snipers in multiplayer, learn to quickscope/noscope, maps are small as hell and you’re easy to find!

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