Blending classic stealth mechanics with puzzle-y sniping, Contracts 2 gets the job done.
What is it? Sniper stealth game with massive, open-ended levels
Expect to pay: $40/£35
Developer: CI Games
Publisher: CI Games
Reviewed On: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Nvidia GeForce 2080 Super, 32 GB RAM
Link: Official site
Clumsy title aside, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 wastes no time getting to the good stuff. After a briefing that explains your motivations and a quickfire tutorial mission that instructs you on the fundamentals of sniping, you’re prowling the desert of Kuamar, sneaking your way to the first overlook position. Time to first stealth kill? Maybe 15 minutes. Time to first sniper kill? Also 15 minutes, depending on your approach. Within half an hour you’re perched on a clifftop scoping out a container port over a kilometre away. You’ll never visit this port physically but your presence will be felt there, mainly in the cranial region.