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Yes, I am one of those players you love to have in a match of CoD4, when you think you're safe in your own territory and then you lose your head.. I'm a sniper.

Pretty much every game I've ever played, form R6:Rogue Spear, to Mass Effect, to TF2 to every FPS ever really.. I always play the Sniper.

I've developed very good sniping skills in most the games I've played. Back in the BF2 and BF2142 days, My K/D Ratio was around 2.5 to 1 and I played almost exclusively Sniper class. I got to the point where I knew all of the great spots, and was able to bring in real world tactics into the games (the Battlefield games mostly... Everything else is too fast paced and short range.)

I still haven't found the ultimate sniper game though. When I played CoD4, the sniper level was a blessing. My favorite gun in that whole game was the silenced rifle, able to pick off a guy in his eyeball without a sound.. it was epic. And when you break out the Barrett .50 Cal, I felt like I was Mark Wahlberg in Shooter.

Unfortunately, to my sadness, that was the only "sniper" level of the game. Most games like CoD4 involve mainly combat, with a few sniper elements.. I want the game that has mainly sniping, with a few combat elements (like you have to bust into short range combat when some enemies discover you crawling.

Now, I don't want an all out sniper sim, where I have to spend 3 days crawling.. But I want the behind enemy lines action, Going in deep, kicking some ass, and getting the hell out..

I Need it.

Any games I haven't heard of that are what I'm looking for?
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In the single player genre, I presume? You mentioned Rainbow Six, which would have been my suggestion. Although it's not quite the same, it does involve a lot of stealthy activity
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I noticed you havent mentioned counterstrike or DOD. Some of the best snipers on the internet there. They even have servers dedicated to sniping.

Multiplayer is where its at for sniping.
    
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I noticed you havent mentioned counterstrike or DOD. Some of the best snipers on the internet there. They even have servers dedicated to sniping.
Yeah, like any CS:S Office server that doesn't have the AWP disabled. lol

    
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OP: Do you own a PS3?

Battlefield BC is pretty good for sniping. A selection of 6 rifles in total I think and some really good open maps with plenty of sniping positions
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Check this game out man:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/sn...result;title;0

Sniper Elite, all about sniping stuff. You even get to you real elements, such as wind, gravity, etc. Was a pretty fun game, they make it for the consoles as well.
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Yeah, like any CS:S Office server that doesn't have the AWP disabled. lol

pfft AWP. Everyone knows a true sniper uses the scout.

I prefer real life players because computer players are predictable and easy.
    
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I'm not too bad a sniper but I find I have to be 'in the zone'. I cant just jump in and pop some heads.

On BF2142 I tend to linger around the towers by silo 4 (i think) on Suez Canal, watching the action before I start taking shots. Same on Sidi Power Plant. Find somewhere cozy, with a good fov and wait.

TF2 (store map) is ok but most maps are too small to be an effective sniper I find
    
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Sniper Elite. It's a bit older, but it's an excellent and fairly realistic sniper sim. Very fun, very hard.
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Okay, Day of Defeat has decent sniping, but you can hit somebody in the foot and kill them.

CS:S .. I hope you were joking when you said there is good sniping in that game.

I've played all the big games.. and haven't found a game that is REALLY sniper intensive.

I'm going to look into that Elite sniper game, because THAT is what I'm looking for.

As far as Sniping multiplayer games.. sniping in multiplayer in the big games of today, is basically just adding a scope to a gun and allowing you to hit form further away.

Only the Battlefield series have come close to REAL sniping. Sniping requires a lot of map space, which games like CS:S, CoD4 etc .. just don't offer you.

Is that Elite sniper game out yet?

EDIT: Oh, Sniper Elite has been out for awhile.. Heh..

I'll see if I can find it somewhere.
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