Sniper Fury review
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Sniper Fury review

Our Review by Brittany Vincent on December 7th, 2015
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TAKE THE SHOT
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Sniper Fury is an exciting riff on the tap-to-shoot sniper game, though it does suffer from some free-to-play gating problems.

Developer: Gameloft

Version: 1.0.3
App Reviewed on: iPad Air 2

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

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There are plenty of mobile games involving snipers, and Sniper Fury is no different, placing you in the sniper's nest to take out targets.

It's a traditional take on the sniping genre, so if you're hankering for a good old head shot you'll have quite a party here.

Ready, aim fire!

Sniper Fury gets you into the action quickly, showing you how to aim and fire with ease. You use touch controls to aim down the sights then zoom in using the slider on the right of the screen.

Once you've fired a bullet, you'll watch it spiral in slow motion in a direct path toward your victim's head - but only if it's a kill shot.

It's the most satisfying aspect of the game by far - and it's meant to be.

Tools of the trade

Using infrared vision, weapon upgrades, and other helpful equipment you'll breeze through the early missions like a seasoned professional.

It's simple to pick up and play, but does get a lot more challenging as you work up through the later missions, which put you in difficult situations against moving targets. It can be extremely difficult to take out the competition.

You gotta pay to play...

Unfortunately, Sniper Fury does tend to rely on some very frustrating energy timers. At the beginning this isn't so much of an issue, but as you progress enough you tend to run out of energy to complete the required objectives and other missions.

You'll find yourself stuck at some points either waiting for a timer to run out or waiting on the right amount of materials to progress.

This can very well make or break the experience for some.

The bottom line

Sniper Fury doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's an interesting departure if you're willing to overlook the upgrade system and free-to-play elements.

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