Sniping games are difficult to get right, the past has shown this, and this is no exception. Lots of flaws, AI can be buggy, the graphics are by no means state of the art, but as a working man coming home, and wanting to vent, this is great. You can easily spend an hour just sniping and having fun progressing. Having said that the game is without doubt violent (especially the slow motion head shot camera) and will surely be the source of the old debate when the game is found in the possession of some serial killer.
Anyway - back to the game... It starts with the lamest practice missions, but they only last 5 minutes, and you are off. The scenery, while basic, looks and feels solid enough, and although you can sink into the odd rock it plays well. Sniping means controlling breathing, and how visible you are. Difficulty is controlled reasonably well and when you are getting into the levels you start to get drawn into the story. Soon you find friend isn't necessarily a friend, and targets are not certainties either. As a sniping game therefore it has what it takes. It is a game I come back to, it is the best sniping game currently available, and that deserves credit. It is not for everyone, but I love playing it. So full marks, even with the odd bug.