No scope headshots are cool, but there’s no feeling in gaming quite like lining up an unexpecting duck from a virtual mile away and putting some lead on target. A genre that doesn’t have many standalone titles, the use of sniper rifles and sniping can be found in most First Person Shooters.
We feel that Battlefield 1 sniper should have been included, but agree with the rest of the games that made the cut. We’re currently in love with how smooth and satisfying sniping is in BF1.
Sniping games represent a complex physics based gaming mechanic which developers can have a field day recreating in-game. We tried to find games that really incorporated sniping in a big way we avoided including more then one title from a single franchise.
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6. Silent Scope
Silent Scope is the forefather of sniping games. It was created in 1999 for arcades by Konami and the player had to physically change his position when playing since the rifle was actually attached to the console. Time can be extended if the player kills certain enemies and life can be refilled when the player spots an attractive woman or gets some bonus points. It was 1999, what did you expect. Anyway, the gameplay mechanics are really simple and the final goal is to kill as many enemies as possible in order to save the American Presidential family from kidnappers. Its story is modest and the controls are very simplistic, but Silent Scope takes its rightful place in history as a game that paved the way for other future sniping titles.
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