Why “Sniper 3D Assassin: Shoot to Kill?”

“Sniper 3D Assassin” is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a sniper. Consequently, in this game you must aim and then shoot down targets on its various missions. The emphasis of the game is on precise aiming to fulfill mission objectives.

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In “Sniper 3D Assassin” you must complete at least 30 primary missions to progress through various regions such as Tonka Bay, Porter Heights and Jandsburg. Players must also complete Spec OPS missions, and there are additional missions you can play through to clock up more currency. With that you can then upgrade your guns, or invest in entirely new arsenal to shoot down your targets with. The game includes sniper rifles, assault rifles, shotguns and pistols.

The control scheme is simple and effective. Players can swipe up, down, left or right to move their target scope. Dragging the zoom bar up zooms in further. Then you can tap a bullet button to shoot the target. There is no way to reposition your sniper to alternative shooting positions, which would have added another dimension to the gameplay.

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There is reasonable variety in the game’s missions. In some missions you’ll be shooting just the one person; in others players need to shoot down multiple moving targets. Sometimes the targets are armed, and they’ll shoot back at you if you miss them. However, most of the missions have civilian settings; and it would have been great if “Sniper 3D Assassin” had more military scenarios with soldiers, helicopters and vehicles.

Graphics and Sound

“Sniper 3D Assassin” has great graphics. The game includes smooth 3D city landscapes with a lot of detail. There is also a great gunshot graphical effect when you pull off shots that finish missions. The killer bullet travels in slow motion before finishing off the target.

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Aside from its menu pages, there is not a huge amount of music in the game. “Sniper 3D Assassin” has realistic sound effects and some in-game speech on its missions.


“Sniper 3D Assassin” has a free-to-play model with IAPs. Some missions are locked until your gun reaches certain upgrade requirements. There is also an energy meter that gets depleted as you play through missions. When you have run out of energy, you’ll need to wait for the meter to recharge unless you refill it with IAP diamonds.

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Final Thoughts

“Sniper 3D Assassin” is a more original first-person shooter with plenty of missions to blast through and slick 3D graphics. It does have an expensive game economy, but it is still a shooter worth noting. You can add it to your iOS phone or tablet from here.