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10th Sep '16 10:11:18 PM DustSnitch
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* The duels with Sniper Wolf in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. The second, though, is easier if you use your remote guided missile instead.
** [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Or Stingers]].
* The [[spoiler: second]] fight against [[spoiler: Vamp]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. Different from the other two because [[spoiler: Vamp]] does not have a sniper rifle, he is instead attacking your {{escort|Mission}} with his knives, and of course if she dies it's game over. It's not a very difficult boss battle, though.
** It's also entirely pointless. In what is the series' best case of TheBattleDidntCount, [[spoiler: even after Raiden successfully shoots Vamp several times in the face and prevents Emma's health bar from even reaching the half way mark, she is critically wounded, and you are taken to her death scene. This all after he had already drowned in the life reaction pool after the first fight against him. Way to waste your time.]]
*** To add even more insult to injury, not only [[spoiler:did Emma die anyway, but Vamp survived the bullet(s) to the head due to his HealingFactor and makes a return in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'']].
* Possibly the duel with The End in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''; although he wields a sniper rifle against you, you have options other than sniping him back, such as sneaking up behind him.
** Or advancing the clock on your [=PS2=] a few weeks so he dies of old age.
** Despite the cheap methods of defeating The End, the game rewards you for going the extra mile and NOT draining his life bar, but to actually break his stamina bar, by giving you a special camouflage pattern and his non-lethal sniper rifle.
* And to round out the series, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' puts you up against Crying Wolf, who uses a ''[[{{BFG}} rail gun]]'' with a sniper scope (that is, when she's not trying to trample you). Like the fight with The End, though, you can use other weapons against her. Defeating her results in you getting the rail gun, which will be essential (due to its lethality) for an upcoming segment.

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The duels with Sniper Wolf in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. The second, though, is easier if you use your remote guided missile instead.
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instead. [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Or Stingers]].
* ** The [[spoiler: second]] second fight against [[spoiler: Vamp]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. Different from the other two because [[spoiler: Vamp]] does not have a sniper rifle, he is instead attacking your {{escort|Mission}} with his knives, and of course if she dies it's game over. It's not a very difficult boss battle, though.
** It's
but it's also entirely pointless. In what is the series' best case of TheBattleDidntCount, [[spoiler: even after Raiden successfully shoots Vamp several times in the face and prevents Emma's health bar from even reaching the half way mark, she is critically wounded, and you are taken to her death scene. This all after he had already drowned in the life reaction pool after the first fight against him. Way to waste your time.]]
*** To add even more insult to injury, not only [[spoiler:did Emma die anyway, but Vamp survived the bullet(s) to the head due to his HealingFactor and makes a return in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'']].
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** Possibly the duel with The End in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''; although he wields a sniper rifle against you, you have options other than sniping him back, such as sneaking up behind him.
** Or
him, or advancing the clock on your [=PS2=] a few weeks so he dies of old age.
**
age. Despite the cheap methods of defeating The End, the game rewards you for going the extra mile and NOT draining his life bar, but to actually break his stamina bar, by giving you a special camouflage pattern and his non-lethal sniper rifle.
* And to round out the series, ** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' puts you up against Crying Wolf, who uses a ''[[{{BFG}} rail gun]]'' with a sniper scope (that is, when she's not trying to trample you). Like the fight with The End, though, you can use other weapons against her. Defeating her results in you getting the rail gun, which will be essential (due to its lethality) for an upcoming segment.segment.
** And to round out the series, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' features the battles against Quiet and the Skulls. You can theoretically defeat Quiet with normal weapons and supply drops, but Quiet will FlashStep a mile away any time you get close, making the sniper rifle the best option to take her out. The Skulls are, in practice, just a group of four Quiets with even better aim and stronger rifles.
13th Aug '16 9:55:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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25th Apr '16 11:05:32 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' has you providing sniper cover for secret agent Harry Tipper while he attempts to [[DressingAsTheEnemy steal some enemy uniforms]]. Also later on, when you [[spoiler:escort ''your past self'' in the first mission]].

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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' has you providing sniper cover for secret agent Harry Tipper while he attempts to [[DressingAsTheEnemy steal some enemy uniforms]]. Also later on, when you [[spoiler:escort ''your past self'' in the first mission]].



* ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' has a sniping mission where you have to protect one of your friends as he runs away. He's pretty ineffective at anything but hiding, and will get shot up instantly if you're not watching out for enemies.
* In contrast to the last example, ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' has a mission where you're to cover Willis from the control tower of an airport with a .50 rifle. Although Willis will be turned to swiss cheese without your help, he's ''very'' handy with a rifle and does a very good job protecting himself. Alternately, due to [[GoodBadBugs a glitch]] the enemies tend to completely ignore you in this mission; you can completely screw the system and jump right into the fray, and the guards will be too busy opening up on Willis to even bother with you.

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* ''Far Cry''
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''VideoGame/FarCry3'' has a sniping mission where you have to protect one of your friends as he runs away. He's pretty ineffective at anything but hiding, and will get shot up instantly if you're not watching out for enemies.
* ** In contrast to the last example, ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' has a mission where you're to cover Willis from the control tower of an airport with a .50 rifle. Although Willis will be turned to swiss cheese without your help, he's ''very'' handy with a rifle and does a very good job protecting himself. Alternately, due to [[GoodBadBugs a glitch]] the enemies tend to completely ignore you in this mission; you can completely screw the system and jump right into the fray, and the guards will be too busy opening up on Willis to even bother with you.
9th Apr '16 7:36:54 AM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRacoonus'' has a few missions where you must protect a defenseless NPC (either Murray or a caneless Sly) from enemies as they make their way to a specific location.
13th Feb '16 7:47:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* The PlayStation2 port of ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 3'' has the "Rescue Mission" mode, with some of its stages requiring you to use a sniper rifle. ''Time Crisis 4'' has something very similar at the end of Stage 1 Area 2.

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* The PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 port of ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 3'' has the "Rescue Mission" mode, with some of its stages requiring you to use a sniper rifle. ''Time Crisis 4'' has something very similar at the end of Stage 1 Area 2.
13th Nov '15 12:36:23 AM Robotnik
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** Earlier in the game, "Blackout" has SAS newbie Soap [=MacTavish=] provide sniper support for Russian government loyalists while they try to retake a village from rebels. That is until Captain Price, who's more concerned with rescuing a captured informant, dangles the loyalist commanding officer over a ledge. Price, incidentally, was the sniper in the mission mentioned above.

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** *** Earlier in the game, "Blackout" has features SAS newbie Soap [=MacTavish=] provide providing sniper support for Russian government loyalists while they try to retake a village from rebels. That is until Captain Price, who's more concerned with about rescuing a captured informant, dangles the loyalist commanding officer over a ledge. Price, incidentally, was the sniper in the mission mentioned above.above mission.
13th Nov '15 12:35:00 AM Robotnik
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** Earlier in the game, "Blackout" has SAS newbie Soap [=MacTavish=] provide sniper support for Russian government loyalists while they try to retake a village from rebels. That is until Captain Price, who's more concerned with rescuing a captured informant, dangles the loyalist commanding officer over a ledge. Price, incidentally, was the sniper in the mission mentioned above.
13th Nov '15 12:23:10 AM Robotnik
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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', Trevor provides sniper support for his accomplice Ron during the beginning of "Nervous Ron", although being [[TheSociopath the kind of guy he is]], he makes it clear to Ron that he'll also snipe ''him'' if he happens to get cold feet at any point. Franklin also covers for Michael during "Three's Company" and "The Merryweather Heist", despite his default shooting stat being the lowest of the three protagonists

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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', Trevor provides sniper support multilpe times for other characters; first for his accomplice Ron during the beginning of "Nervous Ron", although Ron" (although being [[TheSociopath the kind of guy he is]], he makes it clear to Ron that he'll also snipe ''him'' if he happens to get cold feet at any point. point), then for Michael and Franklin during "Blitz Play", and finally for Michael and Dave Norton during "The Wrap-Up". Franklin also covers for Michael during "Three's Company" and "The Merryweather Heist", despite his default shooting stat being the lowest of the three protagonistsprotagonists. Michael returns the favor during "Lamar Down", supporting Franklin and Trevor.
13th Nov '15 12:19:29 AM Robotnik
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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', Trevor provides sniper support for his accomplice Ron during the beginning of "Nervous Ron", although being [[TheSociopath the kind of guy he is]], he makes it clear to Ron that he'll also snipe ''him'' if he happens to get cold feet at any point. Franklin also covers for Michael during "Three's Company" and "The Merryweather Heist", despite his default shooting stat being the lowest of the three protagonists
30th Aug '15 4:41:17 AM jormis29
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* The first mission (except for the tutorial) in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Codename 47'' (it can be done without sniping, but it is dangerous.)
** ''Contracts'' has a reimagining of the same mission. The easiest way to complete it is to invoke this trope. Several missions throughout the series allow for this. And of course, there's ''Absolution'''s pre-order [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sniper Challenge]]

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* The first mission (except for the tutorial) in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Codename 47'' ''VideoGame/HitmanCodename47'' (it can be done without sniping, but it is dangerous.)
** ''Contracts'' ''[[VideoGame/HitmanContracts Contracts]]'' has a reimagining of the same mission. The easiest way to complete it is to invoke this trope. Several missions throughout the series allow for this. And of course, there's ''Absolution'''s ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'''s pre-order [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sniper Challenge]]
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