"The original Sniper: Ghost Warrior was a polarizing game that got as much right as it got wrong. The sniping mechanics were praised, but the run-and-gun segments, which inevitably invited Modern Warfare comparisons, were slammed. As a whole, it was an incredibly difficult game that demanded patience a lot of players couldn't muster.
City Interactive has been working to make sure that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the game the original was trying to be. Run-and-gunning is out entirely, allowing the team to make this a pure sniping experience. And for good measure, the game will be running on CryENGINE 3."