Sniper Elite PC

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  • Summary: In Sniper Elite, players assume the role of an American sniper, disguised as a German soldier and dropped into war torn 1945 Berlin by the American OSS to gather intelligence on the top-secret German Atomic research. If his mission fails, control of the world's Atomic technology will fallIn Sniper Elite, players assume the role of an American sniper, disguised as a German soldier and dropped into war torn 1945 Berlin by the American OSS to gather intelligence on the top-secret German Atomic research. If his mission fails, control of the world's Atomic technology will fall into the hands of Stalin and the Soviet Army, throwing the world's political climate into chaos. In the undercover mission, players utilize their sniper training to gain access to key positions by taking out machine guns, armored vehicles, guard posts and sentries through stealth and pinpoint accuracy. Like a true sniper, players must follow their wits and instincts and utilize both first and third-person perspectives to negotiate through 28 open-ended levels in war-torn Berlin. In taking aim at enemy soldiers, players need to consider gravity, wind speed, heart rate, breathing and posture to successfully hit their target in one of the most authentic sniping mechanics ever devised. Players can even take up the fight or go head-to-head with a friend in the cooperative or competitive offline play modes, or even engage in a game of worldwide cat-and-mouse with up to eight players online. [Namco] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Only the best of the best will see the final missions in Sniper Elite mode, but for the rest of us, Rebellion has created a remarkable, beautifully brutal WWII game that’s smarter than the usual fodder lining game store shelves.
  2. Its setting and antagonists are among the most frequently-used in the genre today, and frankly, neither of them add so much to the game that they couldn't've been removed. This could've easily been set in Baghdad or Somalia or some future city without compromising its gameplay.
  3. PC Format
    81
    Headshot heaven for FPS addicts. [Dec 2005, p.92]
  4. PC Gamer
    75
    A tense, sweaty-palmed experience that will appeal to your inner sniper. [Feb 2006, p.39]
  5. 75
    Though Sniper Elite doesn't do anything revolutionary, it’s still a fun game. But what happened to the cooperative mode?
  6. The realism may turn off some run and gun gamers, but even those fans will have a hard time not appreciating what Sniper Elite brings to the table in terms of great and entertaining game play.
  7. As it stands it's just a good game with a few very awkward parts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. FirstPerson
    Mar 25, 2010
    10
    Highly underrated game. This is a first class shooter and probably the most realistic one ever. Tired of walking godlike through though other Highly underrated game. This is a first class shooter and probably the most realistic one ever. Tired of walking godlike through though other games with all your armor/shields/suits providing you with all but immunity while your single shots take out legions of super cool but super weak opponents? Well in Sniper Elite a bullet will kill you and opponents won't just stand there waiting to be fragged. In this game you better keep your head down, move carefully, and make sure that your shots are carefully aimed, or you're toast and quickly so. Most of the bad reviews here are from kids who are used to blasting there way through hordes of 100 foot aliens without getting scratched. For them it is very frustrating when an enemy who you can see perfectly can also see you and who can fire their weapon just as accurately as you. And yes, if you fire a rifle, it can actually be heard from a mile away. And yes, you will be hunted down and killed if they can find you. The idea that a single soldier should easily be able to wade through a few dozen enemy soldiers every time is just a joke. Snipers in war have some of the highest casualty rates and so will you when you play this game, which I think is a good thing. The situation with some of the complainers here reminds me of paintball, where all the kiddies come out thinking they will be Rambo and then get pissy when they get taken out quickly over and over again. Anyway, this is a great game, I rank it right up there with Crysis as one of the best FPS sniper games ever. Highly recommended for those willing to face the realistically bad odds of a war zone. Expand
  2. JorgeN.
    May 4, 2006
    10
    This is the only game that i have been realy addicted to, is great and those head shots are priceless and can't get enough of them. and This is the only game that i have been realy addicted to, is great and those head shots are priceless and can't get enough of them. and im expecting more from sniper elite 2 great job "REBELLION' keep making them and i will keep buying them. Expand
  3. nianyut
    Nov 17, 2008
    10
    i had finished play it.. i like, as if i was a real sniper.. the graphic is outstanding, especially the slow motion effect, it;s kind a i had finished play it.. i like, as if i was a real sniper.. the graphic is outstanding, especially the slow motion effect, it;s kind a realistic plot, so it make you can wait to move to next mission.. Expand
  4. Oct 11, 2013
    9
    This is an amazing sniper game. I played it back on ps2, and I loved every minute of it. I played it a bit single player (which, by the way, IThis is an amazing sniper game. I played it back on ps2, and I loved every minute of it. I played it a bit single player (which, by the way, I felt was a fairly high challenge), then I played some of the co-op (which is a bit easier). The games bullet physics work very well, as you have to calculate the gravity, wind, and heart rate into consideration. The levels have good variation, whether it is mainly indoors, in the city, or around large buildings, you will feel like you are usually in different areas. The stealth on here works pretty well, with a moment occasionally that makes you feel that you got spotted for no reason. Usually, however, you will find there is someone who could have spotted you, which makes these alerts seem valid. The stealth bar is not perfect, but that is because it has 25% intervals. The sounds of the game are okay. The objectives of the game are of good variety, whether it is something like escort, assassinate, etc. The one major downside I have found was that the enemies feel a bit too accurate. They can hit you with their PPSH from about 200 yards, which is a bit crazy. All in all, this is a very fun game that should not be overlooked. (Note: PC version has no co-op features. This would drop my rating to an 8.) Expand
  5. EndiT.
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    Can't remember the days i have been playing a game 6 hours in a row with headphones on! this game would get a 10 if grafix, sounds andCan't remember the days i have been playing a game 6 hours in a row with headphones on! this game would get a 10 if grafix, sounds and some minor issues would be standard 2005, but as a hardcore sniper with a fable on hunting snipers i can`t vote it lower then a 9 because its challenging fun and its no mass market product, i like to know whom i kill...in this game you know it! Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2012
    8
    This is game you need to give a chance. First time I started this game was big disapointment. I thought nothing is good about this game andThis is game you need to give a chance. First time I started this game was big disapointment. I thought nothing is good about this game and expectaions was big.

    After I gave it a chance for some time figured game is oposite then my previous opinion. Absolutely everything is made right here. Sneaking and sniping ratio is just right. levels are made good. Only bad thing happend in coop where enemies spawn from nothing on places you checked 10 seconds ago. If they remove that would be 10!
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  7. walterh
    Sep 7, 2009
    2
    My rating is strictly regarding the online games rooms, that suck out loud, because there are some gamers that make a game out of remote game My rating is strictly regarding the online games rooms, that suck out loud, because there are some gamers that make a game out of remote game cheats etc...... Expand

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