Sniper Elite PC

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    70
    Elite excels at creating an atmosphere of paranoia and alienation... [Nov p.93]
  2. A surprisingly decent stealth shooter. [Jan 2005, p.90]
  3. Sniper Elite could well have been a terrifically good simulation of being a wartime sneaky fella had there been a greater sense of ambition displayed in the design process. As it is, you're left with a game that doesn't really offer a great deal more in terms of ammo delivery that we haven't seen done equally well in more popular, less subject-specific shooters. [PC Zone]
  4. As it stands it's just a good game with a few very awkward parts.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. GuruG
    Jan 17, 2010
    2
    Anyone looking for a sniping simulator, or even a game with good sniping at all, is well advised to stay away. I'll spare you the rant Anyone looking for a sniping simulator, or even a game with good sniping at all, is well advised to stay away. I'll spare you the rant and give you some highlights. The bullet drop is hilariously bad. I've fired BB guns with better accuracy. The game focuses on stealth, and yet only the pistol is silenced, and the gunshot from your rifle can be heard from the entire country of Germany. Enemies clairvoyantly know where you are and will run directly to your position, even if you're moving silently, and even if they've never seen you. Soldiers can usually take a bullet to the chest and keep moving. They are precision-accurate with wartime machine guns (remember, guns that were built to be cheap and fire bullets, but not for much else.) Most enemies are quicker draws than the Sundance Kid and more accurate than John McClain. At one point, I got frustrated and simply rushed through a mission with a machine gun, sniping nobody. I completed all objectives easily, and spent much less time doing it. Terrible game. Avoid this one. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Mahalo
    Oct 26, 2005
    5
    Well, at first it appears to be a great game. You are dropped off in the middle of a city, you find your way to the top floor of a building, Well, at first it appears to be a great game. You are dropped off in the middle of a city, you find your way to the top floor of a building, look through your scope and start picking off enemies at 100m away. The physics in the game is done well, you gotta aim above the head to account for the gravity. But as you play, you start noticing its shortcomings. Enemies from far away have unrealistic aim with their machine guns. You cant control vehicles. I know its a sniper game, but when you see 2 russians come out of a tank and you take them out, you should at least get to use their tank. The biggest shortcoming is the map layout. You CANNOT enter buildings! A game that relies heavily on you finding a good sniping spot, doesnt even let you do that! There is a few half-destroyed buildings that allow you to enter, but they dont provide much of a spot. I would like to kick open a door of any building, walk to the 3rd floor, go to a room, open a window, and start sniping. The way it is in the game, you are pretty much out in the streets. This game had so much potential, hence the low score. Full Review »