Sniper Elite PC

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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 145 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 145
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  1. 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, 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 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. Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2012
    6
    This game has so much potential and is good fun in its own way, but it falls short of what it could be. This is mainly due to clunky controls that have you looking down at your keyboard more than the screen, and some of the gameplay ruining what would otherwise be great fun. The computer AI leaves a lot to be desired, with enemies just running straight to where you've been hiding silentlyThis game has so much potential and is good fun in its own way, but it falls short of what it could be. This is mainly due to clunky controls that have you looking down at your keyboard more than the screen, and some of the gameplay ruining what would otherwise be great fun. The computer AI leaves a lot to be desired, with enemies just running straight to where you've been hiding silently for 5 minutes. But the most annoying aspect is that if you make any noise that isn't covered by some shelling (and only your pistol is silenced) then every enemy for the rest of that level (however far away) will be spooked. This leads to constant re-loading just to have some proper sniping fun.

    The sniping is by far the best thing, you just never get bored of the bullet camera showing you the enemy getting it right in the head in slow motion, and it's good that you have to adjust for bullet drop and wind. But this doesn't make up for the fact that everything in between running from sniping spot to sniping spot is annoying and hard work.

    This is a brave and innovative game that just falls short in the way it is executed.
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  3. Jan 22, 2013
    6
    A game with sold mechanics and gameplay struggles with some areas being highly realistic and others not making much sense at all. A lot of potential but not quite there.
  4. Jan 23, 2015
    6
    This game is very disappointing to its sequels.

    PROS
    -Good combat

    CONS
    -Poor Graphics
    -lame story
    -frustrating
    -full of glitches .
  5. JW
    Mar 11, 2007
    5
    I had very high hopes for this game, but was somewhat disappointed in many ways. The ballistic modeling is terrible...I have been a long range target shooter for many years and was extremely disappointed with this aspect of the game. The idea of having to aim high on a target 100 meters away is ludicrous. Generally speaking a rifle is sighted in at a minimum of 100 yards, and the I had very high hopes for this game, but was somewhat disappointed in many ways. The ballistic modeling is terrible...I have been a long range target shooter for many years and was extremely disappointed with this aspect of the game. The idea of having to aim high on a target 100 meters away is ludicrous. Generally speaking a rifle is sighted in at a minimum of 100 yards, and the ballistics of most rifle cartridges is such that gravity has very little effect at the ranges presented in most of the game. It appears in the game that the rifle is zeroed at the muzzle and any target beyond that range requires ridiculous elevation compensation. The other huge mistake made in regards to bullet performance is the damage inflicted. So far I have only been able to get a kill with a single bullet if a head shot was made. Rifles of the caliber used for this kind of shooting very reliably produce kills with a single shot to center mass of the chest cavity, and it is uncommon for someone to sustain a chest hit and remain on their feet, let alone, still shooting back while limping towards cover. The information is readily available to easily correct these shortcomings with a modest amount of research...COME ON GUYS!!! My other major complaint with the game is the inability to enter buildings and structures. This is supposed to be a somewhat realistic game, yet you would never see a sniper out in the open the way this game requires of you. The advantage of a sniper is in use of cover and concealment to hide his position while employing the ballistic advantage of his weapon to engage enemies with little risk of detection. It seems that all they have done here is dump the sniper into the role of a common foot soldier. Even with these flaws, I found the game challenging and enjoyable, but have to give it a low rating due to the unrealistic mapping and mission requirements of the game. Expand
  6. Dec 25, 2012
    7
    The best sniper game which i ever played. This game is not perfect, has a lot of errors, but gives a climat of WWII years. You can only imagine, what they felt at the time of WWII.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 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]
  2. games(TM)
    80
    Sniper Elite makes headshots a grizzly reward that becomes addictive and, because the battle is always weighted against you, filled with air-punching satisfaction every time you make a connection. Bravo. [Nov 2005, p.96]
  3. Play Magazine
    70
    Elite excels at creating an atmosphere of paranoia and alienation... [Nov p.93]