Sniper Elite 4 PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Welcome to Italy, 1943.

    Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series World War Two heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures,
    Welcome to Italy, 1943.

    Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series World War Two heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino.

    Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before its even begun.

    If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Feb 15, 2017
    90
    I have no hesitation in recommending this to any Sniper Elite fan… or really anyone who enjoys the sniping aspect of FPS games. To be honest… even if you don’t… you can technically play this as a run and gun as well… it may be more challenging but you’ve got your pistol and machine gun options… so tackle it how you want. There’s so much fun to be had here that I can really only scratch the surface. I will leave this by saying, find the highest point, check your surrounds with your binoculars and take aim for fun.
  2. Feb 13, 2017
    85
    Sniper Elite 4 is the best entry in Rebellion’s long-running franchise yet, and a great title for fans of stealth gaming.
  3. Feb 13, 2017
    80
    Sniper Elite 4 feels like a natural progression for this series, as Rebellion continues to refine its systems and put a greater emphasis on the long-range shooting.
  4. Feb 15, 2017
    80
    Sniper Elite 4 isn’t the most sophisticated experience, but it puts all of its strengths front and center and delivers a very polished shooter.
  5. Feb 13, 2017
    75
    Sniper Elite 4 is a good TPS, that has the guilty to not improve a lot from the previous chapter: sniping is good but the mechanics are always the same; on the other hand, the map and the exploration are quite good.
  6. Feb 20, 2017
    75
    There's no decent story to speak of and at times the gameplay gets pretty repetitive, though the large open world and co-op options cancel out any too negative thoughts. A decent experience; nothing more, nothing less.
  7. Feb 14, 2017
    60
    Sniper Elite 4 is a game for stealth enthusiasts. Setting up the perfect kill from a huge distance after sneaking past a base full of Nazi soldiers feels rewarding and earned. However, the scenarios fall flat, and the scope of the game is fairly limited. Attempts to offer more options and extend its lifespan don’t really pay off, but it’s still satisfying to shoot someone’s eye out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    10
    I had seen that there were a lot of unnecessary low scores, without any damn rhyme or reason as to why there was a low score given, which isI had seen that there were a lot of unnecessary low scores, without any damn rhyme or reason as to why there was a low score given, which is frustrating to be honest... So, I figured I'd share my opinion on the game. As a sniping and stealth game, this game is god damn awesome. I loved the second game, but I didn't like the third one as much.

    However, with that being said, I find that SE4 is a blast! The option to go stealthy, guns blazing, the awesome signature killcams, the difficulty customization options... It's something fresh from a lot of these shooters we got now. The story is alright, I've only done about 4 missions so far, but the gameplay is well done! The campaign is entirely playable in COOP this time around, which is great and works really well! The PVP multiplayer is alright, much like other games, it's no AAA shooter multiplayer, but it's something to do while you take a break from the Story. Also, the COOP aside from the campaign COOP, is great as well! There's is Survival, and Marksman, Survival being up to 4 players, and Marksman being 2 players (one person spots, while the other snipes). I hadn't had a chance to try out the Marksman mode yet, but I did play a game of survival and it's probably what you'd expect it to be- survive a certain amount of waves of enemies. If you can grab some friends, or maybe join up with some strangers online, Survival can be really fun.

    One thing I'm not too fond of is that your character level is shared across all game modes, so it's one unified character level. I prefer having one level for PVP multiplayer, and the other for Single Player/COOP BUT this time around the game offers skills every 5 levels, where you get to choose between two skills, so I guess this way makes sense. Honestly, if you're looking for a game to pass time by, or have been wanting a good sniping game, this is it. It's got stealth, action, customization, ranking system, and multiplayer... well worth the money I'd say. Compared to its predecessors, this game is a vast improvement, and the levels offer a sense of choice in that you get to tackle every objective/side objective as you wish, in any order. It's very similar to the style of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. If that sounds fun to you, imagine having a friend to join you on the mission, having either of you'd stick together in an all out assault or stealth mission, or even splitting up with separate or the same play style. So... this game from me gets an 8, but unjust and unexplained reviews brought the games score down unnecessarily... It's a great game.
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  2. Feb 18, 2017
    10
    How is this a 6.8? This game is fantastic. Best stealth game since MGSV. I really hope they keep supporting this game with new maps, locationsHow is this a 6.8? This game is fantastic. Best stealth game since MGSV. I really hope they keep supporting this game with new maps, locations and some customization options for Karl. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2017
    10
    This is the best sniper game ever made! This x-rays, graphics, game looks very nice and work in 60fps. What we can want more from a game likeThis is the best sniper game ever made! This x-rays, graphics, game looks very nice and work in 60fps. What we can want more from a game like that? For every sniper fan this game will be AWESOME. I bught limited edition and its worth it! Its much more interesting than For Honor for example. Great multiplayer and hard single-player. Expand
  4. Feb 18, 2017
    8
    Sniper Elite 4
    Gameplay Freedom
    Sniper Elite 4 is a 3rd person shooter where you play as the sniper Karl Fairburne in World War 2 hunting
    Sniper Elite 4
    Gameplay Freedom
    Sniper Elite 4 is a 3rd person shooter where you play as the sniper Karl Fairburne in World War 2 hunting down Nazis…
    And you don’t even have to play like a sniper...
    Sniper elite 4 features 8 missions total and are all set in a different open sandbox with optional objectives and intel to collect along with your main objective and targets…
    These missions last anywhere from 20 minutes up to an hour depending on how you play and if you choose to ignore the optional stuff..
    It took me around 7 an a half hours to get to the credits…
    There are various difficulty settings here that not only effect the damage enemies do, but also affect how sniping works.. so for those 360 no scope pros, sniper elite will give you a great challenge as you calculate drops and wind…
    I’m not one of those people…
    You have the option to find a vantage point, pull out your binoculars, mark your targets and pick them off..
    But with too much noise they’ll be able to triangulate your position, so it’s important to move...
    sneaking through the shadows and bushes…
    calculating and planning every move…
    sneaking up behind enemies and stealth killing them
    Holding your breath, lining up the shots for a slow mo x ray vision kill
    Or you can play like I did and throw all caution to the wind…
    Sniping people without a care who hears or sees you… pulling out your assault rifle if too many enemies surround you...
    loot their bodies for more ammo, medkits, and grenades... swap weapons…
    just having a blast destroying enemies on these maps and completing objectives
    My favorite part about this game is that it doesn’t punish you if youre not about that sniper life..
    You can play this game any and every way you want...
    And the maps change up enough to keep the game feeling fresh... it never drags out…
    the overall campaign though feels like its lacking a bit of knowledge...
    the story feels like no effort was put into it... and the most interesting possible target for a world war 2 game, adolf hitler, was reserved for pre orderers.. So if you’re a smart gamer and actually wait for reviews... you don’t get the only target whos even a little interesting…
    Its going to run you about $10 in the playstation store, so I highly recommend you make a statement by waiting for a sale before you pick up sniper elite 4 and its dlc…
    This is a really fun campaign, but this greed level from the publisher is too high.
    There isn’t just single player here though...
    You can also play co-op in the story, survival mode, or scout and sniper mode... as well as play competitive modes online...
    These modes are about as fun as youd think a bunch of snipers running around a large map trying to snipe eachother could be..
    High paced and full of action... just kidding... nothing happens... hardly anyone plays... waste of the developers time…
    Sniper Elite 4 isnt a shooter oyu buy to play online.. This game shines in its open sandbox styled missions
    I just wish these missions were a bit more interesting
    I Give Sniper Elite 4
    a 7.5/10
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  5. Feb 16, 2017
    8
    I was really surprised when I saw the low user score when I got here because I am really enjoying SE4. It is a great stealth game and a superI was really surprised when I saw the low user score when I got here because I am really enjoying SE4. It is a great stealth game and a super competent shooter. It really reminded me of MGS5 TPP in some ways, of coarse not in the narrative sense but more from a gameplay loop sense. SE4 isn't an open world game but it might as well be. Every mission you are put in a relatively large are and are free to do missions however you like. You could even spend a lot of time in one area doing all the sub-missions each area has. Granted, some of the side missions feel more like filler, but not all. I spent around 2 hours on the second area just because I was having a blast doing all the extras. It's not all sunshine and rainbows though. There are flaws and really questionable AI design, but I still truly believe this game is great. You can definitely tell it's a lower budget game but it's easy to see that the developers put a lot of effort in making this a decent stealth military shooter. Who doesn't like shooting at Nazis and watching the bullet rip through their fascist faces? I know I do! The bullet cam is just as good as it was in SE3 and although I could totally see why someone would get tired of watching it but I don't. It doesn't happen every time you shoot and you are free to turn it off completely if you so desire. Bottom line, SE4 is a great low-budget game and I seriously don't regret the $60.00 spent as long as Rebellion continues to support SE4, fixing and adding things. You should definitely check this game out. I SWEAR to you it is NOWHERE near as bad as some of the other user reviews say it is. They are probably CoD fans that hate every game you can't wall run on :-). I kid I kid. Seriously though, check it out. If you feel better waiting until price drops that is definitely your prerogative, but sooner or later you should try it. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2017
    6
    Sniper Elite 4 needs an OVERHAUL to be quite frank. There's not a lot which is new here except for much larger maps and environments.Sniper Elite 4 needs an OVERHAUL to be quite frank. There's not a lot which is new here except for much larger maps and environments. Appearance wise it looks like the INCREDIBLE HULK HAS VOMITED GREEN CURRY ALL OVER THE PLACE and the graphics are not up to next gen standard STILL EVEN AFTER 2 ATTEMPTS. The story is weak and there needs to be an overhaul in this area as well together with some cinematic scenes which would be appreciated but EXPECTED THESE DAYS. AI enemies also seem to be DUMBER than previous versions. much DUMBER! I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I EXPECTED BETTER, MUCH BETTER!!! Maybe wait for the game to go on sale, A 90% off SALE......!!! Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2017
    6
    As a big Sniper Elite fan, I'm actually really surprised at how.... almost 'bored' I am with this game, and I'm only up to the 4th mission. ItAs a big Sniper Elite fan, I'm actually really surprised at how.... almost 'bored' I am with this game, and I'm only up to the 4th mission. It feels a little uninspired to me. I really wish they focussed on improving all the things wrong with the previous games (AI, character movements etc) instead of just making the maps larger. But still, I'll carry on playing through it and hope that it improves. One thing that winds me up about this game is the check points. They'll give you a check point right after you make a bad shot, so restarting the check point just puts you in the middle of chaos. It's crazy. Expand

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