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  • Summary: Berlin 1945... V2 Rockets with deadly nerve gas are ready to launch. An army of German and Russian soldiers are in your path. Make every bullet count or the world goes down with you. X-RAY KILL CAM - see organs tear and burst, bones and teeth shatter, as your bullet penetrates your enemy.Berlin 1945... V2 Rockets with deadly nerve gas are ready to launch. An army of German and Russian soldiers are in your path. Make every bullet count or the world goes down with you. X-RAY KILL CAM - see organs tear and burst, bones and teeth shatter, as your bullet penetrates your enemy. ADVANCED SNIPER SIMULATION: Allow for gravity, wind, distance, breathing and more. SNIPER'S CHOICE: leave yourself exposed with an easy shot, or opt for a more difficult but stealthier approach. CO-OP MULTIPLAYER: battle through 4 war-torn online modes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. May 1, 2012
    83
    I went into Sniper Elite V2 with one desire: Disfigure Nazis from hundreds of meters away. The game delivers on this core mechanic beautifully. While I would have preferred enemies with less superhuman vision and better stealth options, at the end of the game I couldn't recall a scenario I didn't enjoy. Sniper Elite V2 is a must for anyone interested in a smart shooter with an emphasis on gore.
  2. May 1, 2012
    80
    Simply the best sniper game so far.
  3. May 7, 2012
    76
    A noteworthy game that proposes us to become snipers, and quite succesfully achieves it. Not a game for everyone, only for those who are willing to be patient, love stealth and want to enjoy every shot as something unique. It is not a very complex simulator and everyone can try and enjoy it, but it is realisticly enough to become a challenge.
  4. May 16, 2012
    71
    Developers Rebellion have harnessed the insanely difficult, but addictive vibe that die-hard fans grew to love and even added a few extra aces up their sleeve.
  5. 60
    The AI is horrible enough to make the stealth segments infuriating and the action areas unfair. [Issue#85, p.90]
  6. 60
    Better than its predecessor, but still a bit far from the bullseye.
  7. May 1, 2012
    40
    Occasionally gripping but frequently unfulfilling, Sniper Elite V2 comes in at a heavy price for a package that's all gore and little reward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. May 5, 2012
    10
    It's sad this game got so low scores. This game is very similar to the first one, and I think it's great, because you will NOT find any gameIt's sad this game got so low scores. This game is very similar to the first one, and I think it's great, because you will NOT find any game like this. Of course there are bugs, it's quite common for smaller studios, but gameplay is great and you can't complain about the graphics. Unusual multiplayer and stealth singleplayer makes Sniper Elite V2 one of my favorite games. Expand
  2. May 22, 2012
    10
    I love this game. people fault the ai and graphics. the game rewards with satisfaction when it is played using sniping. yet it frustrates whenI love this game. people fault the ai and graphics. the game rewards with satisfaction when it is played using sniping. yet it frustrates when you go in rambo style. This should be classed as a strength of the game. you have to learn how to snipe,to plan an escape, to plan the shot and the situation. yes it has faults, but for me, this has been the most enjoyable game i have played in a long time. at the highest difficulty this is a very challeging game. well done rebellion. small developers like this deserve a chance. yes it good be more polished but the essense of the game is top notch. buy it and stick with it. its great. Expand
  3. May 7, 2012
    10
    SEV2 is fun to play, challenging, and gives you a sense of power when the death cam comes up and shows you where your bullet just went intoSEV2 is fun to play, challenging, and gives you a sense of power when the death cam comes up and shows you where your bullet just went into the enemy. I don't understand all the low reviews. Its not call of duty, big deal. Its more like Hitman in some ways. the solo campaign if played on hardest level is very challenging. Some flaws are: Enemy AI can be good and bad at times. sometimes you can be right in front of an enemy and they wont see you. Other times someone from 100yds away can spot you even when you creeping and using cover. It requires patience, you cannot just go rambo and expect to blow through it. the multiplayer is ok if you have more than a few people. I am about half way through the solo missions and I have really enjoyed this game so far. it can be frustrating at times. The save system will let you start from check points instead for having to start from beginning of mission. this helps as there are some points in teh game where you will struggle to get past and have to replay a few times. The game is only $50 us and its worth it. Its a nice change of pace from all the COD/BATTLEFIELD type action. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2013
    8
    Sniper Elite v2 is a good arcade game. I guess these days, everyone expects a realistic sim, in which there are none, even by the AAASniper Elite v2 is a good arcade game. I guess these days, everyone expects a realistic sim, in which there are none, even by the AAA publishers. This game does not pretend to be a sim. Some things are scripted a bit, but still a fun shootem up. Its not all sniping, either. The movement of the player can sometimes be a little clunky and the machine gun takes some getting used to. For the most part the levels are interesting, graphics good and kill cam good. Its addictive, with some sneaking, some fast action and planning involved. On normal and above difficulty it can be difficult sometimes, but very doable. A level must be completed in a single sitting. If you go three check points in a level and quit, when you return its back to the beginning of the level. Not sure why they did that, as most people do not have a lot of flexability in their time, except for kids. I can see going back and playing a level or two again for fun. I look forward to Sniper Elite III. I hear sand box in Africa, but I doubt it wil be open world. If only it were, and they would open it up to modders, like Skyrim, it would be epic. Sniper Elite v2 may not be everyones cup of tea, but I think the typical person that likes shooters (3rd person while moving, 1st while shooting or looking around) would like this game. Just do not expect to be something its not and then complain. So, if you want to be a real sniper, join the army and practice.
    If you want to play a fun, reasonably made arcade sniper game, give this a try.
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  5. Jun 4, 2012
    8
    I've been waiting for this game for a long time, ever since the ps2 version. It gave a different type of gameplay then the big two (cod,I've been waiting for this game for a long time, ever since the ps2 version. It gave a different type of gameplay then the big two (cod, moh)during that era . The graphics are yesterday but the gameplay is different then the mainstream. So far it is entertaining. It can be quick paced if you want it to be,or slow and methodical. Good for a $30 game not a $60 but I still like it. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    7
    I like this game personally, it is great, pardon the expression, gun porn. Get the St. Pierre DLC, and your favourite rifle and plunk someI like this game personally, it is great, pardon the expression, gun porn. Get the St. Pierre DLC, and your favourite rifle and plunk some guys in the head and feel better about life in general. Expand
  7. Jul 28, 2012
    2
    Played this game on this console after I played the pc version and it's not even feeling as the same game.Graphics and physics are both of aPlayed this game on this console after I played the pc version and it's not even feeling as the same game.Graphics and physics are both of a different world so it seems...I'm sorry. Hail to the pc! Expand

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