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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. Collapse
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: 31 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  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 10, 2012
    10
    Yeah, the graphics are great, not awesome... But does that matter.... hell no.
    Killcams- sweet and realistic. ALL organs are there. Balls
    Yeah, the graphics are great, not awesome... But does that matter.... hell no.
    Killcams- sweet and realistic. ALL organs are there. Balls shots are satisfying, especially on hitler...
    Levels- There are multiple ways to complete levels, but no encouragements to go off the beaten path and explore. Kill tallyl- not bad in single player, awesome in multiplayer.
    Ai- Turn the AI difficulty up if you find it easy. because at "Veteran" i find it slighly harder. Slightly stupid when they forget about you after a while hidden.
    Overall-
    Buy this... now.
    Trade in your Call of Duties, and your Battlefields.
    I'll be surprised if it doesn't get a VGA.
    Sniper elite v2 is a must have.
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  3. May 4, 2012
    9
    The game is everything a fan who was the first version of PS2 / PC / Xbox 1 expected: the essence of the gameplay is all there - but not inThe game is everything a fan who was the first version of PS2 / PC / Xbox 1 expected: the essence of the gameplay is all there - but not in full perfection.

    The game's story is about Karl Fairburne, an Office of Strategic Services agent, which is inserted into Berlin in 1945, during the last days of World War II and the game refers to Operation Paperclip and Operation Overcast, the U.S. plans to recruit scientists from Nazi Germany; Fairburne arises against opponents both Nazis and Soviets as he intends to kill or capture key scientists involved in the program of the Nazi V-2 rocket.

    Visually, the graphics are very good, although not ultra-realistic, and portray very well the scenery and buildings / vehicles of the time. In the city you see soldiers in the distance, as shades between the dust and using binoculars / scope to give a zoom and see what happens. Among the ruined streets of Berlin, the details of destruction are very good, consistent with what we see in movies and pictures of the time: in addition, planes go over, and you see scraps of paper, sparks of fire and other things being carried by the wind. One criticism is the eternal absence of swastikas to the realistic scenario, using instead the German imperial flag.

    The sounds and music to the example of the previous version are perfect: music appropriate to the tense and silent mood of the game, and at appropriate times like fights, and of course, in the menus. It is usually mild and not offsets to the sounds that make the atmosphere of the scenarios, as the wind, which is different depending on your altitude, and local (environmental exposure) - the sounds are excellent, having sense of distance and Surround. The urban battlefield sounds of gunfire, screams, explosions, planes, etc. are perfect, and the shots are dry and echo through the scenario. The Russian and German soldiers do not speak English, but their native languages.

    The gameplay is execellent, those who do not know, a warning: this is not a COD or Battlefield, but rather an simulator of war - the base of the gameplay is Stealth: any attempt to be Rambo, usually ends in death. Moving you should try to move slowly, and crouched to avoid being seen. Depending on your position and other snipers positions, one sees in the distance a quick shine of the sun on their weapons or equipment, which shows the localization of the enemy - the same happens when you're spotted, and an "ghost" image is fixed in place where you was seen last time. If you're hit, the screen gets darker, with patches of blood - but your life it's regenerative. The shots are performed with the sniper rifle with LT to enter scope mode, and you control your heart / hold your breath, for aiming, and must consider the gravity and wind to adjust the aim, when ready pressing RT to fire. If the shot it's a extreme one, the mode shows the trajectory of the bullet in slow motion, that circulates throughout the scenarios from the barrel of his rifle to the target, hits it with bloody effects in a X-ray vision, showing the interior of the person, with the bullet getting through the skull and destroying the column.

    Each successful shot then shows the bottom of the screen, the distance, the type of shooting (vital organ, etc.) and how many points was worth the shot. There are many weapons in the game like the MP-40 submachine gun, a pistol, and other weapons like the Panzerfaust and hand grenades. There are also other items such as rocks that are thrown to distract the soldiers, land mines and trip-mines, to make ambushes and traps - and you can search dead soldier for ammunition and hide their bodies.

    There are some options of difficulty: Cadet, Marksman, Sniper Elite and Custom, that changes the gameplay in details like the efficiency of enemies, and the additional indicators of aid in the aim. The game also features collectibles in the form of bottles, and evaluates various parameters of your performance in the stages. There is a coop online mode, called Overwatch that I intend to try soon.

    The AI ??is good but could be better: they behave more or less like the soldiers of Metal Gear Solid, when they were caught by surprise, they act a little lost and disconnected, screaming and more or less hiding behind things - also when you throw a rock to distract them all go running behind the sound.

    I noticed some minor negative details: glitches like the ghost effect of passing through some objects; in general the graphics, although very good, could be something on the level of the top shooters (especially in the enemies faces); I also thought that killing it's more easy in this game than in Sniper Elite and I have a issue that when we hit the soldiers leg, they're considered to dead.

    Overall, as stated, it is the game that I loved in the past, but in a new incarnation, with better graphics and improved gameplay - although some minor negative details, it's a great game.
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  4. Feb 19, 2015
    8
    It's a game that glorifies a perfect headshot in a new way. Each difficultly level provides just the right amount of challenge regardless ofIt's a game that glorifies a perfect headshot in a new way. Each difficultly level provides just the right amount of challenge regardless of you skills with a sniper rifle. The more skilled among us are sure to enjoy the challenge the higher levels offer as they turn it into a more tactical game.

    Regardless of difficulty level stealth is required. It's a sniper game after all so going in guns blazing won't work out. Death comes quickly so it's best to keep as much distance between you and your adversaries as possible.

    The game rewards your well placed shots with glorious slow motion kills often accompanied by extremely gory X-ray vision. It's something that surprisingly never gets old. The gore effects are incredibly impressive. The detail in the bones cracking and in the points of entry and exit and sickeningly beautiful. It elevates what otherwise would have just been a decent sniper game into something more.

    Even better is that it comes with the ability to play through the entire thing with a buddy online. There are also several co-operative modes to dive into, as well as competitive multiplayer available through a free expansion. They extend the life of the game significantly, which is great because despite how enjoyable the campaign is it won't last you for long.

    The story and protagonist aren't interesting in the slightest and the WW2 setting is still the same bombed out buildings we've seen countless times before. However solid gameplay means that this is a great game anyway. You don't have to be a sniping pro to enjoy this one. There's enough here to please any shooter fan. Just keep your distance and enjoy those gory X-ray kills.
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  5. May 8, 2012
    7
    Sniper Elite V2 is a game that clearly has one main goal. This is to allow the player to step into the shoes of a sniper deep behind enemySniper Elite V2 is a game that clearly has one main goal. This is to allow the player to step into the shoes of a sniper deep behind enemy lines and who is tasked with assassinating several Nazi scientists that hold the key to futuristic 'Wonder Weapons' that could change all future warfare. The game delivers in this respect, Setting up traps for any flanking enemy soldiers, booby trapping bodies and even making your way to that perfect location to get the right shot on your target feels authentic and fun. By far the most fun you will have in this game are the killcams you get when taking out your targets. These are made up of gory X-Ray style shots that show exactly what bones and organs your bullet hits on its travels through the enemy. There is however some downsides to this game. It can become frustrating when you find yourself surrounded by closing in enemies soon after pulling the trigger on your target, as your character doesn't last very long at all when the fighting gets up-close and personal. Sniper Elite is at it's roots a remake of an original Xbox title that came out towards the end of the consoles life cycle, and most people seem to forget this fact. The majority of reviews seem to complain about the graphics being of low quality, and whilst i disagree with this, I will admit that they are not up to the standard of other games coming out this summer. The game looks heaps and bounds better than the original, with the war torn Berlin setting playing a huge role in the game. The character models are not bad, but do lack some of those subtle animations that can make then seem believable. The weapons all seem very realistic when compared to how they look in other games. Basically if you are going in to this game thinking it is going to be the next 'COD killer' then don't bother buying it, you are going to be disappointed. If you are looking at is as you are interested in stealth game play and the whole sniper aspect that seems to get very little spotlight in other titles on Xbox 360, the Sniper Elite V2 might be just the game you are looking for. If you are still not sure, there is a free demo available to download on Xbox Live, so why not try it out for yourself? I did, and the next day i went out and bought it! Expand
  6. Aug 6, 2012
    6
    game was boring after 2nd mission co-op was the only thing that kept me from giving it a 5 but the game had its own unique visual style igame was boring after 2nd mission co-op was the only thing that kept me from giving it a 5 but the game had its own unique visual style i would like to see it perfected in a future installment Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2015
    0
    This game is really bad! The time between kills is really boring after seeing the same things every time. The highest difficulty is almostThis game is really bad! The time between kills is really boring after seeing the same things every time. The highest difficulty is almost impossible! There are too many graphic errors and it is just a really bad game! Expand

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