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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Feb 15, 2017
    92
    With gameplay that can shock, amuse and satisfy in the same slowed heartbeat, Sniper Elite 4 is the best game in the series. While it graphics, story and characters can feel a little flat, the gameplay has always been the focus, and is so perfectly tuned to make the rest seem inconsequential.
  2. Jul 5, 2017
    88
    Sniper Elite 4 is one of those games that has something for everyone. Being a borderline recluse, I was attracted to the idea of playing as a lone wolf, but the multiplayer co-op Overwatch game was even better!
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    84
    A hearty improvement on Sniper Elite 3 that embraces freeform play, gets better in co-op, and most importantly lets us shoot things from very far away.
  4. Feb 13, 2017
    80
    Its stealth and action mechanics may be simplistic, but they're functional and regularly enjoyable. And the maps--with their impressive scale, open-ended objectives, and clever level design--coalesce these disparate systems into a creative and fulfilling whole. There are still some issues with AI inconsistency, a bland story, and some dull competitive multiplayer, but it finally feels like this series is living up to its long-standing potential.
  5. Feb 17, 2017
    80
    Sniper Elite 4 is a very safe sequel - it doesn't introduce revolutionary changes but expands and improves on the things that are well known. If something isn't broken don't fix it - that's a good approach. At the same time this game quite often looks like a copy of its predecessor - the same issues are mixed with some cool improvements. All in all, fans should be really happy.
  6. Feb 13, 2017
    78
    With the fourth entry of Sniper Elite, a franchise built on delivering on that feeling, developer Rebellion has created a well-rounded and empowering sandbox shooter.
  7. Feb 13, 2017
    60
    It really is testament to the gruesome enjoyability of those hyper gory killcams that, even after four games, the sniping continues to be satisfying enough to warrant a look in. Sniper Elite 4 doesn’t miss its target, then, but it plays things safe enough to guarantee the kill without any undue risks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 44
  2. Negative: 9 out of 44
  1. Feb 19, 2017
    10
    A great game. Shocked to see such low reviews. People are complaining about the "Lack of story". Yeah, their is a basic tale and someA great game. Shocked to see such low reviews. People are complaining about the "Lack of story". Yeah, their is a basic tale and some characters look like they snook in from sniper elite 2 but Sniper elite 4 is not about story its about killing a nazi batallion before they know what hit them. I would highly recommend a pure stealth authentic difficulty playthrough as the reward is great kinda like soulsborne games. All in all sniper elite 4 is a great showcase of stealth in its purist form like hitman great fun and worth a buy. If you like any stealth games. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2021
    9
    Great game. Awesome locations and missions. AI could be a little better. Level design is very satisfying.
  3. Mar 23, 2017
    9
    I've played SE2 and SE3 before this, 4 is my favorite by far. The setting is beautiful and atmospheric and the stealth and action are reallyI've played SE2 and SE3 before this, 4 is my favorite by far. The setting is beautiful and atmospheric and the stealth and action are really compelling, like I don't want to stop playing the game. I'm on my second play through of the game now. The first time I played with less stealth and more action and this time I'm creeping around. It's still a blast. Love this game. Note - I only play single player and not the online modes, Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2020
    8
    Sniper Elite 4 is simply a very, very good third person shooter, on which I spend a lot of time with great pleasure. Compared to other TPS,Sniper Elite 4 is simply a very, very good third person shooter, on which I spend a lot of time with great pleasure. Compared to other TPS, the game's arguments are:
    - the killcam. It is a great idea to make you feel (and enjoy sadistically) each and every sniper shot. I can't think of a better way to feel the impact of a bullet.
    - an excellent level design, with huge maps offering wonderful landscapes but also a LOT of different possibilites to advance through the levels and complete the objectives.
    - speaking of possibilities, there is almost always the choice to be sneaky or loud.
    - the difficulty modes authentic and authentic plus, that wipe most of the game interface and challenge you to go through the levels with the same level of information a "real" sniper has: no information about enemy status, no expected bullet impact point. You have to know your weapon.

    If I should give negative points there would be two small ones:
    - the levels are so big that it is a nightmare for completists to find all documents and all eagles. After 37 hours, I'm just halfway through the game because I've spent my time running after these...
    - the objectives are a little bit stereotyped: kill Mr X, destroy armory Y, find information Z... Nothing really annoying but don't expect to have to do exotic things ever.

    Very good and enjoyable shooter, highly recommended.
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  5. Jun 29, 2017
    7
    Large maps that feel well designed with a lot of freedom to explore and exploit high points, choke points interiors and so much more.Large maps that feel well designed with a lot of freedom to explore and exploit high points, choke points interiors and so much more.

    Sniper Elite 4 feels much more streamlined than 3 - but i cannot really pin it down. Maybe it is because it is larger and does not feel as tunneled as 3 (although 3 was not too restrictive either)

    What begins very good though - reveals some flaws a little later (for me - about after mission 4). I started to realize that the game suffers GREATLY from a VERY predictable AI. Even on the HIGHEST AI setting - the enemies tend to act utterly suicidal and do not pose a serious threat to the sniper - unless they come in very large groups.
    Things change a little later - when the enemy starts to appear in more difficult classes - but especially the enemy snipers with their "hard to miss" scope glare (not to mention the alarm siren when they focus on you) are made a "little" too easy.
    All in all - the enemy does not seem to work well as a team, runs around in an erratic manner and easily gets shot down one by one.

    I cannot comment on how accurate the rifle physics are - i can only presume they are alright - although ironically - i do not use the rifle much at all. - i use it to "pull" a group, get to a chokepoint and kill the enemy behind corners with the sidearm or melee.

    In terms of performance - it runs great on lowest specs.
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  6. Sep 18, 2017
    7
    I've played SN2 and SN3, then I played this SN4. SN4 has added more new elements like Tomb Raider's climbing techniques, but still lacks theI've played SN2 and SN3, then I played this SN4. SN4 has added more new elements like Tomb Raider's climbing techniques, but still lacks the grapple hooks and flying and driving elements from Far Cry 4 and lack of dogs and critters from GTA V and Far Cry Primal. It's such a waste to download this game through 600 kbps transfer speed. Why can't they put this game's installer in a 64GB or 128Gb SSD or USB flash stick and sells it in a store? Buyer can empty out the game content and resell the SSD or USB flash stick. User must register the game through STEAM in the end of course. Damn! Fixing the copper wires at home cost between NZD $125 to $350, god knows what's wrong with it. The best part of this game is that it has 'render scale' that allows adjusting the screen percentage like what the other older game UT3 has to offer. On this rig it can run at mid-high game settings on most of the maps and missions: Windows 7 64-bit, Phenom 965 overclocked to 3.7Ghz, both HT Links and bus set at 2200Mhz, 8GB RAM, GTX 670, 256GB SSD with very big size set for virtual page files, the render scale was set at between 80 to 95% by a screen resolution of 1920x1080, and with CLEAR VISION set to weak or medium it sure look more like bump mapping set to high, and it has the great variable options of setting AF of 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12 or 14 than just 4/8/16. It's all God based. It's sad that these guys are cappable to make better Windows but instead they choose to make games.
    Ups: Bigger maps. More enhanced weapon and ballistic handlings. Good PC hardware supports.
    Downs: Not enough missions and maps. No fiction events and maps - no fiction game mode. AI skill are goofs at some parts.
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  7. Mar 20, 2021
    0
    I was playing this game and I thought it was released 20 years ago... but no, its from 2017? wtf is this studio doing? this is horrible

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