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  • Summary: As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken.As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken. It's Karl's mission to take out the high-ranking Nazi officers and end Operation Kraken once and for all. Based upon real world locations from France in 1944, the new game maps are the largest and most immersive in the franchise's history with the new traversal system offering players an even greater sandbox of options when it comes to taking out their targets. You can even invite a friend to help you on your mission with enhanced cooperative gameplay options. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. May 25, 2022
    100
    Plainly put, Sniper Elite 5 not only managed to meet my expectations but far surpass them. What I thought would be a fun game for a couple of hours at most became quickly a phenomenal release I couldn't get more of. Whether I charged in guns blazing or tried to be the ideal sniper or I did the side quests or main objectives, I had fun.
  2. May 25, 2022
    90
    Putting it under the scope, Rebellion Developments has delivered a coherent, open-ended stealth experience filled with plenty of freedom. This is peak Sniper Elite, with so much about the game inspiring tactical, sneaky gameplay that makes you feel like a real wartime marksman.
  3. May 31, 2022
    85
    Overall, Sniper Elite 5 is a very high quality and very playable addition to the Sniper Elite series. It offers an interesting environment, great replayability, but also plenty of cooperation and multiplayer options. Really good choice.
  4. May 25, 2022
    80
    Sniper Elite 5 is excellent, genuinely. This is a bold step forward for a franchise that felt like it was treading water, and it’s one of 2022’s most essential releases. Bugs and missteps stop it from being a true GOTY contender, but fans of open-world stealth will be enamoured.
  5. May 26, 2022
    80
    Sniper Elite 5 follows in its immediate predecessor's footprints with another massive open-ended sandbox for you to experiment in. There's a renewed emphasis on player agency this time around that factors into every aspect of its design, from the way each sprawling map is constructed, right down to the addition of a broad weapon customization system. Invisible barriers tend to break the immersion at times, and the AI can be overly finicky as it veers between competence and incompetence. Fairburne isn't the most graceful protagonist, either, but these shortcomings aren't damaging enough to seriously dampen the glee that comes from shooting Nazis in the face from 300 yards away. When it comes to long-range combat, Sniper Elite 5 has mastered the craft.
  6. Despite its artificial intelligence problems and simple story, Sniper Elite 5 manages to stand out with its fun gameplay and dynamics like XRay.
  7. May 31, 2022
    65
    There’s not much about Sniper Elite 5 that’s particularly remarkable. That, however, didn’t stop the visceral X-Ray kills and the simple act of mowing down Nazis to see me through to the end of its campaign. There are plenty of other games out there that do stealth, action, or World War II better, yet the series’ formula is very much its own and does manage to carry a game that otherwise struggles to do anything interesting. Its flexible difficulty, the tension of invasions, and gruesome long-range executions keep things fun if the very premise appeals to you. But certain antiquated design choices and guns that don’t feel all that great keep Sniper Elite 5 from being memorable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Jun 22, 2022
    10
    This game is very reminiscent of 4 but he got everything right that 4 got wrong
  2. Jun 7, 2022
    10
    Excellent continuation of the series of games, really enjoyed the game, there is enough new content, especially since the game just came out,Excellent continuation of the series of games, really enjoyed the game, there is enough new content, especially since the game just came out, and the bugs will be fixed. Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2022
    10
    Overall big Improvent from Sniper Elite 4.Bigger Maps,Gun Customizations,Great Gameplay,New fun modes,Re-playability,Better Graphics,AmazingOverall big Improvent from Sniper Elite 4.Bigger Maps,Gun Customizations,Great Gameplay,New fun modes,Re-playability,Better Graphics,Amazing kill cam and much much more. Expand
  4. May 28, 2022
    7
    It's your call but for now it's not recommended.
    7/10 this game at that stage.
    don't want and don't have time to write here. to be short -
    It's your call but for now it's not recommended.
    7/10 this game at that stage.
    don't want and don't have time to write here. to be short - I'm very disappointed
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  5. Jun 20, 2022
    7
    Score: 7.8

    Comparing it with SE4: - Graphics and map visuals are superior, there is no discussion there. - The maps feel more
    Score: 7.8

    Comparing it with SE4:
    - Graphics and map visuals are superior, there is no discussion there.
    - The maps feel more "restricted" compared with the latest installment, but nothing that makes the gameplay that worse, the only thing that annoys a lot is those times that you could clearly walk somewhere, but the invisible wall stops you
    - AI feels dumber like people say, don't know how they did it, but yeah thats how it feels
    - The sniping feels awsome just like in SE4, even better some times,
    - The first person perspective is definitely an improvement for the pistol shots
    - Story delivery feels kinda weird, and the final "boss" fight is very meh

    Overral i feel like it's an improvement over the SE4 but not enough, the dev time between both games should've meant a bigger leap in quality
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  6. Jun 14, 2022
    5
    TL;DR: Cyperpunk 2077 premiere level of buggyness, but still enjoyable.

    The current state of the game made me create an account here. In
    TL;DR: Cyperpunk 2077 premiere level of buggyness, but still enjoyable.

    The current state of the game made me create an account here.
    In general it's well thought, but not polished.
    Shooting's fun as always, multiple paths you can take, stealthy or not, side missions to tackle.

    Then you get bugged out and have to reload or restart the game multiple times for the script to let you complete the mission or you'd have to start it all over. Mission targets not spawning or vanishing, side quests not registering its fullfillment, poor AI (even on realistic), controls try to stick you to the walls to much, terrain glitches that'll throw you under the map or make you stuck, invisible walls in unexpected places, crashes when loading save or closing game (lol). And that's what you get since the first mission.

    I'm not a huge fan of invasion mode too. It intends to be a challenge, but is either a campfest or random bullet. Worst case, you get pinned by 20 enemies on pretty open field, get invaded, die, declined rematch, try to deal with enemies again - hey, you got invaded! Repeat like 10 times. Turn it off and have fun.
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  7. May 30, 2022
    0
    I like it but the game crashes a lot and that makes it unplayable at some times

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