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  • Summary: A brand new addition to Rebellion's multi-million selling Sniper Elite series. You will experience a powerful World War II story through the eyes of an Italian Partisan, rising with your brothers and sisters to protect your homeland from the fascist forces that threaten to destroy your homeland.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jul 8, 2021
    90
    Sniper Elite VR is an absolutely fantastic transformation of the flat-screen game, trimming the fat to just the parts that’ll be fun in virtual reality. Translating the sniper rifle into a VR medium makes the game immersive in a way we’ve not seen capitalized in many games to date. This one should be in your library, if you can handle the gore, and the occasional braindead AI.
  2. Jul 8, 2021
    85
    Sniper Elite VR is an immersive FPS VR experience that combines arcade mission types with a simulation level of interactivity. Each mission objective varies, and while the sniper class steals the show, there’s a large variety of weapon types that each feels comfortable and fun to use. Item interaction and limited enemy AI can cause frustration, but after playing, I don’t think I can play this series any other way.
  3. Jul 8, 2021
    80
    So was Sniper Elite VR worth the anticipation and wait? Most definitely. It’s not without issues trying to find that balance between being a fun experience for all whilst giving VR veterans a videogame they can really get stuck into. When you do get into it though, Sniper Elite VR becomes a thoroughly engrossing VR shooter as you read the environment, study enemy movements and take that vital long-range shot. Doing that continually over the 7+ hour campaign seems very repetitive but lining up that perfect shot never is.
  4. Jul 30, 2021
    63
    Problems with control as well as AI issues make it difficult to commence tactically. But with the good weapon handling and the interesting presentation you can have decent sniping fun after all.
  5. Sep 11, 2021
    60
    The answer is, sadly, too much. Sniper Elite delivers up some satisfying VR x-ray sniper kills, but once the novelty of that wears off, grinding through the rest of the campaign ends up being a bit of a chore. With no villains, real story, or any actual history to absorb, the game drifts through a seven-and-a-half-hour campaign of fight enemies, complete objective x, rinse, and repeat. This is such a shame when there was so much potential to really innovate in VR – but that seems to be the last thing Rebellion set their sights on.
  6. Jul 16, 2021
    60
    Sniper Elite VR fails to take full advantage of its platform and deviates too far from console quality, but puts up a fight to offer non stop frenetic action.
  7. Jul 13, 2021
    50
    True to its name, Sniper Elite VR delivers strong sniping mechanics, but the surrounding action doesn't do it justice. With a great VR sniper scope implementation and the franchise's signature x-ray kill cam, delivering those long shots can definitely be satisfying. Unfortunately the homogenous enemies and weapons blur together against a backdrop of unmemorable levels and story. The game's graphical presentation on Quest is surprisingly good, with long draw distances, sharp imagery, and great performance. Sniper Elite VR is also a very comfortable game with a wide range of comfort options, but the teleport mode is painfully slow—to the point that I wouldn't recommend the game if you must play it with teleport.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 10, 2021
    10
    It's a great game. I like to be a sniper and go into the danger. Sniper Elite VR can put me in a really sniper. Every thing is very good inIt's a great game. I like to be a sniper and go into the danger. Sniper Elite VR can put me in a really sniper. Every thing is very good in this game. Thanks to Rebellion for this wonderful game. Expand
  2. Jul 9, 2021
    9
    Sniper Elite VR is definitely worth your time and your hard earned cash! Everything seems to work fairly well, from the way the guns handleSniper Elite VR is definitely worth your time and your hard earned cash! Everything seems to work fairly well, from the way the guns handle to the beautiful environments you get to explore as you kill your enemies. The graphics are surprising good on the Quest 2 (considering its limitations), and it looks even better playing on a PC (yes the title supports cross-buy). The sniper rifles are a joy to use and I am amazed at the way the scope works as you bring it close to your face. Also, the kill cam shots never get old (make sure you turn on the bullet tracking in the options menu), as they show you where you were able to hit your target! It is a WW2 shooter worthy of your $30 bucks! Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2021
    8
    After finished the game, my overall opinion is:
    Great game, better than MOH but it does't get to be awsome. At the beginning i didn't like
    After finished the game, my overall opinion is:
    Great game, better than MOH but it does't get to be awsome. At the beginning i didn't like too much, however, the more i've played and go forward the more i've liked it.

    PROS: Super smooth movement + Sniper gun with scope it's superb + Kill-X-Cam is cool and well done + Great graphics (less blurry with Virtual Desktop) + "Sound masked" is a good idea + Once you get used to recharge weapons it's cool + Beautiful and well done scenarios and missions + Lots of different weapons to use + Finding documents and the eagle in each level makes the game more interesting and varied + Good length (about 20 h) + Real explosions

    CONS: Your hands and weapons go cross walls and things + You can't choose or change language + Changing and gripping weapons is a mess + Recharging weapons are awkward at the begining you have to get used + Throwing granades are unrealistic + It forces you to have a numbers of stars to go forward + A bit repetitive + Improvable menu + Climbing and descending are fail + Calibration height fails + a bit of out of bounds problems

    Played on Oculus Quest 2 with Airlink and Virtual Desktop
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  4. Jul 9, 2021
    0
    Trying to play this game is like trying to eat a turd that has been left out for 6 months in the open sun and doused in oil.