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  • Summary: Sniper Elite V2 is a third person tactical WWII shooter and the sequel to 2005's Sniper Elite.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 13, 2012
    88
    Often in spite of itself, SEV2 is a really fun and captivating experience whether played solo or with a friend.
  2. 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.
  3. May 24, 2012
    80
    While the ground combat and close-up encounters aren't as tight as you'd expect from a common shooter, the sniper gameplay is front-and-center here, and it's delivered with top-notch class and authenticity.
  4. May 2, 2012
    70
    Sniper Elite V2 is an original third person shooter with some good ideas. A poor story and some gameplay glitches spoil an interesting experience.
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jun 5, 2012
    63
    The truly patient may find satisfaction in meticulous planning, but it's too easy for those plans to go wrong. When they do, this is just a simplistic shooter. [July 2012, p.100]
  6. May 21, 2012
    60
    You really feel like a sniper in this game... that is, if you overlook the visual mediocrity, a weak story and the incredibly dumb AI. Overall, Sniper Elite V2 is a major disappointment.
  7. May 28, 2012
    50
    Sniper Elite V2 is a disappointing sniper game that doesn't stimulate you to act like a real sniper. The level design is poor and the enemies lack intelligence. Even the nice kill cam couldn't save the game from a poor rating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. May 2, 2012
    10
    GREAT GAME!!! Graphics are up to par, bullet physics are wonderful, coop is fun. Love the xray bullet cam. Simply awesome

    And for rileyblack,
    GREAT GAME!!! Graphics are up to par, bullet physics are wonderful, coop is fun. Love the xray bullet cam. Simply awesome

    And for rileyblack, don't put a review up when it has NOTHING to do with the game, sheesh
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  2. May 6, 2012
    10
    ODLICNA IGRA, SA NEKOLIKO SITNIH NEDOSTATAKA. BULLET CAMERA JE UNAPRIJEDJENA U ODNOSU NA SNIPER ELITE SA PS2, I IGRA JE MOGLA BITI MALO DUZA IODLICNA IGRA, SA NEKOLIKO SITNIH NEDOSTATAKA. BULLET CAMERA JE UNAPRIJEDJENA U ODNOSU NA SNIPER ELITE SA PS2, I IGRA JE MOGLA BITI MALO DUZA I SA VISE RAZLICITIH LOKACIJE POPUT ONE U BONUS DLC-u Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2012
    10
    Most underrated game of all time! I love the bullet time in Max Payne and the graphics of the likes of Max Payne and other tripple A titles,Most underrated game of all time! I love the bullet time in Max Payne and the graphics of the likes of Max Payne and other tripple A titles, yet this game is far more appealing. The graphics are standard, and for a gadget buff that is a big acceptance, this game reminds me of the old Hitman games. You can have fun sniping, more then one way to complete the levels (map is free roam) then when you think your good just go for hard mode and add the pleasure of laying down trip mines. The slow mo bullet time is amazing and I love that bullets can follow through two people with the slow mo view, also like the skeleton view. A great game and what a game is ment to bring is FUN! When I play this I don't think of trophies/achievements or even try to rush and play the next released game. Honestly I find this to be one of the best games on the next gen consoles. Yes uncharted and bioshock have great graphics, metal gear solid is an all time classic, but hands down if they released a sequel on the same day as the likes of god of war 4, I would buy this! All I ask for is more levels or a sequel. I stopped playing Max Payne 3 for this...BUY IT!!! Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2016
    8
    Sniper Elite V2 has been called a remake of the original SE first made available on the original Xbox and PS2. If this is the case then it isSniper Elite V2 has been called a remake of the original SE first made available on the original Xbox and PS2. If this is the case then it is an excellent remake. It is evident that the developers listened to their fans' concerns over the original and sought to fix certain complaints (e.g., the original was too linear, a lot of sniping was to be done on the ground level rather than from on top floors of buildings.)

    I found the game to be filled with nice little touches that added atmosphere. The original version had muddy graphics, even for the time it came out. SEV2 has cool touches such as having bricks fall from the second floor of a burned out building (I actually jumped when it did that as I was being hunted by a team of snipers at the time). At one point I passed by a small fireplace clock lying on top of a pile of rubble but it was still ticking! Ash floated gently to the ground as I passed through a burned out cathedral, making my way to its highest point so as to eliminate a primary target. I actually stopped at times and looked around at the Gothic design of the building. I whispered "wow" on more than one occasion on that mission. Kudos to the developers for the extra touches they put into the game which includes the background noises of battle.

    While atmosphere can be very important to drawing the player in to the game, for myself, the number one rule is whether the game is fun. That is, do I find the missions I am sent on satisfying. I will forgive the game's bugs if I remember the game a year later to be fun and want to play it again. Over and over I have found the missions of SEV2 to be so. I am very pleased to have stumbled on a cheap copy of the Silver Star edition of the game which included all DLC perks including the assassinating of Hitler mission.

    Drawbacks - the control of the main character at times can be sluggish; especially if one has played smooth operating games such as those in the Halo or COD franchises. Once I got over that issue I was able to focus on the game. There were also moments when I thought I should be able to climb up onto an exposed floor while climbing up some rubble but wasn't allowed to do so. Then there would be other spots in which I was able to do so (which I appreciate the developers making this available at least at certain times). Lastly, and I know I am in a minority when I say this, I do not enjoy the "x-ray kills". In the PC version of this game a player is allowed to turn this option off. In the consoles versions it was not an option (fortunately it was made an option in the equally excellent SE3 - suggesting there were others who were not a fan). I look away or close my eyes just before the x-ray kill occurs. Obviously many would not see this as a weakness of the game and many have called it the defining feature. To each his own.

    SEV2 is a thinker's game that requires patience. I am 51 years old and do not have the reaction time (nor impatience) of a 17 year old player. Therefore this game is not for everyone. If a player gets impatient with having to sneak around and carefully pick off their targets, then they should probably play another game and get the urge to shoot everything that moves out of their system. Overall I would give the game an 8.5/10 but the scoring system doesn't permit me to do so.
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  5. Feb 22, 2022
    8
    Excellent game, they developed what no one ever did right, the feeling of being a sniper, but not realistic enough for it to be boring. PrettyExcellent game, they developed what no one ever did right, the feeling of being a sniper, but not realistic enough for it to be boring. Pretty dumb some times but still very fun. Expand
  6. Aug 14, 2012
    7
    If you enjoy Nazi murder simulators as much as I do, you will love this game. The single player game is short but somewhat replayable as theIf you enjoy Nazi murder simulators as much as I do, you will love this game. The single player game is short but somewhat replayable as the difficulty levels affect bullet physics and how much the game handicaps you. The co-op multiplayer modes are fun and require teamwork. Best played with a friend and not a total stranger as communication is essential. It is very difficult to follow the stealthy approach in this game, and if you aren't careful, you risk turning the game into a mediocre third person shooter experience. Setting traps, timing who you kill and when, and luring the survivors into your trip mines is extremely satisfying. The game performs a CSI style kill cam highlighting body parts in x-ray vision that you've nailed with your bullets. Testicle shots are included to much glee. All in all, great co-op game, good single player game. Recommended despite the stale WW2 setting. Expand
  7. Jul 28, 2012
    1
    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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