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Don’t try this one if you favor the rocket launcher over the rifle – you won’t get far. But if you’re willing to invest the time and effort to do it right, you’ll find “Sniper Elite” a high tension, heart pounding, and exciting game with some seriously versatile challenges and a respectable replay value. So remember: one shot, one kill. And don’t forget to breathe when it’s over.
Besides that gripe, picking up the PS2 version of Sniper Elite gets you a solid multiplayer game, and a singleplayer game that's challenging, but at least as much so for its grainy graphics as for its unforgiving enemies. If you've got the means, go for the Xbox port on this one.
If you're a big fan of tagging enemies with sniper bullets and watching your calculated handiwork culminate in a gore-filled, slow motion replay, then you'll definitely enjoy Sniper Elite. The game is basically all sniping, since most close range combat is awkward and ineffective. At times you'll be frustrated by how accurate enemy seem to be or how often you're caught by surprise, despite your best scouting efforts, by groups of foes triggered by certain events. You'll have to be able to put up with reloading your game multiple times, but you'll be rewarded with a deep sniping system and large array of combat options, such as protecting your sniping spot with tripwire grenades. If you have a friend nearby, definitely grab them to try this game out, it's way more exciting with two people, especially because you can revive. Though Sniper Elite doesn't do anything revolutionary, it's a fun game greatly aided by its expanded gameplay options.
Although it is definitely not perfect, I'd still recommend Sniper Elite to WWII aficionados looking for something a little different.
Overall, Sniper Elite is enjoyable if you have the time and patience to really get the most out of it. If you have an itchy trigger finger and love gratuitous explosions and heavy weaponry, you'll probably want to pass on this game. However, if you like stealth games and have plenty of time to spare, then you'll find a lot to like in Sniper Elite.
Even as I write this I’m still not sure what to put as a final verdict on this whole package. Of course, that in itself speaks a bit about the quality of the game. If you’re a gamer with a very heavy interest in war games, and a ton of patience then Sniper Elite is a game worth checking out. If you’re in the demographic they were apparently shooting for then the games sub-standard graphics and sometimes repetitive game play will probably be outshined by the open environments and the well-handled gunplay. But if you’re the kind of player who hates losing thirty minutes of crawling and sniping to one enemy you couldn’t find because of the fuzzy graphics, which I bet is a fair amount of those reading this, then you may want to skip over Sniper Elite for something an action title that has a little more action in it.
Sniper Elite wins points for originality, and the gameplay works well, but it lacks a compelling narrative (the disjointed mission objectives don't cut it), and it rarely made me feel as tense as I thought it should.
Sniping can be cool, but this game finds a way to make it much more boring than it should be.
Encore un soufflé qui se dégonfle au moment d'arriver sur la table. Sniper Elite a plein de bonnes choses pour lui, se balader à plat ventre dans les ruines en esquivant les défenses ennemies jusqu'à trouver un trou de souris pour y vider son fusil est un défi stimulant, mais qui tourne au vinaigre quand on finit par pester contre un personnage lent et raide comme un piquet et des objectifs d'une difficulté parfois exaspérante.