Sniper Elite

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Description

Sniper Elite is a third-person action strategy game with a focus on sniping. The player takes on the role of an American agent working for the OSS (the organization that later became the CIA) stationed in Berlin at the end of World War II, tasked with preventing the Russian troops from getting hold of the research Germany had been conducting into nuclear weaponry. As an elite sniper, the style of play is much less run-and-gun and much more about finding good positions, lining up shots and taking out the enemy before he even knows where you are.

The single-player campaign takes place over 28 missions set in and around Berlin. Players use stealth tactics, and things like wind and background noise can be a factor when lining up shots. When a shot is performed particularly well, players are rewarded with a 'bullet cam' which follows the bullet in slow-motion from gun barrel to target.

The game also includes a multi-player mode with a number of different game types.

Screenshots

Sniper Elite Windows Metro bridge
Sniper Elite Windows I bet he doesn't even realise someone can shoot him in there.
Sniper Elite Windows Enemy sniper on the roof
Sniper Elite Windows Searching enemy bodies for ammunition and bandages.

Alternate Titles

  • "狙击精英:柏林1945" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Windows Jan 06, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Powerplay Windows Dec, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Windows Nov 15, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Gaming Age Xbox Nov 07, 2005 B 75
DreamStation.cc Xbox Jan 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Gry o2 Windows Feb 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 10, 2011 9 out of 20 45

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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