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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.


Sniper Elite Windows Main menu
Sniper Elite Windows Destroying a Soviet tank with a bazooka
Sniper Elite Windows Observing enemy movement through a binocular
Sniper Elite Windows Hiding from a tank.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
TeamXbox Xbox Oct 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Xbox Oct 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Powerplay Windows Dec, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 19, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75 Xbox Jan 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Nov 02, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Gry o2 Windows Feb 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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