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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 Crossing the river bridge
Sniper Elite Windows Besides the sniper rifle, you can pick up any other weapons the enemy carries.
Sniper Elite Windows Throwing a grenade at the enemy behind the sand mound
Sniper Elite Windows End of each level features a scene of our protagonist walking to his next destination

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Windows Jan 06, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
PC Powerplay Windows Dec, 2005 78 out of 100 78
IGN Xbox Oct 18, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
Darkstation Xbox Feb 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
AceGamez Xbox Feb 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 29, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 30, 2005 13 out of 20 65
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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