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Sniper Elite

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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 Bombed-out streets of Berlin.
Sniper Elite Windows Opening video showing scenes from WWII
Sniper Elite Windows Branderburg gates
Sniper Elite Windows I bet he doesn't even realise someone can shoot him in there.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

MS Xbox World Xbox Oct 21, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
DreamStation.cc Xbox Jan 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age Xbox Nov 07, 2005 B 75
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation Xbox Feb 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez Xbox Feb 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2005 B- 67
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 29, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 30, 2005 13 out of 20 65


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German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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