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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 Enemy guard spotted on the upper level
Sniper Elite Windows Either this door is too big, or the Eagle Eye is too short.
Sniper Elite Windows Enemy sniper on the roof
Sniper Elite Windows Machine guns are more effective at close range

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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
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Miasto Gier Windows Sep 11, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81 Windows Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Xbox Oct 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 19, 2005 78 out of 100 78
1UP Windows Jan 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Windows Dec 05, 2005 68 out of 100 68 PlayStation 2 Sep 29, 2005 13 out of 20 65 Xbox Sep 29, 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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