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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 Head shot at fairly close range
Sniper Elite Windows I bet he doesn't even realise someone can shoot him in there.
Sniper Elite Windows Maybe I won't get spotted if I keep it to the ground
Sniper Elite Windows Main menu

Promo Images

Sniper Elite Wallpaper
Sniper Elite Screenshot
Sniper Elite Screenshot
Sniper Elite Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Playback Windows Jan, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 19, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age Xbox Nov 07, 2005 B 75
GameSpot Xbox Nov 02, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Jan 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation Xbox Feb 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
NGamer Wii Jan 29, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 29, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Mygamer.com Xbox Dec 28, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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