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 Through the scope.
Sniper Elite Windows Where did they dig up this ancient piece of junk?
Sniper Elite Windows Silent kill
Sniper Elite Windows The bullet camera, probably the best thing in a game.

Alternate Titles

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

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MS Xbox World Xbox Oct 21, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Yiya Windows Dec 14, 2005 B+ 83
Worth Playing Xbox Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81 Windows Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Gameguru Mania Windows Jan 30, 2006 75 out of 100 75 Xbox Jan 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2005 73 out of 100 73
NGamer Wii Jan 29, 2011 7 out of 10 70 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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