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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 Machine guns are more effective at close range
Sniper Elite Windows Bombed-out streets of Berlin.
Sniper Elite Windows Throwing a grenade at the enemy behind the sand mound
Sniper Elite Windows Crossing the river bridge

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

Worth Playing Xbox Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych Windows Dec 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 19, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GamingXP Wii Nov 15, 2010 75 out of 100 75 Xbox Jan 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66 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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