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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 Every mission and sub-level feature unique loading screen
Sniper Elite Windows Gotta find a way to open the safe in the file room
Sniper Elite Windows Searching enemy bodies for ammunition and bandages.
Sniper Elite Windows Someone left me some supplies.

Alternate Titles

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

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Yiya Windows Dec 14, 2005 B+ 83
Worth Playing Xbox Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Xbox Oct 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
TeamXbox Xbox Oct 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80
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
Gaming Age Xbox Nov 07, 2005 B 75 (UK) Xbox Jan 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Windows Dec 05, 2005 68 out of 100 68


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German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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