Sniper Elite

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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 Preparing a little sabotage.
Sniper Elite Windows Metro bridge
Sniper Elite Windows Main menu
Sniper Elite Windows Enemy sniper on the roof

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

MS Xbox World Xbox Oct 21, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Xbox Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 07, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Xbox Oct 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox Oct 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Nov 15, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Watcher Windows Nov 24, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 10, 2011 9 out of 20 45

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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