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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 Silent kill
Sniper Elite Windows Preparing a little sabotage.
Sniper Elite Windows Blowing up a truck
Sniper Elite Windows Enemy guard spotted on the upper level

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Jan 06, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Playback Jan, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
Miasto Gier Sep 11, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych Dec 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 19, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Nov 15, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Gameguru Mania Jan 30, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Gry o2 Feb 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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Richard Fine (38) added Sniper Elite (Windows) on Jan 07, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (373686), Kabushi (159056) and Richard Fine (38)