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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 Silent kill
Sniper Elite Windows The bullet camera, probably the best thing in a game.
Sniper Elite Windows Kill shot bullet camera
Sniper Elite Windows Hiding from a tank.

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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 Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
PC Powerplay Dec, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Game Watcher Nov 24, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Gry o2 Feb 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP Jan 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2005 67 out of 100 67 Sep 30, 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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Richard Fine (38) added Sniper Elite (Windows) on Jan 07, 2006
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