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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 The bullet camera, probably the best thing in a game.
Sniper Elite Windows Besides the sniper rifle, you can pick up any other weapons the enemy carries.
Sniper Elite Windows Hiding from a tank.
Sniper Elite Windows Mission selection

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Yiya Windows Dec 14, 2005 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Xbox Sep 28, 2005 4 out of 5 80
Gamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych Windows Dec 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 14, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 19, 2005 78 out of 100 78
DreamStation.cc Xbox Jan 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
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
Darkstation Xbox Feb 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
NGamer Wii Jan 29, 2011 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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Contributed to by Sciere (281038), Kabushi (129784) and Richard Fine (38)