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 Hiding from a tank.
Sniper Elite Windows Preparing a little sabotage.
Sniper Elite Windows Character profile
Sniper Elite Windows Metro bridge

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Miasto Gier Windows Sep 11, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
TeamXbox Xbox Oct 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Nov 15, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Gameguru Mania Windows Jan 30, 2006 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Windows Dec 05, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 30, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Mygamer.com Xbox Dec 28, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, the bullet cam was removed.

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