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GF Rating
6.9

2186 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Can't get there from here

posted by BrokenQuest (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Jun 24, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I was a huge fan of SNIPER ELITE on PS2, so I was excited when SNIPER ELITE V2 came out. In no time I was sniping away...

... only SE:V2 was broken.

Gameplay. It's good to have a break from COD run-and-gun and BF3 squads, but there's nothing new in SE:V2. In fact, SE:V2 is almost exact copy of SE with "only the names have been changed..." It should be great right?

Jumping. I hate jumping in MP fps/3ps games, but not being able to jump in SP feels extremely limiting.

Enemy AI. Yes, the enemy seems smart and will try and flank, but they are very quick to give up the search after you've been spotted... and when they are searching, their aim is s-u-p-e-r-h-u-m-a-n. Nothing about the AI seems uniform... or even fair for that matter.

Invisible Barriers. As a sniper, a large part of your job is to find cubby holes, sneak around, and stay concealed, but more than once in V2 invisible walls stopped my progress through gameplay rooms. Not being new to games, I understand the use of invisible barriers within a map to channel gameplay, but these barriers were in rooms where enemies will engage you! Places that could be used strategically by you as a... S-N-I-P-E-R! This design flaw killed SE:V2 for me. When "open" strategic areas in rooms where enemies will engage are off limits, it feels like REBELLION was asleep at the wheel.

Once while being engaged I came across a cafe with blown-out walls. I tried but couldn't enter the wall-less cafe. I turned the game "off." Teasing with areas that look playable but aren't is bad form... again. At least SE was clear on playable areas.

MP. Multiplayer may be good, but I will never know. After one round of co-op, I was messaged to kill myself and my family (along with a lot of other great things) by my "partner." The quality of the SE:V2 community ended my interest in playing SE:V2 altogether.

SE:V2 could have been a great game, but as it is, it's only slightly better than SNIPER: GHOST WA

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great wartime game

posted by Chessfu (PORTAGE, IN) May 8, 2012

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Member since Apr 2005

14 out of 20 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

I was thinking about not renting this game. Since I had no idea whether it was 1st or 3rd person shooter. When I found it was indeed a 3rd party I rented it.
PROS: 3rd person shooter. But not just a run & gun type of game. The cut scenes of kill shots are very cool. Fire fights are easy to come by.And you are pitted against German and Russian forces. You need to apply a bit of strategy in order to make it through with dieing a bunch of times.
CONS: You are not able to carry enough trip mines or land mines. Instead of the Tommy Gun they should have given the character a B.A.R. Since your character is a one man army. He should get access to better weapons.
Great game for renting and in a few months a great game to pick up one the price drops.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Bravo 505 games...

posted by kbodin1 (LYNN, MA) May 31, 2012

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Member since Jul 2006

9 out of 14 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

This game was well worth the 3 week wait that it took me to finally get it to my home. I played the demo for both xbox an Ps3 at least 2 times each.
Alot of people might not like the slow pace of this game, but i love it. I like the graphics and the game play alot. i LOVE the zoom on a good shot that hows the body getting mangeled by the bullet, nice touch.
I dont have anything bad to say about this game.
I love that you can look around and find the bottles and gold bars and not being timed.
This game was all its craked up to be for my taste. If you like fast paced shooter games then you may not like this game. Also big plus that this game is a TPS, if it was not, the rating would have been lower for sure.
Its definetly a good rent and a possible purchase shince i just got a $5 gamefly dollar credit.

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