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GF Rating
7.1

3775 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A solid WWII sniper

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) May 29, 2012

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Member since Jun 2007

55 out of 56 gamers (98%) found this review helpful

Sniper Elite managed to keep my interests throughout the short campaign, but once it's done you're likely not going to play it anymore. The 1P campaign is pretty short, and there are no other game modes, so renting is perfect b/c replay value is very poor.

This WWII sniper puts you in the shoes of an elite sniper whose task is to infiltrate certain areas and complete your objective; whether it's snipe a general from a vantage point, or sneak into enemy territory and plant a bomb to sabotage their operations.

The cool thing is that you have a pretty open environment to choose your own path, whether you crawl under a building or climb the highest point to snipe all your enemies. You can tag them to keep a close eye on them, which is very handy. The ability to explore the level a bit is nice, and it can make a different experience for everyone who plays it, depending on your strategy.

You also have cool toys like dynamite, trip wires, land mines, grenades, etc. So you can snipe a guy, plant a land mine on his dead body and lure his squad mate to search the body, blowing them both to bits. Or you can plant a trip wire, throw a rock to lure an enemy, and watch him trip his way to the grave.

The sniping is also the key element here, and it's very unique. When you snipe, the camera slows down and pans in on your bullet path, making for crazy cool snipes. You also get an x-ray view of your enemy's bone structure and internal organs, so you can slowly watch your bullet enter through his eye socket, crushing the skull and brain, then exit through the back of his head with an explosion of blood. It's cool.

If you like the stealth shooters or are looking for something different from the call of duty junk out there, check out Sniper Elite. It's the perfect GF rental and will keep you entertained for a few days.

Milt Drucker
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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Awesome

posted by GhostBlade (ESCONDIDO, CA) Jul 18, 2012

Member since Jul 2010

13 out of 13 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you are able to patient and stealth, and don't mind pearing thru binoculers, this game is right up your alley. I am over 40 and have a job, so I played about two hours a night, and it took me about 7 days to complete the single player mission. Unlike those who try to blow thru it in one day, and say it is a good rent, and it truly is, but I think this one is a keeper. Personally I think it was worth buying and so I did. Looking forward to playing the coop with my bro. For those of you who want the maximum challenge you can crank it up to Elite and disable everything that will aid your bullet path. The machine gun unloads pretty quickly so be sure to salvage supplies from the soldiers you just laid to rest. Be smart when setting up your trip wire, you will live a lot longer from those who tend to sneak up behind you.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Start to Finish!

posted by MarcAF3 (EDINBORO, PA) Jul 3, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Excellent game start to finish! Great story line and awesome effects. Very realistic when firing from a distance, and when you hit the shot is headed for a vital area (head, throat, chest), it traces the bullet all the way to the victim and you watch as it explodes through the body. Awesome game through and through and highly recommended!! A++

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