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GF Rating
7.1

3741 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not quite as good as the original

posted by CrkdWookie (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Dec 31, 2012

Member since Sep 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I can't quite put my finger on why. I think that while the original was a bit rough around the edges, the technical restraints of the original, compared to its contemporaries in the last generation, didn't stand out quite as starkly as the sequel/remake does compared to ITS siblings in the current generation.

There's still some good sniping action to be had, but it doesn't feel quite as novel as it did in the original Sniper Elite. The x-ray cam is a novel but not really necessary addition, and the fact that you basically lose the slow-mo highlighted kills when playing in co-op is disappointing.

I understand why it was cut, but at the same time when playing with my buddy, seeing the game start to slow down and knowing that he'd just pulled off an amazing shot was one of the best parts of that game. It was always fun to kind of say "oh, what did you DO....?" and watch it play out. Plenty of time to high five or bump fists during the replays.

Anyway, it's better than the other Sniper franchise out there, Ghost Warrior, but it feels rough and unpolished. The enemy AI is terrible, sometimes ignoring your actions entirely and other times spotting you a mile away before you've done anything to reveal yourself, with no clear reason why.

Just doesn't hold up as well as the original and feels a bit dated and last gen despite the updates. Not terrible, but even as a huge fan of the original I found it somewhat underwhelming. Also worth noting the campaign is not only short but surprisingly so.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Are you elite enough to be a sniper?

posted by Ravynheart (LOUISVILLE, KY) Aug 28, 2012

Member since Oct 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I just finished playing Sniper Elite V2. This is what I like to think of when I want to play a sniper game. This has everything you need. From the beginner sniper, the hardcore.

You play as a sniper during WWII. And from the start you can pick how much of a sniper you really want to be. Do you want the game to assist you in every shot? Shooting straight, no drag on the bullet til it hits your target? Or do you want to gauge the wind yourself, figure the distance, and use the mil dots like a true sniper of the US Armed Forces?

Either way you go, your in for a hard fight. The AI is relentless in its search for you, and once they have your position, they will try to flank and surround you if at all possible. And that is on the easiest setting. It only gets more challenging from there.

The controls feel good, although it took a little time to get used to the button setup. The graphics are pretty good. Not pull you in like your watching a movie, but still pretty good for a third person shooter.

This game was difficult in some spots, but satisfying overall. I actually played through twice, to get a few extra achievements, which I had fun acquiring. Even though your going from point A to point B, there is a large area between them, with multiple paths you can take, different rewards and hardships for each path. It brought back fond memories of the very first Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon game.

The only downfall in this game is the fact that it is quite short. I finished my first playthrough in about 12 hours, give or take.

If you call yourself a fan of sniper games, you own it to yourself to give this one a try.

8 out of 10 overall score

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Not perfect, but very enjoyable

posted by octopon (SAN MARCOS, CA) Aug 22, 2012

Member since Mar 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I love sniping games. When I play COD online I'm always the sniper. The game looks good, the sounds are good. My only complaint, and this is nitpicky, is that there is some object clipping, like a rifle going through a wall, or I had it happen once or twice that I was close to an object, like a tree or wall, and I could see the enemy in my scope, by the bullet kept hitting the object. Not a huge deal. The slow motion shots of the bullets tearing through the enemies is cool at first, but gets old. What's really cool is the difficulty settings. You can put this on "cadet", which is easy, and gravity and wind do not effect the bullet's trajectory. However, as you increase the difficulty, gravity and wind DO affect your bullet, so you have to look at things like range and how the wind is effecting things like flags or paper debris flying around the area in order to make your shots. This is very challenging. There is also a survival mode where you fight off wave after wave of enemies, and it gets progressively more difficult. I love this mode. This isn't your typical "run-in-and-mow-everyone-down" type shooter. You need to use stealth, and you need to be methodical. If you run into an area where there are a bunch of enemies, you will die. This is definitely worth the rent, and I would buy it as well.

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