gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Let me start out by saying I've never played the first Sniper Elite game for the X-Box, and I've also never reviewed a game before. I'm basing this review solely on how good this game stands on its own.
If you're looking for a fun military shoot em up game similar to a CoD or BF game then this certainly is not that. While not a lot of planning and skill goes in to executing each mission "perfectly" it certainly takes more patience than the standard FPS. The game can sometimes be unforgiving at it's most difficult, and is especially difficult on the Sniper Elite difficulty where most enemy snipers can take you out in one or two well places shots.
The sniping aspect of the game can range from extremely fun and satisfying to stale and tiresome. In the lowest difficulty the player isn't even required to compensate for distance. In the next difficulty they are required to compensate for distance, however, holding your breath will "slow down" time and create a small red square in your sights that shows where the bullet will end up. In Sniper Elite mode the player will have to compensate for gravity and wind, so really just pick your poison. Seeing as how most fire fights can get pretty hectic, it can be just a matter of waiting for your heartbeat to level out so you can pull off another slo-mo shot, nothing too difficult. Fighting with the a submachine gun or pistol certainly isn't the games high point, but it gets the job done, more or less trying to force you to be a better sniper and to take people out the stealthy way.
Speaking of killing people, you can do it in a variety of ways: trip mines, land mines, grenades, dynamite, timing your shots with loud noises, etc etc. And watching your bullet go slow motion through an enemies insides just never get's old.
Certainly a good game worth at least a rental, satisfying nonetheless.
posted by broncosdude (HOLTSVILLE, NY) May 3, 2012
Member since May 2012
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
First off, iv never played the original Sniper Elite. Only real sniping game iv played before this was Sniper Ghost Warrior which was god awful. I knew this game was not gonna be worth $50, so i rented it. For the $10 i spent renting this, it was very much worth it but again a $50 price tag is too much. With the limited amount of content this should have been a $29.99 or $39.99 game. Only game modes are single player and coop online.
Really isn't anything impressive. You play as Karl Fairburne, a intelligence agent for the oss. You have to kill and capture Soviets and German scientists who are making v2 missiles.
Its feels a little slow and clunky at times. Iv found many invisible barriers which is frustrating. But what makes this game and all the really matters is sniping. Its by far the most realistic(if you play on elite difficulty) sniping game iv played. Ghost Warrior, Call of Duty, Battlefield and many other games with sniping involved cant touch this. But everything else just feels out dated about this game. Yes the x-ray vision is very sick, but it does get old. Wish the whole body got x-ray vision. I would love to see knee caps explode with a bullet ripping threw it. One of the coolest things that iv never seen before is when you shoot a grenade on a guys hip it explodes, or shoot the ground from a certain angle and it ricochets off the ground and rights into a enemy.
Graphics are out dated. Looks like 2009 graphics. Lighting is great and so is sound but most of the enemies looks the same. The environment is decent but not flashy. The x-ray vision looks great.
Game is fun, but some bugs, outdated graphics and the amount of content makes this game a renter but not buyer.