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GF Rating
7.1

3795 ratings

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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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GF Rating
7

Good

Sniper Elite V2

posted by tmacd (DULUTH, MN) Jun 25, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

1 out of 1 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.

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