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Game is fun, but some bugs, outdated graphics and the amount of content makes this game a renter but not buyer.
gamers (61%) found this review helpful
You snipe run to another location snipe some more and then snipe yet again. I like this game because I like to snipe in shooter games. It is a slight budget title being only $50 new but it is still worth playing. The shots where you get to see the bullet hit the nazis in slowmo are the best. Also, I know I said you snipe and thats it but you can also switch to other weapons for close range combat. Great game overall. At least rent it.