Sniping - and we’re sure lots of you will agree with this - is one of the best activities in modern videogames. A supreme mix of satisfaction, skill and cowardice, you’re made to feel like a ninja, but a ninja armed like a small tank. A fair few of you out there probably have PhDs in headshots too. So, what about an entire game dedicated to this most simultaneously tense, irritating and exhilarating of Deathmatch specialities?
Sniper Elite may not have the slickest of production values, but what it does have is tremendous focus and some neat ideas. The fuel drums of tanks can be sniped, making for tough skill shots, as can handfuls of TNT that have been placed elsewhere. Shots taken when things are noisy can keep you hidden, and rocks can be thrown to tempt cunning opponents back out into the open. Even your lungs can affect accuracy. Though you’ve got a reserve machine gun for messy close-up encounters, you’re better off taking cover.