Excerpt: World War 2 shooters used to be everywhere. Seriously, you couldn’t move for them. It was all Gruppenführer this and panzerfaust that, then as soon as they appeared, they were gone, like Nazis fleeing the Falaise Pocket. Partly, this was down to saturation – everyone had just stormed the beaches of Normandy too many damn times for it to be fun any more. But that was then.
Conclusion: It’s clear that a tremendous amount of love and hard work went into crafting Sniper Elite V2 , which is a special feature most triple A games don’t have. DirectX 11 graphics on the PC look good and there’s some impressive lighting, but nothing groundbreaking. There are some issues with stuttering and jittering, sometimes rendering the game unplayable, but this may be something only a small minority will experience and will most likely be patched soon.
Summary: Despite the fact that the original was a bloody good game, if you mention Sniper Elite to most people you’ll likely get a blank look shooting back at you. Perhaps that’s because the original was released way back in 2005, or maybe it’s just that people have pushed the WW2 gaming years out of their heads to make room for, well, more of the same except in the future.
Excerpt: Sniper Elite V2 (PC Version Reviews - Game Also Available on XBox 360 & PS3) I was belly crawling through Hell. Buildings all around me lay in ruin, some partially destroyed, some burning, and others fully collapsed inward. Smoke and burning embers moved with the occasional breeze. This was good because I could gauge the wind from this and the movement of the few trees left standing.
Summary: With so many shooters out there, it’s hard to find one that really differs or brings something new to the battlefield. Sniper Elite V2 is a remake of Rebellion Developments’ original title, Sniper Elite, which takes you out of the battlefield and onto the rooftops with nothing but a sniper rifle, a pair of binoculars and a few pieces of equipment; but is this unique gameplay enough to lure the hardcore shooter fans away from their favourite games? Let's find out.
Pros: Kill cams are very fun to watch, Sniping is superb and on harder difficulties, very technical, Great use of sound for masking sniper shots
Cons: The close combat parts of the game a little frustrating
Conclusion: The cheap price point and a tightly focused delivery work in Sniper Elite V2’s favour. This isn’t the kind of game that you’ll return to once completed, but as something a little different to the usual shooter formula it offers surprising satisfaction. The X-ray damage mechanic never gets old and some of the levels are actually quite exciting to snipe through.
Excerpt: E xistem poucas experiências por aí no mundo do gaming mais divertidas do que a de controlar um “ sniper ” no meio de um campo de batalha. Sniper Elite V2 proporciona-nos precisamente isso, neste “ remake ” do Sniper Elite original de 2005 , nós voltamos a vestir a pele daquele que é a seguir ao “ Kamikaze ” o assassino mais temido do campo de batalha.
Pros: Jogar com um sniper | Câmara lenta com visão raios x
Cons: IA não é das melhores | Multiplayer pode ser aborrecido
Summary: Sniper Elite V2 – очередной типичный проект Rebellion . Внешне он презентабелен, содержит неплохо работающие и интересные фишки, а также забавный кооператив, которым без зазрения совести можно денёк-другой побаловаться. Но с другой стороны, как и всегда, ему многого не хватает. На сто процентов отработанной и идеальной механики, качественного сюжета и настоящего разнообразия и игровой феерии вы тут не найдёте. В любом случае, оценить самому всё же стоит.