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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: Sniper Elite V2 Review Publisher: Rebellion Platform: PC , Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 UK Price (as reviewed): £29.99 Incl. VAT US Price (as reviewed): $35.99 Excl. Tax Sniping must be a hard business.
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.
Excerpt: Contrary to what modern-day multiplayer games may make you think, snipers aren’t just a bunch of campers. They may not lead an assault, but relying primarily on stealth, they infiltrate enemy lines, hunting their prey from a distance.
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...
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.