** Please note: a remastered and improved edition of this game is now available in Zombie Army Trilogy.** Featuring a co-op campaign for 1 to 4 players, Nazi Zombie Army is a horrifying new stand-alone expansion of the award-winning Sniper Elite series.
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2013

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"…Nazi Zombie Army manages to pull off an intense and satisfying zombie-slaying experience."
8/10 – Game Informer

"The game is extremely polished and looks absolutely gorgeous."
9/10 – MMO Games

"Intense is the best word that truly epitomizes the experience on offer in Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army. There are plenty of heart racing moments in every level, and they are only improved by the items and weapons gamers have available to them"
8.5/10 – Just Push Start

"Nazi Zombie Army is well worth the low asking price and will provide the kind of zombie killing experience we haven’t had since Left 4 Dead 2."
4/5 – Gizorama

About This Game

** Please note: a remastered and improved edition of this game is now available in Zombie Army Trilogy.**

Featuring a co-op campaign for 1 to 4 players, Nazi Zombie Army is a horrifying new stand-alone expansion of the award-winning Sniper Elite series.
In the dying flames of World War II, a despairing Hitler unleashes one final, unholy gamble – a legion of undead super soldiers that threatens to overwhelm the whole of Europe.

You are Karl Fairburne – the sniper who shaped world history. You are one of the last living souls in Germany. You must team up or die.
American, German, Russian – previous military allegiances no longer matter. Now it's just the living versus the dead.
Only a Sniper Elite with nerves of steel and a steady aim stands a chance against Hitler’s Nazi Zombie Army!

Key Features

A Heart-stopping New Campaign
  • Battle through blood-drenched levels in a Berlin overrun by Hitler’s supernatural forces.
  • Adapt to harrowing new enemies – occult commanders, roof-jumping snipers, undead suicide infantry and worse...
  • Test your sniping skills under extreme pressure, keep your cool, and keep a boomstick handy – just in case.
Share the Terror With Four Player Co-op
  • For the first time in Sniper Elite history, battle your way through a campaign built for up to four players.
  • Fight back-to-back with a German officer, a scientist and a Russian soldier.
  • Work together or face annihilation – plan your positions, set your traps and make your stand.
New Enemies. Same Award-winning Sniping
  • See every putrid lung burst, every rotten bone shatter with the return of Sniper Elite's acclaimed X-Ray ‘kill cam’.
  • Experience the genre-best sniping ballistics and precise controls that made the series a best-seller.
  • Take into account gravity, wind, velocity, stability and more under the pressure of the zombie onslaught. You don't want to miss.
NOTE: Steam keys will not activate in Germany

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7 or Windows® 8. Windows® XP is NOT supported.
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel® Pentium® D 3GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200) or better
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 5GB of free drive space
    • Video Card: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 series / ATI Radeon™ HD 3870) or better
    • Sound: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible sound card or better
    • DirectX: Microsoft® DirectX® 11.0
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Rebellion are a company that've brought us some pretty great games over the years such as Alien versus Predator 2000, Rogue Trooper, and the Sniper Elite series; we'll just forget that Rogue Warrior ever happened, that chip also falls on Bethesda's shoulders. For those unaware, the Sniper Elite games are World War II based, hyper-realistic first-person shooter titles that, surprise, revolve around sniping. Played on the right difficulty, the player is tasked with aiming with such precision that a mere slight whisper of wind can put their bullet trajectory off. In 2013, Rebellion decided to cash in on the zombie craze, and in doing so they brought us the first installment of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army.

If there's anything that Wolfenstein has taught the gaming community over the last two decades, it's that killing Nazis in any form is just thoroughly satisfying. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army has stepped in and managed to make mangling hordes of undead fascists all the more delightful with the series' signature bullet cam, which is triggered randomly upon landing a bullet in an enemy. Seeing Nazi skulls and eye sockets shatter in close up, slo-mo is not only just enjoyable when it's against a "living" AI, but it's all the more gruesomely fun when it's against a zombie AI.

So what's going on here is that it's the end of World War II, and Hitler is realizing that he's losing the war. Determined to completely destroy the world, he unleashes "Plan Z", which as it turns out is the resurrection of all Wehrmacht's fallen soldiers. That's pretty much as far as the story goes in this release, though it is further elaborated on in the Zombie Army Trilogy. Nevertheless, OSS operative and sniper Karl Faireburne, veteran Red Army infantryman Boris Medvedev, Wehrmacht Captain Hermann Wolff, and German occultist Efram Schwaiger are here to save the day. Although if you're playing the single player campaign, you're forced to only play as Karl.

The game is spread out across five chapters, each that last about an hour a piece depending on your skill. Every map shows a war-torn Germany in the throes of Nazi warfare. Propaganda litters the walls, Nazi banners are present everywhere. There are also dismembered bodies hanging from street lamps, obvious suicides huddled into corners, blood-drawn pentagrams and swastikas everywhere, and tons of blood and gore splatter all over the place. Most levels also feature fog effects, whether it be low to the ground or encompassing the map. The lighting looks absolutely phenomenal, and it really causes the visuals to pop out and be exceptionally striking. Accompanying the aesthetics is a slightly out of place soundtrack that is reminiscent of the 1980's, and while it doesn't suit the time period of the game, it's a decent listen.

Now, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is one intense game. It's extremely easy to get overrun by zombies if you don't have patience or take your time; rushing into any part of the map is an incredibly bad idea. You will constantly be questioning yourself, and discovering new tactics to take on the small amount of different enemy types. Should you use your sniper rifle here? What about your pistol there? Should you stick to the beaten path, or do you want to explore to try and find Nazi gold and bottles of blood? Venturing off the trail almost always results in more enemies appearing, do you have enough ammo for that? You're constantly thinking tactically, as ammo conservation is pretty concerning; if you run out, you're dead as weapon and ammo pick ups outside of safe-houses is rare.

Your enjoyment of this title will rely very heavily on how good and consistent you are with headshots. Unlike many other zombie shooter games, this one keeps Sniper Elite's signature realism, and in doing so you must aim for the head. If you hit a zombie in the body, it will fall down for a few moments and resurrect, costing you precious ammo to strike it down again. With that said, the enemies can die without headshots, but you will find yourself both starved for ammunition and almost always overrun if that route is taken. Headshots can be very tricky, due to the exaggerated shambling of the foes; their heads are constantly moving, and if you're on stairs you might as well forget about it.

As far as mechanics go, pretty much everything from the main Sniper Elite games make an appearance. You can carry three guns with you, one sniper rifle, one shotgun OR automatic weapon, and one pistol. At any time you can also have up to two of each throwable, such as a landmine, dynamite, and grenades. You don't have a health bar, but more than a handful of hits on even the easiest difficulty and you're back to your last checkpoint; which thankfully are placed in generous locations. You can even make your character hold his breath while aiming with a sniper rifle in order to slightly slow down time, though it can only be done if his heart rate is low enough.

Much like Left 4 Dead, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is truly built for co-op play with up to three other people. Though the game is still a blast during the solo campaign, it doesn't have a big replay factor unless you have some buddies that you can play with. Sadly, online play is dead now, so I can only suggest purchasing this iteration of the game if you want to experience the original solo game; even then I say to consider waiting for at least a 75% discount, especially given the age of the title. There are also a handful of problems that cause the game to feel a little clunky at times; the reach of the enemies is just a little too long for their models, grenades are practically useless due to being unable to control their throw distance, to loot bodies you have to stop and press a key, and the bodies disappear quicker than you can loot them.

Despite its very few grievous flaws, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is a breathtaking experience. I found myself holding my breath at times, when I was aiming down the scope of my sniper rifle trying to land an important shot. I even uttered the words "oh no, please, no" when a bulky, gun-toting Nazi soldier came into play. The game is incredibly immersive, and even though it's tough at the beginning, once you get your headshots down and learn how to deal with each of the five or six enemy types, it becomes a little bit easier. It does take a lot of inspiration from Left 4 Dead, such as safe-houses and siege moments, but it's a much more exhilarating, gore-soaked event. If you have friends to play with, or don't mind a single player experience, grab this one on a 75% discount. Otherwise, look into grabbing Zombie Army Trilogy instead.

Rating: 4.0/5.0 - Excellent, highly worth playing.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Wicked !!! .. Best shooting game since Counter- Strike ...
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732 of 772 people (95%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Looking fuhrer good time? You've come to the reich place
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96 of 104 people (92%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
If you came here for an engaging storyline, as some of the reviewers apparently did, please re-read the title of the game. There are no plot twists, or emotional dialogues to be found here. Instead, this game delivers exactly what it promises, an army of Nazi zombies. What could be more satisfying than this? Who better to vent your daily frustrations on? These are not your unfortunate neighbors, family or friends who have been transformed into the walking dead ... no ... they are undead Nazis.

This game is about blowing the crap out of undead Nazis ... period. Not only that, it also allows you to experience the crap-blowing up close and in slow motion, following your speeding projectile as it snaps bones, punctures organs and otherwise eviscerates the unending legion of menacing corpses.

If you enjoy the idea of purging the world of demonic Nazi zombies, then this is the game for you!
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97 of 110 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
"Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army was everything I loved about Sniper Elite V2, with an amazingly well-crafted zombie atmosphere. No other zombie game has managed to replicate the dread and imminent doom of the Romero-style zombie"

I've never been good at stealth games. I've also never been good at driving games - blame it on my Asian heritage.

When I played the original Sniper Elite V2, I loved the World War 2 setting, as well as the simulated realism of Sniper Physics -- distance to target, bullet drop, wind, holding your breath to steady your shots. I detested the stealthing segments, throwing rocks and scurrying about. I would try the stealth approach 3-4 times, give up in frustration, and go very loud and turn the game into a shooting gallery as enemies attempt to find me, with my back against a wall and all approaches covered. Ultimately, the original Sniper Elite V2 wasn't for me -- that's not a knock on my game, simply just a mismatch between my playstyle and game preferences.

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army was everything I loved about Sniper Elite V2, with an amazingly well-crafted zombie atmosphere. No other zombie game has managed to replicate the dread and imminent doom of the Romero-style zombie -- Left for Dead's rage zombies scamper towards you in waves but drop like paper mâché; Dead Island's zombies are sparse and require a lot of physical damage; Dead Rising zombies ignore you most of the time. SE:NZA sticks you with the great conundrum of taking the time to properly aim for a headshot, at the risk of the other 10+ zombies getting closer. No other game has induced the same sense of panic when you realize just how badly surround you are -- they're just shambling slowly, how could I possible be surrounded?

The stages themselves are very linear, albeit with extremely large areas for each major wave of attacks. There is room to kite, until the special zombies begin to appear. The suicide explosive zombies felt very unfair -- they're very difficult to deal with if playing single player, given the damage they deliver. The resurrected skeletons are also a nuisance, but I suppose they force you to reprioritize your plan and backpeddle while shooting.

The fifth area "fetch quest" in the subways was a chore, needlessly extending the game. I did enjoy the fact that these stages are all created from the base Sniper Elite V2 stages, but with much more fog and blood splatter.

Picking up this game at $15 for a 4-pack was a steal, and kept my group of co-op friends occupied for a good two weeks, running one or two stages a night. There is a lack of replayability -- in fact, I've yet to finish the game, due to the difficulty spike of dealing with the last boss -- which tends to play much better with three players than two.

I can recommend this game for people who are not looking for a hardcore challenge, but rather, a "beatable challenge" with their friends. ~$4 is the right price for this game, but definitely do it with similar-minded friends.
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
A challenging & atmospheric wave shooter // Recommended for co-op with friends

+ Includes co-operative play, which enhances the entertainment value massively
+ Bullet time and X-ray features are excellently employed, look fantastic, and the frequency can be scaled up or down as the user prefers
+ Points system encourages taking risks with difficult and long-range shots; often does well to increase the feeling of satisfaction earned when eliminating a difficult sniper
+ Loot and cover mechanics are minimalist and practical
+ Gunplay and hit mechanics are all top-notch; everything connects well and feels appropriate
+ The game's atmosphere is absolutely palpable; this is largely enhanced by the shrill screams of the enemy mobs and the dark theme music pervading throughout
+ Levels are well-designed and objectives are clearly marked; one is not likely to get lost while moving about
+ Quality audio design
+ Lighting plays well against the walls, and generally looks excellent in terms of quality
+ Environmental textures are quite detailed; overall visual presentation is adequate

- Plot is nonchalantly presented and woefully underdeveloped
- Characters are as bland as smooth stones; no lines, no reactions, nothing
- Game shows an over-reliance on wave mechanics; gets frustrating and predictable in a hurry
- Realistic lighting is often sacrificed for atmosphere; that is, while the lighting mechanics themselves are done quite well, the colors and tones of the lighting feel extremely out of place and unrealistic
- There is really only one boss, and it is encountered more than once; boss fights are bland and uninspired
- Bodies will, more often than not, disappear a bit too quickly to loot to one's satisfaction or requirements
- Precious little in the way of collectibles and in-game lore; does not lend to a high replay value, save for co-operative play with friends

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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
If you haven’t played anything in the Sniper Elite series, what sets them apart from other run-and-gun shooters is the emphasis on over-the-top sniper shots with x-ray cams. The kills feel incredibly satisfying and the reliance on accuracy pushes one to enhance their skill and experiment with the weaponry to find the best player method. What is NOT here is the stealth element of the previous games, nor is it missed.

If you’ve played other zombie games, like Killing Floor or Left 4 Dead, this series emphasizes limited weapon selection, each with different strengths and weaknesses. It also emphasizes slow shambling zombies over fast-moving ones. The mood is set very well in this game, as it does a good job of providing a feel of a destroyed hellish zombie-infested landscape. It is sufficiently creepy, particularly because you know that survival depends on seeing them first and getting a good distance between you and them. As they shamble closer, accuracy matters more making it harder to pull off shots when it matters most, complimenting the major strengths of this game.

No doubt, you’ve read some criticism of this game. Some of the most prominent criticisms are condensed as follows:

Cheap and unambitious.
Monotonous and repetitive gameplay.
No plot.

While some of these are accurate to a degree, the reality is that even if they *are* true, it shouldn’t scare you away from this title. It is very fun with four people. I could go by each and refute them point by point, but most of these concerns can be alleviated by two counterpoints.

First, this game *is* cheap. The game is $15.00. The average movie ticket is between $7.84 and $8.38 (as of November 2013). At 1 Hour and 30 minutes as the average length of a film, if you get even three hours of enjoyment out of the game, you’ve already gotten more out of it than your average movie (and you can bring your own snacks and be as loud as you like.) It’s not meant to be some gaming magnum opus, and many Triple A releases try too hard to do this, and fail miserably. This is what you might call a “niche market” game… its aimed at a small segment of the gaming community for a modest profit. This is not a bad thing nor is it any more a cashgrab than any other game produced. While it is not for everyone (nor is it meant to be), it is worth the price of admission.

Second, as far as repetitive gameplay, yes it does have this. Every game is repetitive within certain respects, and the lack of a compelling plot or original gameplay elements makes this title’s repetitive nature relatively obvious. You *can* turn off the x-ray mode if it becomes overwhelming (or reduce its frequency) and the repetitive aspects are alleviated if you play with friends. The solo game mode is best enjoyed in small chunks. The shotguns function as shotguns, the sniper rifles function as sniper rifles, and pistols function as pistols. If you get tired of mowing down zombies with these methods, there are relatively few shooter games that will overcome this limitation. However, one should not expect too much innovation from a shooter game. There are precious few shooters that are innovative with regard to combat mechanics, or they’re successful at dressing up this shortcoming by using non-shooter elements. Much like the title implies, what you see is what you get… and what you get is pretty reasonable and fun in the right mindset.
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50 of 55 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is a stand-alone expansion and as such should be treated. In short, do not expect a new installment in the Rebellion franchise with plot, characters, missions and stealth oriented gameplay. The final score is just an average of the single-player experience.If you can, try not to play this game by yourself. As a single player game Nazi Zombie Army can become horribly monotonous. The crippling condition that makes the experience stale and repetitive is quickly remedied by the presence of buddies.Whilst there’s little in the way of tactical depth to sustain the action beyond the initial rush, Rebellion’s sniping and killcam mechanics remain an interesting and satisfying prospect in the short-term.
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65 of 85 people (76%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Sniper Elite + Left 4 Dead = Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army
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48 of 59 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The Game is amazing. To my mind, the original Sniper Elite game is a little boring. But Zomby Army is simple and fun. You see zombies and you shoot`em (mostly is their heads, which explodes). Huge replayability. And Great Multiplayer Experience.
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8.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
Not much to this game. Pick guns and smash zomboids. Nazi zomboids. Righteous in its belligerence and humble in its depth. Bring friends - emphasis on communication or you will be mobbed.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
Product received for free
nice game
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 12
A very good game.

a must have :)

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Gordon Ramsay
9.6 hrs
Posted: October 9
Sehr gut. 7/10.
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10.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Theres nothing like shooting zombies, and nazis, even more so nazi zombies, even more so from a sniper rifle and watching there skull crush, even more so hundreds of them

story, who needs one, you play threw the game killing everything in your path, its pretty enjoyable.

I found the game full of bugs, and crashed alot, but still a very positive experience that lead me into the other games, sadly they all have the exact same review

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Full Out
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Waves of Nazi zombies relentlessly trying to eat you. Some are slow, some are fast, some eat grenades beside you and explode into pieces. 10/10 will explode zombies heads again.
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The Honorable Samurai Soldier
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
You get to kill Hitler and then get to kill Zombie Hitler, do I need to say more?
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