As World War II draws to a close, the first covert battles of the Cold War begin. Caught in the life and death struggle between Soviets and Germans in war-torn Berlin, you control the fate of a lone American OSS Sniper.
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Very Positive (13 reviews) - 84% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (864 reviews) - 78% of the 864 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2005

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March 7

Sniper Elite 4 launches 2017

We’re delighted to announce the next game in the 10 million selling Sniper Elite series is launching this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Set in the immediate aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series’ World War Two heritage by transporting players to the beautiful and diverse environments of Italy in 1943.

Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it’s even begun.

If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.

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About This Game

As World War II draws to a close, the first covert battles of the Cold War begin. Caught in the life and death struggle between Soviets and Germans in war-torn Berlin, you control the fate of a lone American OSS Sniper. Disguised as a German and working deep behind enemy lines you must stop Stalin's forces from gaining control of Germany's nuclear secrets. Prepare to alter the course of history.

Authentic World War II sniper simulation featuring realistic weapons, bullet ballistics and sniping skills

  • Massive single player game with 28 heart-pounding missions
  • Intense 8-player LAN sniper battles including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Assassination game modes
  • 3rd person view for close quarter action and movement - 1st view person for sniping
  • Options to take account of gravity, wind, posture, heart-rate and breathing to execute the perfect shot
  • Multi-angle 'Bullet Cam' for kill confirmation
  • Non linear game play provides unique action each time a mission is played

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: 1GHz Pentium CPU or equivalent
    • Memory: 256Mb RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce2 32Mb or equivalent
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4Gb free hard disk space
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
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Very Positive (13 reviews)
Mostly Positive (864 reviews)
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12.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Good game ... old but gold ;)

gameplay 8/10
story 7/10
soundtrack 6/10
game 7/10
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23.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
this game is so bad
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3.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
The best sniper game ever made. This one is. The ones that followed are mostly arcade shooter garbage not much different from your average Call of Duty game, just with sniper rifles.

The game itself is great, though very graphically dated (it was never a graphical materpiece, anyway) and it doesn't work with a controller, at least not my 360 controller, resulting in no small amount of clunkiness. If you have an old PS2 laying around you'd be better off trying to get a version of it for that.
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dB4d | BigTymer☢
28.2 hrs
Posted: July 23
This was a fun game. I had trouble with the feel of it but I got use to it. I play hours of CSGO and run to this when I need a break.
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7.0 hrs
Posted: July 20
Grande game , conheci no ps2 , mas a versão de PC nao deve nada , grande game recomendo com certeza :)
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3.8 hrs
Posted: July 19
boring game ;(
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14.0 hrs
Posted: July 18
It's a bit rough around the edges, especially the movement which felt like driving in GTA IV. I realize they probable made it like that to discourage run and gunning but I feel it made it unnecessarily diffficult to move around efficiently.

Despite a couple of grievances here and there I quite enjoyed it. Nothing's more satisfying than landing a visceral headshot from 200 meters away!
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2.0 hrs
Posted: July 15
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0.9 hrs
Posted: July 13
Old Game In The Modern World

Now im not particularly best one to talk about sniper elite series as i only have ever played the "Nazi Zombie Army" versions of the game, but as i really liked those i figured to go and check the actual sniper elite series starting from the first one.

Right from the start i had few issues with graphic settings as the game for some reason wasnt able to turn on few of the settings such as "antialising" saying that my video memory had ran out? even tho i have a modern system. Getting into the game and bombarded with tutorial message after another it just got annoying real quick when actually trying to enjoy the game.

The game is a real blast to the past showing us the roots of the popular sniper elite series but it has aged so badly that its not even fun to play anymore.
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13.2 hrs
Posted: July 10
7/10. Enjoyable and satisfying game. Solid controls for movement but a bit annoying getting inventory items in a pinch. The stealth gameplay is really good. It's important to sneak around when moving through open areas. The AI is sometimes too smart with enemy snipers who spot you a bit too quickly (you really have keep to cover). Finding myself dying often and having to replay certain parts of the missions multiple times, but it doesn't bother me because it forces me to play smarter. Runs great on my 5 year old laptop. Recommend.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
87 of 97 people (90%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Played this so many times on the PS2 I know all the locations of the enemies. This is really a great sniping simulator and WW2 shooter.

+ Realisitic
+ 4 difficulty settings including Custom
+ Many missions that you can do different way
+ 3 different snipers and a few other weapons
+ Bullet cams
+ Better graphics than PS2

9/10 - Played this way to much, recommend.
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97 of 116 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2014
A stealth title more than 3rd person war time shooter though when you pull out your sniper rifle you're in 1st person. While sniping, you will have to take into account wind, gravity, your heartbeat as well as the air in your lungs, the latter of which you will be unable to exhaust with an elevated heart rate.

The strategic element is important as the AI will investigate noises as well as fallen comrades and quickly gift you a bullet hole too many if you're not mobile enough. The experience of pulling off difficult shots on moving targets is very satisfying. The game employs a bullet cam and provides a stupendously graphic visualization of that soldier's jugular you just punctured complete with blood spurt.

You're scored on your abilities as well and the game recognizes the type of shot in terms of distance, moving targets and parts of the body. The save system is liberal enough so that you can save anytime, though the game will eventually inform you that you have saved too many times and thereby dock your score.

Sniper Elite adds additional realism and tension by allowing you to comprehensively search the dead, many times under threat, for survival necessities as opposed to a brusque pat down which might just yield a couple of bullets, though the ability to move the cadaver to a safer area for inspection is available.

While the visuals are indeed dated, the whole package creates an atmospheric stage consistent with bombed out Dresden and I would like to emphasize this accomplishment given the age of the engine. Once you have created a profile, 1080P is supported. Sniper Elite is the definition of a war time classic.
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
OK so here's my review of this "Old but Gold" game

-Looks solid for a 2005 game
-Ammo and weapons from previous part of the mission gets carried over to the next part
-Actually quite a scary atmosphere in this one unlike in the newer games
-Realistic sniper simulation (including ballistic effects,wind and no tagging assist)
-The game actually wants you to get used to scoping without any "red markers"

-Raid on Nordsig :(

So,that's about it I guess.BTW I played the game on PS2 before,but really wanted to get it on steam.
If you bought it on anniversary sale for 1$ just like I did you're certainly gonna have a blast.
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40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Sniper Elite is a really tough oldschool game. If you don't like getting shot from 500 yards without even having seen your enemy, don't buy this. If you don't like crawling through the dirt for half an hour, craw around an edge and get shot to the face by a patrol you didn't know about, standing right behind that very edge, don't buy this.

If you are into the thrill of potentially dying the very second you're exposed, this is for you. If you like lining up single shots from hundreds of yards away, this is for you. If you like physically viable bullet trajectories and realistic accuracy, this is for you.

11/10 would get crushed by a tank again while trying to stealthily crawl around it.
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55 of 66 people (83%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
The only game in the series that is really a sniper game and very niche. Think Death to Spies for the general type of experience. Fun in some missions but overall lacking polish.

Tough, perhaps overly so sometimes, but certainly worthwhile if you want a game like this.
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51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
I won't lie. I pirated this game when it first came out because I was having serious financial issues. I enjoyed it then and when I saw it go on sale, I couldn't resist, even though GameSpy is now defunct. It's still as fun as I remember it. So for kicks I went ahead and bought SE2 since I had never played it and I love that one, too!
Now to wait for a sale for SE3. And all because I once pirated this game...
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43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
Last of the truly good WWII games, Sniper Elite is more dedicated towards engaging your targets from a distance with a collection of different famous and accurately modeled sniper rifles from the era. You can adjust and customize your difficulty and all factors that affect the challenge of the game as you wish.

It works without any problems on highest settings on Windows 7 64-bit. The graphics and voice acting are the weakest links in this otherwise fun game and it has great longevity as well as replay value. Unlike the later Sniper Elite games there's actual challenge here which feels exciting and authentic rather than purely scripted.

There is barely any story to the game and the intro video is probably the as deep as you'll get to know anything about the setting of the game and its main character. The main point here is the gameplay which is tight and exciting. Of course, more so than its sequels, Sniper Elite is absolutely NOT purely an action game. You will die instantly if you run around trying to kill everybody. You need to act like a sniper and wait for the perfect shots and this is the main attraction for this game. The hunt for the perfect spot to snipe unsuspecting enemies from a mile away. There is at least 12 hours worth of single-player gameplay here plus multiplayer modes which I'm not personally familiar with.

Remember the game can get highly challenging on higher difficulties and also READ THE GAME MANUAL BEFORE YOU START. There are quite some keys used in the game which you may need to write down in order to remember. No steam achievements.

All in all, like good wine, this game has aged considerably well. If you look past the terrible voice acting and the old, repetitive graphics then you're in for a lengthy, exciting game full of sweat-inducing anticipation. Definitely worth picking up on a sale.
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46 of 56 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Review for Sniper Elite

Story [7/10]
Graphics [5/10]
Atmosphere [6/10]
Customizability [5/10]
Game mechanics [7/10]
Multiplayer [N/A]
Fun [7/10]
Price-performance [6/10]


Average [6/10] ~ For one it is awesome for the other just ok!

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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Old and a bit wonky but its pretty in depth and fun. You can set the difficulty to whatever you want from pretty easy to super ♥♥♥♥♥ snipering with wind and everything else. There was a sequel that just came out thats pretty fun but seems to sacrifice a bit of depth in favor of high def testicle blasting. I would kill for an open world version of that game.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Very nice game for its time, this game is not ment for the run and gun type of people. This game requires a lot of stealth in order to get through most missions. Only some times you will have to shoot your way out of a situation. Overall, this is a very nice game, and I recommend this game.
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