In the dark days of the end of World War Two amidst the ruins of Berlin, one bullet can change history…
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Release Date: Apr 30, 2012

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July 18

Sniper Elite 4 first developer Livestream!

*ACHTUNG* Tune-in to Twitch this Wednesday for an extended hour of Sniper Elite 4 gameplay, an exclusive Q&A, and some awesome prizes!

Watch as some of the game’s developers take on the Viaduct level, shown at E3, and talk through the map, all the while delivering skull-crushing executions and silent takedowns.

So join the fun this Wednesday 20th July at 6PM UK / 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Don’t miss out, follow now:

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June 28

Sniper Elite 4 E3 Roundup

Hey all, just to make it easier for you we have compiled some articles and videos that were created during our crazy time at E3.


Videos with Gameplay/Commentary

PlayStation - Live chat with Head of Creative Tim Jones.

Outside Xbox - Choosing to ignore the main objectives and explore some of the map.

Eurogamer - They came so close to completing. But not close enough.

PlayStation Access - Tactical play to level completion.

GameSpot - Playthrough with Robbie Cooke and Tim Jones from Rebellion.

VideoGamer - Gameplay Impressions stood after a private demo

GamerHubTV - Interview with Jason Kingsley CEO Rebellion.

Gamer Headquarters - Interview with Tim Jones

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“The sniper gameplay is front-and-center here, and it's delivered with top-notch class and authenticity. Even if you think you've had your fill of the WWII genre, this ballsy tactical shooter could definitely change your mind, and blow other peoples' wide open.”
8.0 – IGN

“A refreshingly tactical take on warfare simulation... headshot enthusiasts and stealth fans will find much to love here.”
8.0 – Digital Spy

“Sniper Elite V2 is a prime example of how a streamlined take on a singular gaming concept can result in something great”
8.0 – Games Radar

About This Game

In the dark days of the end of World War Two amidst the ruins of Berlin, one bullet can change history…

Sniper Elite V2 is an award-winning and authentic World War II sniping experience. You are elite US sniper Karl Fairburne. Parachuted into Berlin amidst the Germans’ final stand, your mission is to prevent Nazi V2 rocket program technology from falling into the hands of the besieging Red Army. You must aid key scientists keen to defect to the US, and terminate those who would help the Russians.

Take advantage of authentic weaponry, learn how to stalk your targets, fortify your position, set up the shot, use your skill, patience and cunning to achieve your mission. Stealth gameplay is the key as you find yourself trapped between two desperate armies in a race against time.

Watch as the celebrated ‘bullet cam’ from Sniper Elite returns, bloodier and more gruesome than ever – skilful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion flight of the bullet, then targets are graphically rendered in X-Ray as the bullet enters and destroys your victim. Organs shred, bones splinter, teeth shatter, as the true impact of the sniper’s bullet is brought to life.

As World War Two ends and the Cold War begins, every shot counts. Use it wisely.

Key features:

  • Sniping Simulation - Sniper Elite V2 features detailed sniping simulation with advanced ballistics, taking into account gravity, wind, velocity, bullet penetration, aim stability and more. Guaranteed to provide players with the most realistic simulation of military sharpshooting yet available.
  • X-Ray Kill Cam - Amazing ‘kill cam’ technology showcases what really happens when a bullet enters an enemy’s body, allowing players to see hearts and lungs tear, livers burst, and bones shatter.
  • Authenticity - The game features authentic World War II Berlin locations as well as vehicles, weapons such as the Springfield M1903 the Gewehr 43 and the Mosin-Nagant 1891/30, and uniforms modeled after the original versions.
  • Use the Environment - The slightest changes in the environment need to be taken into account to move into the perfect position, observe the quarry, take the shot and slip away unnoticed.
  • Sniper's Choice - Players will often find themselves facing a choice of the perfect shot that leaves them catastrophically exposed or a more difficult route that means they can continue their mission.
  • Multiplayer Game Types - Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Team Distance King, Distance King, Team Dogtag Harvest, Dogtag Harvest and Capture the Flag.

New Content Available For Your Game!

Since its release, Sniper Elite V2 has been continually supported by Rebellion, adding new features and content - including an additional 10 free multiplayer maps.

Four additional single-player mission packs are available for purchase, including the ultimate sniping mission - Kill Hitler. Each DLC pack also contains 2 new authentic weapons for your arsenal.

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 system memory
    • Hard Disk Space: 10GB 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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21.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
quite fun too kill time. And ppl.
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Discreet Noob
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Okay action shooter when doing coop but not all that polished and just not engaging.
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6.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Over the top sniper arcade shooter, excellent at this, some AI issues and wonky level design. Ran into quite a few bullet proof windows which was unexpected as such.

Have had V2 for over 2 years, finally getting around to loving it, if you can find it cheap, highly suggest!
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
A "Sniper Elite V2 has crashed" simulator. I did enjoy the 20 minutes of gameplay, but it was not worth the money.
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10.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
Best Scrotum Shooter out there.
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15.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Suspense and thrilling! And the bullet camera is absolutely stunning
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35.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Buy it on sale
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8.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
A fun but short experience. I don't think I've played anything like it before.

+Satisfying weaponry
+Satisfying kills
+Some pretty badass moments
+A decent soundtrack
+Fun yet quick DLC
-The soundtrack DOES get a bit repetitive
-A bit short

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Always Unlucky - Mic Broken
9.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
This game just sorta popped up in my library one day, but this game was so fun to play through the campaign. Unfortunately it's replay value isn't that great (for me anyways)
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6.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
"Sniper Elite V2" is a lean, mean, nicely executed example of what it is to build a game around a single, excellent mechanic.

The game basically functions by asking the question: "Okay, we've got a guy with a scoped rifle. What are the various situations we can put him in that play into the usage of that rifle in different ways?"

And so, you get into a series of encounters that test your handling of the various tradeoffs. Keep your heart-rate down, and you can use "Focus Time" to see exactly where your bullet is going to go. That sounds great, and it is, but you won't be able to use that trick all the time. Sometimes you'll have to scope-in and pull the trigger based on just your basic reckoning, especially when the pressure builds and a lot of opponents are trying to get a piece of you.

The environments in "V2" aren't exactly enormous, but they are both generous and multi-pathed. The experience IS focused, so that the developers can guide you through various problems to solve, but there do seem to be a large number of solutions to most of those problems.

My guess is that, at least partially because of this focus, the game is very short. the developers at Rebellion play their hand, and then stop when they run out of cards. Thus, they avoid the whole problem of creating an interminable slog through doing the same thing over and over.

In terms of complaints, I only really have two.

The first is that this offering is actually something of a step down from "Nazi Zombie Army." Obviously, the setting genres are different, and "Zombie" can get away with all sorts of craziness that a period-piece can't, but "Zombie" also showed just how much variety could be created. "Sniper" doesn't do everything it could with environments and enemy types, which could have extended the game and created more "epic scale" setpieces.

My second minor gripe is that the pre-mission interface doesn't really explain itself very well. I actually got about halfway through the whole shebang before I realized that you could go edit your loadout. The "diamond" buttons just don't do the job of advertising that there's more available to you than simply starting the mission.

...but those are just little zingers in the end. "V2" does well with what it has, and doesn't overstay its welcome. I'd buy it again - and I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy "Sniper Elite 3" when I get my hands on it.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,176.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I just noticed that I have over 1,000 hours played of this game and till now i didn't make review so here it is...

... I didn't play this game in a while, but it's still amazing and it will be still amazing for me.
The graphic is great, the campaign is great, the weapons are great, the multiplayer is great and the multiplayer community is great too... I've never seen people in MP to be mean or something like that, but I have to say I've met with few cheaters but thats normal in every single game.... They're basically everywhere.

I have this game since I've created this account (it was my first game ever on Steam) and the most of my Steam friends I have thanks to this game and they all are great friends.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
95.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Product received for free
I personally love it for the atmosphere in single-player. And I still love kill-cams...

I did not mastered the game, so no long review there.

Multiplayer is sometimes a disadvantage because of hacks and it is too often more boring than playing chess. But you may consider playing multiplayer with friends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Good game if you like Sniper :)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
They recently updated this game, so now it has a launcher with ads in it, and crashes at startup. Exactly what I paid for.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
It's a sniper game with an awful sneaking mechanic. Kill cams the only possitive thing about this game.
ON top of all this, game has ADs when you start it, twice.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Very good game! And easy to play even for begingers! I totaly recommend this game!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Product received for free
The plot is painfully stupid. Game teaches you that backstabbing your allies is okay even if they already have a rocket technology (BM-13). The AI is stupid, music is awful and maps are just boring brown corridors.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Product received for free
Phattest succ of my life.

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521 of 607 people (86%) found this review helpful
497 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
After playing CSGO for nearly 400 hours, There is just something so satisfying about killing Russians in this game.

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1,736 of 2,203 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
Shot a guy's testicles.

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