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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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.

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Videos with Gameplay/Commentary

PlayStation - Live chat with Head of Creative Tim Jones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhNHyldtlzc

Outside Xbox - Choosing to ignore the main objectives and explore some of the map. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkMj9ZCIT0I

Eurogamer - They came so close to completing. But not close enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ARm0ly3aE

PlayStation Access - Tactical play to level completion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCHJfc_P4qs

GameSpot - Playthrough with Robbie Cooke and Tim Jones from Rebellion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QtkL4W3f8

VideoGamer - Gameplay Impressions stood after a private demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ju3eTohhrE

GamerHubTV - Interview with Jason Kingsley CEO Rebellion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpKZVJjkbkk

Gamer Headquarters - Interview with Tim Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aAF9n-B4v8

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June 14

Why we’re launching Sniper Elite 4 in Feb 2017



Dear Sniper Elite fans past, present and future!

We hope that you’re all enjoying the sights, sounds and megatonnes of E3! Of course we’re going to be in Los Angeles too with Sniper Elite 4 and Battlezone, so expect to see lots of live footage, gameplay clips and more over the next week, but we also have some more news too that we want to talk about...

Today we’re announcing that Sniper Elite 4 is launching February 14th, 2017.

When we originally revealed the game back in March, our plan was to release this year, and this was only reinforced when our pre-Alpha build was received incredibly well by those who got to see it at GDC in San Francisco.
Was it nerve-wracking showing the game for the first time, and quite a lot earlier in production than we normally do? Absolutely, but in the end we felt confident the game was where we wanted it to be. I’d go as far as saying the demo had some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had.

So when we sat down recently to decide a launch date, we had a decision to make. Do we stick to 2016 as planned many moons ago, or do we give the team just a little more time to help them deliver beyond the promise that the game has already shown, to hone the game’s best features, or even add new ones that previously might have been left on the cutting-room floor?

It wasn’t an easy decision but for us it seems like a win-win for both Rebellion and Sniper Elite fans.

This is why we’re proud to be completely independent. Being independent means you can make changes when things are going really well, rather than just reacting when things don’t go to plan.

We know a lot of you will be disappointed that you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we hope you understand our decision and enjoy all the new footage and details from our beautiful “Viaduct” level this week.

We’re also heading to some public shows in the UK and Europe in the near future, so look out for us there and make sure to say hello!

Thank you as ever, for supporting independent UK games development.

Chris and Jason Kingsley, Rebellion Co-Founders

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Reviews

“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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Edward
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Is a good game...
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Lexorb
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
If I were to ask you to design a sniper game would you:

a) make a large open-level style game focusing on stealth and relocation, where you are vulnerable to overwhelming odds and need to exhibit stealth and patience above all, as well as expertise with a sniper rifle?

Or b) a corridor shooter with terrible controls and animation, lack of satisfying sniper opportunities, tons of forced dumb stealth takedowns using either a terrible welrod, single shot, silenced pistol or "press button" to kill mechanics because you've misunderstood the role of a sniper in a battlefield so completely that you've mistaken them for SAS rambo style one-man armies?

If you chose B) you should go work for this developer. No seriously, the second level in the game has you single-handedly assault a V2 rocket installation, where you have to navigate corridors armed with a Welrod, Thompson and a sniper rifle. The majority of the level takes place underground (ie corridors). I made it past this level, but was so put off by it that I couldn't stomach playing further. I've tried restarting this game mulitple times, I gave it lots of chances, but its renews my disappointment each time.

Avoid this game if you're a WW2 fan or just a sniper fan in general.
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IdioticSniper CSGOCasino.net
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
360 balls shot X-Ray (nothing more to say) 25/10 Vodka
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Mr.Milkins winfortune.co
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
nice gime i like it its fun :0
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8K Jarrett
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The realism in the wind and bullet drop in harder difficulties along with the stealth aspect made the game pretty enjoyable but damn the price.

Probably get it when its 10-15 dollars or so.
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Bosley.com ;)
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
not nearly as good as i thought it would be.................................................................buy on sale

♥♥♥♥ devs for making the game hard to mod and then making it have horrible deseign flaws that dont effect the singleplayer to the point of being unplayable but are obvious and could have easily been fixed before they launched it or at least making a patch instead of making WEAPON DLC and as for the multiplayer

HHWWWWOOOOOO CAMP AROUND A CORNER YOU WOULDNT BE ABLE TO LOOK AROUND WITHOUT SELLING UR SOUL TO NAZI SATAN:The Game(mayaswellbeamovie)

wait, i almost forgot about the "advanced" bullet ballistics. now when they say advanced the neab advanced now you though that cod advanced warfare was somethin but now... advanced is aiming a whole mill-dot up for 100 meters. none of the shots are really over 300 meters so this was intentional for challenge but you gotta erase your mind of troglodite rock physics you know now and start turnin' up the Y sensitivity


there is no way this game was playtested for over a minute
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鴻 ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Amazing sniper game for world war ii fans!
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Aleš Moravec
( 40.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Hru jsem získal zdarma, zde na Steamu. Plnou cenu bych za ní rozhodně nedal, ale těch 8 eur ve slevě je dost příjemná cena za ty hodiny zábavy. Mulťák s kamarádama je docela sranda :D
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caleb89
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
In my opinion, a sniper game should challenge the player, except for shooting, observation and patience. But this game feels more like a hunted house, the enemy would just teleport in and try to scare you, and you can kill them by your longer hp bar and superman-like health regeneration.
Actually I quiet like the bullet time design, that is the only reason I play this game to the end. But I wouldn't recommend this game as a good sniper game.
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v3dur1yuht
( 22.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Here's why i cannot recommend this game:
*Campaign missions lack diversity. Every mission feels the same
*Bullet cam gets really repetitive really quickly
*Although there were a few occasions where it was possible for background noises to cover up sniper shots, most of the time the only way taking down enemies quietly was by using a handgun called Welrod.
*Using weapons other than Welrod results most likely in completely blowing your cover.
*AI is awful: poor dialogues/monologues, dumb movement (why would they run out of cover when they now they are being pinned down by a sniper?)
*Enemy seems to have either aimbot/wallhax or both.
*Level design is just so bad. I felt forced to just go down one given path.
*Game mechanics (tripmines, mines, dynamite etc) are useless most of the time. It is really frustrating when i am at the other side of the map from where a soldier dies from my planted mine and suddenly everyone knows my exact location and knows that a sniper has planted the mine (from their monologues)
I could go on... these are just few major cons.
Multiplayer was not the best but it was at least playable.
Overall the only thing working decently was the uninstall button.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
You'd think a game about snipers would allow you to proceed in stealth if you are careful and patient.

Instead the developers met ever popular decisions like only spawning in enemy snipers if you leave your overwatch postion and cross the open market place without cover. Of course they are already magically alarmed and always know where you are, even if you took out everyone around in stealth by timing your shots with artillery impacts.

Being constantly forced to fight firefights which you only win because you have more health and regeneration is incredibly bland and boring. I was hoping for a good sniper game where patience, planning and observation are key. What I got here is a game with twitch based aiming and lots of bullet time.

And don't get me even started on the physics. It took me the entire first mission until I realized that I didn't have to lead my targets, bullets travel instantly.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Enjoyable both for casuals and hardcore gamers. Too bad stealth was not prrmoted enough.

Dont expect that much of a game, worth a try on sales.
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31 of 53 people (58%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The sniper - a highly trained and feared elite soldier, whose job is to use camoflauge and concealment to infiltrate, observe, and eventually put a SINGLE bullet downrange into a target that would otherwise be impossible. In Sniper Elite V2, you play some sort of commando who forgot to bring ammo for his tommy gun, but wait, luckily you have this scoped rifle. Seriously, if you, like me, thought you would buy this game to play the sniper, stealthily approaching your targets, hiding and waiting for your opportunity to slip past patrols, creating distractions, etc.... WRONG. Your job is to gun everything and everybody down. The only thing about this game that resembles a sniper is the scoped rifle.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Bought it because of the high ratings, didnt enjoy much, maybe its just me but this game just doesnt appeal to me at all ever since I started playing.

The combat is cool at first, but that slow-mo killcam gets repetitive quickly and soon feels very underwhelming (and sometimes even annoying). Also, considering this is a game built around sniping, the AI doesnt make sense. Things like :
-enemies just running in the open to change cover (for no logical reason) despite knowing there is a sniper aiming right at them
-enemies practically line up for your shots
Just makes combat feel very bland and doesnt make you feel anything like a sniper at all, despite this game being advertised so proudly as THE sniper game.

The story and foundation of missions are also very dumbed down to a point where all of them are basically 'go here and shoot bad guys'. There is too little diversity, the only challenge added after every mission is more enemies and tighter maps.

Overall I feel its a very lackluster game that is missing a certain.. 'life' to it. Feels more like an overpriced arcade machine tbh
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
The arcade game
Get shot by a MG34 from a Tiger and survive a hail of 7.92mm bullets!
Duel with Germans, close range with a tommy gun in a shot em' up way.
Be the sniper, except you aren't!
Listen to your computer as it dies trying to struggle with the Unreal Engine.
All this in a ww2 environment!

I don't understand why people recommend this game, but I guess this review will tell as it will be down rated because there are actually those who like this joke of a game...
For everyone else, steer clear of this!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
In my opinion, a sniper game should challenge the player, except for shooting, observation and patience. But this game feels more like a hunted house, the enemy would just teleport in and try to scare you, and you can kill them by your longer hp bar and superman-like health regeneration.
Actually I quiet like the bullet time design, that is the only reason I play this game to the end. But I wouldn't recommend this game as a good sniper game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Sniper Elite V2 was a fun game. The campaign was relatively short (see playtime) and the story was nothing special, but this game seems like a sniper-focused version of Wolfenstein. Who cares what's going on in the narrative? Let's blow the skulls off some Nazis (and sometimes Russians) in full 3D, X-Ray, zoomed-in glory. The levels in the game steadily increase in difficulty such that it's still enjoyable throughout.

I do have some gripes with the game, and I'm giving this a recommend more as an 'action' title than a proper stealth, sniper title.

Chief problem is the enemy spawn-in mechanic, and the general encounter-based set pieces of the game. Instead of having the whole level be your sniper playground, you have to eliminate one set piece. When you move forward (often out of a good position), poof! Enemies appear. You can even catch them popping into existence. Then onto the next encounter. I don't think this does the game any favours. Although I am not asking for a full open world like Crysis 1, if the entire level had the enemies spawned in, that would have been much better. Combine that with squad-based AI and reinforcement mechanics, and it really could have changed the whole game to a more sniper feel.

Not much side stuff or progression. You do get small sniper rifle upgrades, but they really are small. No skills or anything. You shoot some skulls, and you shoot some more skulls. That's all. Not a terrible thing, just simple. No side missions. There's two types of rather pointless collectibles that are just a chore.

It's a few years old now, and the environment, terrain, etc are not aging the best. If that's something that bugs you, perhaps the more recent Sniper Elite 3 would be better.

The game also has co-op missions and a multiplayer mode. I did not try these. Allegedly, there is no X-Ray killcam in the co-op mode, which... That's the main selling point gone right there!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Played through on hard. It was a fun mix of stealth with badass sniping fights. Would recommend 👌🏼
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Here's why i cannot recommend this game:
*Campaign missions lack diversity. Every mission feels the same
*Bullet cam gets really repetitive really quickly
*Although there were a few occasions where it was possible for background noises to cover up sniper shots, most of the time the only way taking down enemies quietly was by using a handgun called Welrod.
*Using weapons other than Welrod results most likely in completely blowing your cover.
*AI is awful: poor dialogues/monologues, dumb movement (why would they run out of cover when they now they are being pinned down by a sniper?)
*Enemy seems to have either aimbot/wallhax or both.
*Level design is just so bad. I felt forced to just go down one given path.
*Game mechanics (tripmines, mines, dynamite etc) are useless most of the time. It is really frustrating when i am at the other side of the map from where a soldier dies from my planted mine and suddenly everyone knows my exact location and knows that a sniper has planted the mine (from their monologues)
I could go on... these are just few major cons.
Multiplayer was not the best but it was at least playable.
Overall the only thing working decently was the uninstall button.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Great game, got it for free so no complaints. Nice gameplay, good controls and gotta love those slow motion camera shots. The only downside is that I find the game a bit short, missions can be completed in 25/30 minutes.

Overall 4/5.
Recommended
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