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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“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
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
-The sniping mechanics are really good. The game takes into account bullet drop, wind, stance (whether you are crouching, laying down or standing), breath and motion.
-The game lets you tackle a level the way you want to. You are only given a waypoint and how you reach that waypoint is up to you.
-The levels are fairly open. Most levels have several big “arenas” connected by corridors.
-The A.I can be quite challenging...

-The A.I can also be very dumb at times. I saw a couple of times enemies just giving up and resuming their normal route right after they had spotted me or I had killed someone next to them
-Some minor bugs
-At times the enemy can spot you behind cover or behind boxes which can be frustrating when you have successfully sneaked past several enemies.

-Rebellion has been updating the game with “advertising” for their other Sniper Elite games. Now at the start of the game there is a launcher that is just one advert for their newer game and when closing the game there is another advert that you have to manually quit.

I found Sniper Elite V2 to be quite an enjoyable experience. The gameplay is good and can accommodate any type of player (whether you run and gun, use stealth or anything in between), the story while not being anything remarkable is enjoyable and the mission structure is good enough to keep you playing. Sniper Elite is a fun game and an easy one to recommend.
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47 of 66 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Shot a guy in the nuts, it went into xray bullet cam mode and saw them explode.

Over 9000 - IGN
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Shot Hitler in balls 19/45
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
This game improved my memory skills by memorizing position of every enemy in game while playing on highest difficulty. Made it more realistic and that's how it should be, if it's played on lower difficulty it feels like you are supersoldier attacking armed peasants. I recommend this game especially for its coop, take a friend and conquer Berlin together!

7.5 /10
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
If you like sniper game, please try this one. I assure you will have a lot of good time.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
They should rename this game to "Testicle Sniper V2"

Also, the guy in charge of the internal organ design (especially testicles) should get a raise. I've never shot this much male genitalia since freshman year is high school.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I picked this up on Steam in the "collection" version when it was on sale for a bit under $20. I've only been playing this for twenty-some odd hours now, but I really like it. I find myself replaying missions over and over chasing that perfect run, and trying out different tactics. Last night I played a mission pretty cleanly, and didn't get shot once so I got the "Hide and Hope" achievement. It felt like I had actually accomplished something!

This game has reminded me of how much I like stealth mechanics, and slow, tactical gameplay. Now I've ordered other similar games for my library that I never played for some reason (Hitman series, Splintercell series). In fact, even though I'm less than half way through this campaign (and haven't played any of the coop), I went ahead and got Sniper Elite 3 and its season pass (together for $35, thanks internet!).

The gameplay is very deliberate, if you like a run-n-gun style, this won't work for you. I really appreciate the tension and atmospherics in this game. Often even when I know I can safely run in a section, I will choose not to just because I hate making so much noise.

Your sniper rifle is your best weapon. Your secondary has very limited range and accuracy, and also limited ammo on the battlefield (though there are strategies to improve this). You have to think like a sniper, don't shoot from a window, shoot from deep within the room, from the shadows (bonus, increased distance points!). Pulling off a perfect mission takes patience and strategy. Pulling it off with style takes experimentation and creativity (I pulled off the final stage of mission 4 using only traps last night). Maneuvering through the maps without ever being spotted is incredibly satisfying, and in some missions, incredibly difficult. Progressing your accuracy from all hits, to all headshots, to all through the eye or through the ear shots (beautifully confirmed by the amazing kill-cam) feels great. Doing that to 3-4 enemies in a row, all in a single breath feels amazing. This is really some kick-♥♥♥ sniping. And you can make it even more kick-♥♥♥ by tweaking the difficulty in a fairly flexible way.

The in-game collectibles are completely meaningless, getting them all doesn't confer any kind of stat bonus or unlock new equipment, but I still like finding them as it satisfies that inner OCD (especially the bottles).

The lack of a save system could be seen as a down side. It's checkpoint only. So if you screw something up, you may have to repeat a decent chunk, though they are usually pretty close together once you figure out the optimum pattern for a particular map.
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26 of 44 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
A average, maybe even decent game and with the little amount of sniper games available, it might be worth it. But for me, the bad definitely outweighed the good and I often got tired of it or dropped it for a while out of frustration, not at least with the terrible autosave system. If you buy it cheap on sale (personally I got it for free in a short promotion offer on steam), it isn't a waste, but the money could be used so much better and for an older (and short) game it is quite expensive.

The good:

- Quite good sniper mechanics including wind and bullet drop (meaning that you often have to fire a bit over and to the left of the target to hit it, which is realistic).
- Kill cam shows you the bullet penetrating your target in x-ray.
- You can hit grenades in enemy belts and make them explode.
- Graphics are quite good.

The bad:
- The third person looks provide you with a hell of a camera angle, often meaning that you can't see an enemy if he's right in front of you and you are standing close to a wall.
- No real training possibilities meaning you need to practice shooting on the go. This is a problem in a sniper games as it means that you will newer really master how to hit a far away target precisely where you want to, that is, to calibrate the wind and bullet drop. At least not until you are almost finished with the game anyway.
- The autosave is very bad and means some place that you might need to play through half an hour of combat again if you die. Also, to me it seems like some places, the enemies kept coming closer and closer every time I restarted at checkpoint giving me very little time to react and therefore dying a lot of times.
- There is a general lack of genuine good sniping positions. Most positions are of the kind where you would be dead in five minutes in real life. In real life, a good sniping position is NOT sitting behind a small box in the middle of the road, but a place where you can fire without being spotted and then move to another good sniping position before you fire again. This is more or less impossible in this game.
- While stealth is a possibility, most parts of the game more or less enforce you to chose between rambo or rambo-ligth approaches. A real sniper doesn't stand in one position blasting down 15 enemy soldiers firing in on him or assaulting a compound with a submachine gun killing off 50 soldiers.
- There should be a more realistic game mode whit less help for when you want a challenge. In this you should be able to set off your own landmines and trip-mines if you don't pay attention to where you put them and there shouldn't be bullet lines to help you spot where people are shooting at you from.
- The plot is bad and extremely right-wing USA coldwar hawkish. You fight to liberate nazi war criminals as long at they will help the USA build weapons or kill them if they want to do the same for the USSR. You don't assist in winning the war, on the contrary you actually delays the advance of the Red Army thereby prolonging the war and the suffering of both soldiers and civilians in the war zone or living in areas still under nazi control. Actually, you even kills lots of allied soldiers of the red army.
- There are a few bucks in the game, but when they happen, they are major. Like a wagon full of German soldiers not moving at all while I stand right next to it killing them one by one.
- There is no real aiming with other weapons than the sniper riffle, no real use of iron-sight but instead a cross point with a large spread of bullets, even at very close range .... like 1 meter.
- The game is too split up in "zones". Meaning that you can't really lure most enemies away from the small area they start in. It would be cool if you could fire at them, luring them to follow you into a building which you had filled with traps offering you a more realistic way of taking out a lot of enemies and making landmines and the like much much more practical usable in this game.

Also, the game is quite short, which can be both a good and a bad thing in my opinion.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I was hoping that a realistic sniper game would be about long preparations with sudden bursts of violence. The tutorial that teaches the player to lay traps made me hopeful, but then the real maps were just as linear as the tutorial maps. There is no scouting of the location, no finding alternative exits, etc. There is only one road and after you take your sniping shot, the game will tell you when to run and which way to run. This game resembles typical shooters way more than I'd like it.

I'm not an expert on AI, but it takes me out of the game when the enemy is coming towards me in a single line one by one and they don't react when I shoot them one by one. It also breaks the illusion when the level designers intentionally set up a bossfight-esque event when dozens of enemies are aware of me and shooting at me and I have to snipe them all before I can go on. These kind of things shouldn't be orchestrated, but naturally emerge from the gameplay.

All in all I was very disappoined by this game as a sniper game, especially because this title is such well recognized as a good sniper franchise.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
An outstanding FPS gamer expeirience. Valuing stealth, the Sniper Elite series couples extremely realistic & genre-defining ballistics with an additional number of realistic wartime expeirinces, situations, & play options such as booby-traps. Highly recomended for players expeirinced with a physical weapon, or interested in learning the many technicalities & physics involvved in real-world marksmanship. Highly recomended in addition to the Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army series and Sniper Elite III: Africorps.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Sniper Elite V2 is a 3rd Person Shooter with the 2nd World War as the setting.

You are a (correct me if I am wrong) nameless sharpshooter who was sent to Berlin to kill important germans. On your way, you find out that the nazis have a last ace, the V2 Missiles, brutal weapons of mass destruction that are aimed at London, and you make it to your mission to destroy the V2s and defeat the Nazis.

The game has the typical shooter corridor as the leveldesign: Take way A, B, or C, but in the end, all ways lead to the same destination. But what is different? You can sneak completely unseen past the enemies, or kill them all with your sniper rifle. Loud noises can drown the noise of your rifle, so you can shoot without warning the enemy. If you just shoot the ♥♥♥♥ out of everything, you will alert the enemy and get quickly killed, which is positive because snipers are not supposed to take a lot of damage. You have some tools like mines and grenades to prevent soldiers from following you or flanking you. If you take out an enemy with the sniper rifle, you will most likely trigger a bullet cam that shows precisely how your bullet penetrates the body of your target, which can look disgusting at times because you see in X-Ray how the bones and organs get damaged (looks very amazing when you shoot your enemy's eye).

The grafics are the usual standart for shooters back in 2012. Not amazingly good, but not bad either. The faces have
animations, the bullet cam looks great.

The music gets annoying fast and is brutally loud, so turn it a little bit down before you start playing. Better play with some own music.

Your sniper bullets are actually influenced by gravity and wind if you do not play on easy, which is amazing and makes the shooting harder, and requires you to think a little bit when you shoot.


I thought that this game is like Sniper Ghost Warrior a hidden CoD clone, but it is a solid 3rd Person shooter with innovation and ideas, and that makes this game worth to be bought. Good work, Rebellion!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Has some quirks (character control/camera) but thoroughly enjoying both single and co-op!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Great game and one of the few games where you can experience being a true sniper and seeing your shots completely destroy your targets. The storyline is set in WWII and is quite short (I completed it in about 3 hours or so without stopping) but some of the slow-motion shots are amazing and show in detail where exactly the bullet penetrates the body which is so cool to watch. I picked this game up when it was free for a couple of days before the release of Sniper Elite V3 but I would definetely say if you want to experience what it's like to be a sniper then get this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Was worth for the incredibly low price of $0.00
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Ever since I tried the demo of Sniper Elite V2 on my PS3, I've put it into my wishlist. Then, Christmas 2014 happened. The game was being given away for free. I took the opportunity to download it. So totally worth it. Even if it wasn't free, I'd probably buy it. It was just that good. The X-Ray kills in this game are so mesmerizing. It made me go "Oooh!", or it made me go "HAH!". And the story was interesting, too. The one thing I never expected from such a great game like this is the story's length. It's damn short. Also, I haven't had much run with the multiplayer, simply because I just wasn't really interested in it, but it is nice to try it. Regardless, SE V2 is a must-buy.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Shot a guy in the testicles with X-Ray+slow motion. It was oddly satisfying and alone woth the price.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
You can explode a guy's testicles using a mosin.

10/10 Will induce lead based castration again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
You can shoot Nazis in the ♥♥♥♥.
In slow mo.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I really recommend this game. This has something unique in the bullet time!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Sniper Elite V2 is pretty good game, its short campaign thtas only bad, but the rest are nice video when shooting headshoot and ballz :D also storyline is pretty good, well this was best 0€ spended hoping the Sniper elite V3 will be free also :D if not ill buy it when have money :P
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