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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Rutvis ツ
( 89.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Awesome game :}
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shit hits the PHAN
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Product received for free
gameplay is repetitve, got bored after 3rd mission. also, AI is a big minus.
at least you get to see a guy's testicles explode, but soon got bored of it too.
and i got this game for free
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M. Silhouette ☭
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
Play as an old Overweight American Sniper who can crouch walk real slow, while the thin German soldiers power walk faster than you when alerted. 8/10
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( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
10/10 would shoot hitlers testicle again
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( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I killed about 300 or more nazis while playing the campaign. 10/10
Campaign is quite interesting, graphics are good and you can kill nazis. Also there is a multiplayer and there are people still playing it.
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( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I've enjoyed this game, not anymore to tell u guys
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( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
fun to cheat in
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Leon -M-
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
As a guy that really likes WW2 games and films, I can say that this is one of the best WW2 games I have ever played. Unlike other games where you're in the battlefield using rifles, tanks and submachine guns, this one has a different gamestyle. You're a sniper and that will drastically change the way you play the WW2 battle role.

To be honest, the game doesn't give a lot of background story but it gets really addictive when you reach some very interesting missions. Unlike other games, you won't stay because of the story but because of the excitement of the game.

It is a very special game (and gamestyle) on its own ways and I find it really good. Hope you feel the same way after buying it!
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( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Symulator zabijania nazistów. I like it.
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( 28.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
10/10 Sniper simulator with a slow motion kill cam but if you look at the main missions, gameplay starts boring you after a 2-3 hours later. Because every mission similar to one mission before. Hide, Shoot, Done the Task and go to the next mission. Sniper dynamics very good and killing people with a sniper very fun. Best sniper game franchise ever.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Sniper Elite V2's main selling point is the grusome x-ray vision that the player sees when they shoot certain parts of the body. And that is basically it.

My main complaint was the extremely poor programmed AI. The logic written for the enemies do not make sense at all; they do not react like soldiers being shot at by a sniper hiding away in some window hundreds of metres away. They spot you immediately and lay precise fire on your exact position which I found to be extremely annoying.

Once I was sneaking up a unexpecting German soldier from high up. He was maybe 50 metres away, got ready to pull the trigger and send the bullet into the back of his skull, but suddenly he does a 360 and starts firing at my exact position.

Games such as MGSV make you feel more like a Sniper while this game made me feel I was quickscoping in MW2 again.

5/10 would not buy unless it had a big discount.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
It could have been so good, just let down so much by the AI.
Having an enemy see you through walls even if you make no noise is just not fun to me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
You play as a sniper in World War II setting. During that era, silencer for sniper rifle aren't invented yet, so to achieve stealth kills using sniper rifle, you will need to time your shot with environmental noise like bomb shells or thunder storm.

The concept is not bad, but in practise, it is very hard to achieve stealth. It is very easy to trigger alarm, and once it is triggered, the entire sector will instantly know where you are and fire at you.

You can lay traps and lure approaching enemies to it, but it is very ineffective and troublesome to setup, and some times it will still trigger alarm anyway.

So on overall, unless you are very patience, more than half of the time this game can be treated as a generic shooter, with sniper rifle as primary weapon.

But, if you are very patience, and like to play it correctly as a stealth game where you carefully plan your route, and scout the area, this game might really suit your taste.

The graphics are not bad. Kill cams are awesome! For some time. It gets dull and repetitive very soon. The plot is not bad.

The entire campaign can be played in coop.

Review for DLCs

Each DLC adds one extra mission, all are in one single giant map. These DLC missions can only be played in single player.

Story and setting-wise, they are quite okay. Pricing is okay too as a DLC, so get them if you liked the game.

For Achievement Hunters

The following DLCs are required for 100% completion.

Most of the achievements are quite doable. But some of the harder ones require some luck, and a huge lot of patience.

My score: 7/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
222.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Sniper Elite V2

Story - Interesting, full of action, has awesome moments! 9/10

Storyline Length - Should take you a couple hours. It isn't that long of a game.

AI - Quite stupid on easier difficulties, but on Sniper Elite difficulty, they will hunt you down. They'll use grenades, be accurate with their bullets, even try to surround you. 8/10

Experience - Singleplayer campaign is cool, you can replay it a couple times and still not get bored, the coop is brilliant, but the multiplayer can go burn in hell. Honestly, I expected a stealthy game where you get in, do the objective, get out. But NOOOOOOoooooOOOOOO, you can't finish an entire mission in stealth. Still pretty awesome! 8.5/10

Graphics - Quite realistic, there's a lot of detail in nearly everything on high graphics. 9/10

Sounds / Voice Acting - Gunshots, explosions, Nazis shouting at you to "Show yourself, dog!", reloading sounds, it's all just really beautiful. 10/10

Controls - Easy to learn, a bit too easy to learn. Great tutorial, I'd say! 10/10

Overall - 9/10

It's a fun WW2 Sniper game, you've got enemies around every corner, you've got targets to kill (obviously), you've got ♥♥♥♥ to explode, you've got the absolute awesome experience of being a sniper. If you haven't played this game, then atleast try out the demo. It's super fun! Forgot to mention, when you get a vital shot on an enemy, it shows you this X-Ray killcam, a bit like Mortal Kombat's X-Ray thingy. I'm not a psychopath but this is the only reason why I have 222 hours in this game.

(The DLC is cool too, you get to kill Hitler >:3 )
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Don't buy this piece of s***. 30 euros gone in the toilet.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
The game is a blast! Shooting germans with sniper rifles and watching the bullet flying in slow-mo and hitting its target is a pure ♥♥♥♥♥♥ for that little killer inside our heads. The graphics are really nice, after 4 years the game still looks good.

The campaing is short but it is no a bad thing as you will probably play it more then once to try out different approach.

I played most of the missions loud, getting every soldier on alert and shooting them in a fierce firefight. I will be playing the game again this time trying to sneak more and perform silent kills.

The game alos has coop mode for 2 players! I will update my review after I try it out.

There are 4 DLC missions available for the game (to buy of course) but it saddens me that they are not available to play in coop mode which is really a bummer...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Just finished it. Good game! The tempo of this game is a bit slower and I liked it, you have to survey just a bit before going straight to the goal. Although it is a sniping game, what i like is that if you are surrounded by ennemies, you can still use other weapons (machine gun...) to get out of trouble. So even if you get caught (ennemy sees you) you don't have to restart, you can still finish the level. I would say it is 80% sniping. Putting trip mine is entertaining too and easy to do. Graphics are quite good.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
A great sniper game with a good story. Graphics are good, guns are cool, and the bullet-time stuff is very rewarding.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
To be honest, Sniper Elite V2 isn't bad as stated by the reviews. Sure the game can be arcadey at times, but it's still enjoyable to play.

If you play the campaign on normal, it can maybe be finished in 5.8 hours depending if you are good at the game or rush through the missions (it has 11 missions).

The arcade feel would be best described in which the whole game is all crouch based movement. If you try to run, the enemy can hear you miles away. You have you stay crouched or else you will be heard (this is kinda stupid in my opinion). If Snipers are looking the other way, they immediately look towards you and shoot you. If there is a tank, they whip their barrel around in 1 millisecond starring right at you (which is not normal for real tanks) and they will mostly shoot at you in at first glance. But once you get a 2 kill one shot (collateral kill) bullet cam, get a grenade bullet cam (where you shoot a grenade on the guy's body and the guy explodes), or even timing your sniper shot to a background explosion to kill a enemy in silence is really satisfying. A small annoyance with the game is the looting. Sometimes your character will loot a weapon which you don't want him to pick up, you only just want the ammo.

Other than that, the game is fine to play, the game runs great, the graphics are decent and I guess anyone who likes this type of stealth style game will like it.
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