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
63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
470.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Great game. After 468 hours into this game, it's fun to play and outwit the enemy with mines, tripwires and more. KillCam is fantastic. The game runs smooth and plays well. I've enjoyed it time and time again. If you like Sniper Games, this is a good choice. Co-op is fun with friends and best played with comms. Multiplayer is also good. Play on dedicated servers, player based servers or, create your own server. Play with and/or, against your friends.

Actually, this is my 2nd review. :D

I would also like to add that, you can plan your attack/traps a dozen different ways in this game to take out the enemy and have fun doing it. Some times, it's funny to lure them into your traps by throwing rocks to get their attention. :D
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82 of 107 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
One Nazi, One bullet, both testicles. 2/2
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Got this free on Steam. You should have done so too. This isn't entirely realistic, but it's one of those games which strikes a balance between realism and fun. It's challenging too. The story, however, is not very engaging. You are an OSS agent in WWII trying to assassinate German scientists before the Russians can get them, so not only will you fight German soldiers, but also Soviet soldiers. And there's was a lot of room to make a decent story; you are a secret agent carrying out missions that "never happened" after all. But anyway, on the the gameplay itself. As said already, it's great. Since you are a sniper, close combat is discouraged, and even though you have an SMG, it has limited ammo. For the best experience, I recommend you set the enemy skill to "Veteran", realism to "limited", and tactical assistance "off". Lower settings to me make the game too easy. That said, you have to praise Rebellion for making customizable difficulties. And the main feature of the game: the X-ray cam. It show just what a sniper bullet can do to your body. Can be quite satisfying, especially when fighting difficult enemies. This is cinematics done right. Fortunately, if you are squeamish, you can turn it off. Also, never underestimate a single foe: he can kill you easily. Speaking of the enemies, while they can pose a challenge, the AI could use some improving. This is evident when you see German and Soviet soldiers fighting each other; they will have no problem trying to kill you, but they seem to not cope well when fighting each other. The campaign has a decent length: 8-10 hours. And a second play-through is worth it. Multiplayer is quite fun too, you are all snipers. Element of surprise and awareness play an even bigger role here.

So do I recommend this game? Yes. But you should have got it when it was free. Right now, it's $30, and I don't think that's a good price. If you didn't get a free copy, wait for a sale: this game is worth $20 to me.
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53 of 76 people (70%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
You can kill Hitler by shooting him in the balls...

GOTY -IGN
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Have you ever wanted to be the guy up in a bombed-out clocktower with a scope rifle taking out enemies? If so, this is your game. It's straightfoward and fun. The AI is simple, but that doesn make it less enjoyable. I haven't been frustrated yet by failing missions, so I take that as a good sign. Relax, grab a gun, climb to your perch, and let it rain lead.

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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
WHO NEEDS A MEDICAL DIPLOMA WHEN YOU GOT THIS GAME?! YOU WILL BECOME A MASTER BRAIN SURGEON IN A MATTER OF MINUTES!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
I remember playing first Sniper Elite and, excluding incredibly helpful glitch allowing you to use your sniper without holding it in your hands (you just needed to use „aim” button :P), it was waaaaaaaay harder than V2, but I think it was equal in fun from playing. Rebellion spent waaaaaay too much time comparing their game to Call of Duty (regenerating health, „unexpected plot twists” ending in open battle and killfest, half of game in paid DLC etc.), camera works horribly (I can't imagine playing this on hardest difficulty where you don't have that indicator showing you that AI sees you, most of times I see walls instead of what is actually in front of me) and Welrod has absurd amount of reserve ammo (6/16, compare it to Luger's 8/49), but X-Ray kill cam really pays up for this. And ability to lure AI into traps, it was hardly possible in SE, but in V2 it is pretty easy, but still fun. Kill one guy with Welrod, put a land mine on him, set trip mine in front of him and throw a rock. If hopefully somehow AI won't see you sitting behind cover, then you should see nice „boom”.

There is also one bad thing about this game: maps seem to be split into some kind of sections, where you can do anything you want and only few NPCs will be alerted – and there is no way shot from Springfield wouldn't be heard in whole facility set up in some kind of freaking cave. But hey, I got this game from giveaway and I didn't paid single cent for it. I shouldn't complain too much about it :)
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Really good and fun game to play, be stealthy, or just go crazy, your choice, better to play stealthily ofcourse, i recomend this game to all, 9/10!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Hrnngh/10

If you already have it, you should give it a punt. You should maybe buy it on sale or something. But it's definitely not a full price purchase, as far as I'm concerned.

It tries do to curious stuff, but fails more often than not. There's some nice verticality to the level design at times, and I like how it discourages close quarter combat by making you vulnerable and letting you carry a pitiful amount of submachine gun ammo. There's also a level where you're caught in a crossfire between the Germans and the Russians, having to fend off waves of soldiers from both sides while you slowly claim ground towards your target. It is The Acest Thing.

At times, Sniper Elite is an amazing powertrip. I once had three enemies in close proximity - one patroling, and two standing guard. I took one of the static ones out, masking my shot with the ringing of a church bell. While the patroling soldier was examining the body, I took the other surviving guy out in a similar way. As the sole survivor turned around, he found another dead body, having no clue what was happening. I like to think he was pretty bewildered as a speeding bullet entered his skull.

Ultimately, I spent a lot of time carefully planning a stealthy infiltration, stealthy assasination and stealthy exfiltration that never was. The checkpoints were too far apart to restart every time I was noticed, and I was noticed far more often than I would've liked. The thing is, I feel like it wasn't really my fault most of the time. The conveniently loud artillery fire would misteriously cease indefinitely as soon as I picked off my first target. Enemy reinforcements would magically appear in places I've already sweeped. Cheap stuff like that.

I had fun for a couple of hours, but I came close to giving up on it several times.
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34 of 54 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Shot a guys toe and killed him.

10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
The campaign for Sniper Elite V2 is short, simple, but entertaining. You play as an OSS agent that runs around Berlin during World War II, hoping to find a sleeping soldier on his job just to shoot his head off, or to plant a land mine right underneath them. Not to forget the awesome killcams you get of the bullet going straight into the enemy's skull when you get a headshot, or when you shoot them in the crotch. Either way, they're both still very, very pleasing.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Game graphics are a good upgrade compared to Sniper Elite v1. Enemies are not too bad when using Elite difficulty. They will hunt you in teams on ground level and keep going after you as you try to evade them. AI could be better if enemies, once alerted, always kept under cover and went from cover to cover. The game is mostly interesting when played with a friend in coop : 2 players, doing campain together, on Elite difficulty with no aiming help. In coop MP it's ok. You can play it alone, will keep you occupied for 20 to 25 hours. What is missing is a map editor, something where you could load any game map and MP map, put enemies, make patrols, or static surveillance with angle of surveillance (an editor like GRAW did offer would be nice). With such an editor, we could create a lot of maps. Add random spawning of enemies on map when you get spotted, random enemies positions and it would be great.

Since V3 is out now and offers a 4 player coop, I would suggest this game mostly for playing campain with 2 players.
Alone it's ok but not as fun as in coop. I did not suffer any bug nor crash while playing it from Windows 7 64-bit.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Great game, great gameplay, much fun. 7.5/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The game has a lot of flaws but is pretty decent nonetheless. They really drive home the point that this is a sniping game by giving you a very small amount of ammo for your tommygun and pistol. It means that 90% or higher of your kills will be by sniping. It makes it frustrating at times because you have to face off against a squad of guys, ten to twenty guys usually, and snipe them all down. It is not hard at all, just that sniping gets old after a while. The bullet cam is one of the cooler ideas that I have ever seen in a game but unless you turn down its frequency in the options then you are going to be seeing it hundreds of times in the game and it gets old real fast. The realism is entirely absent and the game is highly inconsistent. What I mean is that sometimes a bullet through the chest of an enemy will kill him but a lot of times it just does 50% dmg to him and he stands there like nothing happened to him and fires exactly the same as before you shot him. Tanks also have external gas tanks on them that blow the tank up when shot. Gee, if only it were that simple in real war. Enemy snipers also are psychic. They are magically aware of your exact location and pull off pinpoint headshots on you even when you are somewhere that they should have no idea about, even when you have only snuck around a corner into view without making any noise and they are very far away across the map. The AI is also dumb as fk. They stand up out of cover and stand out in the open the entire game, making snipe-killing them a cinch. Snipers are somewhat hidden but when you see where they are they make almost no effort to re-adjust when you fire their way. They just stand and fire in a snipe battle with you until you quickly kill them. Use your tommygun and pistol ammo very, very sparingly, as you get such a small amount and there are usually no places to get any more ammo during a level until the next level starts and you are magically at full ammo again.

I tried the MP briefly and I have to say it was fun. And surprisingly it still has enough of a fan base that you will find games to join. It has all the classic game modes too: dm, tdm, and ctf, and several co-op modes.

The game has more of a arcade feel to it than an actual sniping game but it is still a pretty decent game that is optimized pretty good and runs smoothly. It can be fun for a once-through, but it is only about as good as the average professional review of the game which was between 60 and 70 out of 100.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Nothing beats the kill cam as your bullet crashes into someone's unsuspecting brain from nearly a kilometre away.

A decent graphics engine and layout that gives a good feel for WW2.

The mechanics are fun as you plot your next move. The only complain I have is that the sound at times can get a little hollow.

A fun game overall with a campaign that's a bit short...
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
In Sniper Elite V2, you play as a generic-looking nameless partially ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ stereotypical American who only believes in killing and greed. Show the Nazis and Commies the glory of Capitalism by taking all their gold, probably while shouting "MURICA" or some racist comment and eating a cheeseburger, which should have been the other collectible.
Enjoy unavoidable time wasting bullet time which shows off the only part of physics the developers got right, before the enemy corpse contorts itself in impossible ways while poor excuses for explosions occur for no reason.
Enjoy the focus on sniping, until you realize that the sniping feels like a late development decision that they threw in because the close quarters combat was boring and they wanted an excuse to have a lone wolf protagonist because they were too lazy to design allied AI.
Enjoy the incredibly repetitive level design of Berlin, Not Berlin, Berlin, Someplace actually halfway interesting, Berlin, and Screw it let's just do Berlin backwards so nobody wants to replay this game ever again.
Enjoy the juvenile advertisement for their sequel that you're forced to look at when you close the game, the kind of thing you'd expect out of a "free" Flash game.
No thanks, I'm done playing what looks like a game that should still be in beta.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
Well story itself is not real...altough game is very good (best part are slow-mo kills with x-ray believe me)
I only don't like the story...everything else 8/10...with story: 6/10...I could write the same review for non-recommendation tho...but i still recommend it :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
This game is fun. However, the upfront SMG combat is buggy. Sniping is cool though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Still a great co-op game !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Highly recommended, one of the best stealth games I've played, difficult, amazing, entertaining, if you want to buy it, do not hesitate and do it, you will not regret. 9/10
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