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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October 5

Sniper Elite 4 Co-op Livestream

You may have missed our livestream at EGX, but don't worry!

Join us on Twitch tonight for an hour of Sniper Elite 4 co-op, with prizes to be won!

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September 20

Sniper Elite 4 Pre-orders now live! FREE content included
SNIPER ELITE 4 is now available for pre-order digitally!

  • ALL pre-orders will receive the TARGET FÜHRER campaign mission and CAMO RIFLES SKIN PACK which includes detailed camouflaged sleeves for the game's seven iconic WW2 rifles.
Pre-orders are also available for SNIPER ELITE 4: DELUXE EDITION!
  • This value-packed digital bundle includes SNIPER ELITE 4, TARGET FÜHRER, the CAMO RIFLES SKIN PACK and ALL of the game's DLC content.
Back by popular demand...

With many millions of views on YouTube and countless gameplay hours logged, the series' renowned Hitler-assassinating bonus missions have been a fan-pleasing tradition since Sniper Elite V2.

In TARGET FÜHRER, players will once again set their sights on history's most notorious tyrant, in a forgotten corner of the Mediterranean where a secret Nazi U-boat facility threatens Allied shipping. When agent Karl Fairburne attempts to assassinate the base's commander, he finds his target already dead, executed in person by a shadowy visitor.

Karl's mission has changed: TARGET FÜHRER!

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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game is not a bad game, and its built on a solid premise, but theres quite a bit that the other reviewers do not tell about. So please read this knowing that it only means to highlight some things about the game.

First off, this is a sniping sim played through a third person shooter lense, but it is not "Realistic" its "Arcade" The most you can have is wind and gravity, for many gamers this is much more than their normal sniping experience, but it is still very watered down. The game plays in one of two ways, either its "Stealth mode" where you get a little indicator that bombs are falling and can cover the sound of your shooting, or you basically play zombie survival with enemy soldiers, every ten feet a new wave comes. Its not very sniper-y, youll spend most of the game in the streets of Germany, where no one with half a brain would stick around (as in no sneaking into buildings or picking your path, the game forces it on you)

Another important point is there is almost no sniper versus sniper strategy. You die in two shots from an enemy sniper, so poke your head out, take the shot, learn where they are, wait 15 seconds for your health to come back, peek back out and empty your clip in their direction. If theres more than one sniper, youll die in the two shots and have to restart the spot hoping that the random sniper spawn changes. The enemy snipers also spawn at predetermined times, so you cannot look through your scope at the next area looking for enemies, you literally HAVE to walk in and get shot at to find them in almost every situation.

Again, the game is not bad, its a great sniper game for people who think basic wind and gravity are "Hard". The story also is not bad, it's a ww2 setting so it's hard to stand out but it manages to keep ones attention.

Overall, it's good for a few hours of fun. The sniping, especially in the stealth portions, is fun, and the killcam part makes it more exciting to get crazy kills like Richochets or long distance headshots. That being said, the distances you shoot at with the rifles you use, in reality, would have very little if any bullet drop.The longest shot i took thus far was about 5 blocks away.

Review is still positive because what the game promises is there, and it is fun! But keep in mind what you are buying, this is not a hardcore snipers game, this is an arcade style ww2 shooter. When the game wants you to be stealthy, it lets you know, when it doesnt, you dont have the choice to be.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Good campaign, good storyline, graphics are great and the settings that take place in this game are good. One major problem is the multiplayer is kind of clunky feeling, with very less people playing daily. If you want to use this game for practicing to snipe in other games, by all means go ahead, but don't expect the multiplayer to be so great. I would rate this game 7/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
An American killing his own allies for the kicks
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Fun to shoot someone testicles.

Aimbot AI
Fkin scripted spawn of ai aimbot
spawning behind enemies
super-duper-puper-mg-no-scope-sniper-1000m bot
restart this ♥♥♥♥ 15 times bot
die because you stuck in dorway (hello arma series)
die because - why not
die because - its ww2 i have only 3 rnd in my PPSH

ah and the fines - wanna play stealth? ok - play it- BUT AFTER THAT GET A ♥♥♥♥♥STORM OF BOTS - BECAUSE REASONS!!!
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1 of 15 people (7%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
i hope u ♥♥♥♥ing die russian piece of shti
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
157.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This version was a good improvement to the original but not for online pvp mode.
Because the weapons do not have a collision on them, a player can hide behind a solid object and scope through it. This makes it very difficult to spot player.
As far as online co-op, it only allows 2 player. I wished it allowed 4.
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531 of 619 people (86%) found this review helpful
516 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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1,733 of 2,202 people (79%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
Shot a guy's testicles.

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267 of 312 people (86%) found this review helpful
300.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
Given how frequently new instalments in the Call of Duty and Battlefield series are churned out, there's a risk that the gaming world will soon grow tired of the military shooter. As enjoyable as these titles can be, some are starting to feel the genre is growing stale. Sniper Elite V2 is a game that could potentially set that right, offering a refreshingly tactical take on warfare simulation.

Rebellion Developments has strived to plant players directly in the shoes of a frontline sniper with this third-person shooter. It's all about moving around in the shadows, creating diversions and calculating the perfect shot down to the finest detail. The game will certainly find favour with those who value realism over arcade action, but it's not for everyone.

Sniper Elite V2 is essentially a reimagining of its 2005 predecessor, set within the same time frame, with a different spin on events. The game takes place in a battle-ravaged Berlin in the closing days of World War II, with players controlling a US officer dropped into the city to stop the Russians from poaching the Nazi's top scientists.

The storyline runs only surface-deep, though newsreel-style cut scenes and effective voice acting help capture the Zeitgeist of war-torn Europe. In-game backdrops aren't too shabby either. Those rubble-strewn streets and burnt out buildings look glorious at the higher resolutions, and are functional environments where gameplay is concerned.

Missions see players venture behind enemy lines on their lonesome, with only their wits and arsenal as allies. It starts out stealthy and tense as you creep by enemy patrols in search of a suitable vantage point to pick off your target from. Infiltration is a delicate game, and once your sniper's cover is blown, you're unlikely to last very long.

A submachine gun, a silenced pistol and a trusty sniper rifle are the tools of your trade, although other weapons can be picked up later on. There's also a range of explosives on offer that must be used tactically if you want to get out of war-torn Berlin alive. Trip mines can be affixed to the threshold of a doorway to cover your escape, while proximity mines are useful for booby trapping enemy corpses.

Every step you take and every bullet you fire must be carefully calculated in Sniper Elite V2. If you're not fleeing from the scene of an assassination, you'll either be crouch-walking or crawling along the ground since loud footsteps give away your position. This will certainly make the game a no-go for those who prefer swifter-paced action affairs, but as far as the stealth fans are concerned, it's an authentic experience.

Firing stray shots from cover to create a diversion usually pays dividends, as do shrewd takedowns with a silenced pistol bullet. The idea is to come and go like the wind, never giving away your location.

Infiltration is an integral part of the game, but the assassination set pieces are the meat of the experience. Finding the perfect spot to take aim from is only half the battle. There are a lot of variables to take into account when pulling off the perfect shot, such as distance, wind resistance, and even your rate of exhalation.

Pulling off an effective kill gives rise to an immense feeling of satisfaction, heightened by the bullet-cam depiction of your handiwork, which shows your target's internal organs being ruptured via an x-ray effect.

While these segments show off Sniper Elite V2 at its very best, they also highlight one of its biggest drawbacks. While enemy AI can be lethal if you blow your cover, its movement patterns and behaviour are thoroughly predictable. Picking them off from a safe distance is not unlike shooting fish in a barrel. Even on the higher difficulty settings where guard patrols will come at you in force, their attack strategy is enough to make one of Darth Vader's stormtroopers blush.

The solo campaign offers around 10 hours of gameplay, and can be played co-operatively online to pad it out further. A selection of multiplayer modes provides further mileage, along with some unique twists on the military shooter formula. Overwatch mode is the standout offering, casting one player in the role of a sniper providing support for a ground level companion as they complete a range of objectives.

In closing, Sniper Elite V2 does a lot of things right. The tactical components have been well thought out, despite predictable enemy AI upsetting the balance somewhat. Minor issues aside, headshot enthusiasts and stealth fans will find much to love here.
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204 of 231 people (88%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2013
In my opinion this game really is underrated. It's a great sniper game. Probably one of the best currently available. It might be third person, but that doesn't take away the cool sniping feel. It's also the only game that has X-ray killcams. Looks so awesome. It also has great co-op. Really a game worth getting whenever it's on sale.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Ja terminei o jogo, Sniper Elite é um jogo que sempre irei gostar, terminado de zerar o Sniper Elite III, e aguardando asiosamente o Sniper Elite 4.
Até ano que vem.
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Mein Teil
7.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
Enjoyable game mainly focusing on sniping.

Graphics are nice
Kill animations are great
Sound is good and reminds me of the old Medal of Honor games

About 6-7 hours long as far as story goes...then it's just multiplayer
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20.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
Crazy killcams feels like a revamped old school call of duty game wouldnt recomend the first one because its dated but as of 2016 this is still entertaining.
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12.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
HeadShoot Machinee !!!
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
+) The battle was thrilling and glorious.
+) The game play makes you emotionally attached to the story and all regardless of pour cutscenes. I think this is a good example of not everything needs to be all flashy. Hahaha.
+) Sufficient ammo.

+-) Aiming is weird but I think having to deal with this weird aiming is part of this game. Still, it would've been better if it was optimized.
+-) When mapping, the hints doesn't give you all the clues you need. It's fun to find ways by yourself yes but in critical moments of the mission they should've been more clear. Such as where to look, where to shoot, and how fast you have to shoot.
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White male ^
6.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
The JFK Experience
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
I actually got this game for free somehow.
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8.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Product received for free
Fun sniper game set in WW2 in Berlin, worth checking out when it goes on sale.
It's quite short and multiplayer is dead.
The story is cliche and predictable nonetheless the game as a whole is pretty decent.
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19.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
One of the best war games I have ever played, with some of the most realistic bullistics out there
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9.5 hrs
Posted: October 15
Product received for free
This is a solid fps with an awesome headshot kill cams (I've heard you can do the same with nutshots, which is hilarious). The only complaint I have is that a few times during the campaign, there were times where enemy snipers could shoot through solid doorframes, which really confused me as to where to locate them.

*Original review posted in 2014. Resubmitted in order to better disclose I got this game for free.
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