Format: XBox 360 / PS3 / PC
The game serves up plenty of challenges, infiltrating an enemy area undetected, setting booby-traps, moving into position, and picking off your targets one by one. Aiming down the sight of your scope, calculating distance, normalizing your breathing, pulling the trigger; the kill. There’s plenty of satisfaction to be had sniping, but Sniper Elite V2 doesn’t serve them up very elegantly.
The makers, Rebellion, aren’t known for creating fluid AI-driven masterpieces, usually they try to cloak an alien species in darkness (Alien VS Predator) or focus on other nasties (NeverDead). In Sniper Elite V2, the unpredictable AI at the very least does heighten your sense of power – the enemies that populate the maps make your trigger finger feel like the finger of God. That doesn’t mean it’ll be a walk in the park. Let an enemy get within 30 feet and you’ll very quickly be spread over the deck like a human pancake.
Okay, so it might be a touch rough around the edges, but really does excel in glamorising its phenomenal long range kill-shots. It is said to be inspired by the bullet wounds in the film Three Kings. Sniper Elite explicitly shows your shots puncturing skin, smashing bone and rupturing organs, going a step further than the competition. You decide, check out the game-play and the developer’s diary videos bellow!