Sniper Elite 4
One of the most exciting things about war games is being in the middle of the fight. When there are bullets everywhere and explosions, and you have to cover to save your life, everything is thrilling. But there's more than being in the middle of gunfire, and that's what we get to play in Sniper Elite 4. With this new entry in the series, let's see if they changed enough to make it as fresh as it was when it all started.
About the game
In this game, we're transported to the countryside of Italy during the Second World War to play once again as Karl Fairburne. You play as a sniper capable of taking into solo missions that would be impossible for most people.
There are plenty of missions in the game that will have you taking care of different objectives. From assassinations to infiltrations, to completely wiping out waves of soldiers. Using your binoculars you're able to mark the enemies and points of interest in the map, as well as marking up many objectives too.
The emblematic X-Ray kill-cam is back in all its glory, more detailed and better looking than ever before. Calculate your shots, aim right, and count the bullets, you'll need every last one of them on the field.
The strategy is key in this game, make sure to not leave a trace, complete your mission without being discovered, and make it out alive. Going in with a battalion means you have support, but facing an entire mission alone means that you're alone.
A complete game
The description of this game may make it sound like a straightforward single-player game. And even though there's plenty of content in the campaign mode, they even added a multiplayer mode in there. Sure, it's not a battle royale game like Fortnite Battle Royale, and its online is pretty different from that of Call of Duty too.
They actually included missions for four players to complete working together. Sure, you'll have to keep good communication and be careful not to mess it up for your team. And there's also a full-blown vs mode for 12 players with many different modes.
Sniper Elite has a very simple and maybe reused story, but then again that's not really why you'd play this game. It's a great title, with improved mechanics from the last game. The game didn't really complicate itself much, but it did most things right. They improved the stealth mechanics, adding new weapons and tools for the player to get around better in each mission. But they also balanced things up, improving the enemy's AI.
It offers fun, thrilling, and exciting gameplay, and there's tons of great replayability. And if you ever get bored of replaying the same missions, the multiplayer modes are very complete. Definitely a step up in the right direction for the series.
Graphics and visuals: The visuals are improved from the previous games, and they look excellent. The maps are huge, very detailed, and look amazing, and the character animations are great too. They even improved X-Ray Kill Cams, which is one of the most characteristic things in the series.
Gameplay: It plays great, but keep in mind that shooting your rifle is not as straightforward as in many war games. Here there are a lot of elements to take into consideration, the wind, distance, and even how the Sun reflects on your rifle. This complicates things a bit, but it's also one of the best things in the game as they add more realism and a bigger challenge.
Sound: The soundtrack is pretty basic and cheesy, it's your usual war game soundtrack. But the sound effects are the main thing here, as they had to be as realistic as possible to make the whole thing work.
Download Sniper Elite 4
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP