Sniper elite v2 remastered review

     

I’ve always been rather fond of the Sniper Elite series, and up until Strange Brigade came out, I held it as Rebellion’s finest work. There’s something particularly striking about it, being that it houses a framework and some distinct characteristics that few other sniper-specific games can replicate. This gen alone, we’ve sầu been treated khổng lồ two new games in the series, and Rebellion are already hard at work creating a brand new installation. Though, until then, we’ve got the newly released Sniper Elite V2 Remastered lớn keep us all entertained.

Let’s get the fundamentals out of the way first. Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a comprehensive package. Here, you’re getting the core game as well as its pre-existing DLC; all of which comes with gorgeously remastered visuals. Further khổng lồ that, the game includes some additional extras, such as new playable characters that have sầu been plucked from Rebellion’s Zombie Army series. Fans can also look forward to a fairly extensive sầu phokhổng lồ mode, và the return of co-op và multiplayer tư vấn for those that enjoy online action.

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For its cheap cost, you cant really go wrong. There’s enough nội dung here lớn justify its price-tag twice over, & heaps of replay value lớn soak up past that. The game’s campaign is relatively straightforward in regards lớn its story, but then, these games tover to lớn be alluring due lớn the explosive gameplay alone. Players take on the role of elite sniper Karl Fairburne. Parachuting into Berlin in the midst of Germany’s final st& during World War II, Karl has orders to lớn prevent Nazi V2 rocket công nghệ from falling into lớn the hands of the Red Army.

What ensues are constant bouts of assassinating high-profile targets and destabilizing your enemies wherever & whenever you can, as you seek to fulfill your mission. The story is presented lớn you via mission statements & cutscenes. Whilst the pacing of the plot can be a little off, the gameplay remains gratifying from beginning khổng lồ kết thúc. There’s a range of different difficulties that you can take on; from Cadet through to Sniper Elite. You can also customize the difficulty, tweaking enemy skill, ballistic realism, and tactical assistance.

I chose to play the game on Cadet, and still found it to lớn be rather challenging lớn say that it’s the easiest variant. Switching it up to lớn Sniper Elite only showcased how out of my depth I was. Enemies are relentless, và despite the fact that a fair few of them will act like village idiots, there’s no shortage of challenging play khổng lồ be found here overall. Each màn chơi in the chiến dịch plays out in the same way. You’ll be given an assignment before being spawned onto lớn a vast maps & sent on your way, typically with a full suit of weaponry và ammo.

You’re always informed as to where you’ll need to lớn be heading, with objective markers & waypoints keeping you in the loop every step of the way. Despite knowing your route, the game’s tough, heavy-handed action rarely loosens up. Here, victories are earned, not given. It’s honestly refreshing being forced inlớn thinking tactically & playing strategically, rather than that simply being an option, as is the case in many shooters of this kind. It helps, of course, that regardless as to its harsh framework, the game remains rather accessible.

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Not only is there tư vấn for mouse and keyboard, but the controller is wonderfully mapped. Movement is tied to lớn the thumbsticks, with all the standard action prompts tethered lớn the controller’s face buttons. Weapon switching is achieved through the D-Pad, with the ability lớn browse objectives, maps, và scoreboards, through tapping the view button. Finally, you’ll use your weaponry in pretty much the same way that any given shooter works; aiming with LT, firing with RT, & tossing frags through hitting RB.

The only notable difference is that in Sniper Elite, you’ll use LB to ayên ổn down your scope. Once aimed, you’ll then use RB to fill & empty your lungs, giving you a steady h& and slightly slowing down time for you to align your shots. Using these functions, you’ll slowly move through the fields of play as you take out opposing forces. Now, stealth is everything in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. Despite the fact that you typically have sầu a range of weapons to lớn choose from, you’ll never st& a better chance at surviving than when you’re incognito lớn.

Sure, the options khổng lồ go in all guns blazing is present, but it rarely plays out in the way that you would expect. It’s far too easy, even on Cadet difficulty, khổng lồ bite the proverbial dust when you’re careless. Instead, it’s better lớn play strategically and pichồng off your foes from a vantage point, or, gradually stealth kill them from the shadows when the occasion calls for it. The game makes a habit of forcing you to lớn play in different ways, consistently putting you inlớn some deadly situations & against all odds, ultimately making for a tense affair.

This can be anything from being isolated in a vantage point with dozens of enemies concentrating fire at you, to being shoehorned into lớn tight, packed locations. Each cấp độ can last anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour on a decent run, with hidden collectibles and a scoring system in place to further bolster replay value. There’s some neat mechanics in place, such as the noise masking mechanic. Essentially, in sync with a loud event that’s present in a màn chơi, you can mask your shots khổng lồ keep enemies oblivious lớn your presence.

Though, it’s the series’ trademark X-Ray Kill Cam that steals the show. Every so often (you can change the frequency in the settings) you’ll be shown a kill via the aforementioned cam. These moments slow down time and show the bullet leaving your xạ thủ, and then following it into lớn the toàn thân of your target in a cinematic, gratifying fashion. It’s quite a spectacle, watching the innards of your enemies getting shattered as you sit baông xã & marvel at bones and organs being ripped and obliterated. I cant say that ever gets old, nor boring.

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I found the game’s AI khổng lồ be surprisingly robust, save the occasional enemy that seems nội dung in idiotically standing in plain sight, begging for a kill. The majority of play sees your opposition tactically calling your position out lớn other enemies as they slowly advance on your position, concentrating fire whenever they see an opening to lớn exploit. Sadly, there’s a few technical issues lớn be mindful of throughout; the occasional spot of delayed rendering and a slight drop in frame-rate when the action picks up, but it’s very, very infrequent.

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Sniper Elite V2 Remastered performs well overall, & these few problems will no doubt be tidied up in a post-launch patch. That, ladies and gents, is the sum of how the game’s chiến dịch plays out. You’ll drop onto lớn a bản đồ with heaps of enemies lớn contkết thúc with, & will work towards your objective sầu points before moving to the next level. You’ll piông xã up some new weapons along the way, such as new xạ thủ rifles that offer varying qualities & zooms, though it never really matters what you’re using as they all vì chưng the trick in the kết thúc.

Once you’re done with the campaign, there’s plenty of other things khổng lồ get up to lớn, such as the Kill Tally & Challenge modes. The former is a wave-based mode that spawns you into tight & confined maps, tasking you with surviving wave upon wave of enemies. This will be especially fun for those that enjoy chasing leaderboard dominance, and if that’s you, you’ll be glad to lớn know that the game is chock-full of systems that will accommodate you; from career stats through to lớn leaderboards for just about every mode that you can take khổng lồ here.

The Challenge mode is where you’ll find the previously alluded lớn DLC, including the iconic “Kill Hitler” mission. Here, you’ll find a small range of varying missions to take lớn, all of which prove sầu exciting in their own way. If you’re hoping for a game that’s heavy on the online front, you’ll not be disappointed. Sniper Elite V2 Remastered shows a lot of tư vấn on this front. The chiến dịch is fully co-op, as is the Kill Tally mode và some additional extras. Those of you looking for more of a competitive sầu PvP experience are not left in the cold.

The game’s multiplayer offers a range of different modes khổng lồ dive sầu inkhổng lồ, ranging the likes of Deathmatch, Dogtag Harvest, và Capture the Flag, complete with a sizable portion of varying maps to take to cater for its sixteen player capacity. Naturally, I’ve sầu not been able khổng lồ kiểm tra the game’s multiplayer performance, but Rebellion have a strong traông xã record for trouble free releases, so I’ve sầu not concerns on this front whatsoever. In regards to lớn the game’s visual & audio design, I can only sing the game its praises. It looks và sounds great.

The game sports a shed-load of enhancements across the board, from improved textures & particles, through to a completely revamped lighting system, along with 4K & HDR tư vấn for the Xbox One X. The differences between this version và the original are night và day, & it all sounds beautifully crisp too. The bottom line in all of this is that if you enjoyed the game the first time round, or, never got a chance to play it but enjoyed its successors, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a game that you simply need to lớn pichồng up.

Conclusion

Overlooking the occasional technical fault, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is well worth your time & attention, especially if you’re a bạn of the series. The game bundles together the core experience và all its pre-existing DLC, complete with additional extras and wonderfully remastered visuals. Comparing it to its original version is truly night & day, and it remains every bit as deep, as action-packed, & as brutally delicious as it ever was.

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