This may end up being one of the most underrated games of the year. It is a very well made game that is a lot of fun to play. Essentially what happens is, you’re placed on a map and your given objectives to complete. So you have to kill certain people, maybe pick up certain files or maybe there is a person of interest that you have to find.
What I really like about this game is the game doesn’t spawn new enemies so if you go through and pick people off. Eventually, there will be no one left on the map. I really enjoyed playing that way, one because it ultimately makes it easier to accomplish objectives and secondly it’s fun to kill people in this game. The shooting feels good.
The game is called Sniper Elite so obviously, Sniper Rifles are the primary weapon. Now if you’re like me where you like shooting games but don’t care for sniping you don’t have to worry. Something about this game, Sniping is a lot of fun to do. Now I do think I need to be completely honest, I played this game on easy. On the harder difficulties, you have to take into account bullet drop physics, wind and other Physic based mechanics. That’s too hard for me to comprehend so I played on the easiest difficulty where I could line up the reticle, fire and it was a headshot.
Where this game differentiates itself from any other shooter is its X-Ray Kill Cams. If you’ve played any of the new Mortal Kombat games, you’re probably familiar with the X-Ray moves. It’s a special move where the game zooms into a character, switches to the X-Ray vision and you get to see the bones break and organs pop. This game has its own version of that but with shooting.
So you can go for a headshot and when you pull the trigger, time slows down and then the camera follows the bullet. When the camera arrives to the person you are shooting, you watch it go through their body so if you go for a headshot, you may see the bullet go through the eye socket or through the top of the head. Maybe if you go for an abdomen shot, you can watch the bullet travel through the intestines or stomach. My personal favorite shot is the testicle shot, I don’t think I need to explain what that is. You can turn off the X-Ray Kill Cams if that sounds unnecessary but its dumb fun. As a matter of fact, by the end of the game, I was thinking about turning it off because I was sick of seeing them.
I do want to mention quickly the other weapons that you carry. You also have a secondary weapon which starts out as a Tommy Gun. I never switched my secondary weapon at all but that’s because I like the idea of the Tommy Gun. It has a ton of history, I know most of it is on the bad side of history but I still like to honor that history in some weird way. The third weapon is a handgun, you start out with a pistol that does no damage but eventually you do unlock a Revolver. Those are always my favorite video game handgun. It’s like having a mini shotgun. Anyways, the shooting in the game is solid. Even though this is a Sniping game, the shooting feels really good.
As I said at the beginning of the entry. This game is likely going to go down as one of the most underrated games of 2017. People aren’t going to talk about this game but its a lot of fun. Plus you get to kill Nazi’s. Who doesn’t want that?