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Review for Sniper Elite 4: The Perfect Tactical Shooter Stealth Game

The British developer Rebellion is best known for its Sniper Elite series, and today we’re excited to review its fourth major installment. Therefore, we’ll be covering most of the critical aspects of Sniper Elite 4, a title that offers all that the legendary related series has best.

Rebellion seems to have learned a lot from the mistakes of the past. Games like the first Sniper Elite (aka Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945) from 2005, Sniper Elite V2, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, or Sniper Elite 3 have all been major successes, but they have little shortcomings. Let’s see why Sniper Elite 4 fixed those shortcomings and why it’s simply the perfect tactical shooter stealth game:


Sniper Elite 4 has been launched in 2017 for PC and consoles, with Rebellion being both the publisher and the developer. As in the traditional Sniper Elite way, Nazis are the bad guys of the game, and the protagonist Karl Fairburne has to ruin their evil plans. But only this time, the player also has to deal with Italians. As the official Steam presentation says:

Discover unrivalled sniping freedom in the largest and most advanced World War 2 shooter ever built. Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic longshots across gigantic levels as you liberate wartime Italy from the grip of Fascism.

Snipping is better than ever

The famous kill cam is still there, ready to delight your view with the organs, bones and blood being ripped out of your enemies as soon as you shoot them successfully with your sniper. These graphical details are even more emphasized this time, as you can see the organs wobbling and producing severe bleeding regardless if you shoot in the brain, stomach, heart, kidneys, lungs, or intestines. Also, don’t worry: the testicle shot is still there.

If you choose the authentic level, successfully snipping your enemies will become much more challenging and fun. But a great method of finishing the job with the sniper is by climbing in vantage points. You’ll even get a suppressor for your sniper if you proceed into the game enough, and that obviously also can help killing undetected.

Larger maps, more gameplay options

The maps are larger, more diversified, and with more beautiful landscapes than ever before, and you just feel that as soon as you start the first mission called ‘San Celini Island’. There are 8 maps in total, one for each mission. For succeeding in a mission, you have a primary objective, but there are several optional objectives like killing important people or destroying their heavy artillery.

You can choose to be more stealthy or just grab your guns and start blasting your enemies apart. However, the second option is not recommended if you play the game on a higher difficulty level since that could be suicide. There are plenty of ways to distract your enemies’ attention and killing them totally undetected. You can shoot them in their head with the welrod, stabbing them from behind, or throw rocks in their direction so they’ll come right into a mine that will blow them to pieces. Also, you can shoot large structures to fall on your enemies’ heads and kill them.

If you’re willing to kill your enemies like a boss without necessarily pulling out your sniper rifle and aim for each of them, you can simply shoot a gas barrel or a truck where there are more of them. This will create a chain reaction, killing all nearby infantries.

While going stealthy, you can hide in the bushes, tag enemies with your binoculars, climb much more efficiently than in any other game of the series, and so on. It all depends on you and how you like to kill and infiltrate through the enemies.

The enterable buildings are more worth exploring

Remember that annoying feeling you had back in older Sniper Elite titles when you were entering buildings hoping to find something interesting, but most of them were empty? This doesn’t happen almost never in Sniper Elite 4, as in any house or room you enter you can find ammo, weapons, medical kits, bandages, letters, and more. In this game, you don’t have to worry about running out of bullets either, because you can find them ASAP in either buildings or taking them from the enemies you just killed.

System requirements

Although the game is available for a large set of platforms (PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch), those willing to play it on their PCs will have to meet the following minimum expectations:

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1 or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB)
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

However, if you want to play Sniper Elite 4 on your computer with ultra graphical details, your machine should be able of matching at least this configuration:

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1 or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 970 / AMD GPU Radeon RX 480
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7-3770 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

We can easily notice that even in this area of system requirements, Sniper Elite 4 is the most pretentious game of its series. And there’s no wonder why since it offers the most realistic graphics.

Sniper Elite 4 is a tremendous improvement to all of the older titles from the series, and you can convince yourself of that as soon as you first try the game. Surely this game can keep any fan of shooter games glued to his chair for lots of hours.



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