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Sniper Elite 4 — Is it Any Good?

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Sniper Elite 4 drops this week, but should you pick it up?

Sniper Elite 4 arrives in both digital and physical formats on Xbox One, PS4, and PC this week, and if you’d like to know more about it, you can check out our weekly gaming releases feature here; but if you want to know if it’s worth a shot, international publications have started releasing their reviews for the highly-anticipated sharpshooting sequel. Here’s what they have to say…

GameSpot – 8/10

“Sniper Elite 4 feels like a natural progression for this series, as Rebellion continues to refine its systems and put a greater emphasis on the long-range shooting it does so well. Its stealth and action mechanics may be simplistic, but they’re functional and regularly enjoyable. And the maps–with their impressive scale, open-ended objectives, and clever level design–coalesce these disparate systems into a creative and fulfilling whole. There are still some issues with AI inconsistency, a bland story, and some dull competitive multiplayer, but it finally feels like this series is living up to its long-standing potential.”

The Guardian – 3/5

“Sniper Elite 4 is a bloody, good-looking but generic World War II shooter that sufficiently entertains but rarely ever surprises. It really is testament to the gruesome enjoyability of those hyper gory killcams that, even after four games, the sniping continues to be satisfying enough to warrant a look in. Sniper Elite 4 doesn’t miss its target, then, but it plays things safe enough to guarantee the kill without any undue risks.”

GamesRadar – 4/5

“Huge levels and an incredible array of new ways to take down your targets make Sniper Elite 4 a killer addition to the stealthy series.”

IGN – 8.3/10

“A lot of games tout the ability to “play how you want to play,” but Sniper Elite 4’s missions and mechanics actually are robust enough to back up that claim. Picking apart the Nazi war machine piece by piece, using whatever plan comes to mind, is a blast. The way it encourages you to stay mindful, experiment, and get better is a refreshing vote of confidence, even if it doesn’t always reward the extra effort you’re putting in.”

Game Informer – 7.75/10

“Sniper Elite 4 is a well-rounded experience that delivers on multiple fronts. The campaign is flexible and full of satisfying objectives, and I enjoyed jumping into missions with a friend. The unique collection of competitive multiplayer modes rounds out Sniper Elite 4, giving shooting fans a game that’s worth a look despite its flaws.”

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Eurogamer – Recommended

“Rebellion has folded in the essence of stealth greats such as Splinter Cell and Metal Gear while keeping the characterful flavour of Sniper Elite itself, and for the first time it’s not necessary to make any excuses on its behalf. Sniper Elite 4 is a really good video game. It’s as simple as that.”

Playstation Lifestyle – 8.5/10

“If you prefer your shooters to be more methodical or enjoy taking out enemies with pinpoint accuracy rather than just blindly rushing into skirmishes, Sniper Elite 4 will delight your trigger finger. Whether you’re a long-time series fan or someone just who wants to test their sniping skills, Sniper Elite 4 hits its target.”

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