Review Roundup: Sniper Elite 4 delivers on promises
It's packed to the brim fun.
If you're looking to spend your Valentine's Day sniping folks down in Sniper Elite 4, you might want to know how the game is faring in reviews!
As far as reviews go, the game is holding its own pretty well. The developers behind Sniper Elite 4 claimed that each map would allow you to play how you want and it turns out that the game actually delivers on that promise. The multiplayer modes don't take away from the game and the mechanics are simple, but functional.
You can grab Sniper Elite 4 on February 14th, 2017 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There is an additional content pass, the Season Pass, for $34.99 that includes all of the pre-order bonus content, three extra campaign missions, three extra expansion packs, and future expansion packs.
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.
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.
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.
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
Looking down the scope and holding your breath to line up that perfect shot in Sniper Elite 4 is exhilarating, as are the subsequent Kill Cams. It’s just a shame that the poorly delivered story and wooden characters get in the way.