The fourth game in the long-running series of downloadable stealth action games, Sniper Elite 4 from Rebellion Developments continues the tradition of quality, gripping stealth action and atmospheric background in the form of story and narrative.
How to Download Sniper Elite 4
Sniper Elite 4 (2017) can be downloaded from Steam. Take your first step and click on the Download link below the review. You can also get a host of DLCs, which are:
- Camouflage Rifles Skin Pack (14 February, 2017),
- Target Führer (14 February, 2017),
- Covert Heroes Character Pack (21 February, 2017),
- Allied Forces Rifle Pack (24 February, 2017),
- Silent Warfare Weapons Pack (21 February, 2017),
- Deathstorm Part 1: Inception (21 March, 2017),
- Night Fighter Expansion Pack (21 March, 2017),
- Deathstorm Part 2: Infiltration (25 April, 2017),
- Urban Assault Expansion Pack (25, April, 2017),
- Deathstorm Part 2: Infiltration (25, April, 2017),
- Cold Warfare Winter Expansion Pack (30 May, 2017),
- Deathstorm Part 3: Obliteration (18 July, 2017),
- and Lock and Load Weapons Pack (18 July, 2017).
The Game Review
A tactical shooter that employs stealth elements, Sniper Elite 4 puts particular emphasis on the finesse that the player employs in killing targets.
Everything is done in high, cinematic style with graphics depicting in gruesome detail the impact of your bullets and attacks. In fact, after the bullet leaves the chamber a special cam view is activated that shows the bullet hitting its target and the target’s vitals. There is even an x-ray depiction of the action that shows bones shattering and viscera splattering in quite the same way as Mortal Kombat’s modern kill cams.
Players will not only make use of sniper rifles to take out opponents but also environmental hazards as well such as explosives and shrapnel. They can also make use of traps and night attacks to further put enemies into a state of disarray.
The devs at Rebellion Developments spent a lot of time in particular in refining the artificial intelligence that governs the way enemies move and react to attacks.
This means that when a player takes out an enemy, others will begin to look for their missing comrade and may alert even more guards to what is going on. In terms of gameplay difficulty, taking out a squad’s commander early in the battle will make the match a lot easier than if you assassinate him towards the end of the battle.
What’s New in Sniper Elite 4
When compared to its predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 offers players a lot more choices when it comes to what they do in a mission. Maps are much larger and more open than ever before and this encourages different kinds of strategies and approaches a player can take to a given situation.
Sniper Elite 4: the Story
Picking up where the last game left off in terms of story, the 1943 Italian campaign features all of the highlights you would expect from a WWII blockbuster including secret Nazi weapons and resistance fighters.
To keep things fresh, Sniper Elite 4 is both a single-player and multiplayer game. Multiplayer can be both cooperative or competitive depending on what the player wants. And, instead of just shoehorning the mode into the game, it is actually a full complement to the main game and should provide a lot of replay value for people who have completed the single-player mode.
The Bottom Line
The game is never overtly tongue-in-cheek or aware of itself like the Metal Gear Solid series nor is it so beholden to Hollywood tropes that it can’t see past them like the Hitman series. Instead, Sniper Elite 4 tries to offer a kind of arcade style of gaming with a story and production qualities that bolster this claim.
You should know what the series began in 2005 but the second game called Sniper Elite V2 appeared much later – in 2012. it was followed by the spin-offs Nazi Zombie Army and Nazi Zombie Army 2, both published in 2013. A year later Sniper Elite III was released, followed by Zombie Army Trilogy in 2015. The currently reviewed game, as we already know, was released in 2017.
- Awesome gameplay
- Multiplayer co-op and competitive modes add a lot of replay value
- Open maps make for more interesting scenarios
- Similar to a lot of other games out there
- World War II epic takes a backseat to the action
- A lot of been there, done that to it