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Sniper Elite

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Namco
Developer: Rebellion
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2005 (US), Sept. 30, 2005 (EU)

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'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox) Takes Aim In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT

World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory.

Sniper Elite immerses players in the ruins of Berlin in 1945 as a vital member of an invisible, elite American special forces group with the primary goal of preventing the Russian army from obtaining atomic research from the Germans. In taking aim at the enemy from long range, gravity, heart rate, wind speed and direction, breath, posture, and other factors must be considered for players to hit their mark. Across 28 grueling missions, players can also search the bodies of their fallen enemies for additional close range firepower, such as machine guns, dynamite and deadly trip grenades. The advanced artificial intelligence in Sniper Elite will require players to continually devise new tactics for survival, as enemies will flank the player, take cover and even form groups to attack in numbers.

“Sniper Elite harnesses the intensity of World War II Berlin by positioning players in the midst of an international struggle for German nuclear intelligence,” said Jeff Lujan, business director at Namco Hometek, Inc. “The advanced sniping mechanics and sophisticated AI add to the realism of the game, making players feel the chaos and danger of fighting behind enemy lines.”

Intrepid freedom fighters can also take Sniper Elite online in the game’s different multiplayer modes. In a variety of team and deathmatch modes, players will engage in a unique game of cat and mouse as they stealthily pursue opponents, seek out optimal sniping position and search for the enemy in their sights.

Featuring detailed sniper techniques and four modes of online and offline game play, Sniper Elite is rated M for mature.

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