This review was originally published in PC Gamer 241
Sniper Elite V2 puts you so far behind enemy lines that during its entire campaign you'll meet precisely one person who doesn't want you dead.
Two nations are out to get you. The Germans aren't happy because... well, because it's Berlin in 1945. They don't have much to be happy about. The Russians, meanwhile, are trying to capture the German scientists behind the V2 rocket. Your mission, as a American sniper, is to ensure a bullet greets those scientists before the Reds do.
Given the precariousness of his situation, it's hardly a surprise that the protagonist is a bit of a dick.
SEV2 delights in coldly calculating tricks. Catch a soldier off guard and you can snap his neck, booby trap his body with landmines, and wait for a concerned squadmate to run over to him. Or you could surprise patrolling guards by laying trip mines in doorways and corridors.
Release Date: 3 May, 2012
Genre: Action, Shooter, Strategy, Simulation, Adventure