Karl Fairburne returns. After opening up the African front to the allied assault, he is assigned to aid the Italian resistance against Nazi presence. Sniper Elite 4 (PC) is a new game from Rebellion Developments, for the fourth time putting the players in the combat boots of an American covert operative Karl Fairburne. Sniper Elite improves on every aspect of the previous entries in the series. Bigger maps, better takedowns, more freedom of movement and approach. Sniper Elite 4 is a true next-gen sniper simulator.
What use is a sniper rifle when the map is too small to test its full range? The smallest of maps in Sniper Elite 4 are larger than the biggest ones of the previous installments, and full of opportunities. Will you find the vantage point from which you can see and target most of the map? Or maybe you will use the shadow and cover to get close enough to stab somebody? Either way is possible on Sniper Elite 4 maps.
Expanded X-ray kills
A signature feature of the series is now better than ever. Now not only getting a clear shot can trigger an X-ray killcam. If you enjoy stabbing people in the backs you can get your own set of X-rays, as brutal as anything you’ve seen. Or maybe you love traps and explosives? The shrapnel-cam will give you the front row seat to the carnage. Whatever your favorite way of eliminating enemies, Sniper Elite 4 makes every kill memorable.
Sniper Elite 4 features vastly improved enemy AI, more responsive to player actions than it has ever been. The enemy ranks are controlled by officers, who bring a lot more complications as well as opportunities to the gameplay. Kill officers to reduce enemy morale and get a patrol timetable, but beware! Officer presence makes your regular enemies much more efficient at looking for you, so the longer you let them live, the more complicated your job becomes. And don’t expect your enemies to just stand around waiting for you to kill them. They have patrol routes to follow and their own agendas, adjust your approach accordingly.
Bigger maps demand better mobility. Karl Fairburne has some new tricks up his sleeve after his mission in Africa. He is faster and more agile, now able to climb buildings with relative ease to get where needs to be. Move along the ledges to avoid notice or to get in a stealthy kill with your trusty knife. You do not have to be a classically trained assassin to use architecture to your advantage!