Sniper Elite 5 Reviews

Sniper Elite 5 is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
71 / 100
Jun 1, 2022

A quality step-up for a series that's still short of greatness.

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Eurogamer
Top Critic
Essential
May 25, 2022

Through its invasion mechanic, Sniper Elite 5 achieves the ultimate goal of any sniping game, to capture the tension and drama of Jude Law and Ed Harris squaring off in Enemy at the Gates. If, like me, you watched that film when you were too young to do so, and thought "I wish there was a game that let me do that", rather than the more balanced "wow, war is terrible," then Sniper Elite 5 is that game, just without the Russian setting or Rachel Weisz. Couple that with eight superbly flexible sandboxes and the most imaginative interactive representation of the second world war in at least a decade, and you've got yourself one of the most entertaining games of the year.

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IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is still a satisfying and spectacularly gross way to shoot Nazis in their nether regions, but it feels like the series needs to start aiming its sights a little higher.

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8 / 10
May 25, 2022

More highly addictive Nazi cranium popping, that improves almost every aspect of the experience – especially in terms of the open world and expanded weapon options.

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May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is the best it's ever been with a new game mode that'll blow your mind.

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8 / 10
May 26, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 emphasizes player agency with another thrilling sandbox that excels when you're looking down the scope.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
May 25, 2022

It’s worth returning to that earlier word — “fun.” While much of the design seems rooted in the past, if there’s one feeling that endures after a session of Sniper Elite 5, it’s that Rebellion hopefully has a solid blueprint to do something truly innovative and worthwhile with Sniper Elite 6. Until then, raucously silly fun will have to suffice.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2022

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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Unscored
May 25, 2022

Invasion Mode is the saving grace in Sniper Elite 5, rescuing a safe sequel that would otherwise be tough to celebrate. With that said, I still need to experience the competitive multiplayer side of things, which could also be a highlight.

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8 / 10
May 25, 2022

With a new WW2 tale to tell and Axis plot to foil, Sniper Elite 5 expands and refines a lot of the action that will be familiar to fans of Sniper Elite 4. There's a few rough edges, but this is a fun stealth action romp for Karl Fairburne.

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83 / 100
May 25, 2022

‎The setting in France, the new game modes, and the improvements in the skills of Fairburne, make Sniper Elite 5 the best in the saga. A classic infiltration game, which shines especially for the distant shots and the use of the "Killcam".‎

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9 / 10
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is a game that knows exactly what it is, and delivers on all fronts. The x-ray kills are as good as ever, and improvements to stealth and level design make the campaign enjoyable between the moments where you’re shooting through a guy’s eyeball. The Axis Invasion mode adds an entirely new dynamic to multiplayer, which still features the standard modes for a more traditional experience. It’s hard to imagine fans of the series not being satisfied with what’s there in Sniper Elite 5.

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8 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is the natural evolution of Rebellion's third-person shooter, renewed with more refined gameplay mechanics and noteworthy freedom of action. The development team has managed to make another small qualitative leap, although there is still some work to be done (especially in the technical field) to achieve excellence.

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May 25, 2022

The wheel isn't being reinvented for stealth shooters in the case of this game but is a thoughtful infusion of elements from several genre-defining franchises resulting in a cocktail that's fun, so long as it works.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is the best the series has been, with layered combat, huge maps, and tons of options to get that all-important kill.

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May 26, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is exactly what I want from the series: new maps, new Nazis, and new ways to kill them. The only real let down is that the graphics have not evolved evolved from the last couple of iterations. The levels look great and are fun to explore, they just don’t have a next generation feel.

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Unscored
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 brings back the series' signature sharpshooting, but its rigid close-combat objectives force you out of the sniper nest too often.

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May 29, 2022

Sniper Elite 5's modernized version of a classic formula caters to every type of player, for better and for worse.

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85 / 100
May 25, 2022

Even five entries in, Sniper Elite 5 manages to deliver on the core gameplay sniping loop while managing to provide us with a handful of new features to keep things fresh. There are a few bugs to hammer out, and some movement systems are underbaked, but fans and newcomers alike will find a lot to like here.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is a solid follow-up. It won’t change the formula or anyone’s mind who finds these games boring or shallow. Still being available on Game Pass day one is a huge bonus. It is more than worth playing and I recommend at least checking it out. It is unapologetic violence and the design is high quality. This is the definition of gaming fast food, a treat for all the senses.

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