Sniper Elite 5 Reviews

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GameGrin
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

With so much to do, collect, and kill, I don't know how I'll be putting down Sniper Elite 5 any time soon.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
9.2 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2022

With its outstanding, huge levels, compelling and stimulating multiplayer modes, and a plethora of things to unlock and discover, this is easily the most well rounded and best looking of all the Sniper Elite games to date. I finished the single-player in around 13 hours, but that was at an explorative pace on medium difficulty, so full completion should see you at around 35 hours for finding every little secret.

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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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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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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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9 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is the series at its strongest to date. It's not a radical paradigm shift by any stretch of the imagination, but it doesn't need to be. Instead, it builds on what Sniper Elite 4 did so well by expanding on the scale of maps, stuffs them full of things to do, and polishes its already-compelling combat. If you're looking for a tactical, rewarding World War II-era shooter, Sniper Elite 5 comes highly recommended.

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9 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

In many ways Sniper Elite 5 is Sniper Elite 4 with a few new features and a fresh coat of paint, and I'm happy that this is the case. Except for the kill cam novelty having entirely worn off at this point, most of the gameplay still feels fresh. Sneaking around and lining up shots are equally rewarding, and the large, open levels give you plenty of freedom to tackle each objective in the way that you want. Sniper Elite 5 provides players with the necessary tools to feel like an elite sniper who's using superior tactics and stealth to take down a bunch of Nazis, and the game has certainly hit the bull's-eye.

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9 / 10
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is the very best entry in this long-running franchise to date. Karl Fairburne's latest WW2 adventure effortlessly mixes jaw-dropping campaign environments, improved close quarters combat and ruthless enemy AI, resulting in a game that puts this series firmly into the top tier of action titles once and for all. With highly replayable missions stuffed full of secrets and side quests, a clever new PvP Invasion mode, full campaign co-op and a ton of unlockables and multiplayer modes to dig into, this is a hugely entertaining offering that's sure to delight long-term fans and new recruits in equal measure. It's time to get to work perfecting those slo-mo X-Ray ball shots.

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9 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 does not disappoint. The newest entry in the series introduces customizable weapons, new gadgets, ammo types, and an improved kill cam.

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9 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

You would think that being on the fifth mainline title (with four Dead Army spinoffs) that the series would have grown tiring, yet here I am, still impressed and still having fun. It’s core remain unchanged, sure, but the saying of, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” holds very true here, and what Rebellion delivers on, not only keeps the fundamentals of what made the franchise so great, but also keeps it in a way where they’re able to expand on it without losing its identity. While the semi-open world does have some faults, it was an appropriate step for the series to take, one that I cannot wait to see unfold further into the future.

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Olly Smith
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Putting it under the scope, Rebellion Developments has delivered a coherent, open-ended stealth experience filled with plenty of freedom. This is peak Sniper Elite, with so much about the game inspiring tactical, sneaky gameplay that makes you feel like a real wartime marksman.

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9 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Stellar level design and refined gameplay mechanics firmly establish Sniper Elite 5 among the stealth action classics such as Hitman and Splinter Cell.

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9 / 10.0
May 26, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is the latest installment from the team over at Rebellion. Set in Nazi-occupied France and taking place just before the events of D-Day, you once again play as Karl Fairburne, where he finds himself sneaking past the Atlantic Wall to rendezvous with the French Resistance. Sniper Elite 5 is easily the best entry in the series. Hats off to the team over at Rebellion for sticking to what works and building on an already amazing and fun franchise. If you’re a Sniper Elite fan, this latest entry won’t disappoint.

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9 / 10.0
May 30, 2022

If you like games of the genre, such as Hitman, Sniper Elite 5 seems to me a recommendation you can't ignore. Action, stealth and customization are the pillars of the game.

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8.6 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 marks the new entry point for tactical shooters, and although it's not a big revolution for this kind of games, thanks to a refined and engaging stealth and sniping approach, as well as the interaction with many elements of the scenario, it offers a fun gameplay in which there isn't a single way to complete missions that require multiple objectives to be fullfilled, all while offering a robust challenge. It's a pity that the game is not especially daring, but it's a fun single player and the online should grant it a lenghty lifespan.

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8.6 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 is an excellent step forward for the franchise bringing vast environments that are filled with unique challenges to tackle.

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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2022

Sniper Elite 5 hits the excellence mark dead center with a game that dares to innovate without breaking the formula that we all know and love.

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