Sniper Elite 5 Reviews
The sniping in Sniper Elite 5 is still as gruesomely satisfying as in previous games, but various aspects of the game’s design actively take the spotlight away from it, making for a clunky and frustrating shooter.
Sniper Elite 5 already aims low by being only a small improvement upon its underwhelming predecessor, but it still manages to fall short of its target.
Sniper Elite 5 offered more of the same, the series needs renewal and innovation, but if you love the series, you will find excellent content, but without new features.
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Sniper Elite 5 falls short of its primary influence, but it also falls within its own merits. Its restricted level design, weak features, and perplexing A.I. make it a terrible stealth game only momentarily improved by its repetitive sniper tactics. Sniper Elite's essential components of tact and stealth remain, but the game's balancing flaws have been addressed, allowing players to concentrate on the game's primary appeal: enjoyment. Fun exists in the game, but it's not where you want it.
Combining the shooting action of Sniper Elite with the replayability of Hitman sounds like a winning idea. But is it?
The gameplay mechanics and open world that felt fresh and fun in 2017 now feel outdated and stale. Combine this with levels that lack interesting vantage points or unique ways to kill enemies, and it wasn’t long before my immersion into the wacky world of Sniper Elite 5 went up in smoke.
Sniper Elite 5 let me down. I expected the next generation of this franchise. Instead, we got Sniper Elite 4.5. If Rebellion Developments hopes to continue this series down the line, they’ll need to return to the drawing board and bring something fresh next time.
There's not much about Sniper Elite 5 that's particularly remarkable. That, however, didn't stop the visceral X-Ray kills and the simple act of mowing down Nazis to see me through to the end of its campaign. There are plenty of other games out there that do stealth, action, or World War II better, yet the series' formula is very much its own and does manage to carry a game that otherwise struggles to do anything interesting.
Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.
Sniper Elite 5 is a tactical shooter that rewards players who take in their surroundings and plan their move before diving in. It's a lot of fun, but if you weren't a fan of the series before then chances this one isn't for you either.
Sniper Elite 5 is a solid stealth action title, even if it occasionally misses its mark.
Sniper Elite veterans will enjoy it, no matter the issues
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Sniper Elite 5 is a perfect example of a game that is just good. There are no real glitches or screen tearing and the game plays really well on the PS5. The graphics look fine, even if the character designs are a little questionable. The problem arises with the game becoming predictable and boring. However, the devs saw this coming – hence half the game being online. So even though playing through the campaign with a friend is fun, it’s not worth the price, in my opinion.
Rebellion Games has been quietly refining this formula for 10 years. The studio found an enthusiastic audience, among whom are other writers at this very site. You already likely know if you are interested in Sniper Elite 5.
Sniper Elite 5 is a mediocre Experience that doesn't even try to surpass its predecessors. Nevertheless, you'll have a fun time piercing some skulls and limbs!
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There is no denying that Sniper Elite 5 is the best game yet by Rebellion and the most complete entry in the series, but could it take the franchise to the next level and transform it from a mediocre experience to a top of the bar shooter? The answer is probably no.
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Sniper Elite 5 is a really fun time, but it's bogged down by a dull story, graphical glitches and boring characters.
If you've liked the previous iterations of Sniper Elite, you'll only find this an enhanced and more enjoyable update. It may not convert sceptics, but this is still the best game in the series and it's the perfect time to jump into the franchise in all its dirt-hugging, ball-blasting glory.
Sniper Elite 5 is held back by a presentation stuck in the past and a forgettable story. Ultimately well-designed missions, player freedom, and great moment-to-moment gameplay win out. Resulting in a game that is fun on your own or with a friend.
Sniper Elite 5 is undeniably a better game than its predecessors. Every level is packed modestly with things to do, and the kills are endlessly enjoyable. But some antiquated design choices, a done-to-death setting, and a ho-hum story keep it from reaching its full potential. It's a shame too, because at its core Sniper Elite 5 is one of the best Sniper experiences you can play right now, it's just everything else that's letting it down.