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Overall, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered was an exceptional experience. They’ve really upped the graphics here and the performance, while at times lowering slightly, generally ran really smoothly.
Whilst not the best Sniper Elite game in the franchise, Sniper Elite V2 is certainly worth a look at if you’ve not played it before or have fond memories of it. The remaster has done wonders to the games visuals, pushing the resolution along with various enhancements to the lighting, shadows and textures – it’s never looked so pretty! Not only that, with the addition of a performance mode (I was playing on the PS4 Pro so I’m not sure of this on other models), the gameplay swaps from a solid 30fps to a buttery smooth 60fps at the blink of an eye. There’s just something therapeutic about sniping down Nazis in 60fps, watching their innards crumble in slow motion…
Sniper Elite v2 Remastered is from its technical point of view a well made second part of a series, which managed to achieve through little adjustements a lot of depth and established himself in the videogame landscape. Even though the remaster misses many of the advantages of his successors and its linearity can be a little bit boring, interested new entrants and Fans, who are searching for a little snack until Sniper Elite 5, should give it a buy.
Review in German | Read full review
There is so much I really wanted to love about it. But small annoyances do add up: inconsistent AI, limited control options, and slightly repetitive mission structure to name a few.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered brings a classic into the modern age. There are plenty of new bells and whistles, but the core gameplay and design remain the same. For better and worse.
7 years after its original release, Sniper Elite V2 feels outdated, even with new graphics and extra levels. Nevertheless we still like the steallth elements, the realistic setting and the killcam.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a solid remaster that allows you to experience the campaign, DLC levels, and visceral, satisfying shooting the game is known for again in 2019. Some aspects of the game have not seen much of an upgrade if any upgrade at all, with the game's AI and the audio system showing its age. Despite that, the game is an enjoyable way to hop back into Rebellion's classic franchise.
Despite dated mechanics, Sniper Elite V2 looks gorgeous – I preferred 60 frames per second over 4K resolution – and is a must for the collection of fans of the franchise.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is an inconsistent remaster and stealth action experience, but those slow motion executions are as satisfying as ever. Its arcade-like scoring system with short missions also encourages improving previous runs.
It is hard to determine an exact value for this package. On the one hand, it is a good title with all of the additional content and not so new abilities, offered with a price of 30$, on the other hand, if you are someone who has already played the game, there is so little to extract out of this experience due to minimal changes in graphics and gameplay. It is worth noting that rebellion's decision to put a 30$ price point on this remaster is worth the praise. If you have not played Sniper Elite V2 before and you are a fan of sniper games, Sniper Elite V2 Remaster's low price point and high amount of content make it a no brainer for your money.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a decent package, and while it does show its age in some mechanical instances, this slice of nostalgia is still a great appetiser for the next big chapter in Fairburne's European safari.
Even if Sniper Elite V2 Remastered shows the signs of age, it's still an enjoyable sniping game. There are some problems (AI is far from being perfect), but fans of stealth/sniping games should give it a look.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is one of the best options for fans of sniper games, specially if you didn't play the original game. It is a valuable remastered game, graphically and technically. X Ray Kill-Cam is still amazing and the high quality in "simulating shooting with an sniper", made Sniper Elite V2 Remastered a good choice to play. There are still issues like weak and unbalanced A.I or not so good story-telling, but in the end Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a game that we can recommend it to you if you are looking for a nice and challenging sniper-stealth game.
Review in Persian | Read full review
If you came late to the series, never played V2 and are a fan, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a must-play and a great deal with all of the bundled items including the DLC. For those who have followed the series since the beginning, V2 Remastered does look much better and play much better but whether you wish to play through the same adventure again is a matter of personal taste. Just be aware that the gameplay is exactly how you remembered it, a far cry from the sequels.
Unfortunately, with a semi-dead multiplayer, very few people to play Cooperative mode with, you'll find that your enjoyability is slim pickings, but if you can enjoy it the way you would any single player game, then Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is right up your alley and remains one of the best sniper-focused games on the market.
SEV2R is a title that I could happily recommend to anyone new to the tactical sniping genre, or anyone looking for a little nostalgia after 5 years of having dabbled with the original.
A solid remaster job, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered offers ample reason to go back and prowl the streets of Nazi Germany, popping heads with impunity. There's a good suite of modes and extras on offer, and while the game itself is flawed, you'll still have fun with it.
While Sniper Elite V2 Remastered isn’t the series' high point, it does offer a fine opportunity to sample its most enjoyable features – including scouting entire locations and taking incredible shots at even more incredible distances – on a brand new platform. However, while its long-range action is as gripping as ever, the more traditional run-and-gun sections stick out like a sore thumb, and the absense of auto-saving can lead to some frustrating moments.
For series veterans, there's not a huge improvement over the original, but if you like snazzier graphics this may well give you a reason to give SE V2 another blast, if only to tide you over for the many months until Sniper Elite 5 is released.
It's fortunate that the series' brutal kill-cam's and strategic emphasis in gameplay persist here, as it's clear that V2 Remastered is far from complete a package the "remastered" brand might suggest.
Still and if you're desperate for sniping on the go…then Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is perhaps your only choice. Plus, it does feature all of the title's DLC. I would, however, wait for a price drop and/or enter with lowered expectations.
All of this makes it hard to argue that anyone new to the series should try V2 Remastered. It offers too many 2012 issues in a prettier 2019 package. However, if you're already a fan, these poorly aged issues are more forgiving, making Sniper Elite V2 Remastered worth aiming for.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered has dated gameplay that’s a stark reminder at how much the series has improved with Sniper Elite 3 and Sniper Elite 4. When examining this game as a purely standalone experience, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a solid game that benefits from improved visuals and a way for those who haven’t experienced this series with a better way of doing so. This game’s influence is one to be remembered, and is captured so well with this remaster.
Overall, the game's remaster is average at best, and the only demographic that will truly be interested in it is the one that grew up with the original and want to relive their glory days sniping Nazis, zombies, and Nazi zombies.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered isn't a terrible game, but it feels outdated and completely outclassed in 2019. While its x-ray exterminations are still appealing, it's just about the only factor making up this package that could turn one's head in today's world. Simply put, there are just so many better experiences you could have through the scope of a sniper rifle, including those sequels that make up the very franchise in question.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a conflicted game. It's one part phenomenal sniping experience and one part clunky, run-of-the-mill third-person shooting gallery full of awful AI. If you're able to overlook its glaring faults, there's fun to be derived from its attention to realism in its sniping and its brilliant bullet cam gore, but overall, the one's best left in the past.