Through the years my friends and I have tried out just about every single shooter game that has been put out. Shooter games are often times defined as a “genre” of game. Some of you really get in to the sports games such as, “Madden Football, or NCAA Football”. For my friends and I it has always been shooter games. Games that put you on the battlefield fighting for survival. We have played everything from the early days of, “James Bond Golden Eye” on the Nintendo 64; to countless hours playing the original “Halo”.
There was this fairly unknown game that was on the original Xbox that made a huge impact on most of us that played it. That game was called, “Sniper Elite”.
Now this past week the makers of this awesome game released the latest version as a free playable demo over the Xbox Live Marketplace and on all other gaming platforms. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see that this game has been revamped and upgraded to take full advantage of the better graphics that today’s consoles can push out.
Sniper Elite V2 is coming out on May 1, 2012. I have played the demo and I can tell you that this game is going to be a huge hit. Sniper Elite V2 is different than most shooter games because it focuses primarily on making the gamer feel like a real World War II sniper. What I mean by that is that the game implements mechanics that most shooter games skip over. As a sniper you have to deal with things like wind, and range when you’re trying to line up a perfect shot to take down an enemy. Staying hidden is a big part of this game as well, and this time around they have added something called a “ghost image”. This is a very neat looking graphic that displays an image of where exactly you were when you were seen by the enemy.
The biggest thing that people really love about this game is something called the, “kill cam”. This is a video sequence that occurs every time that you line up a perfect shot. The game will cut to a video scene of your bullet leaving the barrel and you will follow it as it flies through the air to it’s target. I would say that this game is not for the younger audience by any means. It does display some pretty gory kill shots in these cut sequences.
Sniper Elite V2 also is going to take advantage of all of the social gaming platforms like Xbox Live and the Playstation Network. There will be a cooperative mode as well as other modes that allow you to play with your friends.
If you are a fan of shooter games; then Sniper Elite V2 is one that you simply can’t pass up. This time around; they did it right!