Sniper Elite 4 Review Roundup
What do critics think of Sniper Elite 4?
February 14, the most romantic of days, sees the launch of Sniper Elite 4, the most romantic of video games. Okay, perhaps not romantic, but according to our Sniper Elite 4 review, enjoyable at least.
But what do other critics think of Rebellion's latest sniping adventure? Well you can take a look at a collection of reviews below, or for a wider view on Sniper Elite 4's critical reception, check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic.
- Game: Sniper Elite 4
- Developer: Rebellion
- Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Release: February 14
- Price: US $60 / £40 / AU $100
For more info on the action title, check out some recent coverage here:
- Sniper Elite 4 Co-Op Let's Play
- Sniper Elite 4 PS4 Pro Support Detailed
- Sniper Elite 4 Australian-Exclusive Collector's Edition Announced
GameSpot -- 8/10
"Sniper Elite 4 feels like a natural progression for this series, as Rebellion continues to refine its systems and put a greater emphasis on the long-range shooting it does so well. Its stealth and action mechanics may be simplistic, but they're functional and regularly enjoyable. And the maps--with their impressive scale, open-ended objectives, and clever level design--coalesce these disparate systems into a creative and fulfilling whole. There are still some issues with AI inconsistency, a bland story, and some dull competitive multiplayer, but it finally feels like this series is living up to its long-standing potential." -- Richard Wakeling [Full review]
The Guardian -- 3/5
"Sniper Elite 4 is a bloody, good-looking but generic World War II shooter that sufficiently entertains but rarely ever surprises. It really is testament to the gruesome enjoyability of those hyper gory killcams that, even after four games, the sniping continues to be satisfying enough to warrant a look in. Sniper Elite 4 doesn't miss its target, then, but it plays things safe enough to guarantee the kill without any undue risks." -- Sam White [Full review]
IGN -- 8.3/10
"A lot of games tout the ability to "play how you want to play," but Sniper Elite 4's missions and mechanics actually are robust enough to back up that claim. Picking apart the Nazi war machine piece by piece, using whatever plan comes to mind, is a blast. The way it encourages you to stay mindful, experiment, and get better is a refreshing vote of confidence, even if it doesn't always reward the extra effort you’re putting in." -- Brian Albert [Full review]
Game Informer -- 7.75/10
"Sniper Elite 4 is a well-rounded experience that delivers on multiple fronts. The campaign is flexible and full of satisfying objectives, and I enjoyed jumping into missions with a friend. The unique collection of competitive multiplayer modes rounds out Sniper Elite 4, giving shooting fans a game that's worth a look despite its flaws." -- Brian Shea [Full review]
Eurogamer -- Recommended
"Rebellion has folded in the essence of stealth greats such as Splinter Cell and Metal Gear while keeping the characterful flavour of Sniper Elite itself, and for the first time it's not necessary to make any excuses on its behalf. Sniper Elite 4 is a really good video game. It's as simple as that." -- Martin Robinson [Full review]
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