The fourth part of the series of tactical shooters from the Sniper Elite, a direct sequel to Sniper Elite III: Afrika. The title action takes place in Italy in 1943. Players play a sniper whose task is to support the Italian resistance movement and the Allied Forces to take control of the whole of the Apennine Peninsula.
The Sniper Elite series is one of the few that focuses solely on playing the sniper. The cycle created by the Rebellion team debuted in 2005 with a game called Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945; Although it has not been staggeringly successful, it has earned the respect of the players and has seen several subsequent hits and a side-by-side Zombie Army miniseries. The next full-fledged part is the Sniper Elite 4 for personal computers. This release is slightly different from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. First of all, there are changes in graphics – holders of sufficiently powerful computers can enjoy additional effects, higher resolution, etc. Also, PC games appeared only in digital version, activated on Steam. The box release is only available on Sony and Microsoft.
This is where the differences between the editions end. The gameplay, modes, etc. are the same on each of the hardware platforms. Also the bonuses added to the pre-orders were identical (minicamp purpose: Führer and a pack of camouflage camouflage skins).
At Sniper Elite 4, we are again directing Karl Fairburne’s actions, known from previous parts of the sniper cycle, which is sent from North Africa to the Apennine Peninsula. He is tasked with the Italian resistance movement to prepare the ground for the forthcoming Allied invasion of the German occupied Italy and to thwart the Nazis’ plans to create a “miraculous weapon”.
Sniper Elite 4 extends the solution we could find in Sniper Elite III: Afrika. Our task is to eliminate further set targets, although the main missions have been diverted to side challenges. These can be done in any order; We also have full freedom in the way they are implemented. The extensive sandboxes in this regard give a lot of room to play; We must, however, consider German patrols, installations and military vehicles. The maps – significantly larger than those from the previous series – represent Nazi fortifications, picturesque Italian towns, forests and monasteries.
As a sniper game, we take into account not only enemy positions, but also higher levels of difficulty, such as the strength and direction of the wind or the impact of gravity on the ball flight path. In addition, for the first time in a series’ history, the player has the ability to zero the telescope depending on the distance to the target. Also developed is a set of Karl moves, which can now climb to previously inaccessible constructions.
The campaign can be solo or cooperative for two people. In Sniper Elite 4 on PC platform Windows also has a lack of multiplayer games, which offer several fun modes, known from the previous series and fight against the next wave of opponents.
Sniper Elite hardware requirements 4
Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 4 GB Graphics Card GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 480 or better, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 2 GB Graphics Card GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit