Warning: Expect me to quote Inglourious Basterds a lot in this review.
Oh how I love to kill me every son of a bitch I find wearin’ a Nazi uniform. That is why I was excited when they announced Sniper Elite 4 and even more delighted to find out how it fulfills all my Nazi killing desires.
Once the dominating genre back in the day, World War II is now an era very few games explore today. That means it’s hard to find a title that will reconnect gamers with the joy of killing every damn dirty Nazi in sight. Thankfully the few games that are made do make the experience worth it and Sniper Elite 4 is one such title.
Sniper Elite is one of those series that started weak but the development team learned their lesson and improved the overall experience in the sequels. Sniper Elite 4 continues that tradition by improving on the foundation of its predecessor while offering gamers a solid experience.
The story follows the events of Sniper Elite III only this time is set during the Italian campaign in 1943. Players are once again put in the role of OSS Agent Karl Fairburne, who is tasked with assisting the resistance forces against the Italian Fascists and Nazi forces. The overall story is basically kill Nazi’s, what more do you need.
First of all, I do have to give the development team kudos for creating a cleaver title that requires players to think instead of going full blown Leroy Jenkins. Personally I do love going to town on Nazi’s but I also gotta respect creativity.
Like its predecessor, the game is a third person stealth action game were player must use the environment to their advantage to take out the target. The X-Ray kill cam is also back, allowing you to see the damage you did with a sniper rifle (including shooting a Nazi in the dick).
Killing Nazi’s is always fun, but I did have a few minor problems with Sniper Elite 4. The AI looks like it has improved slightly but I do feel that it needs more work. Also, why does this game even have multiplayer? There is nothing more annoying about a game when a multiplayer feature has been shoehorned in and it adds nothing to the experience.
So if you’re not a fan of teaching Nazi’s a lesson in humanity then you will really enjoy playing Sniper Elite 4. It’s an improvement over its predecessor and you will truly enjoy shooting every son of a bitch wearin’ a Nazi uniform in the dick.
Final Score: 8/10
Disclaimer: The game used for this review was purchased at GameStop.