We've had a chance to spend some time with 505 Games' demo of Sniper Elite V2, which launched this past week and wanted to share some footage and insight on what we've experience.
Rebellion Developments blew us all away back in 2005 with it's brutally authentic sniping simulation and tactical gameplay in Sniper Elite. Well, they're back in a major way with Sniper Elite V2. The ame touts an incredibly immersive experience, where you find yourself totally locked in to your current objective, wondering where the next enemy will appear or whether the coast is as clear as it first appears through your binoculars.
Leave the run 'n' gun mentality at the door, because Sniper Elite V2 requires a sharp wit and intelligent tactics. We played on Sniper Elite mode, the highest difficulty level, and had to promptly switch back down to Marksman, the next level down until we built our skills up. The physics and ballistics engine that powers the game is impressive. Gravity, wind, elevation, heart rate and more all play into each shot that you take.