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Stay On Target: Sniper Elite 3 Multiplayer Trailer

'This looks like a nice place to stop for some sandwiches'.

I find Sniper Elite‘s fascination with face-breaking slow-motion bullet impacts somewhat grotesque, because I’m exactly the kind of hand-wringing, self-loathing videogame journalist the internet commenters warned you about. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the core idea of hunkering down behind some crumbling buildings, fearing for my life and timidly scanning the treeline for fascists. It only means I’d rather play Sniper Elite V2’s multiplayer, where pace necessitated fewer lovingly rendered shots of severed bollocks and where the presence of other players created far greater tension.

Good news, then! Not only am I getting to the point of this news story, but the point is this: Sniper Elite 3 expands the series’ multiplayer offering considerably, and there’s a trailer below.

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Penetrating Insight: Sniper Elite 3 Killcam Dev Diary

Bullet to the brainpan, squish.

It’s rare that videogame violence makes me feel uncomfortable. After all, it’s just polygons, only code. I like the idea of games that purposefully make me feel uncomfortable with the heinous acts I commit – in ways more nuanced or subtle than po-faced script writing, at least. But I don’t think that’s what Sniper Elite 3 is going for with its X-Ray killcam. I think it’s going for, “hey bullets are awesome, look at how badass they are.”

The developer diary below outlines the changes to the system in their next World War 2 sniping sim.
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Rebellion’s Evil Genius Online In Open Beta… Again?

I’m getting the strangest feeling of deja vu. Rebellion – developers behind the mediocre Alien Vs Predator reboot, and the abysmal Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Something nonsense – recently announced a Facebook version of Evil Genius, now in open beta. Um, it’s not 2010, right? This already happened. As Alec reported three years ago, a game was up on Facebook and there to play. The link’s dead now, but it happened. We’re not mad. It happened. Now everyone else, including Rebellion, seems to have forgotten this, it’s happening all over again.

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What’s In Your Head: Sniper Elite – Nazi Zombie Army 2

As we approach the twilight of 2013, I can’t engage in my favourite hobby without hitting a zombie. I’m talking, of course, about swinging a dead cat. Before you call the authorities, take note that the cat isn’t properly dead and I certainly didn’t harm it in any way. The mewling monstrosity is mostly dead, meaning that in some ways it’s just another zombie on the corpse vine. The rotters are everywhere, from Austin to Shakespeare, and the tainted tide shows no signs of letting up. On Halloween, the dead are going back to Berlin in Rebellion’s Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. I thought the original had the most appropriate title for a vidya game ever but popping a ‘2’ on the end makes it absolutely perfect.

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Cast A Beady Eye On This Sniper Elite 3 Trailer

Ah, the Snipe Master 3000. The discerning sniper's choice.
Gaming confession time. I’ll tell you all a secret if you respond with one of your own. Here’s mine: I have played 31 hours of Sniper Elite V2. I have a good reason, though. I got a bit sucked into the multiplayer. In some way, the multiplayer solved a lot of the issues I had with the single-player game: the levels are non linear, and deathmatch on the right server is definitely tense fun. It’s not a great game, but it did generate a series of interesting experiences for me. So I’m wee bit interested in Sniper Elite 3, even after watching the trailer.
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Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie 2 Is Happening For Some Reason

Did you miss me? Did you even have *time* to miss me?

You might remember that John tried out a little bit of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army a while back. And by “a bit,” I mean “a bit over half an hour.” Then he quit playing forever, tore out his own brain stem, and offered it as a chew toy for a pack of encroaching, maggot-riddled undead mongrels. Such were the depths of his loathing for Rebellion’s not-particularly-rebellious spin-off. So of course the developer’s making another. Naturally. It’ll be out this year, because why not release a sequel months after the obviously rushed original? Maybe it’ll be a little better this time? Somehow? We can only hope.

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I Played Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army For Half An Hour

It's even made cheerful old Hitler all grumpy.

And that’s as much as I think any human should have to.

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Deadshot: Sniper Elite – Nazi Zombie Army Is Out

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is quite possibly the last game that will ever be made. The title itself is the culmination of everything that has been achieved in the field of interactive entertainment. As the game is now out, I’ve honoured the occasion by making a short list of important occurrences in the launch trailer. You can find them, and it, below.

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Rebellion’s Mystery Game… Sniper Elite With Zombie Nazis

Come on now. That seems entirely unnecessary, Mr Soldier Man.

A couple weeks ago, Richard – that mad master of international intrigue and puns, our resident pioneer of spiderfear – stumbled across a teaser video for a mystery project from Sniper Elite creator Rebellion/2000AD. It was all spooky-like and featured running, which is the kind of thing that prompts one of three responses from a person: 1) Zombies? 2) Zombies! or 3) [Drawn-out sigh] …Zombies. And yep, sure enough, here’s Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army. You can probably guess what it’s about, but just in case, a trailer stirs beneath the break’s loamy soils, courtesy of Digital Spy.

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Fiendishly Cryptic: 2000AD Teases Upcoming Game

The Running Dead? Maybe just The Running Dead To Be.

“One man is utterly alone amidst the chaos of war,” warns the YouTube summary. “But there are worse things to fear than bombs and bullets here…” What could this mystery game be?

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Headshotter Well Good: Sniper Elite V2 Expands

Hey, that actually looks pretty great. I should probably play it instead of just indulgently posting cat photos

Rebellion’s Sniper Elite V2 was quite good but not great, wasn’t it? Come on, do my job for me, I’m tired. Also lazy. Also playing Retro City Rampage (WIT very soon) has fried my ability to concentrate on anything. Kill me, basically.

My point, if indeed I do have one, is that the quite good Sniper Elite V2 has some DLC, and hopefully that is quite good too.
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The RPS Verdict: Sniper Elite V2


World War II shooter Sniper Elite V2 has topped the all-format charts in the UK for the past couple of weeks, which meant it was time to turn the searchlight of RPS judgement on this high flier. Was it one of the great FPS sniping experiences? Or had Rebellion really just given everyone a good excuse to put a bullet in Hitler? Turns out that without his robot-suit, he wasn’t so tough.

Jim and Adam got together to talk killcams, testicles, and Thief with a rifle.
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Scope And Gory: Sniper Elite V2 Demo

The demo for Sniper Elite V2 is now available on Steam, having previously been holed up in consoleland, waiting for a chance to break from cover and dash across to nestle inside your tower. Once there, it’ll scan the room for enemies to gratuitously shoot in the spleen. The level provided, which has been specially tweaked for demonstration purposes, does contain some sniping, although I can’t comment on the amount of elitism. There’s apparently a lot more running between cover than I expected, non-sniper gun rattling away, and there’s a bit of sneaking and stealth-killing as well. Then everything blows up.

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