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Sniper Elite 5 (2022) is the latest game in the shooting simulation series that focuses on tactical third-person combat, advanced gun physics, traversal and an enhanced slow motion kill camera. With realistic environments and real-world locations, customise your character and weapon combinations to fight your way to the ideal sniping location to take on your opponent.

You play in 1944 as part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany. Elite marksman Karl Fairburne makes contact with the French Resistance and uncovers a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken.

Although this is a game about shooting enemy soldiers in the head, the attention to realism and detail make this as much a historical experience as entertainment. You need patience and planning as well as a steady hand and quick reactions. Real-world locations have been captured using photogrammetry and data modelling to recreate a living, immersive environment, and multiple infiltration and extraction points.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sniper Elite 5 24 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation game with Action, Fighting and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. There's also an online co-operative mode for 2-4 players where you try and survive waves of enemies. There's an online competitive mode for 2-16 players.

Players can also join your campaign experience either to Invade as an enemy sniper, or to assist you as a second sniper for tricky situation.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong violence. This game contains realistic violence, with blood effects used and characters falling to the ground when shot. Sometimes, the effects of bullets on a body are shown in slow-motion, with an 'X-ray' view of the character's body as the bullet passes through, puncturing organs and shattering bones. However, these images are anatomical in nature rather than particularly gory.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Sniper Elite 5 usually costs £6.99 to £79.99.
 

Sniper Elite 3

PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £29.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £29.99

Sniper Elite 4

XBox Store Xbox One £49.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £47.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

Steam Store PC £39.99

Sniper Elite 4 Digital Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £74.99

Sniper Elite 5

XBox Store Xbox X|S £54.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £54.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation Store PS5 £54.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

PlayStation Store PS4 £54.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

Steam Store PC £44.99

Sniper Elite 5 Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £79.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £79.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £79.99

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered

XBox Store Xbox One £29.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £29.99
Steam Store PC £6.99

Sniper Elite VR

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
Steam Store PC £22.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/05/2022, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Simulation (Action, Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 45 features

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Rebellion (@Rebellion)


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