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Reinstall: Sniper Elite V2

Craig Pearson at

Reinstall invites you to join us in revisiting classics of PC gaming days gone by. This week, Craig plays a hidden object game with bullets in Sniper Elite V2.

You, there: put down that spoon and tub of Nutella and go to a window, preferably one with a rural view. If you can’t find one, you’re out of fun as far as this paragraph is concerned. Just skip to the middle of the second and lament your windowless world. The rest of you, take time to absorb everything that you can see. Scan everywhere. Give it all a really good, hard look. Don’t rush. Done that?

Now how many Nazis did you see? Be honest! Any number above zero and you should probably move. The reason I ask is because when I go to the window, even though there are no mid-20th century German national socialists visible, I worry that there might be dozens. Is that a fascist fumbling in the foliage, or was it just the wind? Might that broken wall conceal someone? I might sound unreasonably paranoid, but if you’ve played Sniper Elite V2’s multiplayer as much as I have, you begin to realise the evil that could inhabit every bush.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 release date announced, shoot men from far away in March

Tom Senior at

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Become the bane of enemy soldiers who can't quite take cover properly in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. City Interactive will bring their CryEngine 3 powered sniper sim to PC next March. It'll hit Europe on March 16, and the US on March 20. The in-game footage above is taken from Sniper's Gamescom showing, and feels a lot like Call of Duty 4's Chernobyl level, in which you spend a lot of time dressed as a bush, being told what to do by another man dressed as a bush. But imitating greenery is the second most exciting thing about being a sniper. The first is the feeling of god-like power as you hover your sights over a distant, unaware foe. Expect plenty of that come March 2012.

Sniper Elite V2 coming to PC

Joe Russell at

After an overwhelming response from PC gamers, Rebellion announce that they plan to self-fund a PC version of their upcoming sharpshooter sequel, Sniper Elite V2.

The shooter was originally destined for a console only release, now it will be coming to PC, and Rebellion say they're determined to ensure that we won't be getting a shoddy port. Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has stated that the PC version "will be built specifically for PC to take advantage of the more flexible and powerful hardware, with strong support directly from Rebellion.”