3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Average at best,
This review is from: Sniper Elite V2 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Having played this game for a fair amount of time I am at a loss to explain how it is a GotY.
The ballistic mechanics are superb, sniping enemies is faultless.
However, the game has a large element of stealth about it. The cover system is poor and substandard, the controls are as clunky as an old ps1 game and lack fluidity, and the worst of all is the AI.
One shot fired at an enemy on a first floor of a building 300m away from the first floor of another building prompts other AI sentries to know exactly what is going on, exactly where you are, and fire with unerring accuracy from 250m+ with sub-machine guns within less than a second. This game should have included more mechanics for stealth and hiding, and enemies should have to actually see you. A sniper should be able to take a few shots from a good vantage position, or from such a great distance cause the AI to take cover.
All of the work went into the sniping mechanics and the developers left the rest of the game elements behind.