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Posted: 2 weeks ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Sniper Elite 5 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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 26/05/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 43 features

Developer: Rebellion (@Rebellion)

Players: 1 (2 online)




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

Play StylePlay Style

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:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 because it features sustained depictions of violence towards human characters and moderate violence. Player can use contemporary weapons to kill enemy soldiers, those killed by firearms respond in a realistic manner, this is accompanied by some blood splatter. Explosions will not cause any dismemberment etc. Game has a special 'X-Ray Kill Cam' where you see an internal view of the body as the bullet passes through penetrating organs causing them to burst. Bullets are also seen breaking bones and teeth.
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.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

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.


Our Sniper Elite 5 Accessibility Report documents 43 accessibility features:
In the campaign you can select Difficulty and also extensively adjust various aspects of the simulation gameplay. You can also adjust enemy awareness of your presence and other deeper settings. In competitive mode the difficulty settings not available. There are on-demand Tutorials and options to adjust frequency.

There's an an Aim Assist that makes targeting enemies easier. The Empty Lung ability is always available and enables you to slow time while scoping in to aim. It can only be used for a limited time, but you can just wait for it to recharge.

When in Focus Mode the visuals go black and white and highlight nearby enemies and key objects. This, along with tagging enemies, aids visual identification of where enemies are and what strategy to take. You can't run or shoot in Focus Mode.

You can adjust the size of Menu text and some Head Up Display text, although this only makes a minor difference. You can also adjust the Colour and Background Opacity of text as well as other game elements. Specifically, you adjust the colour of the enemy Marker Tags that are useful for the stealth system.

Vibration is used to indicate when you are hit, along with visual and audible feedback. Vibration also mirrors audio when "Sound Mask" sounds in the game that mean you can shoot without being heard. You can turn off X-Ray vision of kills and Kill Cameras to reduce the level of gore. However, the game will still include blood and injury detail.

3 gamepad control presets are available, each with a Left-Handed variants, but there's not full button remapping on gamepads. There are separate sensitivity settings for Look, Scope and Ironsights.

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