Sniper Elite V2
Holz Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:05am
DLCs and whether they're worth it or not...
So I just finished the regular campaign which I had split over the past few days.

And it's been fun and totally worth it! The only thing that actually annoyed me were the extremely repetitive phrases from the enemy soldiers. ("Er ist hier irgendwo!")

But the sniping and the amazing bullet and x-ray kill cam made up for everything, and that's what really counted for me.

So then I was looking at the DLCs and, with some hesitation, I decided to try the Sniper Elite V2 - Kill Hitler + 2 Rifles one for 6.99 EUR ($9.63 USD). I couldn't care less about the weapons but I thought another mission would be fun.

The description reads:
As the Thousand Year Reich collapses, you have received intelligence that Adolf Hitler is returning to Berlin on board his personal train. Intercept it as it waits at the station. One brief opportunity to do what so many wish had been done – Kill Hitler!

Alright, so I started the mission and spawned at the train station. I walked up the hill right next to it, and killed a few soldiers on the way up. Then Hitler and some soldiers arrived near the train station. Hitler was hiding and the soldiers were killed by me, along with a few more waves of soldiers that arrived. Then, Hitler was running towards the train and was shot by me. The end.

Yeah, that's all, basically a few waves of soldiers to kill. The whole mission took me about 15 minutes. I don't think that's worth 10 bucks. I assume it's similar with the other DLCs?

As I said, I've really enjoyed the game but this DLC felt like a rip-off to be honest. ._.
Last edited by Holz; Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:07am
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BORNWILD Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:07am 
Yep the whole game was fun but got boreing in about 1 week I no longer play it.
BORNWILD Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:07am 
Have you tried plating co op or multiplayer ?
JadedHaze Dec 31, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
:cwat:Good tip ....yes it does seem like ppl are paying too much for this DLC:confused::frown:. think i will pass on download.
The co-op is fun with friends, I found the multiplayer very difficult to see enemy.
JadedHaze Dec 31, 2013 @ 2:17pm 
Oh by the way just wanted to add, that the game concept is excellent and I probably will get next release of it. This game does need more missions.
DZ Dec 31, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
from gamersgate i got the game+ all dlc for $10. it was definitely worth it.
EagleWatch Dec 31, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
Actually, the 3 others DLC offer you different missions. These are wide-open maps, if you're familiar to the first Sniper Elite game, meaning you can do the same mission over and over again, without doing the same thing, or going the same way. It's going apart from the whole campaign and the Hitler DLC. It's basically a rip-off indeed, for that Hitler DLC. Most players pay for the thrill to kill the guy. In the maps, creativity at its most, it's great. Being aware of your surroundings never had any sense in this game until these open maps DLCs. Not to mention the new weapons you can bring in all game modes.

I really enjoyed St-Pierre for the entire village at your disposal, dubbed with challlenging achievements to do. I liked the Landwehr Canal for a big complex map, where enemy number is high and where you could mess up a very important nazi meeting. I enjoyed the Neudorf Outpost for it has the only mission objective not kill-related. Basically, a lost fuel dump in a land, a small town and a big city.

They're good. Hitler is just for Hitler. And the weapons I enjoyed playing the campaign again through. Different feeling.
Last edited by EagleWatch; Dec 31, 2013 @ 5:09pm
Holz Dec 31, 2013 @ 6:07pm 
Thanks for all the feedback.

Yes, I've tried co-op and multiplayer but I considered this to be a singleplayer adventure for me to begin with, and it did a good job on that.

From what you're describing, the other DLCs might not be as disappointing, and they're half as expensive too.
Right now I'm rather considering checking out the first Sniper Elite (which I haven't played) than getting any of those DLCs, though.

And I'm definitely looking forward to playing the third part whenever it'll be released.
BORNWILD Dec 31, 2013 @ 6:11pm 
Only reason I bought it was because it was only $7.50 at the time
triplanesubs739 Dec 31, 2013 @ 9:12pm 
Just watch out for the SEv1.The mines and tripwires are just like the real world items !!! They are just as deadly to you as to the enemy.SEv2 some how got friend or foe mines and tripwires about 25 years too early.Plus there are no"easy" assist missions.If you can find a copy of Bradley Games Guide to Sniper Elite V1,GET IT !!! It will explain wind driff of bullets,bullet drop,and all the other info which SEv2 didn't explain.My copy has been used so many times,that its now in a loose leaf notebook with all the pages in clear plastic holders,all in the right order.
Last edited by triplanesubs739; Dec 31, 2013 @ 9:13pm
[cc] JJ Jan 1, 2014 @ 2:45am 
try and get into the multiplayer side of the game as its brilliant and still populated with a great bunch of people.
DLC was hit n miss as i was not keen on Hitler or even St Pierre,however google them as you will get them so cheap now and Neudorf outpost is brilliant online.
KaoS Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:55am 
DLCs are solid, but they are just more of the same. Not worth regular price.
OH, you don't buy stuff outside sale. DLCs are always overpriced - that's the nature of things.

Originally posted by The Old Man:
Have you tried plating co op or multiplayer ?
Have you tried editing posts?

Originally posted by triplanesubs739:
Why waste money on a guide? You can easily find similar info on the internet - for free. YT, gamefaqs or else.
Last edited by KaoS; Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:56am
Flava Clown Jan 1, 2014 @ 5:25am 
I bought the DLC of off GamersGate when they were 66% off and it was a "buy 4 pay 3" offer. I would NOT pay full price for them. The Hitler DLC while the most expansive is also the worst, the shortest and the most boring one.
The other DLC have some replay value since they are open enough to offer different ways to reach their mission goal.
JayDeath Jan 1, 2014 @ 7:06am 
This was my sleeper hit of last year. All of the dlc is fantastic too. I played through the sp campaign twice. Great price for a great game!
lubbetass Jan 1, 2014 @ 7:49am 
Originally posted by Holz:
"Er ist hier irgendwo!"

Famous last words.
Heretic Tom Jan 1, 2014 @ 8:19am 
I bought all four, played the three that aren't "kill hitler" once each and played "kill hitler" 1000+ times. I still kill him at least twice a week.
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