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Textures High

Sniper Elite V2 isn’t even a decade old yet, but the folks at Rebellion have put a fresh coat of paint on it. Much like most modern re-masters, this appears to mostly be to put out a version on consoles. But PC gamers can grab it too, and if you already have the original version, you get a sizable discount on this one. Let’s cut to the chase and take a look at the game’s recommended specs.

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i3-2100 or AMD A8-5600K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5570 (2GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel CPU Core i7-3770
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX570 or Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

REVIEWER’S PC:

    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7-870
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX 950

For starters, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered‘s recommended specs are much, much too high. My rig was able to run the game at a solid 60 FPS with everything maxed out, save for supersampling. But even with that up to 4x, I still got over 30 FPS. Suffice to say, you’ll be able to run this game well with damn near anything. Which makes sense, because even with new textures and lighting, this is still a 7-year-old game.

Graphical options

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered display options

It’s not exactly a robust set of options, but Sniper Elite V2 Remastered gets the job done. And since almost none of it is all that demanding, it’s likely that getting that 60 frames won’t be much of a problem. However, without supersampling turned on, the game can look fairly jaggy. Any decent rig can almost certainly handle that, however. Take a look at some pictures with these features on maximum and then on low.

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Textures High

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered textures low

Textures Low

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Shadows High

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Shadows Low

Shadows Low

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Anisotropic Filtering On

Anisotropic Filtering On

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Anisotropic Filtering Off

Anisotropic Filtering Off

Draw Distance On

Draw Distance Max

Draw Distance Off

Draw Distance Low

Supersampling On

Supersampling Max

Supersampling Off

Supersampling Low

Ambient Occlusion On

Ambient Occlusion On

Ambient Occlusion Off

Ambient Occlusion Off

Control options

As you’d likely expect, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered has fully customizable keyboard and mouse support, including mouse acceleration and sensitivity options. If you want to artificially make the game massively harder, you can even snipe your enemies with a controller instead, as the game has controller support with the appropriate prompts and everything.

New Year’s resolution

One surprising issue I had upon running the game for the first time was one that I definitely haven’t seen on a newly-released product in some time. Once I booted it up, the game was way too zoomed-in when I increased the resolution to 1080p. As always, the fix for that was simple. I just turned off high-dpi scaling via the .exe properties after navigating to local files. It’s not a big deal, but I didn’t expect to see that pop up in a game like this.

Overall, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered runs really well and has pretty much all the standard features one would expect. I was really pleased with the steady framerate and texture work the game has on display. The game itself may have issues, but it’s not a demanding title at all.

Andrew Farrell
Andrew Farrell has an extreme hearing sensitivity called hyperacusis that keeps him away from all loud noises.  Please do not throw rocks at his window.  That is rude.  He loves action and rpg games, whether they be AAA or indie.  He does not like sports games unless the sport is Baseketball.

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