Rebellion has announced that the highly acclaimed Sniper Elite series has been put up for a massive discount through the Humble Bundle which benefits developers and gives gamers the option to also donate to their charity of choice while bundling up games together that aren’t normally available at such a low cost. The Zombie Army Trilogy is also available for just $11.24 providing Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 1, 2, and 3 all in one neat package. Some other Rebellion titles including Battle Zone and Target Hitler are available at discount as well.
Humble Store is a respected PC Gaming marketplace which was created as a way to give gamers massive discounts on games while also promoting charity, game developer recognition, and themed game discovery of both indies and major titles. The Humble Bundle is a series of themed deals presented in this manner and led to the establishment of the Humble Store. Steam keys are provided with Humble Bundle sales these days, and at times additional DRM-Free versions of games are still distributed as direct downloads.
If you’re still on the fence about this week’s Humble Bundle check out some of our Reviews from this series:
When it debuted back in March of this year, Rebellion’s Zombie Army Trilogy was only available digitally in the States. Those who wanted a physical copy of the game, had to settle for purchasing the UK Import via Amazon.
Several listings popped up recently on retail sites– including Amazon and Target, suggesting a retail version would release on July 21st for PS4 and Xbox One. Today the developer has confirmed this to be true via their twitter account.
ZAT will rise again on July 21 – this time in North America. If you’ve been waiting for a physical copy, this is your chance!
The achievements for Rebellion’s 4-player co-op, zombie killing, third-person shooter has been revealed. Zombie Army Trilogy will feature 68 achievements, worth a total of 1000 gamerscore points. The PS4 version of the game will most likely feature similar trophies. You can view them below, courtesy of XboxAchievements.
Don’t mention the Z word! – 10 points – Successfully complete Village of the Dead
Resurrection Day – 10 points – Successfully complete Cathedral of Resurrection
Play it Thule – 10 points – Successfully complete Labyrinth of Death
The pen is mightier than the sidearm – 10 points – Successfully complete Library of Evil
No more room in Hell – 10 points – Successfully complete Subway to Hell
Hell on earth, that’s it – 10 points – Successfully complete Purgatory
Into the fire – 10 points – Successfully complete Gateway to Hell
Descent into Hell – 10 points – Successfully complete Crucible of Evil
This is going to be a bumpy ride – 10 points – Successfully complete Terminal
Code Red – 10 points – Successfully complete Tower of Hellfire
I think we’ll start with a reign of terror – 10 points – Successfully complete City of Ashes
You got rid of those stiffs yet? – 10 points – Successfully complete Freight Train of Fear
There’s something in the mist! – 10 points – Successfully complete Forest of Corpses
Broadsword calling Danny Boy – 10 points – Successfully complete The Keep
Taste some of Mama’s home cookin’, Adolf! – 10 points – Successfully complete Army of Darkness
This calls for divine intervention! – 50 points – Successfully complete all Chapters on Sniper Elite difficulty
You want me to salute that pile of..? – 15 points – Kill an Occult General
Explosive personality! – 5 points – Pick up a Panzerfaust
I kick arse for the Lord! – 5 – points – Pick up the Preacher
Elite pickpocket – 10 points – Loot a Super Elite’s corpse
Burning a hole in your pocket – 15 points – Loot a Chainsaw Elite’s corpse
Give me something to shoot – 10 points – Kill a Zombie Sniper in mid-air
Got you, didn’t I, you little sucker! – 30 points – Kill a Suicide Zombie by hitting his grenade
Your blood pressure is zero over zero – 30 points – Headshot a Heavy Armour Zombie without removing his helmet
Nine tenths of the law – 10 points – Become possessed
Answer the Devil’s call – 10 points – Pick up a phone
We can still fix him – 10 points – Save the man in the hospital
Merciful death – 10 points – Put the tortured souls in the Forest out of their misery
Don’t worry, they’re evil! – 10 points – Shoot the 3 Zombie Ravens outside the Folterschloss
You’re so dead, you don’t even know it – 30 points – Complete any Campaign chapter in 4-player co-op at any difficulty level
We have a Judas in our midst! – 5 points – Kill a Survivor
Don’t get all stingy with your bullets – 10 points – Kill 5,000 enemies of any kind
The head bone’s connected to the…oh, wait – 10 points – Kill 500 Skeletons
Naughty little boys get what they deserve – 10 points – Kill 100 Zombie Snipers
We don’t need a stretcher. We need a mop! – 10 points – Kill 50 Suicide Zombies
Good, bad, I’m the guy with the gun – 10 points – Kill 50 Super Elites
Snuff them out – 10 points – Kill 25 Fire Demons
Headache relief – 10 points – Kill 25 Summoners
Every bullet counts – 15 points – Get a 5-for-1 kill with any sniper rifle
We got this by the ass! – 30 points – Reach a total shot distance of 50km
It’s just a flesh wound! – 5 points – Sever 1,000 limbs
Leave the limbs you’ve lost – 25 points – Sever 10,000 limbs
We all go a little mad sometimes – 15 points – Get an unbroken 10-headshot streak
Like a drunk who’s lost a bet – 10 points – Kill 20 enemies as they revive
Somebody’s got to survive! – 5 points – Get at least 10 for 1 with an explosive kill
My family’s always been in meat – 10 points – Get at least 15 for 1 with an explosive kill
Come and get it! It’s a running buffet! – 15 points – Get at least 20 for 1 with an explosive kill
Headshots are the very best – 30 points – Defeat 500 enemies with headshots
And stay down! – 15 points – Kick 50 enemies down
Resurrect this! – 30 points – Score 5,000 with a single sniper round
I will not negotiate with the Undead! – 5 points – Reach a Chain Count of 10
Scourge of zombiekind – 10 points – Reach a Chain Count of 20
You’ve got red on you – 15 points – Reach a Chain Count of 30
Zombies, man, they creep me out! – 15 points – Reach at least Wave 10 in Horde Mode – Waves of Despair
You’re going to meet Death now… – 15 points – Reach at least Wave 10 in Horde Mode – No Sanctuary
You’re going to have to work for your meal – 15 points – Reach at least Wave 10 in Horde Mode – Flood of Tears
I’ll teach ya how to shoot! – 30 points – Reach at least Wave 10 with the highest score in any Horde Mode map
Guts and glory – 10 points – Reach at least Wave 10 with more gold medals than your companions
Got your back – 15 points – Kill 50 enemies that are actively attacking other players
A friend in need – 15 points – Revive other players 50 times
Got the killshot! – 10 points – Kill 20 Elites in co-op
Down but not out – 30 points – Kill a total of 20 enemies while incapacitated
Man, you sure know a lot about monsters – 15 points – Complete every Survivor sidequest
Gratuitous violence from the lot of you – 30 points – Complete levels as every playable character
Just in case we make it – 30 points – Collect every Gold Bar
They must be destroyed on sight! – 30 points – Find and shoot every Bottle of Blood
You have…death around you – 15 points – Reach at least Wave 10 in Horde Mode – Dead End
They’re coming to get you, Barbra! – 15 points – Reach at least Wave 10 in Horde Mode – Dead Man’s Bluff
Nazi Zombie Trilogy will launch on March 6th, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and Steam.
Sniper Elite 3 comes from Rebellion Games. They’ve been around doing the Sniper Elite games from the very beginning so they have been improving the game as they’ve gone along in the series. They also have done games such as: Evil Genius, Rogue Trooper, and Alien vs Predator. Being the third game in the series, will Sniper Elite 3 be able to become the best so far or is it not up to snuff still?
Sniper Elite 3 takes place in 1942 which actually takes place before the events of Sniper Elite V2 which took place in 1945. The user will be playing as OSS sniper Karl Fairburne who has been sent on a mission to assassinate General Vahlen and uncover the top secret project code-named Seuche that the Germans have been working on. Karl won’t be able to find Vahlen without some intel which he will get from a British informant Brauer which will lead him on his mission to find General Vahlen. Of course Karl at this point is an Nazi killing machine and has to be one of the best snipers out there.
Sniper Elite gameplay mechanics you already know and love are back with some great features such as the new relocation system so when the user takes a shot and the enemy has heard them the enemy will take into hiding and they will also know where the user’s last known location is by the shadow they leave giving them a chance to relocate to a new area or a better sniping position.
The game also relies heavily on using the elements of a true sniper such as silence and stealth using the shadows and line of sight to stalk your enemies. Sniper Elite 3 has 8 missions which may sound like a short game but when each level can take an hour or longer to go through it really lends some freedom to the player, especially since levels are very open. In the beginning of the level the user has the freedom to explore the whole level and complete tasks at their will, which feels like a much needed improvement since Sniper Elite V2 was very linear. Of course the best part of Sniper Elite 3 is the well known kill-cam which works on not just humans but also vehicles so the user can kill people while they are still in the safety of their own vehicles.
It’s really fun being able to see how many different types of kill shots the user can get in just one mission some of the best parts of the games are entering a sniper nest and taking out several Nazi’s and watching different parts of their body explode everywhere. If customization is your thing there is customization in the weapons that are unlocked as the user progresses though the game with different parts for their gun and different loadouts. There isn’t a super deep system here but it’s a nice thought thrown into the game and lets the user play with the loadout that will make them most effective in-game.
Playing Sniper Elite 3 the controls are pick up and play while playing. On the PS4 the controls were very easy to pick up and use but sometimes they can be difficult while trying to sneak around or sometimes cause players to accidentally fire at the wrong time. Playing on the PC which felt a lot more natural and the controls seemed to really mesh well. Everything flowed really well and I always found that staying in control was really easy. This and other factors I’ll mention next lead me to believe this game was entirely PC-based when it comes to lead platform, and in fact was not platform-agnostic nor next-gen-centric.
By the time that a series is in its third game the developers should have more refined skills like not having the ability to stealth kill over barricades. This would be really easy and should have been in the game since most of the time if an enemy is leaning against a barricade the user literally had to stab them from the side or get right in front of them and then the element of surprise is gone and you’re screwed. I have to talk about the graphics in this game too, they look pretty average on the PS4 but on PC really shine. The lighting in particular within the PC version is really awesome and definitely worth a look if you have a high end gaming PC.
Sniper Elite 3 is a complete blast to play even if stealth isn’t your type of game. Any user can still have fun with this game with all of the kill-cam action that can be done. With the different missions that are available to the user there is a high replay-ability out in the market for Sniper Elite 3 and the additional DLC and multiplayer will bring user wanting to grab their gille suit and grab their sniper rifle and join in the action.
Sniper Elite 3 does have multiplayer which is really competitive at first then modes can be really aggravating especially if the user is terrible at spotting other players. There is 5 different modes to play and definitely will keep things interesting its really fun because at the end of the match usually its about the furthest shots that matter the most kills still matter but the farther kills with throw the user higher up on the leaderboard. The player can also join up with a buddy and play in Co-op in either overwatch missions or in survival missions and both players have to work as a team if they want to kill the German Afrika Korps.
Overall Score: 9 / 10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Publisher: 505 Games
Available On: PC | PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360
Played On: PlayStation 4 and High End Gaming PC
Review Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.
Save Churchill DLC Announcement Trailer of Sniper Elite 3.
Genre(s): Tactical shooter, stealth Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Publisher(s): 505 Games Developer(s): Rebellion Entertainment Release Date (NA): June 27th, 2014 (PC), July 1st, 2014 (Consoles)
505 Games and Rebellion have finally announced a release date for Sniper Elite 3. Players looking to take down enemies during the North African campaign from World War II, can do so starting July 1st on current and next gen consoles. PC owners can pick a copy of the game on June 27th.
Those who pre-order the game will receive the “Hunt the Grey Wolf” mission DLC. In this mission, players will be tasked with assassinating Adolf Hitler. Hitler and his double are located in Tobruk, Libya in 1942 and players must infiltrate the heavily populated area and uncover their true target before making the shot.
This isn’t the first time players were given the opportunity to kill Hitler in a Sniper Elite game. Pre-ordering Sniper Elite V2 back in 2012 rewarded players with the “Kill the Führer” mission.
Sniper Elite 3 will release on June 27th for PC and July 1st for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, check out our Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 Review and then consider heading over to steam for the 75% off Weekend Deal on the title resulting in a $3.74 price tag for North America (or $11.24 for the 4-pack for bringing friends into the experience). Players can also pick up the original and sequel in one package for $6.24 at this time. This deal ends on March 3, 2014 and can be found on the official Steam page for the game (click here).
As an avid fan of shooters, I was generally surprised on how Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 plays. Sure some stuff is different compared to everyday shooters such as Battlefield and Call of Duty but it was easy to learn. The only thing I wish the game had was the ability to jump. Jumping can usually determine if you will live in the game or die a horrible death. The controls can be easily changed on the PC which is a good sign. Just wish the default for the space bar wasn’t melee.
Too many times I pushed the space bar to try and jump when the character I am playing as just stands still and kicks. Ultimately, that usually ended up getting me killed or near death. The use of the heart rate to steady your sniper scope is a fantastic idea. The only issue with that is your heart rate doesn’t regenerate fast enough and compare to other shooter style games it did take a while to get use to. Often times, I found myself not using the steady aim due to the fact that does take some time for it to regenerate.
The story takes place in Nazi Germany, the zombie infection has started to spread and your main goal is to get the hell out of dodge. Your arsenal varies from weapons that have been used in World War II and believe me, you need to conserve your ammo all the time in this game. Ammo is a top commodity in Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. Melee does not do that much in the game but honestly, do you think kicking a zombie in real life would do anything? You can always pick up ammo from the corpses but after a while they do disappear and the ammo with them. Running in the game is a bit of a quirk, it feels like your character is running at an angle all the time. It definitely took some time to get use to the style of running but once it is figured out, you can go places.
Co-op is a fantastic option in Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. You could always try and beat the level yourself but always having a buddy (or three) handy will definitely improve the gameplay experience. Some of the zombies encountered are just crazy. A Zombie Sniper can fly across the map and almost instantly kill you, the reaction to people playing the game for the first time is borderline hilarious. This issue I am about to address isn’t a game breaking one but if you are playing either by yourself or with less than 2 other people, it would have been nice to only show the people you are with in the cutscene before the mission begins. Just a nit picky error but as I stated, it isn’t game breaking. Aside from the shenanigans that occur, co-op is a blast in Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2.
I reviewed the PC version and definitely one of my major gripes is how the voice chat works in Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. The push to talk feature is nice but it doesn’t reduce the game audio, at all. For me to even hear my teammates speaking, I had to turn everything down to the bare minimum. From incredibly loud music or zombies being obnoxiously loud, Skype is definitely better to use for voice chat if you plan to get to this game. It will take a few tries to get Skype to reduce the game volume to a reasonable level but once achieved, the success of relief will be enjoyed.
Overall, the game is great. The graphics aren’t top notch but in a game in the reign of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2, it doesn’t have to be. The story will always keep you playing the game to see if you will ever make it out alive from Nazi Germany. A few technical issues which aren’t game breaking can be easily fixed in a patch but for now the issues still stand while this review was written. Before I end up giving out a score, I would like to remind everyone that this game only costs $14.99 on Steam. For what the game has to offer, this is a fantastic deal. DLC usually costs this price if not, a bit less. Rebellion Entertainment has done a great job on the game and they should definitely pat themselves on the back.
Overall Score: 9 / 10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developer / Publisher: Rebellion
Available On: Windows PC
Review Copy Info: Four digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.
On June 5th 2013 Stardock, will be bringing the first batch of DLC to Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion “Forbidden Worlds”. The new content will come packaged with new planet types, new specialization, technology, and planetary bonuses and it also comes with new Steam achievements all for the low price of $4.99.
The synopsis of the new DLC is that the war between the rebels and the loyalists within the Advent, TEC, and the Vasari continues through the deep depths of Trader Space. Yet, This sector of the galaxy have far more worlds and history than any of the factions are aware. The need to survive forces each to expand into the great unknown, also discovering worlds of wealth, hazard, risk, and mystery.
The following is the feature list that can be found in the new DLC:
Four new planet types to colonize and exploit (Barren, Ferrus, Greenhouse, Oceanic), each created with beautiful high-res textures.
New Planet Specialization System: Dedicate your worlds to either social or industrial output. Devoting your planet to social improvements will increase its population and culture, at the cost of trade income and ship production. Choosing an industrial path will limit your growth and culture, but make your planet a trading and ship building powerhouse.
15 new research subjects allow the races to conquer and expand onto the forbidden worlds.
Discover 40 new planet bonuses during your exploration of the galaxy, unlocking the dark past of the Sins’ universe.
Unlock five new Steam Achievements and display your mastery of forbidden space!
You can pick up the Forbidden Worlds DLC directly from Stardock, as well as on Steam, Gamestop, GamersGate, and Gamefly.