The Sniper Elite series has been a pretty consistent source of stealthy Nazi body count accumulation on the Switch, and now that same base engine has been pointed a significantly more deadly version of that same classic threat… in the form of zombies! Now, in truth the majority of what’s here is just a reskin of the other series, but the fact is that it still works pretty damned well and plays very differently. More often than not the goal in Sniper Elite is to work on the periphery, carefully taking shots and then moving to another position to avoid detection, only getting more up-close and dirty when absolutely necessary. With waves of zombies, and with them often coming at you from all sides, the dynamics are very different and will require you to much more often cycle through your weapons and make use of them as efficiently as possible, making things like grenades and mines pretty vital when things start to get more crowded. I’d say my one objection is that I wish there were a better way to get to know the different weapons in each class before making a commitment on upgrades. While at the base many of them have similarities their enhancements tend to make their paths diverge quite a bit but without making an investment it’s hard to determine which may work best for you. That said, if you’ve been looking for a rock solid meeting place of survival horror and shooting this is one of your best (and only) options on the Switch.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.5]