As someone who is not usually a stealth gamer, I do have a soft spot in my heart for the Sniper Elite series. Rebellion has honed their craft perfectly for the fourth installment of the series which places you in Italy circa 1943.
This version offers a DirectX™ 12 mode and leverages async compute for owners of Radeon graphics cards. In a few cases I tried out, it ended up providing some really nice frame rate boosts, the difference of playing below 60 fps, to playing nicely above 60 fps.
To play this game at decent settings, the requirements are:
- OS:Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
- Processor: AMD FX4300 or Intel Core i3 or greater
- Memory:4 GB RAM
- Video card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or greater
There are a lot of options in the graphics menu, and they are nicely contained in 4 presets, Low, Medium, High, and Ultra.
For my testing I played through the opening sequence of Sniper Elite 4, until I subdued the first 3 enemies, and made it up into a clearing. The result was smooth gameplay on Radeon RX graphics cards, with high details and high resolutions PC gaming is known for.
If you are like me, this game has a certain enjoyable factor with every slow motion achievement you complete, and makes it highly entertaining guessing where your next shot ends up. I’d also note that I am a single player type of gamer, so these results were all done in the campaign mode.
As always, update to the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver HERE and save the world yet again.