Sniper Elite (2005)
Sniper Elite (also released as Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945) is a 2005 tactical third-person shooter developed by Rebellion Developments Limited, the first game in the Sniper Elite series. Players control American OSS operative Karl Fairburne, who is inserted into 1945 Berlin during the last days of the Nazi regime. He is tasked with securing valuable German nuclear weapons research before it falls into the hands of the encroaching Soviet Union.
A remake/sequel, Sniper Elite V2, was released in 2012.
The following weapons appear in the video game Sniper Elite:
The Luger P08 is the sidearm in online modes and for Soviet officers in single-player, rather than the more appropriate TT-33. While the player cannot use it in single player, they can unload Lugers to obtain ammo for the P38.
The Walther P38 appears only fitted with a suppressor, used for stealth kills at close range, it is only available in single-player, where Karl always has it as his sidearm and is occasionally used by NPCs.
The MP 40 can be picked up from Germans and used. It is the most efficient SMG. It is used by the vast majority of German soldiers, with the more historically common Karabiner 98k being completely absent from the game. Notably, Sniper Elite tries to represent the "chaos" of the final days of Berlin as while the German/Soviet factions mainly stick to their designated weapons, you will encounter occasionally German/Soviet troops that have resorted to using enemy weaponry, such as occasionally finding Soviet troops with the MP 40.
The PPSh-41 is the standard Russian SMG. Karl is usually issued one at the start of each mission. It has high capacity but the lowest accuracy of any automatic weapon.
The Gewehr 43 is the first sniper rifle you are issued in the game. The rifle is modeled with a Karabiner 98k bolt and stock and the magazine incorrectly holds 5 rounds. Notably, the unusable (as the player can only use scoped rifles) "scopeless" version has far more Kar98k-like features including the bolt being modelled on instead of being merely part of the texture like the Sniper version. Its scope textures are listed as "spring", meaning it was possibly originally intended for a Springfield to be the player's starting rifle like with Sniper Elite V2
The M39 Finnish Mosin-Nagant Rifle, which is an odd choice for Russian soldiers, appears as the "M91", likely meaning it is intended to be the Mosin Nagant M91/30. The final sniper rifle that has been "tuned up" and fitted with a new scope by West Point (even though enemy snipers have the same scope), it inaccurately fires semi-auto so it won't be inferior to the other rifles. Inaccurately, all three sniper rifles share ammo even though only the Mosin and SVT would share ammunition.
The Tokarev SVT-40 is the second rifle you are issued in the game and is fitted with experimental optics from Zeiss. Like the G43, the magazine contains only 5 rounds. Oddly, its scope texture is named "Mauser", indicating it was originally intended for a Mauser rifle, which would explain why a Soviet rifle is equipped with optics from Zeiss, a German optics manufacturer.
The Degtyaryov DP-27 is the light machine gun used by the Red Army. It is notably the rarest firearm in the game as few Soviet soldiers carry it with most machine gunners preferring the German MG 42.
The MG 42 can be picked up from German soldiers and carried like the other weapons unlike future games. It uses 50-round belts. Notably, the Soviets use the MG 42 far more than the DP-27 unlike most weapons, which tend to be most used by their faction with only occasional use of enemy gear.
RPzB 54 Panzerschreck
The RPzB 54 Panzerschreck can be found but is a fairly rare find. Effective at destroying tanks, Karl can somehow carry it alongside his sniper rifle and submachine/machine gun on his back.
Grenades and Explosives
Dynamite is found in two different types: Red "fuseless" dynamite that must be shot at to set it off and white/tan smaller bundles with a timer. Notably, setting dynamite with a high timer (up to 30 minutes) will cause most objectives requiring using it for destruction to be considered completed with the dynamite exploding in a cutscene afterwards.
Mk 2 hand grenade
American Mk 2 hand grenades are used by some Soviet soldiers. It could stand for the F-1 hand grenade. Interestingly, the explosive radius of grenades is actually dependent on difficulty, lower difficulties (and an option in custom difficulties) is "Hollywood" grenade range of 8m while higher difficulties (or again, a setting for custom) use "Realistic" grenade range with grenades having a range of 20m, an enemy (or an unlucky player) near the edge of this 20m radius will still often survive but sustain serious injuries from a blast.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used by German and Soviet soldiers.
POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine
The POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine appears as the tripwire mine.
2 cm Flakvierling 38
The Flakvierling 38 is used by German soldiers to defend the Reichstag building.
7.5 cm Pak 40
Some 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns can be seen in the "Karlshorst Reprise" mission.
8.8cm FlaK 37
A smaller 8.8cm FlaK 37 can be seen in the German resistance camp during the second mission.
28-cm-Kanone 5 (E)
Two Krupp 28-cm-Kanone 5 (E) railway guns can be seen during the wood factory mission.
Soviet vehicles are armed with Degtyaryov DTs.
MG 34 Panzerlauf
The MG 34 Panzerlauf is mounted in German tanks like the Tiger I.
German Me Bf 109 fighters are armed with wing-mounted MG 151 cannons.
BM-13 Katyusha rocket launcher
Several BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers can be seen throughout the campaign.
The Kar98k appears only seen on the box art and as an early icon for the SVT. Text strings in the game's files indicate it was a cut weapon from the game.
An unknown rifle appears misidentified as a "G43" or "M1C" in early screenshots as well as the in-game tutorial videos. It appears to be based on a sporterized military rifle.
Mark V Tank
Around the Reichstag building, there are several British Mark V Tanks. This seems strange, but it's almost historically correct. During the Battle of Berlin, two Mark Vs were stationed in front of the Berlin Cathedral. These tanks were war trophies taken by the Germans in 1941 from Smolensk, which were used in the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1922. However, whether they were used actively or only as pillboxes is unclear.
The scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with an early PEM scope appears in loading screens.
Some V1 and V2 Missiles are seen in the heavy water plant.