Sniper Elite Discussion
I am in LOVE with this game, but am stuck on the cathedral mission. I read your post (thank you for posting it!), but can't seem to execute it. Anytime I get close to the steps, the guards go nuts, and the OSS guy dies; if I take the guards out before I go in, the OSS guy dies. I can't seem to sneak my way in without either setting off the guards or the alarm, much less get to the top of the tower (or in the tower at all, for that matter).
Suggestions? I saw a walkthrough that said to lay tripmines, but if I try that, the guards spot me. I figured your suggestion was better/easier, but I can't even get that far. HELP! I'm going crazy here!
Thanks in advance
I myself love this game, beat it front to back several times. Its the smart mans game...a huge sleeper hit.
Its all about timing. Be sure to stay prone. I could help you through it but its been awhile since I beat it last, this guy does it best. Copied from gamefaqs.com:
6.3.4 French Cathedral
Situation: The French cathedral has three buildings. Our agent is in one, and there's a tower on the SE corner. Take that tower and protect the agent for extraction.
Goal: Get inside the cathedral walls
Grab all the goodies, then run for the ruins to your left front
and climb up into the corner. There's a passage to the left(where a dead body is), and that leads to an exit into the
Goal: Get into the tower to cover the agent's extraction
Two soldiers patrol the tower building, and you need to get there before the clock strikes xx:30, as there will be an air raid by the Russians and the agent will run for it at that time. However, that doesn't mean you have time to waste. Your time should be spent on planting some traps using those tripwire grenades. I would plant 1 across the main steps, in the middle of the staircase. Plant another tripmine across the bottom. Then plant another two across the NE corner, between the staircase and the staff car. At least 15 meters apart. None for the NW corner. The air raid will take care of them. Keep planting more, but don't be seen by the guards patrolling. Leave one tripmine for yourself. You may also consider leaving some timebombs, and TNT about that
you can shoot for further kabooms.
Now get up the steps and into the church. Remember, you need to
leave yourself enough time for you to reach the top!
Once inside, head for the top. There's a break in the middle.
Once in the 2nd staircase, plant the last tripmine across the
entrance. This is your security. Now crawl your way to the top, as fast as you can. You need to get into position before the time is up. Once you're there, you get a cutscene: you send a mirror signal. Now just wait.
Goal: Protect agent, protect truck
Then you get the cutscene where the agent runs and gets out,
Germans in hot pursuit.
Shoot the two Germans chasing the agent. The agent will retreat
to the statue in the middle. Cover him by taking out everybody
coming close. Go prone and get the sniper rifle ready. Look
toward the far side, where the truck is. Multiple hostiles will
enter the area and cluster around the truck. However, the air
raid should start and boom! The truck will explode, taking out
all three. Watch where the agent is shooting and kill any Germans in that direction. Enemies will come in three directions. the Far side (NW corner), Near side (NE corner, where you booby trapped), and the middle, down the stairs (you also booby trapped). Keep shooting Germans until the truck arrives.
When the truck arrives, the agent will run for it, but 2 more
Germans will run down the stairs. KILL THEM QUICKLY or they'll
disable the truck!
When the agent gets in, cover the truck against more Germans.
Some may get into a staff car. Shoot the staff car quickly, but
it's okay if you didn't get many hits.
You may also notice a sniper or two from across the courtyard. If you can kill him, go ahead. Else don't worry about him.
When the truck leaves, your goal is complete.
Everyone has a different style of playing the game, try improvising. Remember, learning from your mistakes is a fundemental of this game. Let me know if you need more help
[Edited by Jackal, 11/1/2008 5:10:38 PM]
At top of square crawl up into blown up building on left 1st floor go right through doorway into Cathedral yard. crawl across to ruin monument wait for guards to pass front of cathedral. crawl to bunker eliminate guard with pistol. run crouched to cathedral entrance. wait for guard at opposite doorway to bugger off and make it up the steps to top of tower. pick up ammo and weapon at first level.
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