Note: If you are using a 120hz or 144hz monitor be aware that you may need to add either
" or "-Hz=144
" to launch properties or else you will be stuck at 60hz and it will be noticeable. For the longest time I thought I was just getting low fps and that the game just wasn't running well. It finally dawned on me to check the refresh rate and voila my problem was fixed and the game ran great.
Sniper Elite 3 is a fun game and an improvement on its predecessor in almost every way. Levels are a lot bigger and more open, campaign is longer, graphics are better, stealth is improved and feels more viable, rifle customization has been added, and everything you do gives you xp so that you gain ranks regardless of if you touch multiplayer or not.
If you're looking for an amazing story with great writing and voice acting you will want to look elsewhere. Enemy AI can be questionable as well. I never had a problem with bugs and glitches, but people have reported them so that may be something to keep in mind. There is a lack of weapons in this one compared to the previous entry, but especially with the addition of weapon customization that isn't something that bothered me much. These games have never really been about weapon variety anyway.
Ranking up gives you unlocks and basically just adds a sense of progression beyond that of completing a mission. This is not some earth-shattering addition, but it is welcomed.
The new difficulty, Authentic, is highly punishing. Not only is it very hard, but if you die, you restart the level from the beginning. And these levels are not short. If you crave a challenge, you will not be disappointed.
On the other end of the spectrum you have Cadet difficulty which is almost too
easy. Bullet drop and wind is removed and enemy AI is considerably dumbed down. If you feel like Call of Duty-ing your way through the game then this is the difficulty for you.
The game is optimized well and the controls are pretty much unchanged from Elite V2, which is not a bad thing. This is definitely not some lame console port.
The abundant dlc is something to be aware of as well. The game felt fine enough to me without any of it, but it is there.
I don't know that the game is worth paying full price for, but if you can get it on sale for a good price I doubt you will regret it.