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Sniper Elite 3 is a tactical third-person shooter that combines stealth, gameplay choice and genre-defining ballistics with huge, open levels and the exotic terrain of World War 2 North Africa.
Release Date: Jun 27, 2014
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Version 1.06 Patch is LIVE!

August 1st, 2014

Version 1.06

New Content:
  • "Lost Valley" - A new multiplayer map, free to all owners of the game
  • Co-operative play now available for both DLC missions ("Hunt The Grey Wolf" and "In Shadows").
  • Added a setting for "Empty Lung Zoom" to allow toggling the additional zoom effect when entering empty lung (and extend the multiplayer settings/filters to support it as an option).

Bug Fixes:
  • Profiles now determine the highest XP of both the local and steam-cloud profiles on startup to try to avoid loss-of-progress.
  • Steam cloud now stores the player profile as well as save games.
  • Fix a potential hang on the Sniper Elite 3 logo screen due to corrupted stats in profiles.
  • Multiplayer: Fix an instance of player invulnerability in multiplayer matches.
  • Multiplayer: Join-in-progress now takes the player to the lobby to allow character and loadout selection rather than pulling them directly in to game.
  • Multiplayer: Chat box less likely to cut off really long strings and chat is available even if only one person is in the lobby.
  • Co-op: Cancelling body searches no longer slides the player on the other machine.
  • Co-op: Fix music on client machine to correctly trigger based on AI state.
  • Weapons are less likely to randomly stop working (most prominent in multiplayer but possible also in co-op/single-player)
  • Improved shooting while flinching somewhat.
  • Saves in DLC missions no longer require loading twice.
  • Discouraged ragdolls from breakdancing.
  • Don't play killcams on ragdolls.
  • Decals now rendering on DirectX 10 graphics cards.
  • AI armed with a panzerschreck and a pistol are now slightly less confused about which weapon they should be using, and the panzerschreck now does slightly more damage to the player.
  • AI vision slightly improved in difficulties other than Easy (so sub 30m and sprinting players should be seen more easily).
  • Fix for an animation glitch when mounting a turret.
  • Ribbon images in the service record should be displaying again.
  • Fixed binoculars, grenades and trip mines in the "Hunt The Grey Wolf" mission as they'd mysteriously lost their textures.
  • Aim assist tutorial now hidden if aim assist is disabled.
  • Scopes for the Springfield rebalanced, as is the MP44.
  • MP40, Sten and Thompson ranges rebalanced, and Sten damage increased.
  • An "escape from environment" exploit closed on Hellfire!

Notes:
  • We are aware of a small number of reports of server crashes after the previous patch and will be monitoring for potential issues during this release.
  • In rare circumstances clients may disconnect from servers after prolonged play.
  • The next update will contain a number of improvements to the texture streaming to try to improve the behaviour for various settings and hardware configurations.
  • A further fix for weapons randomly not working was discovered too late for this update but will be included in the next.
  • Weapon customisation selections occasionally get lost and revert to default selections.
  • The "Empty Lung Zoom" option is missing text in some languages.

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Save Churchill: Part 1 – In Shadows. OUT NOW!

July 18th, 2014



Infiltrate the ghostly night time ruins of Siwa in a race to recover intel that could prevent the assassination of the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Only you can save him, only you can uncover their plans.

Get everything you need to turn the tide of this war! The Sniper Elite 3 Patriot Weapons Pack is out now on Steam, and coming to consoles soon!

Including three all-American favourites, the Springfield Bolt-Action Rifle, the M1911 “Colt” Pistol and new to the series the M3 “Grease Gun” Submachine Gun.



You may be alone out there sniper, but you’ve got three things you can rely on.

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Reviews

“Immensely satisfying ... a smart, unexpectedly memorable experience.”
8.2/10 – IGN

“Polished and refined, this is the best and most satisfying sniping that Rebellion has ever crafted. Sniper Elite 3 is the game I always wanted from this franchise”
8/10 – Strategy Informer

“Sniper Elite 3 is just downright enjoyable.”
4/5 – Digital Spy

New DLC Available

All Sniper Elite 3 players now have access to TWO FREE new multiplayer maps - "Airstrip" and "Lost Valley" - get sneaky, get scouting, get sniping!

About the Game

Observe. Plan. Execute. ADAPT.

The latest chapter in the award-winning series, SNIPER ELITE 3 takes players to the unforgiving yet exotic terrain of North Africa in a savage conflict against Germany’s infamous Afrika Korps.

Stalk your targets through the twisting canyons, lush oases and ancient cities of the Western Desert in the deadly rush to sabotage a Nazi super-weapons programme that could end Allied resistance for good.

Use stealth, planning and execution to hunt your targets – whether human or machine. From signature long distance kills, to melee takedowns, distractions and explosive traps, you are as deadly up close as you are from afar.

It must end here. You are the turning point. Because one bullet can change history...

Key Features


  • Award-winning gunplay – Experience celebrated rifle ballistics honed to perfection. Take account of distance, gravity, wind, even your heart rate for intensely satisfying third person combat.
  • Expansive new environments – Stalk huge multi-route levels with multiple primary and secondary objectives than can be tackled in any order. Never play the same way twice.
  • Real tactical choice – Adapt to any situation. Use stealth, distraction, traps and sound masking . If things go hot, use the new Relocate mechanic to slip into the shadows and start the hunt again on your own terms.
  • Revamped human X-Ray Kill cam – The acclaimed X-Ray kill-cam is back and bolder than ever, including a detailed muscle layers, 3D mesh particles and the complete human circulatory system.
  • New X-Ray vehicle takedowns – See vehicles disintegrate in intricate detail with X-Ray vehicle takedowns. Multi-stage destruction allows you to take out armoured cars, trucks and Tiger tanks piece-by-piece.
  • Tense adversarial multiplayer – Five unique modes of online competitive action. Earn Medals and Ribbons as you play. Gain XP across all game modes, customise your character, weapons and loadout. Become a true Sniper Elite!
  • Explosive co-op play – Play the entire campaign in two player online co-op, or put your teamwork to the ultimate test in two dedicated co-op modes, Overwatch and Survival.
  • Customise your experience – Veteran or Rookie, play your way. Turn off all assistance and turn up the AI, or customise the experience to your preferred playstyle. Tweak the regularity of X-Ray kill cams, or turn them off all together.

Extra features

  • Supports Steam Big Picture Mode
  • Supports Stereoscopic 3D + Ultra Widescreen + Eyefinity screens

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1) or Windows® 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows® XP is NOT supported.
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel® Pentium® D 3GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200) or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 series / ATI Radeon™ HD 3870) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible sound card or better
    • Additional Notes: Windows® XP is NOT supported. Ensure graphics and audio drivers are up to date.
Helpful customer reviews
1,564 of 1,931 people (81%) found this review helpful
369 products in account
16 reviews
14.8 hrs on record
4 sniper rifles in a sniper game. Do you want more? Buy the DLCs.
4 pistols. Do you want more? Buy the DLCs.
4 secondary weapons. Do you want more? Buy the DLCs.
2 horde maps. Do you want more? Buy the DLCs.
9 missions. Do you want more? Buy the DLCs.

And so on, i guess you get it, right? Buy at your own risk. It lacks A LOT of content. In fact for 40 bucks it has a very low value.

Edit: Feel free to join our discussion on the comments section. There you can see different points of view from various people.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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767 of 971 people (79%) found this review helpful
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9.5 hrs on record
------- Its not that I dont recommend it , its that it is not finished --------

What I mean by what I said above , is that its disgraceful to release day 1 DLCs with so little content inside of the actual game. This is Rebellion wanting to be EA , which makes me sad beyond words. Let me elaborate :

Pros :
- Bigger Maps , 3 - 4 levels of elevation making for some interesting gameplay.
- Kill Cam , Graphics and Game Overall looking and feeling better
- Hardest difficulty AI is really insane , making it immence pleasure at least to me to fail against it.

Cons :
- Overall 4 Sniper rifles and 4 Subguns with 3 Pistols , and some rather lazy customisation options.
- Day 1 DLCs which hold the weapons that could have been placed in the game, if they werent so ♥♥♥♥ing greedy.
- Lack of maps is honestly horrible. There are like 6 maps overall , only 2 you can do in Challenges ( Co-op ).
- Lack of multyplayer modes , being only Distance King and Deathmach , and their Team equivalents.

Overall , I enjoy playing the game , but in less then 2 hours I`ve played every map and tried out every weapon , which made it just ... a horrible dissapointment to me. If DLCs get on Sales , or they decide we are ,,Customers`` and not sheep , this game might become something.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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432 of 580 people (74%) found this review helpful
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1 review
20.5 hrs on record
Though the developer's promised to have 'learned from the mistakes in Sniper Elite 2, this is sadly not the case. Actually the game is very much like the 2nd part has been. There is no sand-box-like environment, though in theory the levels are huge and feature long distances, one cannot make use of it. The level design restricts the player's movement in mutliple ways. Not being able to step over he smalles stone in your path means that one need to stick to the few predetermined paths. The enemies are popping up in a certain distance. For example one can observe a tower on the other side of a lake, seeing no enemies at it - when moving closer the enemies are created there out fo nothingness. The average distance of a firefight is about 30-80 meters, to get a long shot you need to crawl to the target to make it appear, then crawl all the way back to give it a shot. Even worse, at long ranges the collision is not working correctly. Though the target is presented in clear view the tactical assistance shows the target as 'obscured' effectively the shot is blocked by something invisible. Longest shot i did take in the normal game was at 130 meters. Same goes for corners, windows and doors. Often your shots will hit the frame, though your crosshair is dead on target. If you like the sniper series stick to the 2nd part, this one is just a bit more flashy. Oh and the customizing is utterly useless.

From their ads:
-Expansive new environments – Stalk huge multi-route levels with multiple primary and secondary objectives than can be tackled in any order. Never play the same way twice. -> Though there is no order given, the level design claerly dictates a certain order, 2nd part is true, one surly will not play a level a second time as it's just to boring.
-Real tactical choice – Adapt to any situation. Use stealth, distraction, traps and sound masking . If things go hot, use the new Relocate mechanic to slip into the shadows and start the hunt again on your own terms. --> means that one can get away with the most stupid moves, as long as one is fast enuff with relocating, this takes the edge off totally.
-Revamped human X-Ray Kill cam – The acclaimed X-Ray kill-cam is back and bolder than ever, including a detailed muscle layers, 3D mesh particles and the complete human circulatory system. -->probably the only thing that works, bloody, gruesome and detailed. Not much different from the old bulet cam though
-New X-Ray vehicle takedowns – See vehicles disintegrate in intricate detail with X-Ray vehicle takedowns. Multi-stage destruction allows you to take out armoured cars, trucks and Tiger tanks piece-by-piece.--> exaggerated, basically a bullet cam for vehicles, nothing we haven't seen here before
I recommend to get the 2nd part of the series for little money, Sniper Elite 3 is not worth the amount of money as it's not delivering on the developers promises. If you like CoD-style shooters with some sneaking and sniping this here might be for you. If you like tactical choices and a sandbox-level design with you deciding the course of action and real tactical posibilities stay away from this one.

Addendum:
Now i have been playing some more hours, I admit there are some levels that are better then others - so one get'S a glimpse of what the game could be! Those rare levels are really nice, maybe they will deliver some better DLC. I'd change my recommendation in sofar, that I would give it a try when it's been out some time, has received maybe some DLCs and is available for a reduced price.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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22.2 hrs on record
Sniper Elite 3? More like Sniper Elite 2.01. Seriously 8 missions for the campaign Rebellion?! Ultra short game, no way that's worth the asking price.

The same stuff that's wrong with Sniper Elite 2 is pretty much also wrong in this game.

Enemies still have magic bullets with super killer sniper aim. Come on Rebellion the AI is just as bad as Sniper Elite 1! You've done nothing to improve the ♥♥♥♥ty AI.

And DLC already ? That stuff should be in the release. I'd expect this from someone like EA, but you guys really topped it this time. Sorry but I cannot recommend this game.

Conclusion: DO NOT BUY
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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442 of 682 people (65%) found this review helpful
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16.5 hrs on record
Is it better than V2? Yes, definitely. So, what's changed in Sniper Elite 3? Here's a random list of improvements:

- Maps are now more open, with multiple paths and multiple sniping positions.
- Stealth works as it should, you can stealth though most of the game if you so desire. And every mission can be completed without raising any alarms.
- You can hide dead bodies.
- You can use foliage to hide yourself.
- Relocation mechanics - move often to confuse the enemy.
- Health regen is gone. That's right, medkits and bandages are back.
- The highest difficulty setting is pretty much free of any handholding. No minimap, no more color-coded vehicle weak spots. Now you have to figure it out by yourself.
- Sound masking now works as it should. Everything loud enough can be used to mask your shots, even grenade explosions.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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