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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,954 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 27, 2014

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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

FREE new Singleplayer Mode!

All Sniper Elite 3 players now have access to a brand new singleplayer mode - “The Shooting Range”

FREE new Multiplayer Map!

All Sniper Elite 3 players now have access to a brand new map for No Cross multiplayer mode - “Fracture”

About This 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
193 of 204 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Note: If you are using a 120hz or 144hz monitor be aware that you may need to add either
"-Hz=120" 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.
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190 of 297 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Game does not live up to the hype, the price, or the title. Should be called "Pistol Elite III", because you are going to spend most of your time with that beautifully modelled sniper rifle slung on your back, while you sneak around with a silenced pistol shooting drone AI in the back of the head from 20 feet. Alternately, you can have even less fun with the "takedown" mechanic, aka sneak up on the guy and stab him. How sneaking around head-shotting people with a pistol and stabbing guys in the back came to be the dominant mechanics in a "sniper" game is rather beyond my ability to comprehend, but there it is, for what it's worth, which is approximately nothing.
I've only played on authentic level so I don't know about all the aids, but I will say that the developers have made a decent attempt at recreating real-world ballistic physics. It is not perfect, by any means, and seems to incorporate some random elements that are difficult to explain and rather puzzling. I can see that weapon ranges, bullet drop etc have had to be scaled to fit the rather puny maps, because consoles could never handle the size of maps that would be necessary in order to accomodate realistic weapon ranges.
Yes, it's very DLC heavy. I bought it on some super sale and got the whole works relatively cheaply, and still feel ripped off. Either way, you shouldnt be paying extra to get a few decent rifles in what is trying to pass itself off as a sniper game. Smells like a money grab when content that should have shipped with the game comes out as day one DLC.
There are other oddities that make this game much less than it appears to be. I've often shot guys square in the chest with a high-powered sniper rifle, seen the blood fly, and a few seconds later, they shake it off like a wet dog and they are good to go. I'm not sure what that's all about, but you'd think getting shot in the chest would actually hurt at least a little bit, or at least knock the wind out of a guy. Also questionable are such things as knocking out a Tiger tank by shooting it in the muffler with a rifle, but whatever.
The developer appears to have abandoned this game already, probably out of embarrassment, so don't count on any tech support or answers to your emails. ( see forum post Random Crashing)

In summary, it's a great looking game, the weapons are beautifully modelled, the story and main character are bland, generic, uninspired and totally cheesy, the "open-world" consists of two-or-three rails instead of just one, the maps are tiny and constricted, I could go on. The bottom line is that this game fails absolutely in delivering the goods as far as being a sniper game. It's a generic rail stealth shooter where you get to use a sniper rifle once in a while, and then run away, oh I mean "relocate". Entirely underwhelming game experience, major disappointment, regret buying.
I give it one star, based on the very detailed graphics. If ReBillion would like more stars for this game additonal stars can be purchased on my store page for $9.99 each.
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164 of 256 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Pay us this great discounted price of $15 and you get to play the same exact game as Sniper Elite 2 except in this one you need to pay us another $10 in order to get all the guns and missions that were readily available in Sniper Elite 2. As a token of our appreciation and great development skills we are going to be re-using a map in one of our DLC's because we have no time to actually make new content but we are glad to take your money.
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
119.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
What's not to like . Enjoyed all 119 hours of game play from the missions ,multiplayer ,Co-Op ,weapons upgrades and storyline . Everything I thought it would be for stealth and sniping .Bought it on sale for $24.00 including all DLC's and worth very dollar . From the time I started playing never stopped and put all my Steam time into this game to reach 100% completion. I consider myself a sniper in battle games by trade and would recommend this to anyone who is fanatic about stealth, sniping and sniper rifles. The X-ray cam is awesome and settings can be adjusted to limit the amount of gore you want to see to none if desired. Four skill levels makes it nice for the novice to expert.The 'Authentic' skill will be challenging as there are no save points ,saving games, loading or checkpoints. So any time you die you start the mission over from the beginning no matter how close to the end you are. Did I mention how much I loved playing this game !!?
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64 of 102 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 7
Controls are very loose. It feels like you're 90 and are trying to control your bowel.
Sounds assets are poor. You somehow make less noise while sprinting. And your rifle shots sound like you're firing pak 88.
Models of some walls and fences are bigger than the actual textures therefore you sometimes shoot and think you should hit the target but the bullet goes into the wall in front of you.
Camera is simply horrible and often won't allow you to shoot not to mention that it's behind your right shoulder which means that you can't peek corner left without taking damage.
Cooperative is unstable - you suffer from desync, delay and disconnects.
Buying a game without season pass means that you'll be stuck with a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ rifle during the whole campaign and chances are - even after finishing it still won't have anything decent.
Campaign missions are poorly made and you will suffer from enemies spawning right in front of you and behind your back. Allied AI in the one of the missions literally makes you wait three times for several minutes just standing still and not progressing while nothing happens.
Every single SMG in the game is a piece of ♥♥♥♥ with insane spread and non existing damage rendering a secondary weapon effectively useless and turning it into just a decoration on your back. SMG spread in this game is so huge, you need to name it Dumbo.
Apparently shooting someone in the balls is a good thing in this game. You get an achievement for that. That's just not cool. It's simply wrong.

Don't buy it. Just don't. You'll be happier without it.
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