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.
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Mostly Positive (208 reviews) - 79% of the 208 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 27, 2014

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March 7

Sniper Elite 4 launches this year!

We’re delighted to announce the next game in the 10 million selling Sniper Elite series is launching this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Set in the immediate aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series’ World War Two heritage by transporting players to the beautiful and diverse environments of Italy in 1943.

Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it’s even begun.

If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.

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“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

    • 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
    • Storage: 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.
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Hard Ass Nigga
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Who doesnt like killing people in cold blood
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( 18.8 hrs on record )
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Bardzo fajna gra. Polecam
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★ 2 Day Left
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Sniper Sniperan
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( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I played this when it came out. Many bugs then. Hope they fixed it by now, but Im not in the mood to check it, after I lost the taste running in the bug after bug. Maybe, some day.
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( 1,303.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
N mouse control since load of win 10
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( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Played the game with a friend, it took 7 hours to beat the campaign including DLC, waste of money.
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( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Very good game that can be played many different ways. For me, I loved playing the easy (Cadet) level and sniping like crazy. Easy level allows for tons of mistakes to be made without regular dying. Good story, loads of optional goals, achievements and slo-mo kill shots. The DLC missions seem rather short, but the chance to kill Hilter is still fun. A game you can play as slow or as fast as you want (depending on difficulty level). Loads of fun, big thumbs up from me! About 17 hours for my final playthrough. (I played for a while and then started over after I figured out what I was doing).
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( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Short story and kinda ok gameplay
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( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
boring , boring , boring , boring , boring , BORING !!

To be honest it's quite a mess compared to the original and the second one. It just feels less polished and rushed. Some of the missions are monotonous like the third one with the tank you have to shoot in the same spot 3 times...

Thank God I didn't pay full price for this ♥♥♥♥ !
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Shogun Smedly
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Amazing game best played on max difficulty at a silky smooth 10fps; its like the entire game is in slow mode.
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( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Need some one to play this with... Theres no match making for co-op, other than that, fantastic game.
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
A challenge game to your eyes.
Huge and beautiful maps.
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( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
G'day all. My name is SHDFHAWEYFGSIDFHEYFASDFHYEF and today I'm reviewing Snipleratefahfgvy ufefvatyf.



The XRAY kills

More stuff



C-O-N-S- :

The fact that the shooting range is a DLC

The many MANY tank missions

The story

The uncreativenesssesesese

Not made by Hideo Kojima


Sniper Elite III is basically COD. All missions are pretty much "DESTROY THIS TANK" or "SHOOT THIS GUY." I found it to either be SO FRUSTRATING I COULD WRITE THE REST OF THIS PARAGRAPH IN CAPS or just boring. It really isn't that creative. SPOILERS BELOW!

The end cutscene was basically just like this: "OMG DUD U MAKIN A TANC!" "YA," "I WIL DESTRA U M8!" "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" "GET REKT M9 MLG NOSCOPE 360 SHREK!"
Yeah. You literally kill a guy with no backstory or any personality. It doesn't even show both sides of the story like MGS does. In MGS you have: SPOILERS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

Zero's, Skullface's, Snake's, The Boss', Snake's, Snake's, Raiden's, Snake's, Huey's, Quiet's, Someone's and Someone's point of view on the war (or whatever goes on.)



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( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I'm trying to play this game, but it crashes every single time it loads up, so I went to go re-install it, but it's going to take 7 hours so how about no. Bought a game for it to crash every time I try to play it, solid.
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( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Yup, name is pretty self explanitory.
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( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Very Nice Game ! So Realistic !
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( 55.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
crashes all the time. Dont waste your money.
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Desert Rat{CRO}
( 150.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
The only game I played the most.
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( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
A Good Game.
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S.A.S Snapper
( 43.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
love it gd game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
You like playing stealthy, armed with a huge arsenal of grenades, mines, submachine guns, rocket launchers and sick sniper rifles? You like stabbing with your knife and killing people with a long-distance headshot? Then this game is perfect for you.
I prefer the Single Player Campaign.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
It's a really fun game, it will get repetitive so I suggest playing in short bursts and with realistic bullet drop. The xray kills are beautiful, the maps are way more open than in the previous one, the ending is VERY disappointing, but there's a lot of fun to be had
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
If you like a gun you can get a gun and use a gun a gun is fun to use i use a gun when i shoot with a gun.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Im not proud of how much time i needed to get a Testicle Shot...
Am proud of it though!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Really fun and enjoyable game can get a bit repetetive though
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
boring , boring , boring , boring , boring , BORING !!

To be honest it's quite a mess compared to the original and the second one. It just feels less polished and rushed. Some of the missions are monotonous like the third one with the tank you have to shoot in the same spot 3 times...

Thank God I didn't pay full price for this ♥♥♥♥ !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
95.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
8/10 would play again.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
150.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The only game I played the most.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Awsome storyline and x-ray kill cam!!! Highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Highly recommended ! Nothing bad about the game to say, really!
The multiplayer community though... filled with paranoic admins.
Barely started playn a week, got into multiplayer after 1 mission, if you learn the map, pick a high spot and be patience in cover you can kill people all over... but got banned from servers like 5 times, and I didnt even have wow-like scores..just positive, even got removed for a 5-5 score..
Got in a game played 20 min.. got killed 4 times, found theyre location, got like 5 kills and 1 more death and got banned :)
Awesome game, but already thinking of quiting multiplayer...
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
45,99€ for 8 missions............

unless you pay an addisional 67,87€ for an astounding

4 more MISSIONS! and 9 Weapons Skin packs!


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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Sniper Elite 3 is yet another installment of Sniper Elite series, a third person shooter about sniper. Which also attempts to look like action-stealth game. Which it kept failing at. But the third time is the charm and it seems that they finally delivered this promise in this one. Came out in 2014, made by Rebellion.
It also came out on PS3, PS4, X360 and Xbox One. I don't think that they have anything over PC version, so stick with this one.

Multiplayer community is small but living.
For 2-player cooperative modes I would get a partner after around 10 minutes of waiting.
For competetive part there is always at least 4 full servers of players, which say that it will not die for a while. They play gamemodes that are Team Deathmatch, No Cross and occasional Deathmatch. Sorry, no CTF, Distance King.
Just take a note, people seem to play on servers with rules which promote campign sniping hiding style: Any rifle shot instakills, bullets don't drop off (like in easiest setting in single-player) and they often don't allow secondary weapons. I couldn't find any server with players which have full vanilla rules. What a shame, at least I could find some in SEv2.
And everybody wears Ghillie Suit, yep.

Technically, I had no trouble with game running, though it sometimes would sometimes would stop recognising my mouse at all after alt-tab'ing around.
However it does have a few bugs. It seems like AI sometimes is able to see you through the walls or floor. Like, sometimes in level 7, airfield, after I made some mess on the ground and then successfully hid in underground tunnels, I would sometimes hear explosion and then suddenly my location would be found out. Perhaps some glitchy tank still shooting at me, I don't know.
Plus, collision of level assets. It's unrefined. Different from the way that object look. Sometimes I was able to pass through an end part of a ruined wall, through bricks. Other times you wonder why your bullets don't pass through above some rock.
Checkpoints also sometimes glitch out. Sometimes, after loading, I would see two soldiers inside each other. Yep.
And overwatch is wacky, when you reload. Sometimes the sniper player will be back to original spawn and sometimes it will have objective in map that you have already done.

Also, yes, this game has some nice customization for difficulty. Don't forget to check game options. You can disable the aim reticle which predict where your shot will land and zoom on empty lung. That, and you can reduce the frequency of X-Ray kill scenes, which happen way too much by default.
It's also nice of them that they kept updating game for a while. Gave us one overwatch map, six multiplayer maps and even shooting range where you can also check out DLC weapons!

The plot of this game follows our Desert Ghost sniper in his adventures in the desert, being a prequel. Which means all the lush landscape of Africa, warm orange at day and cold blue at night. It sure looks nice, even though it may get old by the end of it. But hey, it's not often used setting.
But the plot itself is nothing exciting this time around. It's much less cinematic than SEv2, which will put people off. This game kinda takes itself as just a game. It doesn't try to do much exciting. For most part it's "ok, here is a map, bai" and then you move on through it. Ok, maybe there is occasional situation, a tank boss even. But still, most people got dissapointed. Even music doesn't feel as epic. Or at least the awesome music is barely used.

And yes, at least this time around developers decided to make it a proper action-stealth. The levels in which you play are sandboxy. The progression thrugh it is still linear, but it's "wide", if you get what I mean. So you can do it at your own pace, for most times. Another thing is that whole stealth gameplay was improved and AI changed around to fit into stealth ideas, so not whole map wants to kill you as soon as you make a single shot into air.

Now, while you still have various engines spread all over the map which you can kick and then shoot everybody during the loud noise, you got a relocation system. When you make the first noticed shot most enemies will freak, will hide behind cover and start to peek out, not sure where it came from. If you make another shot, then they will figure out your location and launch a group attack. It's not exactly threatening on middle difficulty, but on high it looks pretty coordinated, one group in front of you hiding away while flanking group of soldiers will start to advance to your position from behind. All while throwing grenades sometimes.
The thing that you are supposed to do after the first shot is to relocate. That means that you are supposed to move out of your sweet spot outside of the big circle where enemy belives where you are and then you are safe and the whole thing resets. You can still see enemy searching your original destination. The problem is, you can just return to the same original position once you get out of relocation radius. Maybe it could be more interesting if they wouldn't forget previous location, so it wouldn't feel like you exploit the system. Maybe even be interesting how you get less and less space to work at. But oh well.

At least with you don't feel restricted when you want to snipe and stay fairly stealthly. Stealthly as in having tactical advantage of enemy not knowing where exactly you are or isn't close enough to do damage before you move away. And yea, nothing stops you form just having fun sniping everything you see, so it's strange that people complain about this. Still free to go full action. Or rather, full sniping with no care.
Though you still want to keep Welrod pistol around in single-player while using Luger and revolver in multiplayer, like in SEv2.

And dont' forget about multiplayer. First, the whole campaign can be beaten in cooperative mode with a single friend. Enemies are more likely to notice you, but you are more likely to overcome them all. And it's fun and doesn't cut cutscenes out. So awesome.

It also still has survival mode, both solo and coop, which is similar to Tally Kill in SEv2. Though there are only two maps, aw. But your objective is to overcome 15 waves of enemies. The fun stuff is that unlike SEv2 this one has action-stealth gameplay working on SE3 standard, which means that relocations still work. I actually think that it showcases the system the best, along with awesome music. Enemies don't even immeditly know where you are, they just randomly and aggresively patrol and storm random buildings before finding you, so you can first tag them up with binocular and then choose the best moment to attack.

And it kept the nice overwatch coop, where one person doesn't have sniper rifle, only having pistol, secondary and binoculaur and is the one doing objectives, while player with sniper rifle is providing cover. At least it's the way it does in SEv2 in small maps where the spotter is being ambushed all time. Sadly, it's a gamemode where SE3 system doesn't work well. Maps are sandboxy, you don't get pressured much and sniper is sometimes allowed to move freely, only sometimes being locked. As a result Sniper is easily the main hero, who does the action at effective range, while Spotter can just hide somewhere and only come out once it's all clear to do whatever objective asked, then repeat.
Yep, too much freedom there. Also, only three maps too.

And then there is competetive multiplayer. It actually feels more like what sniper players want. Well, okay, it's not different from SEv2, and it's mostly because players play on servers with rules that only let you have sniper rifle that kills on shot to any body part, with no bullet gravity drops or such. That, and then again, most maps seems to be designed better. I can't say much, but I enjoyed being careful, under constant paranoia of that somebody noticed my movement.

Overall, not strong, but it's good.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Let's get something straight first: don't buy this game, unless it is cheap, like 80% off. The price is WAY too high for a game that has maybe 12 hours of gameplay.

With 12 hours of gameplay i mean it is intense, fun and you really fit your role as a sniper. Taking down enemy snipers, preparing ambushes, you have dozen ways to get the job done. I played the game with no rush, basically sneaking all the time, making sure i was on a low profile the entire playthrough.

The complete game is made around you: the ways of completing your objective are already planned, that there would be no surprise to you, which means this game is REALLY easy. It can be a bad or a good thing.

I finished the game on the second most hardest difficulty, and i still don't know why it is called 'Sniper Elite'. It's all as easy as the lowest difficulty, if you are playing sneaky.

The stealth system works like a clock; you kill, hide, sneak, kill. And adding the 'melee takedown' to your arsenal of skills, means that you don't have to carry a suppresed sidearm with you, unlikely to Sniper Elite V2. This means you can FINALLY use different pistols.

Buying the Season Pass with this game is highly recomended. Giving you new snipers, and even camouflages, it also adds in new singleplayer maps.

I recommend this game if you want to check out the singleplayer. Play this game thoroughly, there are many places where you might not come if you don't explore.

There is nothing wrong with this game, really a basic fun game where even i was hooked to the stroyline.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Awsome game, Enjoyed it alot.
Play it on the hardest mode for some challanges
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
122.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Fun and adventure's MUST PLY!!!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Sniper Elite 3 is a third person tactical shooter developed by Rebellion Developments and published by 505 Games. This game was released on PC, PS3, PS4, 360 and Xbox One in June 2014. It is a prequel to Sniper Elite V2 and the third game in the sniper series.

The gameplay in Sniper 3 is based heavily on being slow and steady with your approach to completing objectives, with an also strong focus on sniper gun play much like the previous games. What I really liked about Sniper 3 is that the stealthy approach is pretty much the only viable way to go on most missions otherwise you'll just be pinned down in a firefight and outnumbered. The stealth aspect of the game is done extremely well, you probably will be detected by the enemies whilst taking down the guards, but it is all about cleaning up after yourself by dragging bodies to the long grass, or how you escape and hide away until the enemies give up searching for you. You can use various methods to distract enemies such as throwing rocks and laying traps. Before each level you get to choose your load out, you get the choice of a sniper rifle, a secondary weapon, side arm, and various other items such as grenades, medi-packs and traps. As you level up between stages you also unlock further rewards and items.

Of course, a Sniper game wouldn't be complete without the stunning slow motion graphics of your bullet soaring through the air and them piercing through your foes scrotum, this my friends is the pinnacle of slow motion gaming. Granted after a while you'll be skipping them because they will grow tiresome as they play after every kill with your sniper, but still, this gives you a chance to get some brilliant cinematic screenshots to show off your sniping skills.

Graphically, Sniper Elite 3 is gorgeous, I wasn't able to push out full graphic settings on 4k resolution, but even on the lower resolutions (1080p), it still looks stunning. There is a wide array of setting to choose from which is always good to see. The visuals are amazing though, the night time levels really show of the games truly stunning lighting effects as well. I was a little disappointed to see the lens flare effect being used a bit too much, but everything else is truly stellar.

The game is fully voice acted, with the enemy soldiers speaking in German too, so subtitles are recommended for that. The sound effects really add an extra level of immersion to the gameplay. A nice feature which is added is that you can disguise your bullet shots underneath the sound of loud sounds in game too, which really helps you in your efforts to complete levels as stealthy as possible.

I have to admit, this game is quite difficult, even on the easiest settings; you really do need to take each level with a sense of slow and steady. There is really no point in running in all guns blazing because you will just get gunned down within seconds of being spotted. You will need to backtrack plenty of times in order to escape being detected, you'll be needing to hide in rooms, crawl under buildings, anything which you can imagine you doing in the situation you are in, you can do. The latter levels of the game also ramp up the difficulty significantly as well, as each level slowly introduces more and more enemies for you to deal with.

Each level in Sniper Elite 3 is massive. Each level will have its own main objective, but as you progress and reach new areas of the zone, you'll also unlock optional objectives, which can be things such as destroying some trucks, cutting off communication or something searching for secret plans. These optional objectives reward you with additional experience at the end of the level and also add an extra element of immersion to the game as well. The size of each level really means that you can get stuck in, and explore to your hearts content. There are countless amounts of collectable items for you to find if that is your thing too. Each of the games objectives, whether it be main or optional, will have more than one way of you being able to complete them, which will really add some replay ability to the game on your second run through.

I was a little let down by the fact that I finished the game's single player in about five hours, granted I was playing on the easiest difficulty, but for a big release like this, I was expecting something more to be honest. I can see there being an essence of replay ability due to the nature of the levels being able to be completed in more ways than one, but I would say that there is no real need for playing through the game more than twice at least. There is a multiplayer side to the game, which I tried out, but it seems to be a little on the low side of players, and struggled to actually get into any proper gameplay, because given that it is a sniper based game, most people are camping in well-hidden places just picking people off when they try and complete objectives, for me I didn't really enjoy the multiplayer.

Technically, I had a one major problem with Sniper Elite 3, and that was that the game kept crashing on launching the title, it would reach the title screen, but then just crash to desktop. This actually turned out to be an issue with Malwarebytes closing it, so it would be highly recommended that you add the Sniper Elite 3 folder into the exception settings for Malwarebytes if you run that AV. Granted that it wasn't actually Sniper Elite causing the crash, you would still expect the game to have been tested with various popular AVs like this to see if they caused any compatibility problems.

My conclusion of Sniper Elite 3 would be that I would only recommend the game as a single player title; because the multiplayer just didn't do it for me. Given that the single player side of the game can be completed in almost five hours, the full price tag of £39, 99 is absolutely absurd, and is actually fairly offensive that they can charge that amount of money for such little content. I would only say this game is worth picking up when it is below the £10 mark, yes the gameplay is top class, and the graphics are stunning, but you can pick up any of the other Sniper games for the same experience in both of those departments for cheaper. Actually saying that, it looks like all of the games in this series are expensive. Definitely wait for sale season to start before adding Sniper Elite 3 to your library.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
How was this game so boring.

Seriously, it felt like a chore to complete. With the bugs in the enemy AI, clipping into each other, having invisible "bulletproof" barriers around some objects, repetative gameplay, pointless customization, uninteresting 2-dimensional character, obnoxious auto-saves that could potentially screw up a playthrough of a level, a complete lack of swastikas (for a game about shooting nazis), and a bland generic story; there was little to enjoy about this game. The novelty of shooting someone in slow motion wore off quickly, and it ultimately became best to just fire a few rounds into the air at the beginning of the level and pick off all the nazis as they bumbled into each other a-la-3 stooges in a single file line towards you.

I didn't try the multiplayer, maybe it was good, I wouldn't know. The single player campaign sucked.
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10.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
You can shoot people with your rifle and watch the bullet go into their brains, smash their skull apart and make watermelon jello of their noggin.
I don't feel very descriptive right now, but if you like nice graphics, challenging firefights and watching x-ray footage of your bullets breaking bones, tearing organs and rupturing brainz, buy it and have fun.
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7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Never did I tell myself in life I needed to shoot a nazi in his scrotum, but none the less, I have, and I must say, it was way more fun than I thought it would be. Thank you for reading.
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