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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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.

https://youtu.be/yxcBxyt1r-I
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.

For more info head to www.sniperelite4.com

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February 17

Twitch streams are back!

Let's play SE3 and catch up on this week's Rebellion headlines!

www.twitch.tv/rebellion_official

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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
    • 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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IceSmuth ®
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Heil Hoden!
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integex*
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Patience is key to success in Sniper Elite 3 (Competitive) and all the maps was so huge and beautiful. I enjoyed playing this game.
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toreaaboe
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game is really boring, the story is really bad, the action is repat repat reapt, and the maps and gameplay is very predictable and everything look and feel the same. It just feel very empty. This game is not good enough for my time.

If you love a good story, interesting exploration and varied gameplay, stay away from this.

If you love to kill stuff and sneak around and dont care about story, exploration or interesting gameplay, this is maybe something for you.

I have played for 4 hours, I want those hours back.
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Shackleton
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Your first playthough is fun, but the scriptedness of the game doesn't give you enough freedom to fully take advantage of the level design. A waste of potential.
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stevemed2005
( 29.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Brilliant third person shooter. Love the xray effects. There not perfect and they stutter sometimes but overall its a great game.
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☞ J△ck ☜
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Really fun and enjoyable game can get a bit repetetive though
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Oprah Wind Furry
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
X-Ray nut shot...
10/10 would shoot again

in all seriousness though this game is really fun and enjoyable ive only played 2 hours so far and havent even touched multiplayer, but am so far loving the campaign so i would rate this game a 8/10.

Quick Joke: Why did the console peasant cross the road?

A: to load the textures on the other side.
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kukRi.
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great atmosphere that allows for players to have fun and take the storyline seriously.
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zMcmuffinz
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I really like the ballistics but I dislike the game for being painfully bland. Would give a 6/10 maybe 6.5/10 if it was actually interesting.
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DeadEye
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Good game for a one time play-through, the multiplayer really just doesn't add enough replay value.
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GamingReviewz.Com
( 39.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
THE MOUSE ACCELERATION IN THIS GAME RUINED IT>WTF ARE YOU DOING? this game was fine when it came out then these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s started putting pop up ads for there games in the startup of this game. it even opens a steam window. and guess what i already bought those games and it says purchased but still pops up. Since then the dummys decided to update and breack the mouse settings for both Sniper elite V3 and sniper elite 3. Both have pop up ads now and a consol worthy update that compledly broke the mouse in a sniping game. it has mouse accelration turned on automatically. you cant even navigate the main menus now what a waste. I used to love these games now coming back to play them and they are ruined. i am uninstalling them both now because i cant even navigate the menu to start multiplayer. on either game.
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Polsst
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
No. Bad.
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=F9= fishbonkin
( 136.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
so hyped for sniper 4
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✪Vortex (AFK)
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Really good game for trickshoting.
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TheNormalPerson_
( 9.9 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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MLG Augis1996
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Very nice game :)
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Crossfire
( 51.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Well what can i say about Sniper Elite 3 besides the fact i had so much fun i have played it to death,finding the long shots is fun if a little taxing at times,the missions are well thought out but the Ai is a little stupid at times or is downright annoying when your in sneek mode and you get spotted by a guy the other side of a tunnel wall, but i will give a plus and minus to what i liked and what i did not lets get to it.

Pro's

The game is beautiful,and the settings are easy to navigate with lots of ways to get to your objectives either by stealth or by cunning and raw gun tote'ing force.

Weapons to choose from :

The weapons are various in nature with a good starting selection of pistols,rifles,machine guns,and rocket launchers,and also granades,expolosive charges,smoke granades,and trip mines and land mines,the list gets even longer if you buy the season pass.

Game maps & Locations :

The game being set in africa gives the sniper elite series a completly new feel being a open world rather than a city scape to navigate allows you to approuch your targets with a huge choice on how to do so in your own unique way, either by stealth using a landmine to take out a truck or halftrack,or even the treads on a tank,to going in all guns blaring it's up to you.
The maps are large and the DLC maps which i have not aquired for this review as yet(will update once i have them)
Are just amazing they give you multiple ways to attack and enough scope to even attack from a distance under the cover of other sounds in the enviroment,and they look awesome with lots of color to make it a more enjoyable battlefield.

Cons :

I only really have one gripe with SE3 and that is the fact the best guns are not world drops, if you want them you need to stump up extra mulla, which seems to be the norm these days with developers.There is a pistol in one of the DLC packs with a clip of 10 rounds and it packs a hell of a punch and is fast firing,You can test it out on the pistol firing range once you get a medal but you will have to buy the DLC pack to play with it in game.

All in all i can give Sniper Elite 3 at best right know a 7/10 for content -DLC packs
I will review this score once i have the Extra content packs from the Season pass
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mhofever - Dank Souls
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Testicle Shooting Simulator 2014
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brandon_neale_schneider
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Randomly crashes.
When it works, it's great, but it seldom works.
As of today, it won't even boot. It starts to load and then crashes.
Like fifteen times in a row.
I'll change my review if this changes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 a dozen of 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, ready to play.

I recommend this game if you want to check out the singleplayer. otherwise you are looking at the wrong game!

There is nothing wrong with this game, really a basic fun game where even i was hooked to the stroyline.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Really fun and enjoyable game can get a bit repetetive though
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
优化不错,联机不卡.只是在想,作为一把狙击枪,居然没有消音配件,不过背景是二战,就说的通了.只是每次基本上暴露了后,都变成了使命召唤
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Great game with great MK X-Ray alike.
Singleplayer is the best.
Multiplayer is very bad.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Good game, wellplay.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
TESTICLE SHOTS

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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!

yeeeeey...........................

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
After really enjoying Sniper Elite V2 I was excited for this next game in the series. It seemed like more of the same, and that's certainly a good thing...right?

In this case some of the same elements were present: the bullet cam, the weapons, the physics, not to mention the awful, forgettable story. But the changes they made resulted in a much worse experience overall.

Foremost was the level design. In 2 the levels were admittedly linear, but they had long sight lines to encourage gratiutous sniping, which is the name of the game after all. And they also included a wide variety of objectives. Here in 3 every level follows the same arena-style circular motif with short lines and lots of cramped spaces - presumably to make them easier to re-use as multiplayer maps. The problem is that this pushes the player to use stealth and close range combat as the primary means to engage the enemy. In a game that's supposed to be about sniping this is incredibly annoying.

Beyond that, the flow of each level is exactly the same: infiltrate, explore, then take out the vehicles at the end. The fact that every single "boss" in the game comes in the form of nearly identical armored vehicles is pretty unforgivable. It's so repetitive that I got bored less than halfway through the campaign. I knew what was coming around every corner my first time through. It reeks of laziness.

The campaign also feels more serious, which is not the direction the writers should have gone with this series. And while I appreciate the change of setting to Africa, that combined with the story make the stakes feel like they're not high at all, lacking comic relief to boot. The new setting also forces set pieces that could exist in any time period - there's almost nothing tying the environments to World War II.

The one area where the game actually did better was the add-ons. The bonus missions feel much closer to what I want from a Sniper Elite game. And the multiplayer is surprisingly fun and balanced once you get over the learning curve.

When the mechanics are identical and the story doesn't matter then the level design becomes paramount, and that's the biggest area they failed in the campaign. Sniper Elite 3 kept enough of the parts from the previous games to feel familiar, but not enough to feel fun.
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Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Bought a sniper game, received a stealth / One man army, one.
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Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
This game lets you make very important choises that really impact gameplay. well really there's only one "should I try and use cover?". Cover, as we all know from other games, is great when you're trying to stealth passed enemies or for soaking up those bullets from them once you finally get seen, but Sniper Elite 3 takes things further then that. The cover even blocks your bullets, despite the fact that when you look through the scope it looks like you have a perfect shot, BUT WAIT there's more. When in cover, say a watch tower designed to be sniped from, the cover will help you decide to go down a more peacful path by not letting you shoot at all. I MEAN HOW GREAT IS THAT?!?! This game is like sex, by that I simply mean it ♥♥♥♥s you.

3===D/10 Bite the pillow this game's going dry.

Also the dev is sueing a better company for no good reason, simply because they don't want their names attached to a product that actually works.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
122.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Fun and adventure's MUST PLY!!!
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Recommended
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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Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
it teaches you anatomy get it
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Not Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This is without doubt the worst game i have ever played in my life.

The name is misleading for starters. First word, sniper, is very incorrect as you constantly get penalised for using the sniper rifles. Most levels only have two or three areas where noise covers the rifles sound (some levels only have one though, like the kill hitler mission) an these locations are only good for one of two kills before you have to move on. Also to me sniper kind of implies long range kills, like shooting someone several hundred meters away. However my longest kill is around 200 meters which isnt really very far at all. Second word, elite, once again suggests that were in control of a highly skilled soldier. However i seemed to have to play as a soldier who cant run for more than a few meters, seems to have some illness that makes his arms shake/body twitch, and has difficulty shooting a hostile soldier at 10m. How this guy got sniper training is beond me, I guess he found a sniper rifle early in the war and no-one thought to question him having it. The mass inaccuracy of the sidearms is just mind boggling, and i cant believe anyone would be that inept at shooting, military or not.

Gameplay wise the game plays like a crap version of metal gear solid. You sneak around a few african locations shooting people at close range with the silenced pistol, the only gun thats sort of usable for the most part of the game. The hostiles dont seem that bothered about you being there and dont seem that bothered about catching you. I dont speak german but im guessing most the germans go 'Oh look, that british sniper shot hans, but i cant see any snipers so i guess things are fine and we should go back to standing around.' The game doesnt even replace fallen guards or raise the alarm on discovery so hiding the bodes is a complete waste of time. When the german soldiers do actually find you, maybe you used your sniper rilfe, bad player your sniper rifle is just too look at, they either telepathically tell everyone where you are leading to the whole base looking for you for a few minutes before deciding you've probably gone home and go back to slacking off. Or they just stare at you for several seconds before raising the alarm, which brings a few soldiers over to have a quick look for you.

Theres a few other things that really bring this game down and the bullet balistics and the kill cam mechanic doesnt really salvage this game. After the first level the game is basically sneak here, then sneak there, then sneak away. With really boring (assassinate the guy in a truck which can basically only be done with mines) or pointless side objectives (disable the spotlights, that you can only disable after sneaking past them) was the final nail in the coffin for me for me.

Game has so many good ideas, but they're just awfully done.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
definetly best of the sniper elite games. I have put hours into it, and it is worth every penny
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Recommended
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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