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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June 14

Why we’re launching Sniper Elite 4 in Feb 2017

Dear Sniper Elite fans past, present and future!

We hope that you’re all enjoying the sights, sounds and megatonnes of E3! Of course we’re going to be in Los Angeles too with Sniper Elite 4 and Battlezone, so expect to see lots of live footage, gameplay clips and more over the next week, but we also have some more news too that we want to talk about...

Today we’re announcing that Sniper Elite 4 is launching February 14th, 2017.

When we originally revealed the game back in March, our plan was to release this year, and this was only reinforced when our pre-Alpha build was received incredibly well by those who got to see it at GDC in San Francisco.
Was it nerve-wracking showing the game for the first time, and quite a lot earlier in production than we normally do? Absolutely, but in the end we felt confident the game was where we wanted it to be. I’d go as far as saying the demo had some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had.

So when we sat down recently to decide a launch date, we had a decision to make. Do we stick to 2016 as planned many moons ago, or do we give the team just a little more time to help them deliver beyond the promise that the game has already shown, to hone the game’s best features, or even add new ones that previously might have been left on the cutting-room floor?

It wasn’t an easy decision but for us it seems like a win-win for both Rebellion and Sniper Elite fans.

This is why we’re proud to be completely independent. Being independent means you can make changes when things are going really well, rather than just reacting when things don’t go to plan.

We know a lot of you will be disappointed that you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we hope you understand our decision and enjoy all the new footage and details from our beautiful “Viaduct” level this week.

We’re also heading to some public shows in the UK and Europe in the near future, so look out for us there and make sure to say hello!

Thank you as ever, for supporting independent UK games development.

Chris and Jason Kingsley, Rebellion Co-Founders

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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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( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
As someone who's never played a Sniper Elite game, i was expecting more...well sniping, me and my bro found ourselfs sneaking around stealth killing and shooting people in the head with pistols, if i wanted a co-op stealth game i would have got Splinter Cell. But it is a fun game if you're looking to play a stealth co-op game.
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( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Pretty good
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Mr. Self Destruct
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
you can shoot your enemy's nuts in x-ray! RECOMMENDED!
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( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
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( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
=/ Not good. Lack of content, glitches, boring multiplayer, expensive..
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( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
couldn't stealth so i just quickscoped nazi's

pros: quickscoping

cons: killing nazis (the good guys)
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( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
If you have a thing for watching people getting shot in slow motion ans x-ray vision, this is a good alternative to doing it in real life.
X-rays and slow motion cameras cost a lot.
Oh, and it's illegal.
That too.
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( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
♥♥♥♥ this game. ♥♥♥♥ Rebellion studios for going after a small developer over the stupidest ♥♥♥♥ing legal issue. Never buy a game from Rebellion. I sure as hell won't.
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( 203.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Great game
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( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Cool game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Main game
✓ Good story
✓ Sound effects are good.
✓ Great graphics especially X Ray Cam .
✓ Gameplay is great when shooting with a sniper in distance will never get you borring.
✓ Co op is fun , the whole single player Campaign can be played with a friend and apart from that there are others missions to play with friends too. This is great!
✓ Game set location is great(Africa), Large maps and side missions within the map
✓ Multiplayer is hard , but as you get used to it is fun.

✖ Short game play time compared to Sniper Elite 2. It feels like the game is smaller that Sniper elite 2. How ever its only a small flaw since the maps are big and side missions are fun.

  • Target Hitler: Hunt the Grey Wolf :
    Its short but in a large map there are several sub missions and there are several ways you can kill Hitler. This DLC is not bad for the price. Plus if you are achievement hunter you should buy.

  • Save Churchill Part 1
  • Save Churchill Part 2
  • Save Churchill Part 3
    The story continues in 3 DLC. For part 2 and 3 there is a new map. Price is high compared to the play time but if you are achievement hunter its for you.

  • Rifles DLC are okay it will come in handy in single player , co op and multiplayer.
  • Skin DLC is only useful in multiplayer. If you are not looking forward to play multiplayer much no use of buying .

    If you like stealth games its a great game for you.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I do like the game but you're kinda forced to buy the season pass. You don't get much when you just buy the game. You get like 4 snipers by default, 4 secondaries and a short campain. Unless this game is on sale which it probably is in the summer sale, Do not waste you're money on this. Buy Sniper Elite V2 instead.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This review is limited to the single-player campaign. There isn't much of a multiplayer community left.

I enjoyed Sniper Elite 3. The game looks great and it's fun sneaking around and sniping people. There are only 8 missions in the single-player campaign, but each map is very large and will take a while to complete. I wouldn't pay the full $50 sticker price for just 8 missions, but if you buy the game on sale it's fine. The level design is a bit uneven. Maps 1-5 are ok, 6-7 are very good, and the final map is awesome. The game also gets more fun as you go along. At first you're just dealing with rifleman, but by the final mission there are enemies wileding rocket launchers, enemies riding tanks, and enemy snipers in ghilli suits. SE3 is more limited than other war-themed shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield. There are no vehicles to ride and every stage is set in North Africa, but with only 8 missions it doesn't overstay it's welcome.

In terms of DLC, definitely buy Saving Churchill. The Hunt for the Gray Wolf is not nearly as fun and can be skipped. Weapons packs aren't really necessary (in fact they kind of detract from the fun of earning the non-DLC weapons during the campaign, as whatever DLC weapons you buy become available immediately). But if you must, the best packs are the Axis weapons (which gives the Type 99 sniper rifle) and the Camo weapons pack (which gives a semi-automatic suppressed pistol).

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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
116.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
So, after completing the story over 40 times (atleast), reaching lvl50 ingame and getting every single achievement on the game I can savely say that this game is probably the best follow up after Sniper Elite 2 that a gamer could've hoped for. Although the game has some issues of it's own, which haven't been fixed even though the game has been "live" for almost 2 years now. The controls are smooth and easy to understand and remember and the story gives you a good allround vision on where the story is leading to. I sincerely do think the ending was superb and interesting, since well let's be honest... no one expected the Ratte to be real right?

Also a plus was the co-op options for both co-op missions and campain itself, this makes for a very fun time with friends and ads to the game value. Although I do think the game is slightly overpriced at the moment (€45,99) I would say buy it if you can. But remember you need to have the season pass to have the full experience. Otherwise you'll struggle alot stealthing the game on higher difficulties. Beside that the season pass offers you extra missions and alot of new weapons. Which is totally worth it.

Well that's it I guess, I recommend this game for any lover of 3th person shooters with awesome bullet mechanics (slow-motion) and great overall gameplay & experience.

I'm sorry if my english isn't perfect, I'm not a native english speaker.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
you can shoot your enemy's nuts in x-ray! RECOMMENDED!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Stealth, long range precision distance kills and deadly melee takedowns. A major improvement from the 1st and 2nd iterations of the series. This truly defines what a stealth sniping game is all about.

Graphics: 10/10
Outstanding by any means. The level of detail is something to behold, I have not seen this much level in detail in a game for so long. This one looks absolutely gorgeous even at low-medium settings. There are also a lot of graphics options to choose from to suit your needs and to maximise your experience.

Storyline: 7/10
You have to stop Germany from building a Super Tank that could potentially be used to change the tide of war. Other than that, that is the only ‘story’ you will get from this game as it isn’t really a story heavy game and it wasn’t made to be one. You’re buying this for the sniping experience, not much for the story.

Sound: 9/10
They nailed it. The sound of the rifle, the enemies around you and even your own footsteps can be heard in great detail. Nothing more can be said of how this game sounds. You hear what you’re supposed to hear, nothing else.

Gameplay: 9/10
This goes without saying but, you can snipe your enemies with skill and precision from a distance or get up close and personal and perform melee takedowns. Setting up traps and distractions can also be very fun if carefully planned and laid out. Oh, and I almost forgot...there are “sounds” in the game which can mask rifle shots which makes for quiet long distance shots; pretty impressive if you ask me. The overall game performed nice and smooth with no significant frame drops to report.

Price: 5/10
Priced at £39.99 for the base game, it is a little too much for the amount of gameplay hours you’re probably going to have. So, I suggest waiting until it goes on sale to pick it up.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Far better than previous game in the series. Xrays of bullet penetrations are still here and more brutal than ever, the main reason why it is so great is that the levels are really big, creating different paths and approach towards your objectives. You can find your own way of fulfilling them. I didnt just flew through the game, but it was a real challenge, whcih provided 16 solid hours of gameplay through all levels. Using mines, traps and other useful accesories spice up the gameplay real nice too.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
532.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Ejoyed the campaigns, but I really like the multiplayer sessions. Multiplayer is a bit of a steep learning curve, but worth it.

Good selection of firearms from the period.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
626.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
A very good FPS game big improvement from SE2, lots of entertainment to be had from the singleplayer mode.

The Negatives is that the ever fledgling multiplayer community is stangled by limited naps/modes and over zealous admins on their respective servers.

Why oh why do they insist that profiles should be public? ,what difference does it make????, I am not on SE3 to make freinds i am there to PLAY by all means tackle the cheats but dont punish those who want to keep their profile private.

Players like myself are at the mercy of these power mad 'admins'

Overall I recommend the game for the singleplayer alone


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