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 (2,087 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 27, 2014

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"Rebellion learned many lessons from its V2 failures and developed a much more open experience where stealth is a real option."
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November 17

PC Update 1.15 Now Avaliable

Version 1.15

Bug Fixes:

  • Add "ClearCollectables" as a console command to reset all collectables and optional objectives (for those wishing to replay the Campaign).Note:The console can be opened by pressing ctrl+tab.
  • Corrected button prompts for the unlocking action in Overwatch missions in some languages.
  • Various minor tweaks to the launcher to improve DPI scaling, occasional incorrect zooming and localisation.
  • Fix a lighting error with object decals (for both D3D11 and Mantle).
  • Various localisation fixes (amongst others, capture the flag in Polish, and various overlap issues with optional objectives in German and Spanish).

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November 13

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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
    • 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
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Excellent game I played the other 2, the game gets better and better with each new version. V3 being the most fun I had in a game in a long time. Played on realistic mode you have to pay attention to wind and bullet drop. Stealth is a must in certain areas, while accuracy is a must every shot. Taking out tanks by shooting the gas tank is far from realistic. All in all the game is far from realistic, but a very enjoyable play none the less. Multiplayer is very fun especially with a group of guys/gals you know. In multiplayer some maps have a CoD feel while others are strickly for sniping. If I was you I wouldn't pass this one up
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is freaking awesome. Stealth, sniping, shooting, all the s-es. lovely controls. Enemies are sometimes glitchy though. But overall, I would rate trhis game 9/10! amazing
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Just got this game and I love it. It urges you to act covertly rather than the run and gun style of most games today. I also quite enjoy the xray cam whenever you fire a kill shot. The only two complaints I have is a couple of times I have had shots miss their target for reasons I can't figure out and how the "upgrades" affect the performance of the weapon makes no sense and seem to provide no real advantage.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
112.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Well what can i say ive bought the rifles and bought the DLCs and at the moment away to buy more sniper rifles,i love this game i like everything about it only if i had some friends who play it to would be better for the co-op levels not tryed them yet.So the game well if you just want to have fun play it on easy half time you can just take them out with hand to hand combat and a knife.You see am a gamer i dont moan about the normal things.

I like a game for its fun and enjoyment and that i get lots of in this game.

Survival mode is just fun,but like any game if you want to ramp up the levels and make it harder and believe me it does get harder then your levels take longer to play and you have to use more stealth and tactics.On a closing note i bought this game when it first came out 30 odd pound for it,if you want this game and you get it on STEAM sale grab it.

Ive found nothing on this game that makes me think god that rubbish or OH YEY I DONT THINK SO,some of the sniper shots you make during the game you will think are awesum and ive not seen so much blood for a long time,shoot the grenade on there waist belts and watch then exsplode,or exsplosives and take out a group of soldiers.

If this is a game you want and watch gameplay and video of it and think god i so want this game,you will not be dissapointed.

90 hours gameplay on this game and still going.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
401.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Realistic physics with wind and gravity turned on in the more challenging modes. Once you get to know your rifle you will be able to shoot accurately. Unlike most games, you do not run endlessly. You character gets tired at 80bpm and your shots become less accurate. Move slowly, crouch, and stay prone to keep your heart rate low.

In single player mode you can be a silent assassin with your knife. Hit multiple targets from the snipers nests throughout the map. Opportunities to hit targets at long distances. Setup mines for vehicles and enemies. Or blow up explosives to tear them to pieces.

In multiplayer mode you get lots of free maps. Many different modes are possible (co-op, team games, and deathmatches). Stay hidden as much as you can, in the shadows and away from trigger happy team mates.

Overall, it is an impressive game. The graphics are spectacular. High definition textures, human-like characters, and particles such as dust and bugs make it all the more realistic.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game has great graphics and physics engine, great story and a very fun gameplay. 10/10
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
My PC sucks so i had the resolution all the way down but the game is still satisfying! Love This Game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Sniper Elite 3 is a big improvment to it's earlier games by offering a wide map layout per mission, weapon loadouts, AI Improvements, and new objectives.

*AI Upgrades
*Custom Difficulty Choice
*Rifle is upgradable

*Levels may be too complex
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Play it if you loved the previous games for Sniper Elite and you know how awesome that was. Then you must 100% give this game a go.

New missions, new kill cams (xray cam) and new locations what more could you ask for.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Sniper Elite 3
Pros-Optimized very great can run the game @1080 @Ultra with no lag, Gameplay Fun

Cons- If their were more people playing online and the servers werent always full all the time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
A real fun game, best played on the authentic setting where the AI enemy start puts up a real challage and you get no help in aiming. The kill cam which activates when you do a skill shot, just makes the experience all the more sweeter.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Great sniping and stealth action.Not the typical all guns blazing,wash-rinse-repeat action of todays fps's.This game stands out in the crowd.Great detail with the weapons,character movements,sound effects and map design.Missions take planning,patience,observing enemy movement and situational awareness.Choices are almost unlimited with how you play each map and many routes to take.I suggest getting the season pass too.
Down side-could of included some of the season pass weapons with base game,maybe added a few more shorter missions to balance it out.If you don't like the price wait til it's on sale.I pre-ordered it($40) then bought season pass ($30) Season pass comes with all downloadable content.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
What i like about Sniper 3 is you are free to take your time and really plan taking down a large group of enemiea undetected. No time limits means you can behave like a real sniper and lie in wait for ages until the time to shoot the kill arrives for you with no constraints telling you to hurry up like a ticking clock but this is present in a very minor part of the game for specific mission(s).

What i don't like is although they have improved the X-ray kill cams with better muscle and bone fragmentations they have taken out one or two kill hit zones that were in the previous Sniper Elite V2 game - for example in Sniper V2 if you were accurate enough you could shoot and dismember the fingers of an enemy soldier whilst he was unaware of your prescence and smoking a ciggy, yawning or drinking from something....even coughing - as long as his hands were raised to that zone pretty much there was a chance of this happening which was a very satisfying thing to achieve in my opinion.......BRING IT BACK (in an update hopefully) AND I'LL GIVE A FULL STAR RATING TO THIS GAME.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Well, everything looks better than V2, gameplay, graphic, AI have huge improvment and Co-op mode makes more fun with friends. Every single mission has much more challenge than V2, bigger map, more enemies, tanks will not that easy be killed anymore. BUT, the only thing annoying is, this game keep ♥♥♥♥ing crash. When you shoot a bullet into a guy's head, game crashed. You finally shoot through the tank's cockpit, game crashed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
God this game kicks so much ♥♥♥! not played many hours, but whenever i get time to play anything im on this! even finish work early to come shoot some people! the kill cams still here looking even sexier! and with a dlc you get to shoot hitler in the face!! plays great, not nopticed anything cxlumsy/buggy, looks amazing! i mean, its really gorgeous! i even got an acheivement /charlies challenge' for getting a testicle shot from 100m ^.^ it went through one guys balls and hit an officer in the face! DOUBLE KILL! and i got to watch the whole thing x-ray kill cam mode! :D HOW ♥♥♥♥ING COOL!

but seriously, its a very polished and refined game, theres multi players pvp, tdm etc, and can even co-op the entire campaign if you wanted too, using a friend as a spotter using binoculars while the sniper picks them off, sabotaging machines to cover rifle fire, or if your into stealth you could probably go through the most game without firing a single shot, and in every mission, which the maps are massive btw!, theres a tonne of intell and goodies to pick up along the way, which really makes missions really replayable time and time again, to complete every aspect of each environment!" and they even have a levelling perk intune with the game too, as you llv you get new guns, for different play styles so theres something for everyone!!

this games a must have! realy is ♥♥♥♥ing brilliant! aint bought a game this good in soo long! they dont make em like this anymore!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
If you like stealth sniper games, then ya gotta have this one. I thought it was a little expensive but after playing it I decided it was worth every penny. I own all the sniper games and like to play them all, but this one is special. The sound and graphics are very good as I would insist on at this price. The maps are huge. I highly recommend this game along with the 'season pass' that comes to $70.00 while the season pass is on sale. A lot of work went into this one and I bet it will be supported by the developer for a long time to come. Enjoy!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Great game for advanced stealth game players but for people new to stealth games, I wouldn't recommend it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
amazing game. A real step up in quality from the previous one. Would highly recommend playing multiplayer and meeting in the middle to get used to the maps.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
nice game...
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