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 (1,961 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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October 30

FREE Singleplayer Mode – The Shooting Range!



Today’s update includes our ninth FREE content drop for Sniper Elite 3!

Test your abilities as an elite sniper in the new FREE Shooting Range mode. Try out over 30 different firearms - including all the DLC weapons - with four unique shooting challenges and dedicated rifle, pistol and SMG ranges.

Track your high scores with each weapon and test your ability to balance precise shooting, controlled breathing, and composure under pressure.

May the best sniper win!

Update v1.14

New Content:

  • Shooting Range: A new shooting range level to test out your weapons on, free to all owners of the game.

Bug Fixes:

  • Prevent completion of other game modes (Survival/Overwatch/Multiplayer) from occasionally breaking the "Continue Game" Campaign save.
  • Stop allowing navigation off the top or bottom of DLC mission collectable lists when using a gamepad.
  • Fix an edge case where saves were occasionally allowed during dismounts from a turret that would leave the player in a compromised state on reload.
  • Make sure the flag is dropped correctly if the flag carrier quits Capture The Flag, preventing an occasional "one team has two flags" issue in that game mode

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October 23

FREE Multiplayer Map – Fracture! Update v1.13 is now LIVE! International Camouflage Rifles!



Version 1.13

FREE Multiplayer Map – Fracture!

Today’s update includes our sixth FREE Multiplayer Map available in No Cross mode for Sniper Elite 3!

This secret weapons factory built across a jungle chasm has been deserted for some time, abandoned to the snipers. Each team occupies an area on each side of the chasm – push up to the bunkers for a closer fight, or pull right back to the bridge for the longest shots.


NEW Weapons – International Camouflage Rifles Pack – Out Now!


The International Camouflage Rifles pack gives Sniper Elite 3 players access to deadly new variants of three fan-favourite rifles from around the globe. Featuring specially tuned variants of the Lee Enfield Mk. III, Karabiner 98k and the SVT-40 encased in a new camouflage livery.

All three weapons can be used in any multiplayer, singleplayer or co-operative game mode in Sniper Elite 3.

New Content
  • "Fracture" - A new No-Cross multiplayer map, free to all owners of the game.

Bug Fixes
  • Improve reliability of "longest shot" and "player X winning" notifications which occasionally failed to appear.
  • Stop benchmark level occasionally failing due to prior co-op game.

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Reviews

“Immensely satisfying ... a smart, unexpectedly memorable experience.”
8.2/10 – IGN

“Polished and refined, this is the best and most satisfying sniping that Rebellion has ever crafted. Sniper Elite 3 is the game I always wanted from this franchise”
8/10 – Strategy Informer

“Sniper Elite 3 is just downright enjoyable.”
4/5 – Digital Spy

FREE new Singleplayer Mode!

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

FREE new Multiplayer Map!

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

About This Game

Observe. Plan. Execute. ADAPT.

The latest chapter in the award-winning series, SNIPER ELITE 3 takes players to the unforgiving yet exotic terrain of North Africa in a savage conflict against Germany’s infamous Afrika Korps.

Stalk your targets through the twisting canyons, lush oases and ancient cities of the Western Desert in the deadly rush to sabotage a Nazi super-weapons programme that could end Allied resistance for good.

Use stealth, planning and execution to hunt your targets – whether human or machine. From signature long distance kills, to melee takedowns, distractions and explosive traps, you are as deadly up close as you are from afar.

It must end here. You are the turning point. Because one bullet can change history...

Key Features


  • Award-winning gunplay – Experience celebrated rifle ballistics honed to perfection. Take account of distance, gravity, wind, even your heart rate for intensely satisfying third person combat.
  • Expansive new environments – Stalk huge multi-route levels with multiple primary and secondary objectives than can be tackled in any order. Never play the same way twice.
  • Real tactical choice – Adapt to any situation. Use stealth, distraction, traps and sound masking . If things go hot, use the new Relocate mechanic to slip into the shadows and start the hunt again on your own terms.
  • Revamped human X-Ray Kill cam – The acclaimed X-Ray kill-cam is back and bolder than ever, including a detailed muscle layers, 3D mesh particles and the complete human circulatory system.
  • New X-Ray vehicle takedowns – See vehicles disintegrate in intricate detail with X-Ray vehicle takedowns. Multi-stage destruction allows you to take out armoured cars, trucks and Tiger tanks piece-by-piece.
  • Tense adversarial multiplayer – Five unique modes of online competitive action. Earn Medals and Ribbons as you play. Gain XP across all game modes, customise your character, weapons and loadout. Become a true Sniper Elite!
  • Explosive co-op play – Play the entire campaign in two player online co-op, or put your teamwork to the ultimate test in two dedicated co-op modes, Overwatch and Survival.
  • Customise your experience – Veteran or Rookie, play your way. Turn off all assistance and turn up the AI, or customise the experience to your preferred playstyle. Tweak the regularity of X-Ray kill cams, or turn them off all together.

Extra features

  • Supports Steam Big Picture Mode
  • Supports Stereoscopic 3D + Ultra Widescreen + Eyefinity screens

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1) or Windows® 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows® XP is NOT supported.
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel® Pentium® D 3GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200) or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 series / ATI Radeon™ HD 3870) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible sound card or better
    • Additional Notes: Windows® XP is NOT supported. Ensure graphics and audio drivers are up to date.
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Sniper Elite 3 continues the story of Allied sharpshooter Karl Fairburne, but switches the action from Nazi-occupied cities to the hostile terrain of war-torn North Africa.Setting the game against dusty backdrops with rocky vantage points and scattered patches of foliage gives it a different flavour to its forebears and is almost enough to differentiate the experience alone.Sniper Elite III is a big improvement over 2012's Sniper Elite V2. Its predecessor's stiff, linear gameplay has been swapped out for a more open-ended, creativity-enabling approach to stealth-shooting. But the real draw is the same - violent X-ray-vision carnage that erupts whenever your bullets meet their targets.Developer Rebellion prides itself on attention to detail. Everything from Fairburne's breathing rate to the wind resistance must be taken into account before you reel off a shot, and pulling that trigger is rarely without consequence.The amount of pre-planning that goes into each mission gives Sniper Elite 3 a measure of depth, as players are required to scope out the area using their binoculars, lay traps and map out their escape route before the shooting begins.Features like this have always given Sniper Elite a tactical edge over some of the other military shooters out there.Sadly, the artificial intelligence still doesn't feel like the finished article, so expect to encounter a few quirks here and there.The relocate system is another new addition that helps tip the odds in the player's favour when the chips are down by allowing them to give encroaching foes the slip and find another weakness in the enemy lines.Each level is a multi-route affair littered with a choice of vantage points and scenery for covering your advance; and this variety ensures subsequent playthroughs are never the same as before.However, the level design is not without its flaws as alluring waypoints occasionally usher players into perilous dead-ends.The replay value of this game is rather high, as Sniper Elite 3 is just downright enjoyable.Sniper Elite 3 treads that fine line between realism and fun, but it comes together well, providing cheap kicks for those who enjoy over-the-top sniper kills, and a modicum of tactical depth for players looking for something more substantial.Overall 8/10.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Some maps of this game are quite good design. A good sniper game, but far from the best.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
272.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
The one of series 3rd person shooter games you don't miss !
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Much better than V2. Especially the multiplayer.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Awesome Co-Op experience!

9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Very good game. I recommend it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
ยิงลั้นทุ่งเลยคับ
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
205.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I like this game plenty, but the latest update is horrible! Now my graphics constantly freeze when I am under attack, making it impossible to return fire. Whatever they "fixed", needs unfixed! Otherwise, a great game, and one of the more realistic ones when played in authentic mode.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Great game, graphics are awesome and gameplay is fun yet challenging. There are many different ways to play each mission which gives hours of replayability
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
149.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game is so good for gamers who like sniping and shooting
But there' should be M1 Carbine rifle
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Perfect optimalisation, option to complete almost whole game on stealth with melee-only, and satisfying ballistics.
They finally added a levelling system with unlock, and tons of collectibles.
The maps are HUGE, and there are lots of hidden passages and intel pieces, also side-missions.

The whole game can be played on CO-OP.

It's better than SE V2 in every aspect, especially stealth and level design, so if you liked SE V2 there is no reason not to play this game too, unless you hate deserts.

If you like stealth games OR sharpshooting games, get this immidiatelly.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
very good overall, i like the slow motion effect wen you kill some one which is pretty fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Intro:
Sniper Elite game series brings the same formula as V2, But this time Sniper Elite 3 only to go all on graphics instead of story.

Graphics:
Far exceeds V2
Everywhere you go there is never a empty room/place

Gameplay:
Same as V2
Sniping is more realistic

The Bad:
Lack of detail background (sky and far sandy hills}
Lip movement is unrealistic
Not enough Stealthy missions
Story is Weak
Leveling System? {what for?}

Conclusion:
Sniper Elite 3 is one for the graphic lovers, but for the history buffs.
Still it is one of the best 3rd person sniping games to date {2014)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
LIKE SNIPER 3 GOT PROBLEM WITH IWIZA OASE WHERE THE 3 GENERALS STANDING .CAN YOU HELP ME.


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Amazing game, amazing bullet ballistic, graphics are overall amazing, and so is the game-play.
10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
141.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Brilliant game. if you love Sniper Elite V2 then you'll definietly love this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Good game, needs more missions though.

8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Sniper Elite III is clearly the best game in the series. Rebellion managed to correct some of the previous games' glaring mistakes and improve on its already compelling game mechanics. The only thing keeping it from being a great game is a lack of focus in the story department and a couple of relatively minor flaws.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
186.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Good game.Very realistic bullet cam,more interesting than V2.But if the sniper scope can be adjustable like Red Orchestra 2,it will be more playable.I hope Rebellion can make sniper scope of rifles can be adjustable,so I'll be very pleasant
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
111.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I like the game but it freezes up on the air field
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