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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October 6

Play Sniper Elite 3 Free on Steam this Weekend!

As part of Steam's 'Free Weekend' promotion, you can step into the boots of World War II sniper Karl Fairburne for FREE, taking part in both the single- and multiplayer sides of the game.

The free weekend runs from now until Sunday the 9th (9pm UK / 1pm PT / 4pm ET), and until Monday you can get 80% off the main game, 66% off the season pass and all DLC, and 75% off the entire Sniper Elite Trilogy in the Steam Store!

This is a great time to start practising your sniping skills, with Sniper Elite 4 hitting PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 14th, 2017. Set in Italy 1943, it will offer the largest and most diverse environments ever seen in the series.

Sniper Elite 4 is available to pre-order NOW! All pre-orders will receive the bonus campaign mission TARGET: FÜHRER, and the Camouflage Rifles weapon skins pack for FREE.

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October 5

Sniper Elite 4 Co-op Livestream

You may have missed our livestream at EGX, but don't worry!

Join us on Twitch tonight for an hour of Sniper Elite 4 co-op, with prizes to be won!

6pm UK / 1pm ET / 10am PT (2 hours from now)

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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

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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14

+ Co-Op
+ Effects
+ Graphics
+ Challenges
+ Incredible environments
+ Open mission

- AI
- Bugs
- Multiplayer

Ratings: 7/10
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Completely unrealistic linear rail shooter hiding under the pretense of being a realistic sniper simulation. Ridiculous gameplay that give players extreme accuracy and time-slowing superpowers, ludicrously small maps and engagement distances for a game supposedly about sniping, and marginally different customization options make this an unenjoyable experience. Story has been done a million times and is completely laughable, the oh-so-holy Allied protagonist supposedly liberating the world from the Axis menace, all the while single-handedly massacring entire brigades of undisciplined Wehrmacht troops. Neither realistic nor fun, the only redeeming factor in this waste of 20 gigabytes is the bullet cam, which nevertheless gets old quickly.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Sniper Elite 3 is a very arcadish take on being a sniper/marksman.

-runs well
-levels more open ended then previous sniper elites
-cool bullet cam

-AI is comparable to 2002 AI
-main character is a pro-sniper, yet somehow has trouble firing a SMG at ranges of 5 meters
-no ability to manually lean
-camera can sometimes be horrible
-no weapon resting
-over-exaggerated bullet drop
-no weapon sway/ almost none
-online is dead, couple servers online but the admins on them are horrible
-branded as a game with open levels, while this is true it's no where near as open as games such as crysis(from 2007!)
-the collision on some meshes are horrible, making you hit a hidden wall from time to time.
-the stealth gameplay is a total joke, often you walk in on german/ italian soldiers all watching the same direction, no one seems to think it's a smart idea to cover their rear
-historic accuracy is also something this game seems to lack a ton of

the only time i will ever recommend this game is if it's on sale for less than 10 bucks or if you're a big fan of extremely arcadish sniping, and even then battlefield has more in-depth sniping than this.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Did you like FarCry3 and 4? Was your favorite part of FarCry3 and 4 the sandboxy sneaking into outposts, tagging enemies so you could see them through walls, tossing rocks to divert their attention and hiding bodies? Then this is the game for you! It's like that but with much bigger outposts. The one big difference is this game does not have FarCry's alarm disabling system; so far as I can tell. I am currently on the 4th mission and having a great time.

The missions are big, sprawling and take a long time to complete. Fun stuff!

My biggest gripe is the DLC. Nickel & diming us for weapon selections. Instead of earning them in the game by completing objectives, they are pay-to-unlock. Not as fun, but more profitable for the publisher.

Another minor negative is the character you play, Gristled Snipermen. I think that is his name. His voice sounds like the baddest of bad-asses in the most generic way possible. It's almost cartoonish how bad-♥♥♥ he sounds. It would have been nice if the character was given some more nuance. A flaw, maybe even a touch of a sense of humor. It doesn't detract from the game, but his performances can cause minor eye-rolling.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is so good and if you have not played it yet i strongly recomend you do. It has so much content and replay value. The coop looks pretty cool and i look forward to playing it. The multiplayer is also very unique. #XrayKillCams
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game is a lot of fun. It does a great job at making you feel both challenged and rewarded.

I enjoyed the campaign quite a bit, and got 16 hours out of it. I really liked how customizable the difficulty was, letting you pick parts of each difficulty setting that you like/dislike.

My one qualm with this game is that the X and Y axis sensitivity are not equal even when set to the same amount. Fortunately, this does not seem to affect sensitivity while scoped.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Pros: The missions are very long and involved and you generally have an unlimited way to approach them within the bounds of the game. A single mission can last a couple of hours. The sniper kill graphics are pretty cool but tire after the first 10 times or so. You can easily skip the slowmo by hitting space bar to get back in the game. The player AI is pretty good and the NPCs generally work to seek you out if they are aware of your presence.

Cons: There are still significant bugs and restrictions in the game. Clipping errors and bounding regions that are too restrictive are a big issue. Areas that you should be able to fit through in the game are often frustratingly blocked. Also, the 'open world' is not as open as it could be. This really limits the immersiveness of the game by forcing you to stick within the walled bounds of the playfield and restricts your ability to move around. Areas where you should be able to climb or walk or crawl are restricted which makes the game play frustrating at times.

It's a decent game but not worth the $54.99 regular price. Even at the sale price of $10.99 I'm not sure it's worth it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
-Mp Sucks, Just always spawning into somebodys line of fire. GG
-Third Person Camera Sucks, the whole peek over walls dayz s##t thing all over again
-The whole empty your lung system to make shots which are mostly around 50-100m makes no sense.
-why is this a sniper game with the average kill being within 100m? Dont need a sniper for this makes 0 sense
-Maps aren't big enough. You spawn inside a building and still get insta killed =__=
-Snipers about taking that one long shot and being patient this is just a third person into first person quick scoping simulator..
- Customization so far seems to = everything will make your gun worse in some way

+Wind and bullet drop is kinda cool
+Runs great on old hardware, gtx480 ultra shadows at medium 1080p always over 60fps so far,
+Gun load out, plenty of customization
+Xray cam thing if your a horrible nasty gruesome c##t is cool.

=Graphics are okay

Still better than call of doody though nothing is worse than krap ops 3

its fun for a while but mp frustrates the ♥♥♥♥ out of me.. Single player is the better feature in this
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Product received for free
I don't get it, why so many negative reviews recently during the FREE WEEKEND playtime.
just played 2 hours so far (when I wrote this), I kinda like the game play, the graphic is just good, the best part of the graphic is when you hit the enemy's organs, that slow motion is really such a cool feature.
Basically it's a you vs the world kind of game, I mean, you killed them 1 by 1, with your powerful sniper.
Going to play as much as I can tomorrow, as the last day, and will update the review.

After having so much fun of SE3 during the free weekend, then watching some gameplay of SE1 & SE2, I decided to buy the SE Trilogy. Go get em!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
my sniper elite 3 does not work anymore i dont know why it just says there is a problem why it doesnot work probaly i could use some advise thanks!
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MLG 420 Player
2.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
I love this game it is the best shooting game i have
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[RN] [mgMRTN] Ditari
4.2 hrs
Posted: October 23
Product received for free
It's just kind of stealth action. For everyone who loves FarCry or SniperGhostWarrior is this good choose.
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Mr. Juve
2.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
Very repetitive and multiplayer is ♥♥♥♥
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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
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13.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
top for coop
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je Coupe
6.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
At the release of this game I would of recommended it to anyone. But since most of the player base is gone all the servers are empty there isn't really much of a point to buy this game anymore.


- Great Sniping with wind and gravity
- Awesome X-ray kill cam


- No player base
- Overpriced
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5.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
Love sniping games and this is no exception. Play it sneaky-like or run in there like a chicken with your head cut off.
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Erick Pineapple
3.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
Product received for free
Had it free for a weekend, tested it out:
Beautiful visuals
Super cool-looking HD graphics (insert pc masterrace joke)
Incredible x-ray kills
Intelligent ai
challenging stealth gameplay
good story that explains why you are punching holes in people
a lot of upgrades from SE2
you never run out of ways to finish a mission
After each mission you dont feel like continuing, even tough you will come back in an hour
you sometimes get stuck on the same part of the mission and have to repeat it a lot

Revomend it alot
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33.9 hrs
Posted: October 21
Exotic stealth gaming. Cant wait for the IV.
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♛ Shinö Yuüki ♛
69.0 hrs
Posted: October 21
Sniper Elite 3 Afrika was even more exciting and challenging of Sniper Elite V2.

This game is a must buy because it's the closest experience one can get for attemping using sniper. In addition, single player campaign is great in this one, not as thrilled as V2 but it's probably because I having V2 the Wunderwaffe as storyline excites me more.
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