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 (4,050 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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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
236 of 371 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Game does not live up to the hype, the price, or the title. Should be called "Pistol Elite III", because you are going to spend most of your time with that beautifully modelled sniper rifle slung on your back, while you sneak around with a silenced pistol shooting drone AI in the back of the head from 20 feet. Alternately, you can have even less fun with the "takedown" mechanic, aka sneak up on the guy and stab him. How sneaking around head-shotting people with a pistol and stabbing guys in the back came to be the dominant mechanics in a "sniper" game is rather beyond my ability to comprehend, but there it is, for what it's worth, which is approximately nothing.
I've only played on authentic level so I don't know about all the aids, but I will say that the developers have made a decent attempt at recreating real-world ballistic physics. It is not perfect, by any means, and seems to incorporate some random elements that are difficult to explain and rather puzzling. I can see that weapon ranges, bullet drop etc have had to be scaled to fit the rather puny maps, because consoles could never handle the size of maps that would be necessary in order to accomodate realistic weapon ranges.
Yes, it's very DLC heavy. I bought it on some super sale and got the whole works relatively cheaply, and still feel ripped off. Either way, you shouldnt be paying extra to get a few decent rifles in what is trying to pass itself off as a sniper game. Smells like a money grab when content that should have shipped with the game comes out as day one DLC.
There are other oddities that make this game much less than it appears to be. I've often shot guys square in the chest with a high-powered sniper rifle, seen the blood fly, and a few seconds later, they shake it off like a wet dog and they are good to go. I'm not sure what that's all about, but you'd think getting shot in the chest would actually hurt at least a little bit, or at least knock the wind out of a guy. Also questionable are such things as knocking out a Tiger tank by shooting it in the muffler with a rifle, but whatever.
The developer appears to have abandoned this game already, probably out of embarrassment, so don't count on any tech support or answers to your emails. ( see forum post Random Crashing)

In summary, it's a great looking game, the weapons are beautifully modelled, the story and main character are bland, generic, uninspired and totally cheesy, the "open-world" consists of two-or-three rails instead of just one, the maps are tiny and constricted, I could go on. The bottom line is that this game fails absolutely in delivering the goods as far as being a sniper game. It's a generic rail stealth shooter where you get to use a sniper rifle once in a while, and then run away, oh I mean "relocate". Entirely underwhelming game experience, major disappointment, regret buying.
I give it one star, based on the very detailed graphics. If ReBillion would like more stars for this game additonal stars can be purchased on my store page for $9.99 each.
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
119.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
What's not to like . Enjoyed all 119 hours of game play from the missions ,multiplayer ,Co-Op ,weapons upgrades and storyline . Everything I thought it would be for stealth and sniping .Bought it on sale for $24.00 including all DLC's and worth very dollar . From the time I started playing never stopped and put all my Steam time into this game to reach 100% completion. I consider myself a sniper in battle games by trade and would recommend this to anyone who is fanatic about stealth, sniping and sniper rifles. The X-ray cam is awesome and settings can be adjusted to limit the amount of gore you want to see to none if desired. Four skill levels makes it nice for the novice to expert.The 'Authentic' skill will be challenging as there are no save points ,saving games, loading or checkpoints. So any time you die you start the mission over from the beginning no matter how close to the end you are. Did I mention how much I loved playing this game !!?
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32 of 50 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I ask of you, please, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
Even at a discounted price:

I'm surprised by how many positive reviews this game has received, I guess the people who play has no standard anymore.

The game is more or less Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V. Its identical to Sniper Elite V2, except that it now is in Africa and you get to blow a lot of vehicles on the process

* The campaign is boring as hell, same American-hero stereotype that is the same boring badass... uninteresting storyline, blah blah, find him, kill him, take his notes, oh a tank is going to kill you, blow them, escape. rinse & repeat, rinse & repeat, rinse & repeat.

* Unrealistic ballistics, those who think it's realistic, must be ♥♥♥♥ed in the head. Also most of the shots happen from 40-150meters, should atleast be more like +700meters. ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥, with that little distance I could urinate my enemies to death.

* Very few weapons to choose from, unless you want to spend extra money for the DLC's. Like they're not stealing money from you by just buying this game.

* AI is probably the dullest I've seen in a long time: Enemies don't give a ♥♥♥♥ if their comrades who lay dead beside them (even at hardest difficulty). One minute they hunt you, and suddenly all the enemies gets memory loss, goes back and patrolling as usual, even if you shot them. Friendly AI is a disaster aswell: In a level, he will wait for ~5 minutes without doing a damn thing. And ofcourse you must wait for the ♥♥♥♥er.
This game has so many bugs...

As I said, this game is like V2, though worse. Kill-Cams look exactly the same, even the same sound and music. I've got this game for free when I bought my PC, and yet I am ashamed to have it in my Steam Library.

Do yourself a favor, go play something else.
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31 of 50 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Even worse than the second one.

Not worth $50
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
I did apreciate the gameplay and for other players will certainly enjoy it too. But for my concern, I find the game not really challenging even at high difficulty and since I do real long range shooting in real I find the (shooting system) quite poorly made. And you dont get much for your money on game content so I do suggest to wait for a deal to buy this game.
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