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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Mostly Positive (333 reviews) - 73% of the 333 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 27, 2014

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July 18

Sniper Elite 4 first developer Livestream!

*ACHTUNG* Tune-in to Twitch this Wednesday for an extended hour of Sniper Elite 4 gameplay, an exclusive Q&A, and some awesome prizes!

Watch as some of the game’s developers take on the Viaduct level, shown at E3, and talk through the map, all the while delivering skull-crushing executions and silent takedowns.

So join the fun this Wednesday 20th July at 6PM UK / 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Don’t miss out, follow now:

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June 28

Sniper Elite 4 E3 Roundup

Hey all, just to make it easier for you we have compiled some articles and videos that were created during our crazy time at E3.


Videos with Gameplay/Commentary

PlayStation - Live chat with Head of Creative Tim Jones.

Outside Xbox - Choosing to ignore the main objectives and explore some of the map.

Eurogamer - They came so close to completing. But not close enough.

PlayStation Access - Tactical play to level completion.

GameSpot - Playthrough with Robbie Cooke and Tim Jones from Rebellion.

VideoGamer - Gameplay Impressions stood after a private demo

GamerHubTV - Interview with Jason Kingsley CEO Rebellion.

Gamer Headquarters - Interview with Tim Jones

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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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Mostly Positive (333 reviews)
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
get this
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( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Okay wise guy, who's idea was it to make a bolt action pistol? Imma kill ye.

I wonder why I can have a suppressed gun, and a full auto gun, but not a suppressed full auto gun.

This game is great, the balistics are difficult but supprisingly easy to use. The only thing I can really complain about is the movement. It is rather sketchy and geometric. One thing I love is attacking tanks, it's a challenge but it's hilarious to see it catch on fire and watch them try to climb out like a clown car. I love Rebellion's games but I just wish they would leave WW2 alone, they got about 7 games like this, all in WW2. Go modern, guys. WW2 is awesome but modern would make you millions due to your huge fan base and the technical superiority compared to 1940's weaponry. I swear, I will throw money at you like a AAA stripper.

The ending is great too, pretty rewarding watching everyone die. I say, never buy this at full price, if it's over $15, then I'd say RUN!!!! The game is great but the gameplay is left with only 8 story levels, and 3 DLC ones which have bad reviews. There is multiplayer (but I don't do that) so I can't judge that. I recommend waiting for a sale or check ♥♥♥.
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( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
If you are so much into Sniper games then go for it, otherwise if you just want to give it a try I suggest you purchase it on sale because the graphics are great and it gives you the stealth and action mode that you are looking for but the story is so poor basically there is no story, you are a sniper that moves to diffrent locations killing Germans that is pretty much it!
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ocraMeD #ripG633
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Fun sniper game, but sometimes repetitive levels, and mechanics get tiresome. Worth buying for those who enjoy FPS or stealth themed games.

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( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I don't need to tell you the misc parts so here's the most important one...
It took me 3 hours for 1 mission...and that's the 2nd mission.
It's stealth is very good and gameplay synchs with the stealth.
Perfect match if you ask me,
Worth it(on sale).
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( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Amazing graphics and good story. Couldn't stop playing it. Great work Rebellion! Wished it could have gone on for more episodes.
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Mike Litoris
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The follow bullet thing is cool but it happens for every single sniper kill. youre required to kill 50 people a mission and to watch it 50 times a mission is annoying. AI is terrible, story is horendous and so is the voice acting. I only pushed myself to finish the story because I sent the money and I didnt want it to be a waste.
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George Washington
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Fun and Nice port for the most part

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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
shoot shoot. gun gun. 3.1415/10-IGN
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( 98.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22

- Become a sniper : CHECK
- Become a doctor : CHECK
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Exploding Brains
Exploding Lungs
Exploding Testicles
Exploding Cars
What's not to love?
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I am Garrus Vakarian and this is now my favourite game on the Summer sale.

P.S.: If this ends with the both of us dying in a giant explosion killing a Reaper, just remember. I took the kill shot.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The actual sniping in the game is pretty good. Its fun and somewhat accurate to real world ballistics. Everything else isn't. Movement is awkward as is most other facets of gameplay. The stealth mechanics are relentlessly shoved down the players throat and aren't really fun.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Something with this is off - it's just not fun.

Graphics are pretty but the story is so trash with its cookie cutter yank with gravel stuck down his gullet. The whole bullet camera thing gets old really fast and you'll find yourself turning it off in options (which is handy to be fair). COOP is boring and usually ends up in the two of you sat on some rock of roof picking the stupid AI off as the run in walls and bales of hay.

The whole lighting dynamite with flint is just fiddly for the sake of it as well.

TL;DR: Utterly boring due to the stupid AI, terrible story and forgetful characters and repetitve mechanics. I didn't even bother to waste my time trying to finish it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It's got the same shooting mechanics as Sniper Elite V2, but the level design, health, and stealth mechanics are changed such that instead of being a cover shooter, it's more of a tactical and strategic, somewhat open-ended combat stealth game. Overall, I think I like V2 slightly more because 3 distracts from the excellent shooting with merely good strategic considerations, but this one is still quite fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
A Single Serving of Goreporn.

  • Large, open levels.
  • Amazing co-op experience.
  • Multiple ways to approach each level and play style.
  • Glorious gore moneyshots. (If you're into that kind of thing)

  • Physics engine seems dated, but it worked well enough.
  • Movement and animations seem a bit stiff.
  • Graphics leave something to be desired.

  • Story is almost nonexistent.
  • AI is pretty derpy, even on the harder difficulties.

Get it on sale. Even with its issues I'd recommend it for the right price.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
The game is fun sometimes but a lot of the levels are broken with lazy developement.
-There are multiple spots in missions where there are special enemies that will stay completely hidden & unkillable until you hit an invisible trigger and they pop out of cover at the worst possible time.
-Enemies will often survive after being shot in the head with a heavy rifle on "authentic".
-The enemies have the memory of a goldfish. Even on authentic you can start a full-on firefight and the enemies will forget you exist after running away for 15 seconds.
-The AI sees trough some of the walls, fences and bushes.
-Shot masking breaks every now and then. Sometimes your shot gets detected when you masked it and other times the enemies can't hear you no matter how much you spam.
-The Siwa Oasis mission has many bugs that cause the mission to fail even when you complete the objectives
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
A superb game showing the career of the Desert Ghost. All new defining graphics include light shafts, dynamic shadows, an updated x Ray kill cam showing muscles and veins, even visually customizable rifles! The story is much shorter than SEV2, but the missions are more open and take longer to complete. Defiantly get it on sale, it's amazing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Mmm.... okay I guess.

Sniper Elite 3 (SE3) is, like it's predecessor, a third person game where you play as a US sniper who goes around and tries to sneakily whack people who are up to no good. Specifically Germans involved in creating "wunderwaffen", or "wonder weapons" such as the V1, V2, Me-262 and other such projects that, while coming too late to make much difference in the war (Germany was ♥♥♥♥ed by then), were nevertheless cutting edge technology for the time and were the first forms of some of the technologies that we still use today (Cruise Missiles, ICBM's/Atmospheric Rockets, and Jet Aircraft respectively). But since these are war efforts being made by the enemy, your job naturally is to mess them up.

Story-wise this game really isn't worth much. The "wonder weapon" showcased in this game is so impractical and absurdly large that it sucked me out of the story and made me think "yeah, this is a crock." And when a player's reaction to the core part of your game's story is that it is nonsense, then you have a real problem. In other words, you don't play this game for the story.

No, what you play it for is shooting people, and this game's rather uncomfortable need to show me in graphic slow-motion detail of how the bullets I shoot tunnel their way into another person's head/chest/etc and messes up their insides. This existed in SE2, but it seems to happen more often this time. And while you can skip it, I suppose the first few times it happens is kind of novel, if only to know where your bullets are headed. Otherwise, the game itself functions just fine. The stealth is better done, there are more toys to play with, and all the other sorts of little improvements you should expect from a game sequel.

But... here I come to a problem. I don't hate this game. I don't really dislike it. But I don't think it's very good either. It's fairly short, lacks in story, and the "killcam" thing messes up the game's pacing a fair bit (unless you skip it). In other words, this would be a "Maybe" on steam if that was an option, but it's not. If I had to give it an arbitrary "score" I'd say it's a 7/10, or "average".

But since we live in a world where so many things are "below average", particularly in the endless tide of nonsense that finds itself on Steam, an average competent semi-stealthy shooter game kinda does deserve a "yes", if only to distinguish it from all the garbage far worse than this game that deserves to be tossed into a bin and set on fire. SE3, for all it's faults, is not a bad game. Just... don't expect me to replay it unless I get a sudden urge to watch bullets tunnel their way into people's heads. :o

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