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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Very Positive (6,735 reviews) - 81% of the 6,735 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 27, 2014

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March 7

Sniper Elite 4 launches this year!

We’re delighted to announce the next game in the 10 million selling Sniper Elite series is launching this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Set in the immediate aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series’ World War Two heritage by transporting players to the beautiful and diverse environments of Italy in 1943.

Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it’s even begun.

If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.

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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.
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 70 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I dont know if they fired everyone from the studio after Sniper elite v2 but this game feels like it wasnt even developed by the same team.

-Still buggy, like there are times when your rifle simply wont fire.
-Repetitive as ♥♥♥♥
-Story is as generic as a story can be. Prob took 2 min. to write.
-I dont even know why this game is called sniper elite, this is more like a ♥♥♥♥ed up splinter cell. You only use your rifle about 30% of the time, the rest is the welrod. You spend most of your playtime in close quarters, sneaking around meleeing enemies.

The game is just ISNT set up to play as an actual sniping game. If you want to go realistic and turn off tactical assistance, you will realize the game wasnt made to work like that. It is barely possible to play it that way. A lot of the time I got so frustrated and bored I whipped out the ♥♥♥♥ing mp4 and mowed down the nazies, and running around the map liek some cod multiplayer match, and it GOT THE JOB DONE FASTER AND BETTER THAN IF I HAD TOOK THE STEALTH APPROACH.
In a sniping game that should NOT happen!

A waste of 10 euros....
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Note: Before reading, just know I'm basically trying to clear up some of the negative reviews on this game. This is purely an opinion from a person who has played this game. If you feel differently, then that's fine.


Reading a lot of the reviews, people say Sinper Elite V2 was better than Sniper Elite 3, Personally, I've never played Sniper Elite V2, and nor do I wanna get a game that is that old, as the multiplayer might be taken off soon (not worth the money spent server side) or other reasons. That's why I went for the more recent game in the franchise, Sniper Elite 3.

Since I've gotten it, I love it. I don't see any issues with it, and since I don't know how "great" Sniper Elite V2 was, I'm really not missing out on anything, if there's anything to even miss.

Another concern people have expressed is that this game is less... sniping? Looking at some gameplay videos from both games, then actually playing Sniper Elite 3, I don't see why this is a concern. Sure you sometimes have to rely on your secondary, or performing stealth kills, but you sure as heck can go around and snipe. What's stopping you from doing that? Personally, I love the mix of stealth kills, sniping kills, and sometimes having to switch to a secondary or pistol when in a rough situation. Isn't that a step in the right direction? I more realistic approach on combat? I see no problems with what the company did, and I support the new approach.

People also have said that Sniper Elite 3 is just Sinper Elite V2 but with bug fixes. If that's the case, then that is a good point. They could have just fixed the old game BUT you have to take into account this is a company, and they need to make money. However they do that isn't your decision to say. They felt it would be better to spend their efforts into a new game as opposed to fixing an old game, which is fair. Sure they could've saved their customers some money by upgrading the old game, but in turn they would lose money. Doesn't make sense in their eyes.


Overall, I think this game is a great game if you want to snipe, play stealth and take your time to think out the best plan of attack. If you want to just jump in guns blazing, you might want to reconsider which game franchise you want to play. This game is one of the best, and most realistic, sniper/stealth games out there, and I don't think you'll find much better.

If you find this game on sale, then it's a steal. I can see people justifying a $55 price point, so anything lower is a great deal.


Again, this is just MY opinion on the game, and I hope it helps some people out when/if they are deciding to get this game.

Have a great day!
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 11

The best part of the game is the singleplayer campaign, the missions are huge and funny, some of them are difficult and you have to think what you are going to do next. Almost all missions have different ways of making the objectives, you can use stealth or fire in everything that moves, I prefer the second option because I have more fun, but it's a little bit more difficult but this is only my personal preference.
Another positive point is the variety of missions, each mission is different. The X-Ray cam is one of the best things in the game, and it's very detailed.
But there isn't a game without problems in the campaign: there are very few missions and you can make all of them really fast. If you want more missions you have to buy the DLCs. Another problem is the weapons available, just 3 rifles, 3 submachines, the panzershreck and 3 pistols, if you want more, you need to buy the DLCs.


The multiplayer mode is good for sometime, but after some hours of gameplay the multiplayer becames sickening. The problem in particular for me is that most of the servers don't allow you to play with the secundary weapons, with this you have to play onlt with rifles and pistols, which led to the match became boring, because you have to wait someone to move or make a wrong decision, but there are one or two servers that allow you to use secundary weapons (even though it doesn't make the game with more movement), allows you to have a little more fun, like ignore everything and just go firing the panzerchreck until the ammo get over, this is funny, but I think is probably because of the risk of someone make this, that most of the servers don't allow you to use secundary weapons.


If you are wandering what of the two sniper elites you should buy (I am ignoring the first, because that one is terrible!) you have to consider this: even though the 3 have less missions it have more time of gameplay, and is more difficult, but I recommend you to wait a good sale and buy both of them.


I recommend you to buy this game, but only if it's on sale, because if don't, you are going to waste your money, not because the game isn't good, but because it's just a few hours of gameplay.
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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Going to be completely honest. I was super hyped for the game, waited a long while for it to go on sale to buy. It plays in the style of a one-man-army, you're an elite sniper who infiltrates enemy lines and completes various tasks.

My first issue is with the Sniping mechanics. They're sort of only halfway there. For example, when sniping, you need to take into account bullet drop. Fine. But you don't need to lead your bullet whatsoever, if someone is sprinting a mile away and you are able to click on them then it is a guarenteed kill. All weapons in the game are hit-scan, meaning the bullets hit their target the instant you click.

My second issue are the in-game hints. There are vaious things in the game that can mask your gunfire. One of which is some sort of little generator that is sprinkled throughout the game. But literally every time I see one, even super late game, my character says "I bet I can mask my shots if I wait for that thing to make noise", even if I walk away from it and come back 30 seconds later.

The final nail in the coffin is Stability. I have modern hardware, everything up to date, supported OS ect. But within the first 3 hours of gameplay, I crashed 3 times, losing progress each time. I've had save files corrupt, Objectives get stuck so that I can't continue with the story. Just seems to have too many problems to be at it's normal pricepoint of $40
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Such wonky mechanics. the ballistics are so awkward. its a sniper rifle and you get severe bullet drop at like 50m and when you add wind into the mix as well its just painful.

the grenade arcs are just wrong... i threw so many where the arc was through a window but it actually bounced back in and killed me.

most of the game is spent crouched trying to reach a sniping spot killing enemies along the way with your silenced pistol and not actually sniping.

i really liked the previous game but this is just not a fun game to play.
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