Sniper Elite III PlayStation 4

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
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  1. Jun 27, 2014
    73
    Opening up the levels could've been a great push forward for the brand, but it has brought a whole new breed of issues to the table. AI lacks perception, bugs show up all too often, and objectives are repetitive. The sniping, that still works well, even if untouched from the previous chapter.
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    72
    But this is progress, all the same. Sure, Sniper Elite III is rough around the edges, but it offers just enough that it makes up for all that. It succeeds as a shooter thanks in large part to that crunchiness, yet as a sequel it is improved in clearly defined, tangible ways.
  3. Sep 6, 2014
    70
    With its high-quality ballistic modelling and gruesome death scenes, Sniper Elite 3 offers exactly what fans of the series demand, but still comes nowhere near living up to its potential.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 25, 2014
    70
    Has made big steps beyond V2, particularly in terms of level size and multiplayer options. Still requires polish. [September 2014, p68]
  5. Aug 4, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite 3 is a fun but somewhat flawed game. Thanks to open levels it’s possible to decide your own path to the target, and whether you want to get there by shooting every enemy or just sneak past them. An entertaining experience that’s better than it should be.
  6. Jul 16, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite III is the best entry in the series to date. It still has some issues that stop it from being a truly great stealth shooter, but what’s here is a great extension to the franchise that pushes it in the right direction to unlock some of the potential this series can evolve into.
  7. Jul 15, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite III is a step in the right direction. We've still got a ways to go but the improvements here are obvious and appreciated, and greatly enhances the fun factor and general quality.
  8. Jun 30, 2014
    70
    Even though it doesn't meet the high expectations of the fans of the series, Sniper Elite III is a good title for the sniper lovers and for those who are looking for an unusual take on World War II.
  9. Jun 30, 2014
    70
    Those willing to spend their time slowly crawling into position, waiting for that perfect shot, will find an engaging experience that encourages experimentation through its enormous levels.
  10. Jun 28, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite 3 is a great title, probably the best in the market for the sniping fans. Unbeaten with regard to the competition, the game still shows several shortcomings, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, exacerbated by open world maps that amplify the problems.
  11. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite 3 doesn’t hide the popular flaws of the series, but you can still enjoy being thrown into exotic places from North Africa and its brutal violence.
  12. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    The package as a whole is still very much a rough diamond, but it's a definite improvement over its predecessor.
  13. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite 3 is a marked improvement over its predecessor and provides a fun, tactical third-person shooter experience.
  14. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    Those who are after more than just another run-and-gun game will do well here, and the inclusion of two player co-op is the icing on the cake. Unfortunately the game is dragged down slightly by the number of glitches, which somewhat ruin the immersion.
  15. Jul 1, 2014
    65
    If you can't get enough of dramatic, transparent shots of enemies getting shredded by sniper fire, Sniper Elite III has you covered in spades. If you're interested in more motivation beyond the glory of the kill, look elsewhere.
  16. Jul 15, 2014
    60
    It's an enjoyable and accessible shooter, though the lackluster AI, shortage of innovation, uninspired level design and over-used killcam keep it from rising above mediocrity.
  17. Jul 15, 2014
    60
    The somewhat ridiculous bugs and some slight repetition leave Sniper Elite III just short of joining the elite action pack alongside other games. In itself, it's still a pretty good experience for those who like to leave their mark from a distance.
  18. Jul 9, 2014
    60
    It's a shallow, crude pleasure, but the delightful disorder that's just around every corner is strong enough to overshadow an otherwise forgettable experience.
  19. Jul 8, 2014
    60
    It could have been a really good game, with a good script and a better staging. But the shot misses its target.
  20. Jul 4, 2014
    60
    Recommended if you like the genre (there are not many games centered on sniping, anyway), but Sniper Elite 3 is clearly not one of the best shooters out there.
  21. Jul 3, 2014
    60
    Though its stealth-based sniping gameplay can provide some exciting moments, Sniper Elite III is a decidedly mixed bag. Its abysmal narrative, outdated mission design, boring protagonist and weak non-campaign modes overshadow everything that it does well.
  22. Jun 27, 2014
    60
    Sniper Elite III will deliver satisfaction to the sniping fans, but its lack of finitions is really penalizing.
  23. Jun 26, 2014
    60
    A small improvement on the last game but until the issues with the artificial intelligence and other bugs are fixed Sniper Elite will always be off target.
  24. Games Master UK
    Jul 29, 2014
    54
    Despite its solid foundations, a lack of variety and a dull visual palette dilute this shooter's aim. [Sept 2014, p.78]
  25. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 4, 2014
    50
    Some shoddy finishing touches ruin a shooter that's genuinely full of potential. [Aug 2014, p.86]
  26. Jul 9, 2014
    50
    Sniper Elite III’s gory killcams and open-ended arenas succeed at making the act of sniping more involved and rewarding than you’ll find in most other shooters, but it struggles to flesh out a complete game experience around that one mechanic.
  27. 50
    Overall, Sniper Elite 3 does have a fun kill-cam feature, it does have online co-op and it does have an interesting multiplayer. But, almost everything about it feels like a rushed product that simply cannot be ignored.
  28. Jun 26, 2014
    50
    But content is no substitute for quality, and while Sniper Elite III might have made for an engaging design document, it isn’t much of a game.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 190 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 48
  2. Negative: 8 out of 48
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    6
    SE3 is a definite step up from V2 and it's surprising how addictive the gameplay is. It is repetitive but refined (mostly) and the sniping isSE3 is a definite step up from V2 and it's surprising how addictive the gameplay is. It is repetitive but refined (mostly) and the sniping is extremely satisfying. There are however a number of game-breaking bugs floating around in the code which were clearly overlooked due to slapdash work ethic or incompetent testers, perhaps both. Read the forums for more detail, there are a lot of problems...

    Shaky sound design doesn't help as you can hear enemies but are unable to pinpoint their location as the sound is essentially unidirectional and this is terrible for immersion. Game looks great and runs smoothly for the most part.

    This is a great game littered with imbecilic oversights, get it once it's fixed.
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  2. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Excellent sequel, that offer much large maps with more tactical approach.
    The Afrika set up give nice desert maps , with lots hiding spots.
    Excellent sequel, that offer much large maps with more tactical approach.
    The Afrika set up give nice desert maps , with lots hiding spots.

    Graphics look stunning and super smooth 60 fps.
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  3. Jul 21, 2014
    6
    Don't be fooled by the people giving this a 10... The game gives you a real sniper-feel and can be epic at times but is overshadowed by itsDon't be fooled by the people giving this a 10... The game gives you a real sniper-feel and can be epic at times but is overshadowed by its long list of flaws.. Retarded AI, serious graphic issues, bugs @ glitches...
    You will enjoy this if you like sneaking around and picking of enemies slowly but when the **** hits the fan or when bugs starting popping up, which both happen at a steady pace, this games biggest flaws come to show.. Mediocre.
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