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 26, 2014
    82
    Sniper Elite III's open level designs and objectives pack in more than enough variety and stealthy tension to counterbalance its thin story and shaky enemy intelligence, and experimenting with its explosive traps is almost as fun as popping skulls with a sniper rifle.
  2. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    Gamers looking to run and gun will be disappointed, but everybody else will get a kick out of this solid World War II shooter.
  3. Jul 11, 2014
    80
    Sniper Elite 3 is the best example of its genre, full stop.
  4. Jul 9, 2014
    80
    Once again, Sniper Elite proves to be a really fun and engaging game, despite its numerous bugs at launch.
  5. Jul 9, 2014
    80
    Sniper Elite 3 is one of the most taxing and rewarding games you will play this year.
  6. Jun 26, 2014
    80
    Sniper Elite 3 comes back with many improvements since V2 and doesn't go worse in any characteristic or mechanic. Although some missions or the killcams may end up being repetitive, the game unfolds as a game which is fun playing, although the plot is nothing to be proud of. Co-op and competitive modes help expanding the game's lifespan. However, visuals may lack something to be truly next gen.
  7. Jul 4, 2014
    79
    There’s also a co-op mode by the name of Overwatch, which allows one player to spot target for the other and works well over the larger maps. It’s just a pity that there are only two such maps available, resulting in a tight-fisted experience.
  8. Jul 4, 2014
    78
    Sniper Elite 3 definitely improves the rare but rewarding genre of open-world sniping. Being thoughtful about each shot instills a sense of companionship with your rifle, and we definitely felt an unexpected bond with our terrifying tool of death. Everything involving firing that rifle is fun, it’s just too bad the other elements in the game aren’t as impactful.
  9. Jul 2, 2014
    77
    Sniper Elite III delivers a solid, less linear tactical gameplay than the previous episodes, but still suffers from some shortcomings.
  10. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 25, 2014
    76
    Third time is not the charm. AI is still bad, but offers moving targets for sniping, which is still pretty fun. You don’t need to always hit the bulls eye. [Oct 2014]
  11. Jul 16, 2014
    75
    For the few things that aren’t quite up to snuff, Sniper Elite III gets a whole lot right.
  12. Jul 15, 2014
    75
    Sniper Elite III is a mediocre game with a gimmick that escalates it to be more enjoyable than it should be.
  13. 75
    While not without its flaws, Sniper Elite 3 remains a compelling, tactically-rewarding shooter that fans of the genre would do well to snap up asap.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 194 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 194
  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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