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  • Summary: Sniper Elite 3 continues the story of elite OSS sniper Karl Fairburne during World War II. The title takes players to the unforgiving yet exotic terrain of WWII’s North Africa conflict in a battle against a deadly new foe.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  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. 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.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    75
    For the few things that aren’t quite up to snuff, Sniper Elite III gets a whole lot right.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. 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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  2. Jul 21, 2014
    10
    The graphics are much better on the PS4 than its predecessor. Playing the game coop with a friend is a blast! If you like coop I highlyThe graphics are much better on the PS4 than its predecessor. Playing the game coop with a friend is a blast! If you like coop I highly recommend this game. Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2014
    8
    I didn't enjoy this game for the first three hours. Right around then something clicked and the pacing and atmosphere of this game won meI didn't enjoy this game for the first three hours. Right around then something clicked and the pacing and atmosphere of this game won me over. Bugs aside, this is a pretty good game and somewhat underrated, given the critic scores I've seen. While this game lacks personality, it isn't all that important to the core game-play. Also, this game's creators really want you to use your rifle as is evident from the fact that they made the other weapons, besides explosives, very ineffective or hard to use.

    I would also recommend running through this at the Marksman difficulty first, then going back and playing on a higher difficulty.

    While I like this game a lot, it's not for everyone. If the bugs get fixed in the near future, this will be a game I play for a long time yet.
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  4. Nov 21, 2014
    6
    This game was fun... for the first couple of hours. After those two hours of watching bullets blow people's faces apart the game becomes veryThis game was fun... for the first couple of hours. After those two hours of watching bullets blow people's faces apart the game becomes very boring as you find that the bullet time gets very repetitive. The game was alright, slightly above average at best.
    6/10
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  5. 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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  6. Sep 11, 2014
    5
    The AI is insanely weird and glitchy, really made the game 'meh' for me. The sniping aspect is definitely cool but you can find that in otherThe AI is insanely weird and glitchy, really made the game 'meh' for me. The sniping aspect is definitely cool but you can find that in other games that have competent enemies. I might go back to it and give it another try. Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2014
    1
    This game is well and truly terrible. there are more complex mechanics in a ps2 game. the AI is retarded and its insanely linear and boring. pointless

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