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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: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 77
    A pretty good game. From large game levels and lots of extra tasks to that non-linear approach to how you can complete said tasks and the ability to play the whole campaign cooperatively, there really is a lot to like.
  2. Jul 11, 2014
    70
    It’s worth the price tag for the borderline ridiculous long-range shots you can pull off, but the campaign isn’t so good that I’d want to play through it a second time right away.
  3. Jul 14, 2014
    70
    Sniper Elite III sees the franchise creep closer to excellence. It doesn't quite get there, but nonetheless this is a solid title that has arrived in a particularly lean month.
  4. Jul 3, 2014
    60
    Sniper Elite 3’s focus on marksmanship over direct confrontation is admirable, but its lack of polish or any real personality keep it from standing out.
  5. Aug 18, 2014
    60
    If you live for the glory of the kill, Sniper Elite III is the game for you, just don't expect it to be routinely enjoyable. It can get a bit heavy. [Issue#114, p.72]
  6. Aug 15, 2014
    60
    Sniper Elite III continues to evolve the series and it’s evident that Rebellion have attempted to open up the franchise, offering more freedom. Unfortunately this comes at the cost of a pure sniping experience – something most will be looking for, given the title.
  7. Oct 21, 2014
    50
    Sniper Elite 3 is an average game. The sneaking around, hiding, scouting and tactical aspects are very enjoyable. But it gets repetitive pretty fast, especially when the actual gameplay and the enemies don't really change.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    9
    I owned SE 2 since release as well as SE 3 for the Xbox 360. Now I have an Xbox One "watching me" and of course I had to get SE 3 for theI owned SE 2 since release as well as SE 3 for the Xbox 360. Now I have an Xbox One "watching me" and of course I had to get SE 3 for the Xbox One. LOST EVERYTHING. I think I was a Third Degree Sub Commander General ~ my way of thumbing my nose at 505 Games for "reinventing" the US Army enlisted rank structure. I actually am a Vietnam Era US Army Veteran, proud of it, and full-on first person shooter gamer. While trying to work my way back up to E-11 or what ever they have, I've hit some not-so-welcome bumps.

    I bought the game, brought it home, got the Xbox One set up good to go, tried to play the game only to find that I hadn't really bought it - yet. Not enough or the right type of ammo or gear available on start-up, during the game, from dispatched enemy soldiers, B U T, I was invited to go to DOWNLOADABLE S and BUY it. WHAT?

    Right now I'm stuck in limbo because while buying, again, add-ons for the game then installing them for some reason I cannot figure out why the Gewere 42 I prefer no longer has available to me in any form, in any choice available, ANY SCOPE RETICLES. I now have a Monocular with no lines at all. Its guess work and that ain't fun with a sniper rifle.

    There are good points with SE 3 for XB 1. Are they better than the good in SE 3 for the 360. Actually, yes. (I hate having to be objective - I want to be angry). Guess I'll call my game provider and see if any of those teenagers are smarter than me, dumb thought.

    SE 3 for the XB 1 like it - a 9 on the 0 to 10 scale.

    A freebie - the XBOX ONE, ooooook, an 8 and and half so far.

    Hint: Going to get an Xbox One? Don't name your dog XBOX..... (Do I need to explain?)
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  2. Jan 12, 2015
    8
    I'm new to the series.. but this was a good way to start. Graphics are generally terrible but this game is good fun. There's some good stealthI'm new to the series.. but this was a good way to start. Graphics are generally terrible but this game is good fun. There's some good stealth play here, far superior to Thief. It's a good change from other high budget games, well paced and compels you to complete it. I never witnessed game breaking bugs, and played to the end without major issue despite clearly tackling levels not how i was supposed to. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2014
    8
    Interesting and engaging enough if you're looking for some sniping fun. The gore (slo-mo) shots are fun to look at but it gets a bit boring inInteresting and engaging enough if you're looking for some sniping fun. The gore (slo-mo) shots are fun to look at but it gets a bit boring in the later parts of the game. Expand
  4. Jul 12, 2014
    7
    its a good game if you have the patience to crouching around the place for 5 mins killing 2 men. but it does have a lot of action in theits a good game if you have the patience to crouching around the place for 5 mins killing 2 men. but it does have a lot of action in the opening missions and the mid missions Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2015
    7
    Sniper elite. I was sceptical coming into this, which is why I waited almost a year to play it. Was not sure that the more open world aspectSniper elite. I was sceptical coming into this, which is why I waited almost a year to play it. Was not sure that the more open world aspect of the game would work. But it does.
    The story of this game is mediocre at best, it's your typical war game story wise, but in the eyes of a sniper. I feel the maps aren't as good as in Sniper Elite V2. Though that may be because it's less linear and had less time to set up these amazing spots. The sniper nests are nice and they really help to immerse you as a sniper.
    This is a relatively easy game, but only if you play stealthy, if you don't take your time, you will die, a lot.
    The problem for me was the awful checkpoints, at one point I was ready to give up as I was put back by over half an hour due to some absolutely awful checkpoints.
    The X-Ray animations are amazing, they really save this game, it's always satisfying to pull off some amazing shot from long range and have someones testicles pop. But it does get old by the time you finish the game.
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  6. Sep 6, 2014
    5
    Overall the game feels very boring, its full of glitches and the missions are such a drag, the graphics are below average and very oftenOverall the game feels very boring, its full of glitches and the missions are such a drag, the graphics are below average and very often textures take along time to load and when they do load they look rubbish which is unacceptable. Twice i have had 2 glitches that have meant i had to restart the whole level, one being where i just kept falling off the side of a cliff, and the next one is the mission where you have to take out the officers, but everytime the officer arrived he ended up just running off for no reason. 5/10 Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2014
    1
    Sniper Elite 3 is simply a terrible game. the graphics is awful and the game is filled with glitches. The X ray cam is pathetic. This is justSniper Elite 3 is simply a terrible game. the graphics is awful and the game is filled with glitches. The X ray cam is pathetic. This is just an awful game and Sniper Elite should not get a fourth instalment Expand

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