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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 21, 2014
    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. X-ONE Magazine UK
    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: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    9
    This game is one of my all time favorites. I legit love this game and i cannot believe there are so many negative. This game is so much funThis game is one of my all time favorites. I legit love this game and i cannot believe there are so many negative. This game is so much fun when your play die by die with your mates, the slow motions penetration cam is the most epicest thing ever. The ai are quite stupid but make the game fun. The only problem i have with the game is sometimes it lags epically. Other than that loves this game more than junk food. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sniper Elite III is a game that could be great, but isn't quite there.

    You will enjoy SEIII if: 1.) You like gore; the X-Ray kill cams are a feature of the Sniper Elite series, and if seeing a bullet blow the face off a Nazi is intriguing to you, you will not be disappointed. I personally enjoy playing on the Sniper Elite difficulty, where realistic physics apply and headshots are not guaranteed on every shot. 2.) You enjoy third person stealth-based shooters; this one isn't outstanding in either stealth or shooting, but it is certainly good enough to enjoy.

    If you expect blockbuster level story from your games, this one isn't for you. The story is paper thin (mad scientist Nazi creates super-weapon even Hitler wouldn't be cool with) and the characters are as one-dimensional as they get. The stakes remain fairly low throughout the game.

    All that being said, if you take Sniper Elite III for what it is, a stealth-based third-person shooter game in which you can shoot hundreds of Nazis faces/testicles off, it delivers on that. The low review scores you see are because it doesn't really deliver on much beyond that.
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  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. May 22, 2016
    7
    I picked this game up about six months or so after it came out. Considering that there isn't many WWII shooter games nowadays, I didI picked this game up about six months or so after it came out. Considering that there isn't many WWII shooter games nowadays, I did appreciate the change of pace from all the futuristic bs that game developers are trying to push. Please note that my review is focusing on the single player aspect of the game only. First the good. The biggest thing that this game has going for it when compared to other shooters is the x-ray kill cam. I had played Sniper Elite V2, so I was already familiar with this aspect. Even so, there was more detail. Another thing I enjoyed was the setting of the game in Africa, as it's an aspect of the war that hasn't been covered in great detail in other games. Finally, the more open-ended mission structure was a nice change from the do this do that linear pattern of V2. Moving on to the cons. The first is that the game is very short. I can't say positively, but I think there's 8-9 missions. Depending how you approach the missions, it can take anywhere from an hour to as many as 3 hours. The price point is the other big issue. When the game was initially released, the MSRP was around $50. I would recommend anyone buying this game try to get it for $15-$20. In all this game was an improvement over V2, but I would like to see more content in future titles. Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2014
    6
    Having played the previous Sniper Elite I was looking forward to this one. It did feel an improvement with better environments but I felt theHaving played the previous Sniper Elite I was looking forward to this one. It did feel an improvement with better environments but I felt the novelty of the kill cam had gone for me. I actually turned it off after about an hour of campaign play so I could enjoy the hilarious rag doll physics in the game. One time I watched for about a minute as one dead soldier spun around an area as if attached to some huge invisible ball after I destroyed the anti-AA gun next to him, or when I picked up a dead Nazi and put his body down in a corner and watched as his body shook violently and moved up the wall for a few seconds dropping to the floor in spasms. Oh and that brings me to the sounds, which in general is good but completely ruined by the voices that have no sense of distance. A nazi can shout at you and it feels like hes standing next to you but in fact hes about 40 feet away. The campaign was quite tedious, nothing really different from the previous games just new graphics, which by battlefield 4 standards is looking a tad dated already. Also on occasions I had to repeat tasks because I hadnt waited for the correct point to shoot the target, but they dont really explain it that well. I played it on above normal and completed it in around 6-7 hours. It really felt like this game shouldve held off for release until Christmas. They couldve ironed out the bugs, which there are plenty, and improved the campaign. Multiplayer is quite good fun, but the awkward close combat fighting makes it frustrating.
    Its a shame , overall i wanted to enjoy it more but it felt like a step backwards to Sniper Elite II, not forwards with so many issues.
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  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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