Sniper Elite III on PS3 – The DVDfever Review

Sniper Elite III

More observations on the game:

  • This time round, you die way too often, as you can only take a couple of bullets, so it’s rather like real life, but it’s still annoying.

  • There’s way too much stealthy behaviour required in this game, rather than sniping, so it’s more like Hitman (before it started finishing off the levels for you) rather than Sniper Elite.

  • Oddly, you can’t walk through a brief stretch of water, not even when it’s clearly shallow. “Open world”, my best hat!

  • Checkpoints can be badly placed. For example, in the second level, you have to kill 3 specific baddies and search their bodies for intel. Sometimes I did a couple of them, then got killed when going after the next one, and it completely ignored the fact that I’d killed the second one!

  • It’s fun to sneak round the environment when you know a baddie is trying to track you down, so you take the route round to follow him from behind and shoot him in the back of the head.

  • When the Nazis get together and shout, they sound like they’re saying “Black and Decker!”

  • And When they grumble and moan at you, they sound like Gumby from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Sniper Elite III – Multiplayer Trailer

I just go for single player gaming, as a preference, but multiplayer fans are catered for with 12-player Multiplayer and two-player online co-op modes. You can see the trailer for this above.

Downloadable content is also available on Steam, in the form of the Lost Valley map, set in the jungle, and is one of four free maps available. You can negotiate through excavated ruins, vertical terrain, a sinkhole, open jungle and sea shallows, as well as a temporary airfield and tented camps.

The other DLC pack available on the PC via Steam is the Sniper Rifles weapons pack, which includes a M1917 Enfield, Kar 98k and a specially-tuned Springfield rifle. This one will be available for consoles in due course.

There are two more free map packs due later this summer, including more missions in the Save Churchill DLC campaign. in which you have to save Winston Churchill from a German assassination attempt. Check out the DLC Announcement trailer for this one below.

Check out more gaming footage on loads of games on my DVDfeverGames Youtube channel.

Sniper Elite III – Save Churchill DLC Announcement

Important info:

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Players: single player: 1; multiplayer: 12
  • HDTV options: 720p
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 sound: Yes
  • Subtitles in English


    Producers: Jean-Baptiste Bolcato, Steve Hart and Andrew Shenton
    Music: Mark Rutherford

    Karl Fairburne: Tom Clarke Hill
    Brauer/Vahlen/German Soldiers: Klemens Koehring
    German Soldiers: Daniel Alexander
    Italian Soldiers: Giovanni Noto and Fernando Tiberini


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