Featuring a greater focus on player choice and expansive environments filled with opportunities for distinct play-styles, and set in the exotic yet deadly terrain of North Africa during World War Two, Sniper Elite III sees American OSS agent Karl Fairburne deep behind Nazi lines, providing crucial sharpshooter skills as the Allies battle Germany's fearsome Tiger tanks across the Western Desert.
But it's not just the famed Afrika Korps that Karl has to worry about. He soon uncovers German plans to build a 'wunderwaffe' (wonder-weapon) with the power to crush any Allied forces in its path, and turn the tide of the whole war!
Observe. Plan. Execute. Adapt: Expansive environments allow the player to choose how they complete the mission, offering non linear multi-routes and more verticality than ever before!
Relocation: Search the varied environments to create and discover opportunities that suit your play style: sniper nests, ambush locations, alternative approaches, sound masking and traps. Prioritise your targets and embrace the shadows and the cover of darkness to remain unseen by the Afrika Korps, or relocate to keep your prey guessing.
Environment: The North African battlefields of World War II provide great visual variation, significantly different from any other sniping title before it, allowing for much longer ranged shots.
Improved Afrika Korps AI: Clear cues for engagement and detection and a rebuilt AI system emphasizing squad roles and tactics make the Afrika Korps smarter and more challenging. Supported by a variety of vehicles from Jeeps to Panzer Tanks, the Afrika Korps are a force to be reckoned with!
Weapon & Character Customisation: Gain XP and sniper ranks from both single and multiplayer progression to unlock over 40 unique customisation parts and build the ultimate rifle! Customise individual load-outs and store them for both multiplayer and single-player engagements.
Improved Signature Kill-Cam: Now shows even greater detail including the human circulatory system and complete muscle layer!
New Vehicle Kill-Cam: Now extended to mechanical equipment such as armoured cars and tanks for the first time! Multi-stage destruction allows you to deliver the killing shot; shoot into tanks via the driver view-port and see the crew taken out inside!
Multiplayer: Sniper Elite III comes packed with content for both co-operative and competitive players. 5 modes of competitive action with support for team or lone wolf play including Distance King and No Cross. Larger and more open environments allow for greater freedom of movement and longer distances for the more skilled Sniper; earn Medals and Ribbons and become the Ultimate Sniper!
Co-Op: In Overwatch take the distinct roles of the Sniper or the Operative and work closely as a team to accomplish your mission. In Survival take on the ultimate endurance challenge against everything the German Afrika Korps can throw against you!
Improved Combat: The new and improved engine provides even better player feedback so you can decide how best to deal with both long-range and short-range targets. Improved stealth melee combat gives additional ways to take out your enemy without being seen.