Sniper Elite III (Ultimate Edition)

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

63%

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

Overall, I had fun with the game. At times the controls proved to be difficult with the handheld mode, so I switched to having the Switch docked and used the controller on the TV instead. The aiming function takes a little bit of time to get adjusted to after having played other shooters before this one. Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition releases on October 1st for $39.99.

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Sep 30, 2019

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition fits right in on the Nintendo Switch.

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8 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

I understand some players are getting tired of ports, but Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition is a truly fantastic addition to the Nintendo Switch library. For a console lacking third-person shooters, this is a truly entertaining game with hours of content. The sniping mechanics are some of the most interesting found in any game I’ve played. Getting into close-quarters combat is a bit boring and along with various glitches does damper Sniper Elite 3 overall. Luckily, these issues don’t hold it back from being an enjoyable stealth-based third-person shooter. Now get out there and go blast some bullets into Nazi skulls, that’s an order!

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7 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2019

Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition on Switch is a great way to play the game, though you might not want to do it on the train since the gore is off the charts.

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8 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

GREAT - Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition is a high quality port with a lot of effort put in. It looks fantastic and runs perfectly smooth, offers all of the content of the original release, including DLC, and the open nature of the game boosts its replay value. Dumb A.I. does detract slightly from the overall experience, but the game still provides plenty of fun.

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Sep 30, 2019

If you’ve played Sniper Elite 3 before, there’s not a whole lot new to this latest version beyond the motion controls and portability, but in fairness, that’s as significant an update you can get without changing the game’s base structure. There’s no doubt we’ll be getting more of this series on Switch in the future, and hopefully, that will include the next Zombie Army spinoff. For now, having another round of Nazi skull-exploding sniper shots playing out in slow motion X-Ray form shows it never gets old, no matter what the format.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition is an excellent port of the original game and feels right at home on the Switch. Unfortunately, repetitive gameplay prevents it from achieving greatness. Nevertheless, I would like to pin the Thumb Culture Silver Award over its heart.

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85 / 100
Nov 12, 2019

Rebellion brings us a version of the third part of his star franchise to the Nintendo Switch, and does it as completely as possible, with all the DLC content released to date, and with a technical part that shows that it has received enough polishing. There is still some things to sort, like the inconsistent enemy AI, but despite this, the game is perfectly enjoyable and occupies a gap in the catalog of the console that needed to be covered.

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9 / 10
Mar 25, 2015

Worth. Every. Penny. The most fun and original Sniper Elite game to date, with much improved level designs and ever more visceral, violent imagery. Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition is a must for anyone who thinks they might enjoy a bit of sniping action or even just likes stealth action games. The modest price tag (in comparison to many PS4 games) and the lovingly crafted game really do make this genuinely recommendable!

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8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

If you’ve never played Sniper Elite 3 before, like third-person shooters laced with stealth and have ever wondered what a bullet does to a person’s insides as it rips through them, definitely pick it up. Chances are you won’t be disappointed.

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