Cast A Beady Eye On This Sniper Elite 3 Trailer

By Craig Pearson on October 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 am.

Ah, the Snipe Master 3000. The discerning sniper's choice.
Gaming confession time. I’ll tell you all a secret if you respond with one of your own. Here’s mine: I have played 31 hours of Sniper Elite V2. I have a good reason, though. I got a bit sucked into the multiplayer. In some way, the multiplayer solved a lot of the issues I had with the single-player game: the levels are non linear, and deathmatch on the right server is definitely tense fun. It’s not a great game, but it did generate a series of interesting experiences for me. So I’m wee bit interested in Sniper Elite 3, even after watching the trailer.

It’s not a bad trailer, but it doesn’t show the game. Just a man sniping and people dying. The setting is revealed to be Africa, though the promised sandbox levels can’t be guessed at from this fallow footage. What I do hope is that the x-ray bullet hit shown splitting the engine components is a real thing that can be done.

The creed of the previous game was “Observe. Plan. Execute.”, and it completely failed at it. It was just a series of brain-free bullet points. I’m hoping this time around they produce something a lot more stealthy, and particularly learn from the player positioning of the multiplayer levels.

We’re at that point of the year when any announced game’s release date is going to be next year. 2014 for this one.

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13 Comments »

  1. phelix says:

    I suppose I’m better off waiting for the inevitable zombie DLC. That’s what everyone wants, right?

  2. Ross Angus says:

    OK, I’ll bite: I think the ending of Thief: Deadly Shadows is the best of the three games.

    • Tom Walker says:

      I still really enjoy Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.

    • The Random One says:

      Despite all of its flaws, True Crime: Streets of LA remains one of my favorite open world games, just because of the (surprisingly deep) random crime system.

  3. orange says:

    I liked the part where the guy was driving really fast…

  4. Premium User Badge El_MUERkO says:

    How fast was that car, because it looked like it would leave a nuclear powered rocket scooter in it’s dust!

  5. Panda Powered says:

    That PC Gamer article.
    “Reinstall invites you to join us in revisiting –> classics of PC gaming days gone by. <– This week, Craig plays a hidden object game with bullets in Sniper Elite V2."

    The article is from Sep 15 2013. The game was released in EU on May 4 2012. That's just 1 year and 4 months apart. :S
    I guess it's old when looking at the multiplayer part though. Sorry to nitpick but my dad is a retro-nostalgia cop and that has rubbed off some.

  6. The Random One says:

    The real confession is that this is the only game Craig has ever played and he has extrapolated all of modern gaming from it.

  7. SillyWizard says:

    I paid actual money for Star Trek Online.

  8. mr.black says:

    I enjoyed very much Windows ME!

    I think I… won?

    • Ross Angus says:

      I still have a Windows ME machine. I use it to run Thief.