|Rebellion's stealth shooter series returns with a new focus on open gameplay and all the gruesome slow-motion kills gamers expect in Sniper Elite III. Players once again take on the role of American OSS agent Karl Fairburne as he heads to the rocky desert landscapes of North Africa during WWII to battle the Nazis and prevent them from building a super weapon. The varied terrain and expansive environments give gamers the freedom to plan their missions, plot their escape routes, and kill their targets in a variety of ways, including long-range, short-range, and melee assaults.
Players gain experience points and earn sniper ranks as they kill members of the Afrika Korps, unlocking more than 40 rifle parts along the way. The signature Kill-Cam returns, with the inclusion of full musculature and circulatory systems adding even more detail to the slow-motion depictions of bullets piercing flesh, while the new Vehicle Kill-Cam offers the same x-ray vision when gamers disable jeeps, trucks, and tanks. Multiplayer fans can take on five different competitive modes for up to 12 combatants, or they can join a friend for new Survival missions, classic sniper/operative Overwatch missions, or a co-op version of the main campaign.