Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Sniper Elite III: Afrika for PC, X360 and etc. is a shooter game developed by a team ar Rebellion set in the areas of Africa during World War II. The game focuses primarily on sniper missions where our task is to eliminate specific targets from a large distance.
The action is set in the realities of World War II, again. This time, however, the developers abandoned the European locations and instead put the campaign in the areas of Africa. The protagonist did not change. It is still Karl Fishburne, a sharpshooter working for the U.S. military command. The single player mode consists of a series of missions, mostly involving the elimination of a particular target. The road to it is always difficult and often requires sneaking between enemy troops and silently killing enemy soldiers. We can also launch a frontal attack which will draw attention of all the nearby patrols.
In Sniper Elite III: Afrika for PC, X360 and etc. hallmarks of the series, developed sniper mechanics, return. On the higher difficulty levels, such aspects such as wind speed and direction or the effect of gravity on the flight path of the bullet are taken into account. The developers did not limit themselves to copying ideas of the predecessors. Instead, they introduced a lot of new solutions. The most important of them is the emergence of sandbox maps with an open structure. They provide the players with a great freedom to choose the way they want to perform the tasks tasks and make it possible to beta each level multiple times without feeling bored, each time trying different tactics. At the same time, a greater emphasis was put on stealth elements, which was enriched by the so-called relocation system. It forces us to quickly change the position after firing a few shots, and the game lets us know when we moved away far enough that we can start looking for other weak points in the enemy patrols.
The creators also significantly improved the X-ray camera, which now shows not only damage to the skeleton, but also the muscles and the circulatory system. A greater level of detail also included vehicles. Eliminating tanks and armored trucks now requires the destruction of a few components before we get a chance to finish them with the last bullet. What is interesting, the best vehicles hits are shown with a film camera that follows the projectile, and then shows the mechanical damage. Another attraction is the development system. Depending on the effectiveness of ours, it assigns experience points, which then we spend on improving our equipment and weaponry.
We can beat the entire campaign alone or together with one colleague. In addition, there are also two other co-operative modes. The first is Survival where we try to persevere as long as possible against hordes of enemies alongside our comrades. In contrast, the second one is well-known to the fans of the Overwatch series. It is about simulating sniper teams, where one player plays the sniper and the other plays the role of the so-called spotter who conveys valuable information to his partner, and each of them is trying to protect his comrade in arms. There are also numerous competition modes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 8600 or better), 18 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8