The Game Guy
I picked up “Sniper Elite 3” as a review assignment without knowing much about the series. I knew it started as an original Xbox title and has since grown to a third installment on next-gen platforms. Based on the generic name and appearance, I assumed I was in for a typical WWII-era shoot ‘em up. My eyebrows quickly raised after my first pull of the trigger.
The setting is a new spin on the all too familiar era of WWII. The game is set in Northern Africa, which creates the opportunity for lush foliage and waterways. But when you boil it down to the basics, it’s still just nonstop Nazi killing. There isn’t a semblance of a story. The sniper is targeting bad guys in an attempt to dismantle the German forces. It’s basically every WWII story ever told.