At its core, this stealthy action adventure, similar to the original version, is a challenging and engaging third-person World War II shooter that lets you put your sneaky side to good use. Not only are the controls of Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition tight and intuitive, but the game lets you adapt the sniper controls, making them as easy to use as an arcade game and almost as authentic as an actual rifle. The Switch version even gives you motion controls to fire your weapons and make your way through environments. Also, by tasking you with numerous types of missions in some wide-open spaces, the game has a good amount of variety, since you can strategically attack from any direction … and get attacked from any direction.
The game isn't without its flaws, even though many of them have been fixed with numerous patches and updates since its first release. Some buttons are twitchy, so you may have to be in just the right spot to silently take out an enemy from behind or to search a body for supplies. For Switch players, it's also much easier to use the Pro Controller over the motion controls or the slim Left and Right buttons on the JoyCons. Some of the multiplayer modes, especially "Deathmatch" and "Team Deathmatch," aren't anything special, and though the co-op-specific missions are engaging, playing the story-driven campaign with a friend ruins the game's lone-wolf vibe. But the biggest problem is that some of your enemies just ain't that bright. At one point, for instance, an enemy soldier might stroll right past you as if you aren't sitting there reloading your rifle. These issues aside, Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition's action and focus on stealth and strategy makes it a fun game for shooter fans.