Sniper Elite III Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person tactical shooter with stealth elements, and a prequel to Sniper Elite V2. Without boosting, some of the online trophies can be quite challenging.
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Sniper Elite III
Sniper Elite III is a third-person tactical shooter with stealth elements, and a prequel to the 2012 Sniper Elite V2. Players traverse maps in North Africa, using a sniper rifle as a primary weapon to take down enemies. Other weapons are also available, such as pistols and submachine guns, and players can also set up bobby traps and land mines. Aside from the single player campaign, the game also includes online co-op and competitive multiplayer modes.
Taking place in 1942, three years prior the events of Sniper Elite V2, SOE sniper Karl Fairburne finds himself in North Africa facing against the German’s Afrika Korps, where he must find a means to sabotage a Nazi super-weapon program which could bring an end to the Allied resistance.
Sniper Elite III received mixed reviews with an average score of 67%, praised for its stealth and sniper gameplay, large environments, and gore kills, though criticized for its story, mission design, and technical issues with the online multiplayer.
The 3-star difficulty is mainly due to the online trophies, particularly the Highly Decorated trophy which involves earning ribbons for completing specific challenges in competitive multiplayer. The good news is, these can be boosted in private matches with two or three players. If you are boosting the online trophies, the difficulty can be brought down to a high 2-star. You will still need to complete the game on its hardest difficulty mode, play through the game in co-op mode, and find quite a few collectibles.
Expect around 25-30 hours for the Platinum if boosting the online trophies, and perhaps close to 50 hours if going for the online trophies legitimately.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 have a separate list from those on the PS3.
Start by playing through the campaign. You can select any difficulty mode you wish, as your main prerogative here is to collect all 125 collectibles. This includes 60 war diaries, 22 sniper nests, 20 collectible cards, 15 weapon parts, and 8 long shots. In addition, there are 18 optional objectives which should be completed during this playthrough. Doing all of this will unlock the Dedicated Soldier trophy. Be sure to check out the collectibles guides under our Links tab for extra assistance.
After that first step, you should have a good chunk of the trophies unlocked. Next, it’s time to use the chapter select and mop up any remaining single player trophies, which may include some of the mission specific ones. Be sure to check out the Sniper Elite III trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
Then, it’s time for another playthrough, this time on Authentic difficulty, which is the hardest mode in the game. What makes Authentic difficulty challenging, aside from the upgraded enemies, is that there are no checkpoints. As a result, we highly recommend combining this playthrough with your co-op run, in order to also unlock the Sniping With Friends trophy. This way, if one of you dies, the other can revive their partner.
Lastly, there are four multiplayer trophies to unlock, which you can start on at anytime. The most challenging one is the Highly Decorated trophy. This includes obtaining a total of 18 ribbons, each corresponding to a challenge performed online. Each of these challenges must be done during a single online session, so for example, you must get give headshots in one session in order to obtain the five headshots ribbon.
Luckily, these can be earned in private matches. If you are looking for a boosting partner, check out our boosting forums under the Links tab.
Here's a text-based Walkthrough by DomZ Ninja:
And a Walkthrough by Ferry Groenendijk:
Here's a great Trophy Guide which includes the DLC, by dcollins22 and Leicester_Lad_93:
And a great Trophy Guide by Solidfox88:
And PS4Trophies has a useful Trophy Guide here:
Here's a useful Trophy Guide by PowerPyx:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4 & PS3) by Maka nad bLaKgRaVy:
A complete Collectibles Guide by PowerPyx:
A video demonstration of the Through The Looking Glass trophy, by HarryNinetyFour:
And a video demonstration of the Hidden And Dangerous trophy by PowerPyx:
And a video demonstration of the Wait For It trophy by HarryNinetyFour:
And HarryNinetyFour has a video demonstration of the Charlie's Challenge trophy here:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: