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Sniper Elite III Hunt the Gray Wolf DLC now available on Xbox One and 360

A long time ago there was this Adolf Hitler guy, and it turns out he was history's biggest jerk. As a result, many people have fantasized about going back in time and killing the punk off before he got into everybody's business. Lots of videogames take place during World War II, but they don't let players kill little Adolf due to some notion called historical accuracy.

Still, the Sniper Elite games aren't afraid to put Hitler behind the cross-hairs. Sniper Elite V2 offered a DLC called "Assassinate The Führer," and now Sniper Elite III follows up with the sequel mission called "Hunt the Grey Wolf." Yes, players can kill Hitler all over again in Sniper Elite III – this time in balmy North Africa! The "Hunt the Grey Wolf" DLC is $7.99 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Read on for impressions and our exclusive mission highlights video!

Launching the DLC on Xbox One

Sniper Elite III is a pretty large game on Xbox One – 20 GB, in fact. You might think the new DLC would already be a part of the game, in which case we'd only need to buy an unlock key in order to play it. But nope, the "Hunt the Grey Wolf" DLC is a separate 2 GB download. Pretty large, but it does contain a unique level and story sequences. Plus Hitler, that dude probably takes up a gigabyte all on his own.

After buying and downloading the DLC on Xbox One, you'll need to exit, close the game, and restart. You should see a "New content downloaded" message upon restarting the game. Select Campaign and then Downloaded Missions in order to play the new level.

Sniper Elite III Hunt the Gray Wolf DLC Xbox One

Taking down the wolf

"Hunt the Grey Wolf" takes place entirely at night. Our hero Karl Fairburne must approach a hilltop villa occupied by Nazis, determine whether Hitler is truly going to visit the encampment, and then kill him.

Players can take several paths as they approach the base of the hill. Whether you choose to kill every Nazi on the ground or sneak past the majority of them is up to you. Once you reach the hillside, you'll discover a series of ladders that lead up to the base. Approach the building just past the ladder and read the intel contained within. Could it be the real Hitler visiting or just one of his doubles?

After entering the encampment, you'll have to hunt down more intel. Eventually you'll have discovered everything you need to know. At that point, you can choose between two vantage points from which to watch the visiting Führer and take your shot. Soon he arrives and sits down at a table surrounded by officers. You'll want to take a shot and then make your escape.

Sniper Elite III Hunt the Gray Wolf DLC Xbox One

Achievements

One big advantage the "Hunt the Grey Wolf" DLC has over Sniper Elite V2's "Assassinate The Führer" DLC (other than being much longer) is that it includes 200 GamerScore worth of Achievements! Paid DLC always goes down easier if it throws in some GamerScore and optional objectives.

The new DLC actually has seven different Achievements for killing old Hitlerface in seven different ways, such as by explosion, dropping a bell on his head, and more. This could add a lot of replay value to the mission, although Achievement hunters have discovered that players can die after killing him and reload the checkpoint in order to fight him again more quickly. Follow this Achievement guide if you're concerned about efficiency.

Sniper Elite III Hunt the Gray Wolf DLC Xbox One

Get it now

Sniper Elite III is an extremely fun game of stealth and sniping set during World War II in the year 1942. The main game consists of eight massive missions that can be completed in multiple ways. They really are quite long – I spent more than two hours on the second mission just the other day. But leaving and coming back won't be a problem since the game allows players to save anywhere.

With full online campaign co-op for two players, several single-player Challenge modes, and both cooperative and competitive online modes for up to 16 players, players won't run out of things to do in Sniper Elite III. If you enjoy sneaking around and taking out enemies methodically, you can't do any better on the Xbox One.

The "Hunt the Grey Wolf" DLC was originally given out as a bonus for pre-ordering the game. Now it's available to all users for $7.99. I wouldn't call the mission essential, but it certainly has a nice scope thanks to the massive unique environment and multiple ways that players can tackle it. And killing Hitler (or maybe his double) is probably worth eight bones all on its own.

Get the DLC here (opens in new tab) on Xbox 360. Xbox One users must purchase the mission from within the game's Downloadable Content menu.

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

33 Comments
  • Hehe just finished watch dogs and installed sniper elite 3 n start playing on my pc...
  • Why not xbox
  • PC master race
  • Don't you dare....
  • Did I just step into Windows Game Central...how what...
  • WPC is in terrible need of a rebranding.
  • Nice and entertaining article, Paul.
  • Getting rid of Adolf? Sounds like fun to me...
  • I just bought it on eBay for 12.99
  • This game is good although the storyline is not too long so in this game only shooting.., but the effects of fire are very good and different from the Sniper Ghost Warrior...
    I'm waiting Sniper Elite 3 on my X360 console,. Thanks WPCentral
  • "many people have fantasized about going back in time and killing the punk off before he got into everybody's business."   Why? If we could go back in time all we needed was to make sure he was accepted at the Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste and problem solved. However, I very much doubt that the Jews would be safe. Hitler wasn't the sole anti-semite in Austria and Germany at the time. He wasn't even the worst of them. And he wasn't even original. His party was nothing but v 2.0 of Schönerer's Pan-Germanic party. (Well we could also question why is it that, no matter where the Jews go, they always get kicked out. They were expeled and persecuted in almost all European countries after all...) So while I get the "let's kill Hitler" premisse...as a History buff I don't find it particularly interesting. And as a pragmatical man...I think WW2 was a necessary evil. Just look at the incredible amount of innovation that came out of it. If it was not for Hitler and his gangsters, we probably wouldn't all be using computers and the internet. (Not to mention the advancements on Human Rights)   As for the game...I couldn't play it. I hate stealth. I'm one of those that likes to go all in shooting and breaking everything lol
  • What Human Rights advancements after you talking about? Look at what Israel is doing in Gaza!
  • Really? impressive comparison u made there. But agreed on @ DJCBS
  • Well, why not stop them right there? Or you want them to kill millions?
  • That's a question that has been answered a million times. Try to Understand the vision of those outside of this all.
  • What are you trying to say sir? Whose vision should I try to understand?
  • Perfect timing, I just completed the main campaign this morning!
  • Been there done that. I shot the mustache off.
  • I shot his nuts off. Between me and you Crook, I think we just served Hitler his fair share of embarrassment.
  • That's what u get when having no food. U start to eat the nuts from your backup bag.
  • Haha that we did. :D @ zuka
  • I just walked into a flame war about politics...in a news article about an Xbox One game...on WPCentral?
    *steps back quietly*
  • +925 needs to be renamed Windows Central! It's only one word to remove xP Anyway, just registered, this is my first post :)
  • Welcome to the site! I support a name change, but it's not my decision. I just love that I get to write about Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox One games all on the same site.
  • Sorry man. We'll get that nonsense deleted soon.
  • I just got this game last week (Xbob One) and I could not find one single game on the Xbox Live. It was just searching and searching.... Question 1: Do you play online and how do you get connected? Question 2: Is it possible to change the view perspective so that I dont see the body of the soldier in the screen? I would like it to be like CoD. Standard view makes me confused. Thanks!    
  • Glad you got the game! It's one of my favorites. It's not a first-person game so you can't hide your soldier. I haven't played online with anyone yet. If you want, we could try to set up a game though! My Gamertag is EastX. How about yours? (Note that I'll be out of town until next week.)
  • I'm BK1112. Will add you as a friend if it works.
  • I just want to say that if he really succeeded in killing all the jewish no one would be hating him now. Just like what the U.S. did with the native Americans.
    I still believe that he is one of worst criminals in history, but there are others how are treated like angels.
  • Not wanting to step into this debate, I don't think that ONE man can be blamed for everything. Having experienced the war in ex. Yugoslavia, I saw peoples minds changing, thanks to politicians' rethorics, and the mass-histery which took over, and which easily turned ordinary family fathers into killers (thinking that they were defending their own family from the enemy). That said, blaming the 2nd WW on Hitler only equals spitting in the face of the killed people. There were many more stakeholders involved in the war - banks, industries (war industry), churches (especially Vatican) etc. Hitler may only be blamed for being the leader and the mascot of the whole orgy. He, on the other hand, probably never killed anybody with his bare hands. Nor I think that he had the capacity/intelligence of inventing chemical weapons, war camps for killing of people, ghettos etc.
  • I have to agree, one of the biggest companies that had a hand in WW2 was IG Farbenindustrie who were responsible for the Zyklon B used in the gas chambers. There were, however, many more stakeholders involved as you say.
  • You all are pathetic. If it were not enough that the Zionist holocaust industry crams a steady stream of propaganda movies and documentaries down our throats every year, the gaming industry has now also been over run by the same savages and now we have to endure the same Hitler/Nazi/German bashing over again. What did Hitler do so bad that the Americans or British or NATO or israel is not doing now. Why is he and the Germans made into the scapegoats for WW2. The Germans and British were just as responsible. WW2 was a war between 2 forces of evil.... However only the victories get to write history. Regardless, why do you westerners keep regurgitating the past. It happened 70 years ago. Get over it. There are bigger crimes and abuses happening right now. Yet you feeble minded clowns choose to live in the past.
  • That's a very nasty viewpoint you have there. Do not insult other users in our comments.