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Avernum 3

Avernum 3 Windows This is the game's menu screen. It is displayed at the start of the game

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Description

Avernum 3 is the third installment of the Avernum series and is an overhaul of Exile 3: Ruined World. In it, you create a party of 1-4 characters and play as one of the first bands to return to the surface from years of exile in the prison caves of Avernum. Rather than the paradise you expected, you find a world struck by sickness and plagued by monsters.

The game is very open-ended, and your party can attempt to save the world or just set up shop and live out their days as merchants.

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Avernum 3 Windows The 'Character Information' screen. This is where the player can both see a characters stats and train the character to improve their stats. Training can only take place in major cities
Avernum 3 Windows The game is really just an overhaul of Exile 3, but the gameplay and interface are greatly enhanced.
Avernum 3 Windows A really, really big battle
Avernum 3 Windows This is the game's menu screen. It is displayed at the start of the game

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Mac Gamer Macintosh Sep 18, 2002 85 out of 100 85
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Sep 22, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jul 31, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Secret town

In the very final dungeon, players can access a secret dungeon by looking for a locked room in the southwestern quadrant with two runes. Then, after putting a pair of pants on the left rune and then stepping on the right rune, they'll be sent the "Generic Dungeon" with the most basic monsters. After beating it they'll reach an entire secret town with NPCs to talk to, including the creator of the game Jeff Vogel.

Related Web Sites

  • Official Website (The developer's product page for Avernum 3, which offers additional details, a demo, and ordering information.)
  • Rache's Avernum 3 Site (A fansite devoted to the third game in the Avernum series which provides a walkthrough of the game, maps of the world, and general information about the various weapons, items, skills, and spells to be found and learned throughout the game.)
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