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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.3
Commodore 64
86
4.0
PC-98
...
4.5
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Description

The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan.

Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons, and wilderness areas. Two new character classes have been added: Geomancer and Chronomancer. There are more dungeons than in the previous games, and this installment also adds an auto-mapping feature. The game's world is divided into separate realms accessed by using time warps, each with its own theme and setting - including, among others, famous locations from Earth's history such as ancient Rome or Berlin during World War II.

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Skara Brae
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Receiving treasure after a fight
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS At the Refugee Camp
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Apple II Title Screen

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User Reviews

Not the best of the Bard's Tale series - made more for Die-Hard Bard's Tale fans. DOS XplOrOrOr (16)
A bit of a challenge! DOS Mattias Kreku (423)

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Power Play Apple II May, 1988 9 out of 10 90
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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