The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

Critic Score User Score
Apple II
...
4.4
PC-98
...
4.7
Commodore 64
86
4.1
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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.

Screenshots

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Nothing but rocks here...
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS The ruins of Skara Brae
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Wow, sexy girls in your party!
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS The spells all have weird names

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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)

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1991 8.2 out of 12 68
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Robin Hogg)

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