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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.4
Amiga
76
4.7
PC-98
...
4.7
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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 You can fight or run, the choice is yours
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Skara Brae
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS The spells all have weird names
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS 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 Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 14 out of 15 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 10.5 out of 12 88
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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

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