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Capcom's third installment of its epic RPG. Breath of Fire III is the first installment of the Breath of Fire Series to appear on the Playstation (And later ported to the PSP).

Set free by the the workers of Dauna Mine, Ryu of the Brood learns to both understand his power, and to understand the history of his extinct kind. By both utilizing Ryu's unique power and the abilities of those whom assist him, players will uncover the history of the Brood, learn more about the characters, and the very reason why the Brood were wiped out.

Players control Ryu and his allies on their journey, each of Ryu's friends have abilities only they can use, and they will have to work together to make their way through the obstacles and enemies that they encounter; creativity is key to your success in this game!

Ryu eventually is able to utilize his power of the Brood, allowing him to ascend into various dragon-like forms. This is done using a gene-splicing system that dictates what sort of form Ryu will take.

Breath of Fire III also includes a Master System, which permits Ryu and his allies to learn from various people to augment their abilities differently as they gain experience; these trainers can also teach abilities to those whom train hard under them.


Breath of Fire III PlayStation Mountain pass battle. Here it is, finally - Ryu has transformed into a dragon!..
Breath of Fire III PlayStation A very short and vague intro
Breath of Fire III PSP Casting death spell!
Breath of Fire III PlayStation Later in the game you access a new region called Lost Shore - this is its major town

Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Long Zhanshi 3" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A turning point for the series, overall good game but not without issues PlayStation Bregalad (938)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Dec, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 1998 87 out of 100 87
RPGFan PSP Jul 30, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation Oct, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81 PlayStation 1999 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan PlayStation Jan 04, 1999 73 out of 100 73 PSP Feb 11, 2006 71 out of 100 71
DarkZero PSP 2005 7 out of 10 70 PSP May 25, 2006 68.2 out of 100 68


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If you look closely in the coliseum you'll spot Sakura and Chun Li, from the Street Fighter series.
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