As part of the release of Zork Grand Inquisitor, Activision released Zork III as freeware. (Currently the links to download the game are dead at, but the game is available at numerous fan sites.)

Contributed by Chris Mikesell (31) on Jan 20, 2001. -- edit trivia

(From The New Zork Times Vol.3 No.2 Spring 1984)

Some statistics about Zork 3:

  • Apparent number of rooms (those seen by the player): 105
  • Number of rooms: 89 (The Royal Puzzle seems like 31 rooms, but internally it's actually just one room)
  • Number of different ways to die: 30
  • Number of words in vocabulary: 563
  • Number of takeable objects: 23

Contributed by Belboz (6581) on May 10, 2000. -- edit trivia

Zork III has a area where you can view "scenes" from Zork I, II and IV. IV became Enchanter, and the scene still survives.

Contributed by Tony Van (2856) on Nov 25, 1999. -- edit trivia