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Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity (DOS)

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After Zubaran, the Lord of Ishar, has defeated the evil Shandar, peace has returned to the land. Unfortunately, it didn't last for long, since Shandar found a way to retain his spirit, which is looking for a body to possess. Using time manipulation, Shandar is trying to find the dragon of Sith, last survivor of the Great Black Dragons, in order to control his body and execute its immense power for evil purposes. Zubaran has to find companions, use the Portals of Time, explore the land, and get to the Black Dragon before Shandar does.

In the third installment of Ishar series the player can control Zubaran or import characters both from Ishar or Ishar 2. The gameplay is very similar to that of the second game. The player recruits companions and navigates the party through 3D environments viewed from first-person perspective. Combat is real-time, like in the two predecessors. A slight graphical change is the usage of digitized photos as character portraits.


Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity DOS You're dead.
Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity DOS Title screen
Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity DOS A mysterious woman
Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity DOS A dungeon in a dungeon crawler, perfectly logic

Alternate Titles

  • "Ishar III: The Seven Gates of Infinity" -- In-game title
  • "Ishar III: Les sept portes de l'infini" -- French title

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The Press Says

PC Joker Aug, 1994 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Mar, 1995 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1994 57 out of 100 57
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 53 out of 100 53
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1994 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Aug, 1994 47 out of 100 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1994 5 out of 12 42


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    • Issue 02/1995 – #2 Best RPG in 1994 (Readers' Vote)

POMAH (35178) added Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity (DOS) on Nov 06, 2002
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