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Police Quest 3: The Kindred (DOS)

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Description

Sonny Bond, the sergeant of Lytton police department, thought he could finally enjoy peaceful life with his wife Marie after the drug lord Jessie Bains has been put away for good. However, a series of gruesome murders perpetrated by a sinister cult known as "The Kindred" shocks the city. Marie becomes a victim of their attack and falls into a coma. It becomes Sonny's very personal mission to track down the attackers and make them pay for their crimes.

The Kindred is the third installment of the Police Quest series, its events taking place after those described in The Vengeance. The game brings back some of the elements of the first game, such as a modified version of driving sequences and police procedures unrelated to the main plot the protagonist must go through. Computer work is particularly emphasized, requiring the player to perform tasks such as using facial composite software or figuring out murder patterns by studying a map. Like other Sierra adventures of the time, the game uses an icon-based interface for interaction with the environment.

Screenshots

Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS At the hospital. (MCGA/VGA)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Intro: Some info on the city.
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS You now give brefings.
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Your boss. (MCGA/VGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "PQ3" -- Informal abbreviation
  • "Police Quest 3: Der Verwandte" -- German title

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User Reviews

The final PQ game designed by Jim Walls, and the best of the lot *Katakis* (37691) unrated
The story line is great, controls are a bit poor CubbyKatz (207) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A great story line, graphics and characters make Police Quest 3 well worth playing. RuaidhrĂ­ Moran (2) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Techtite 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1991 11 out of 12 92
Just Games Retro Oct 14, 2006 89 out of 100 89
The DOS Spirit Dec 15, 2011 5 out of 6 83
PC Joker Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 80 out of 100 80
Aventura y Cía Nov 01, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
A Force for Good Feb, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Jan, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Adventure Gamers Apr 01, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What the...?! 4 DJP Mom (11121)
Jul 05, 2007

Trivia

Police Quest III was available in four different packages: a 16 color version (supporting EGA,MCGA,VGA,Tandy/PCjr) with either 3.5" DD or 5.25" HD disks, and a 256 color version (supporting MCGA,VGA) with either 3.5" HD or 5.25" HD disks.

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Andy Roark (253) added Police Quest 3: The Kindred (DOS) on May 29, 1999
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