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Star Control 3 (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Since the events in Star Control 2 the Ur-Quan have been pacified and the captain who bravely destroyed the Sa-Matra has had a horrible vision of the future. Suddenly without warning, all Hyperspace travel in the universe has stopped. Top scientists have pinpointed the cause of this disturbance somewhere in unexplored space in an area known as the Kessari Quadrant. Hastily assembling a fleet of ships as and an untested Precusor star drive... a loose alliance of alien races known as The League of Sentient Races sends a task force to the Kessari Quadrant. You are it's commander.

Star Control 3 features a new 3D star map, new alien races to discover, new worlds to explore and colonize, new artifacts to research and a new isometric Hyper Melee battle system for inter-starship battles.


Star Control 3 DOS A star system is sucked into the void
Star Control 3 DOS The new Spathi look somehow Sesame Street-ish
Star Control 3 DOS Main menu
Star Control 3 DOS The Orz want to *squeeze* your *juice*, so we must *dance*

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User Reviews

Much better than everyone wants to make you believe vulture (14) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
An exceprt from the SC3 staff meeting... Vance (98) unrated
Enraging on every level APFelon (18) 0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars
Cut SC3 some slack! Vaelor (377) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Horrible. Simply is. Tomer Gabel (4416) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
A good game of diplomacy lucian (37) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Simply terrible. WizardX (116) unrated
A half-decent game that tends to be more tedious that entertaining. Kevin Olson (8) unrated
Great adventure, fascinating story - poor strategy part Wimp (75) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Not a bad game, if you judge it on it's own merits. Marrsy (55) unrated

The Press Says

PC Player (Denmark) 1997 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Oct 03, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Privat Computer PC 1996 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Nov, 1996 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Gamezilla 1996 70 out of 100 70
Gamesmania 1996 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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A novel named "Star Control: Interbellum" was published by Prima and written by author W. T. Quick. The book supposedly contains story and events that takes place between Star Control 2 and Star Control 3... however the popular opinion is that the author has never played or was ever given the plot to either game. It may be worth collecting, but it's certainly not worth reading. Also the player character of both games is given a name for the novel, "Commander Omega".

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Trixter (8743) added Star Control 3 (DOS) on May 21, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Picard (29303) and Terok Nor (17862)