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Description

Sonny Bonds, 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 Title screen (EGA/Tandy)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred Amiga Hospital
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Relaxing in the bar... or rather looking for suspects
Police Quest 3: The Kindred Amiga Patrolling the streets you will have to stop other drivers.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

My favorite of the PQ series to this day DOS *Katakis* (38182)
A great story line, graphics and characters make Police Quest 3 well worth playing. DOS RuaidhrĂ­ Moran (2)
The story line is great, controls are a bit poor DOS CubbyKatz (207)

Critic Reviews

Top Secret DOS Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1991 11 out of 12 92
Amiga User International Amiga Dec, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Just Games Retro DOS Oct 14, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 15, 2011 5 out of 6 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 80 out of 100 80
Play Time DOS Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 64 out of 100 64
A Force for Good DOS Feb, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Dragon DOS Feb, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What the...?! 4 DJP Mom (11110)
Jul 05, 2007

Trivia

The soundtrack to the game was written by Jan Hammer, the composer of the music for Miami Vice.

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Contributed to by POMAH (38419) and Andy Roark (250)