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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 These computer nerds sure are friendly...
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS At the scene of a fire (EGA/Tandy)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Oh, man... this is not a pretty sight. The series just keeps getting more gruesome
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Trouble at the recreation area...

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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 | カタキス (38336)
A great story line, graphics and characters make Police Quest 3 well worth playing. DOS Ruaidhrí 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
Just Games Retro DOS Oct 14, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
CU Amiga Amiga Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 15, 2011 5 out of 6 83
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Play Time DOS Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1992 48 out of 100 48

Forums

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

Trivia

Police Quest III was Jim Walls' last collaboration with Sierra Online. He went on to help author "Blue Force" for Tsunami games in 1993.

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