Police Quest 3: The Kindred

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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.


Police Quest 3: The Kindred Amiga Apprehending the suspect.
Police Quest 3: The Kindred Amiga ... and subtitle.
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Inside your car. The driving has been simplified
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Now what could happen in this dark alley? (EGA/Tandy)

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* (37914)
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

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
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 15, 2011 5 out of 6 83
Aventura y Cía DOS Nov 01, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1992 64 out of 100 64
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
Power Play DOS Jan, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Adventure Gamers DOS Apr 01, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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