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Police Quest 3: The Kindred

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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3.6
DOS
75
3.7
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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 You now give brefings.
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS In a bar (EGA/Tandy)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Title screen (EGA/Tandy)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS A dark alley. (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 DOS *Katakis* (37494)
The story line is great, controls are a bit poor DOS CubbyKatz (207)
A great story line, graphics and characters make Police Quest 3 well worth playing. DOS RuaidhrĂ­ Moran (2)

The Press Says

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1991 11 out of 12 92
Just Games Retro DOS Oct 14, 2006 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 80 out of 100 80
Aventura y Cía DOS Nov 01, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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 Amiga Jul, 1992 48 out of 100 48
Adventure Gamers DOS 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

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 (31330) and Andy Roark (253)