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Zork III: The Dungeon Master

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In the third game of the adventure game series Zork, you are once again a nameless adventurer, only this time you won't travel through a beautiful magical land, but are immediately cast into a deep dungeon. Like in a dream, you hear a mysterious voice telling you that you have passed all the tests but one. When consciousness returns to you, you find yourself on the endless spiral of stairs, with only your trusty lantern near you... will you be able to survive the horrors of the Dungeon?

Like its predecessors, Zork III: The Dungeon Master is a text adventure game. You read descriptions of rooms and then interact with the game by typing commands. As all early Zork games, it is very easy to get stuck in the game, so you'll have to reload several times in order to find the correct way.


Zork III: The Dungeon Master Amstrad CPC Opening screen/starting location
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Macintosh Creepy Crawl
Zork III: The Dungeon Master TRS-80 Introduction
Zork III: The Dungeon Master TRS-80 CoCo Descriptions frequently don't fit on a single screen in the CoCo version of the game

Alternate Titles

  • "Zork III: Le Maître Des Ténèbres" -- Canadian (French) title
  • "Zork 3" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

The Ultima IV among the Zorks DOS General Error (4149)
The weird, dark younger brother... DOS Colin Rowsell (45)
Fine continuation DOS Tony Van (2688)

The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 79 out of 100 79
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 8 out of 12 67
SPAG DOS Dec 13, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
Adventure Classic Gaming Commodore 64 Jun 19, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jun 19, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Apple II Jun 19, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Macintosh Jun 19, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Atari ST Jun 19, 2000 3 out of 5 60


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As part of the release of Zork Grand Inquisitor, Activision released Zork III as freeware. (Currently the links to download the game are dead at activision.com, but the game is available at numerous fan sites.)

Related Web Sites

  • Infocom homepage (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
  • The Commodore Zone (All about the game, with introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Zork III.)
  • Zork III at iFiction (Play Zork III through your web browser!)
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