Tribes: Vengeance

aka: Tribes 3, Tribes: Zemsta
Moby ID: 15568
Note: We may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made via eBay or Amazon links (prices updated 4/19 11:17 PM )
Included in

Description official descriptions

It all began when the Imperial palace was raided by the Phoenix Tribe - one of the many tribes that fight against each other, at the same time opposing the Empire. The young princess Victoria was abducted by them and got involved, against her will, in the continuous struggle between the Phoenix and the Blood Eagle tribes.

Twenty years later, Victoria's daughter Julia is determined to find the person who has killed her mother. Switching between time periods and characters, the player is able to see the story from multiple points of view and unravel the tragedy piece by piece.

Tribes: Vengeance is the third game in the Tribes series, and the first to feature a complete single-player campaign. The story is told through the eyes of six different characters over two generations. The game is a first-person shooter with an emphasis on futuristic weapons and robotic armor that includes a jetpack, which allows the character to jump into the air and fly for a limited amount of time.

Similarly to previous installments, gameplay often takes place in vast landscapes or large indoor environments. A characteristic method of movement known as "skiing" has been incorporated into the game's controls: if the player taps the jump button at the right moment, the protagonist will gain momentum and speed, allowing him (or her) to quickly and efficiently traverse large territories and perform high jumps.

In addition to regular FPS levels, the game also contains missions that allow the player to drive and pilot various vehicles, as well as levels with unique gameplay modes and challenges, such as a competition between the tribes, in which the playable character cooperates with teammates, defending a fortress against enemy forces, and others.

Multiplayer, an inseparable part of the Tribes series, has been updated for Vengeance. New vehicles, weapons and new game types are available out of the box for up to 32 players to compete with.


  • 部落:复仇 - Simplified Chinese spelling

Groups +




See any errors or missing info for this game?

You can submit a correction, contribute trivia, add to a game group, add a related site or alternate title.

Credits (Windows version)

218 People (171 developers, 47 thanks) · View all

Managing Director
Operations Manager
Assistant Producer
Lead Designer
Level Lead Designer
Senior Designer
Lead Programmer
Senior Programmers
Art Director
Lead Artist
Senior Artist
[ full credits ]



Average score: 83% (based on 25 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 27 ratings with 2 reviews)

Solid Tribes game, but could have been better.

The Good
The environments in the game were very well designed, with lots of opportunities to randomly ski. Additionally, the graphics were slightly above par for a game of the same period, with good art design. Whenever anything new was introduced in the single-player campaign, the lessons for using the item were unintrusive and actually useful. The controls were responsive, too (with the exception of the jetpack).

The Bad
The dialogue! I've seen B-movies with better acting, and while the voice actors were well chosen for their roles, their dialogue is the sort of thing you'd expect to hear from movies shown on Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Obviously the scriptwriter was having more fun than is legal when writing all that up.

The Bottom Line
Pretty fun game, and a solid entry in the Tribes series -- as long as you avoid the single player campaign (or at least skip the dialogue).

Windows · by coldacid (550) · 2006

This game is going to be in an fps hall of fame.

The Good
The game play and feel of the controls felt natural, the graphics and the visual effects were well implemented. The sound made you fell like part of the game and was presented well in 3D.

The story line was a great introduction to game play and a lot of fun to play through. The characters were dynamic and the plot unraveled beautifully with a mystery that was wonderfully disguised.

The multi player is where the game begins to really shine, with multiple game modes, a slew of highly detailed maps and character skins are included. The game doesn't stop there, with 3 classes of armor, that have a unique weapons and vehicles to use strategically. The game also features the ability to make mods that range from total conversions to simple gun mods.

The Bad
The characters seemed somewhat bulky, and the AI was at times too aware, and did not react as an online player would.

The single player characters were overacted and the plot was highly fictional. The game was heavy on Rambo style one man army missions with little teamwork but outstanding outcome.

There is a poor variety of vehicles in the game, and the lack of in-game voice chat was a noticeable factor considering today's games.

The Bottom Line
This game is more than just a sequel to Tribes 2, it is a team kill-fest waiting to be explored, a must for anybody who likes a good fps. The longer you wait the more fun you are missing.

Windows · by Zabo4 (5) · 2005


Subject By Date
Great stuff! Why is this game so unknown?.. Unicorn Lynx (181780) Jun 14, 2008


The fictional Empire in the game has a lot of similarities with the Roman Empire: the characters have genuine Roman names (Tiberius, Victoria, Julia, etc.), the Empire holds "games", which are actually gladiator battles that attract millions of spectators, and so on. The Phoenix tribe doesn't have an obvious historical prototype, but it is interesting that most of its people (Daniel, Jericho, Esther, and others) have Jewish names. There are some subtler references to the prophet Daniel, with whom one of the game's heroes shares his name: a certain level in the game is called "Daniel, the Past: Judgment". The Biblical prophet Daniel was famous for his wise judgment; the name "Daniel" itself means "judgment of god". Those allusions only emphasize the tragic irony of the level's title.


MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Related Games

Tribes 2
Released 2001 on Windows, Linux
Tribes of Midgard (Deluxe Edition)
Released 2021 on PlayStation 5, Xbox One, 2022 on Xbox Series...
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
Released 2000 on Windows
Starsiege: Tribes
Released 1998 on Windows
Tribes of Midgard
Released 2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, 2022 on Xbox One...
Batman: Vengeance
Released 2001 on PlayStation 2, 2001 on Xbox, 2002 on Windows
Nemezis: Mysterious Journey III
Released 2021 on Windows
Death Angel Nightmare
Released 2023 on Windows
The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
Released 2009 on PlayStation 2, 2010 on Xbox 360, 2015 on Windows...

Related Sites +

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 15568
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]


Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Cyberzed.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, JRK, tarmo888, Cantillon, MrFlibble.

Game added November 18, 2004. Last modified March 6, 2024.