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Capcom's third installment of its epic RPG. Breath of Fire III is the first installment of the Breath of Fire Series to appear on the Playstation (And later ported to the PSP).

Set free by the the workers of Dauna Mine, Ryu of the Brood learns to both understand his power, and to understand the history of his extinct kind. By both utilizing Ryu's unique power and the abilities of those whom assist him, players will uncover the history of the Brood, learn more about the characters, and the very reason why the Brood were wiped out.

Players control Ryu and his allies on their journey, each of Ryu's friends have abilities only they can use, and they will have to work together to make their way through the obstacles and enemies that they encounter; creativity is key to your success in this game!

Ryu eventually is able to utilize his power of the Brood, allowing him to ascend into various dragon-like forms. This is done using a gene-splicing system that dictates what sort of form Ryu will take.

Breath of Fire III also includes a Master System, which permits Ryu and his allies to learn from various people to augment their abilities differently as they gain experience; these trainers can also teach abilities to those whom train hard under them.


Breath of Fire III PlayStation Fishing mini-game
Breath of Fire III PlayStation I wonder what we expected... still, it's nice to be able to at least try talking to scarecrows!..
Breath of Fire III Windows The dragon gets knocked out, and carried out of the mine in the elevator.
Breath of Fire III Windows When the cage falls off the train, though, there isn't a dragon anywhere to be found - just a naked boy.

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Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "龍戰士3" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Long Zhanshi 3" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A turning point for the series, overall good game but not without issues PlayStation Bregalad (972)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Jun, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PSM PlayStation Apr, 1998 4.5 out of 5 90
RPG Land PlayStation Dec 30, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Play Magazine PSP Mar, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamereactor (Denmark) PlayStation Jan 08, 1998 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) PlayStation Jan 08, 2005 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan PlayStation Jul 27, 1998 77 out of 100 77
RPGFan PlayStation Jan 04, 1999 73 out of 100 73
DarkZero PSP 2005 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer PSP 2005 2 out of 5 40


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If you look closely in the coliseum you'll spot Sakura and Chun Li, from the Street Fighter series.
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