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Description

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.

Screenshots

Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS In a bar (EGA/Tandy)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Talking to Marie, your wife... You'll visit her every day in the hospital
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS At the hospital
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS At the scene of a fire (EGA/Tandy)

Promo Images

Police Quest 3: The Kindred Magazine Advertisement
Police Quest 3: The Kindred Magazine Advertisement

Trailer


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 Katakis | カタキス (43211) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A great story line, graphics and characters make Police Quest 3 well worth playing. Ruaidhrí Moran (2) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The story line is great, controls are a bit poor CubbyKatz (216) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Techtite 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Games-X Nov, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Enchanted Realms Jan, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Just Games Retro Oct 14, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Play Time Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
A Force for Good Feb, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Apr 01, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Dragon Feb, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC-Spiele '93 1992 3 out of 10 30
Alle PC Spiele 1993 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What the...?! 4 DJP Mom (11375)
Jul 05, 2007

Trivia

Jim Walls

Police Quest III was Jim Walls' last collaboration with Sierra Online. He went on to help author Blue Force for Tsunami games in 1993.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the game was written by Jan Hammer, the composer of the music for Miami Vice.

Versions

Police Quest III was available in four different packages: a 16 color version (supporting EGA,MCGA,VGA,Tandy/PCjr) with either 3.5" DD or 5.25" HD disks, and a 256 color version (supporting MCGA,VGA) with either 3.5" HD or 5.25" HD disks.

Awards

  • Enchanted Realms
    • January 1992 (issue #9) – Distinctive Adventure Award

Related Web Sites

Andy Roark (268) added Police Quest 3: The Kindred (DOS) on May 29, 1999
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (66855)