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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 The Police Office
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Your partner comments on the situation
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS The doctor speaks to you at the hospital
Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS The view in your car (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 (41874) 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
Top Secret Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
The Retro Spirit Dec 15, 2011 5 out of 6 83
PC Joker Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 80 out of 100 80
Zero Jan, 1992 79 out of 100 79
A Force for Good Feb, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Jan, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Adventure Gamers Apr 01, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC-Spiele '93 1992 3 out of 10 30

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What the...?! 4 DJP Mom (11377)
Jul 05, 2007

Trivia

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

Related Web Sites

Andy Roark (274) added Police Quest 3: The Kindred (DOS) on May 29, 1999
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (62362)