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Dungeon Siege III is a role-playing game with action combat, set in the medieval fantasy world Ehb. It was under attack (and defeated) by the mysterious woman Jeyne Kassynder - and her new goal seems to be to destroy everything and everyone connected to the Montbarron family, the land's elite guards. The player takes the role of one of four persons (the fighter Lucas, the fire creature Anjali, the archer Katarina or the mage Reinhart) with a close connection with said family and the ultimate goal to save their lives, uncovering the truth behind Kassynder and her plot.

The combat system has certain dissimilarities compared to the previous entries in the series; while those were made for mouse and keyboard controls, Dungeon Siege III is primarily designed for gamepads - which means direct controls instead of indirect clicking. The player directly controls the character movement and the direction of the attacks, and activates special attacks (which use focus energy) with a button. A big difference from regular RPGs is the absence of health, mana and focus potions - the character needs to pick up refreshing, coloured balls which are dropped by killed enemies.

During the course of the game the player meets the other three characters and takes one of them with him into combat. This fighting companion is controlled by the AI, but the player chooses the gear and makes the level up decisions - just like with the main character. Every killed enemy and solved quest gives experience points; a sufficient amount of those results in a level up. The skills are divided into ten passive talents and nine active special attacks (abilities) which are different from character to character. Both can be improved in five steps, but the abilities also feature two different specializations, e.g. damage or speed. The abilities are assigned to the three stances: one- handed, two-handed or defensive.

Dungeon Siege III also features many dialogues with smaller or bigger changes depending on the used character. Like in other Obsidian games, the player often has to make choices which have influence on how the quest is solved, e.g. with combat or peacefully, and how the quest ends. Consequences of those decisions reach through the whole game and even slightly change the main quest, for example if a faction supports the heroes in a big fight.


Dungeon Siege III Windows Select Character
Dungeon Siege III Windows Some dialogue
Dungeon Siege III Windows Loading
Dungeon Siege III Windows Mission? Revenge!

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Dungeon Siege III Screenshot
Dungeon Siege III Screenshot
Dungeon Siege III Screenshot
Dungeon Siege III Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "ダンジョン シージ 3" -- Japanese spelling

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PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 19, 2011 85 out of 100 85
Common Sense Media PlayStation 3 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Splitkick PlayStation 3 Jul 04, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 17, 2011 80 out of 100 80
We Got This Covered PlayStation 3 Jun 17, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softpedia Windows Jun 23, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75 Xbox 360 Jul 19, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75 PlayStation 3 Jun 17, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Games TM PlayStation 3 Jul 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Happens Windows Jul 04, 2011 6 out of 10 60


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