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In the third game of the adventure game series Zork, you are once again a nameless adventurer, only this time you won't travel through a beautiful magical land, but are immediately cast into a deep dungeon. Like in a dream, you hear a mysterious voice telling you that you have passed all the tests but one. When consciousness returns to you, you find yourself on the endless spiral of stairs, with only your trusty lantern near you... will you be able to survive the horrors of the Dungeon?

Like its predecessors, Zork III: The Dungeon Master is a text adventure game. You read descriptions of rooms and then interact with the game by typing commands. As all early Zork games, it is very easy to get stuck in the game, so you'll have to reload several times in order to find the correct way.


Zork III: The Dungeon Master DOS A sword in the stone and some footsteps approaching...
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Browser Exploring the dungeon.
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Atari 8-bit Initial screen (release 10 (single-sided disk))
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Commodore 16, Plus/4 Discover the inventory

Promo Images

Zork III: The Dungeon Master Magazine Advertisement
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Magazine Advertisement
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Magazine Advertisement
Zork III: The Dungeon Master Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Zork III: Le Maître Des Ténèbres" -- Canadian (French) title
  • "Zork 3" -- Informal title

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

The Ultima IV among the Zorks DOS General Error (4373)
The weird, dark younger brother... DOS Colin Rowsell (45)
Fine continuation DOS Tony Van (2855)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 92 out of 100 92
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 8-bit Jul, 1983 3 out of 4 75
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
SPAG DOS Dec 13, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
Adventure Classic Gaming Atari ST Jun 19, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Apple II Jun 19, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Commodore 64 Jun 19, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Play Time Atari ST Jul, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Mar, 1983 Unscored Unscored
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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As part of the release of Zork Grand Inquisitor, Activision released Zork III as freeware. (Currently the links to download the game are dead at activision.com, but the game is available at numerous fan sites.)

Related Web Sites

  • Infocom homepage (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
  • The Commodore Zone (All about the game, with introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Zork III.)
  • Zork III at iFiction (Play Zork III through your web browser!)
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