Geneforge 3 is an Indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the third chapter of the Geneforge Saga. In this fantasy adventure, you can explore strange, hostile lands, choose which side you will fight for, and, as always, make your own horde of completely obedient mutant monsters. Geneforge 3 has a huge and open storyline.
User reviews: Positive (11 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 1, 2005
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Buy Geneforge Saga

Includes 5 items: Geneforge 1, Geneforge 2, Geneforge 3, Geneforge 4: Rebellion, Geneforge 5: Overthrow

Buy Spiderweb Software Complete Pack

Includes 13 items: Avadon 2: The Corruption, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, Avernum 4, Avernum 5, Avernum 6, Avernum: Escape From the Pit, Geneforge 1, Geneforge 2, Geneforge 3, Geneforge 4: Rebellion, Geneforge 5: Overthrow, Nethergate: Resurrection

 

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"Third installment in the Geneforge Saga - same engine, great writing, challenging intelligent gameplay - Recommended!"

About This Game

Geneforge 3 is an Indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the third chapter of the Geneforge Saga. In this fantasy adventure, you can explore strange, hostile lands, choose which side you will fight for, and, as always, make your own horde of completely obedient mutant monsters.

Geneforge 3 has a huge and open storyline. You can help one of several factions, each with its own goals. There are dozens of different endings. You can help the rebels, or fight them. Slay your enemies, or use stealth and diplomacy. When you finish the game, start over, choose a different side or tactics, and experience a completely different game.

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB
    • Hard disk space:300MB
    • Video: OpenGL compliant graphics card
    • Sound:Sound card
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2012
Many fans of the series deride this as the worst of the "Geneforge" games, but personally I think "Geneforge 3" is when the series gets interesting. Yes there are only two factions this time around compared to the previous game's four and it's structured in a much more linear fashion, but what the game loses in freedom it gains in complexity of plot and ethical dilemmas. With only two major factions to choose from, neither of which are perfect, the game's universe approaches "The Witcher" levels of moral ambiguity at times. This is a game where goodness is often shown to have a steep price and evil often has justifications which sound strangely good. In a time when gamers are known to petition studios when the ending to a game isn't as upbeat or things don't turn out exactly as they wanted them to (see: fan uproar over "Mass Effect 3"), it's kind of refreshing to play a game so brazen about the fact that even the best of intentions to do good often turn out much less than good.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2014
I am enjoying the third installment of the Geneforge saga. However, I am tiring of the "same song, different tune" story that is going on.

Generforge 1:
You are trapped on an island in bum-hick nowhere with intruders. You have to either join the factions or fend them off. Pick sides, escape, and "win" the game.

Geneforge 2:
You are inspecting this bum-hick nowhere shapper area and quickly discover things are not what they seem. Find out that there are different factions. Either join them or fend them off. Pick sides, escape, and "win" the game.

Geneforge 3:
You are trapped on a series of islands where there is a rebellious shaper on the loose. Either join them or fend them off. Pick a side, escape, and "win."

Now, I know that there is a different plot in the later games since I read ahead. Yet, the same plot is becoming stale. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the game and some of the new mechanics that came with it, but the story, in my opinion, is lacking.

7/10
-Love the graphics
-Love the game series
-Makes me think about the future of the story
-Makes me think in general (many games do not)
-Story is a bit stale
-Little sound effects
-New game mechanics
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
I love this game. While the graphics are not quite what most people enjoy these days, the storyline is amazing. The replayability of this game is unparallelled because you can do ANYTHING you want to do. There are repercussions for doing stupid things like killing a main character, but the game will let you do it if you're strong enough. As long as you're strong enough and spend your skill points wisely, you can go to any area of the game you want. It's a game that requires a little strategical thought, and a whole lot of patience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2012
Another great addition to the Geneforge series, but not as good as the second game, the fourth, or the fifth. Still better than number one though.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
Play this game, along with the other 4 Geneforges. Buy them all for $20 in the "Geneforge Saga" bundle on steam. Do it now.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2012
Every game by Spiderweb is awesome. Anyone who likes good storylines: Get this game now.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
GENEFORGE IS AMAZING BUY IT NOW!!!
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Pretty complex adventure rpg, I do not like the poor artstyle and slow pace
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16.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Short description: Baldur's Gate meets Pokemon.

Long description: Geneforge 3 is an amazing strategy RPG made mostly by one man: Kyle Vogel. Kyle makes most of the games for Spiderweb almost single-handedly, with occasional help from other devs. The Geneforge series is probably the best game series Kyle has ever made. Geneforge 3 is my favorite (And one of the few I've played so far) I bought the entire series less than a week ago and I do not regret it one bit. In this game, you play as a special wizard known as a "Shaper". You have the ability to forge monsters using your very mystical essence. You can sink points into specific stats to make one really strong monster, or just have a small batallion of weaker monsters in order to overwhelms your foes. The game is all about strategy, though sometimes rushing forwards without thinking will grant victory.

Geneforge lets you choose from three classes, which are your typical Warrior, Ranger, and Mage classes. The game also boasts an amazing story that will probably take you 40-50 hours to complete. As you can see, I still haven't completed it yet. I'm still on the second island and I'm probably only 25% done the game as this point. Spiderweb makes some massive games and they always have great stories throughout. Geneforge features rather dated graphics and no soundtrack though. Again, that's typical with Spiderweb games. The graphics may be meh, but the gameplay makes up for it. And despite lacking a soundtrack, the game makes up for it with some great ambient sounds whilst exploring.

I highly reccomend getting this game, it's currently only 4 dollars for the entire package. I reccomend starting with this one though, it's one of the less difficult of the 5 and is a good starting point. Summoning monsters and having them fight for you is the real draw of the game and you'll spend hours upon hours trying to master your Shaping skills and create the perfect minions. Just a warning, if you decide to break cannisters in order to attain more powers only break 6. Trust me, you'll thank me later. Enjoy, and if you like Geneforge I recomend trying Spiderweb's newest game, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls.
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