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 (17 reviews) - 88% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 1, 2005

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

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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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
previous Geneforge 2 review

Geneforge 3

Graphics: Simple and functional. There is improvement in lighting and shadowing effects.
Control: Nice and clear tutorial (a bit longer than the 2 previous games for added dramatic effect), fixed key binding.
Replayability: Medium


Surprise! Another cliche opening: Your school got attacked and you a Loyal Shaper are determinated to get revenge on the culprit... are you not? In the practice is up to the player to get revenge or to become a traitorous, despicable turncoat Rebel. (This review may be somehow a little biased)
I don't like this game as much as the previous 2 because of the narrative. It feels more coercive, you should become a Rebel, that is the right thing to do. But I didn't feel like it. I'm a good old Shaper, not Rebel scum.
What I like about this game is that it made me angry. Is well written, firmly nested in a deep lore. The player knows everybody's reasons and everybody's actions and most of the time the not so subtle moral undertones will insist that the Shaper ways are Wrong. But are they, really?

Things I learned:
-Rebels are mass murderers scum.
-Rebels don't care for civilians.
-Rebels should be KOS.


continued in Geneforge 4 review
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20 of 23 people (87%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) 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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4 of 4 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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