There is obviously no such thing as vampires... at least according to the official line of the Catholic Church. The trilogy continues as the Prince of Darkness rises again.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (81 reviews) - 23% of the 81 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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Contains The Resurrection, The Last Sanctuary, and The Path of the Dragon.

 

Reviews

“With its interesting approach to vampire lore and deftly crafted storyline, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is worth picking up.”
80% – Adventure Gamers

“Some of these brainteasers--including a tricky Enigma decoding machine segment and a complex darkroom sequence--are brilliant additions”
76% – PC Gamer

About This Game

The trilogy continues as the Prince of Darkness rises again.

September 1920, the Vatican appoints Father Arno Moriani, the "Devil's Advocate", to investigate a potential candidate for Sainthood in Transylvania. But in the shadows of the disturbing ruins that were once Vlad the Impaler's castle, his investigation takes an unexpected turn...

There is obviously no such thing as vampires... at least according to the official line of the Catholic Church. But how can you be so sure, standing in the swirling mists of Transylvania? Carry out your investigation amidst tales of bloody deeds and ancestral fears.

Key Features:
  • High Definition graphics and movies with full panoramic views to see every unnerving detail
  • Unlocking puzzles will require a test of your skills across sight, sound and taste (the taste of blood that is)
  • Special hidden bonuses lurk in the darkness but well worth the reward if you dare to solve it
  • Moody music, fear-inducing darkness and environments, an investigation that proves the further you dig, the deeper you sink into this diabolical occult adventure

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800 GT / Radeon 1800XT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (81 reviews)
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Muchness
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Totally pointless game, pointless characters, pointless story and pointless puzzles. Improved graphics to the previous 2 games in the series but after almost 5 hours, playing the game by referring to a walkthrough every 2 seconds that makes no sense because this version is watered down, I have no idea what this was about other than Vampires.
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Xtaroth
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Took the time to actually struggle through it; there is just so much missing content that is noticeably missing. If those portions were to be replaced to their original version I could probably rate this a 6/10...but for real this Steam version is a 1/10, it really is one of the worst games I've ever played.
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Dustin
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Not much of an improvement from the other two games.
Still need to CTRL-ALT-DEL to quit. Wow.

2/10
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DocCovington
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
This game is a joke, and a bad one for that matter.

First of all, it is not the full version -- parts of the story as well as the character animations are missing. What was Valve thinking adopting this version of the title for Steam? *facepalm*

I played the prequels on PlayStation 1 and couldn't wait to finally play part 3 on PC, but this? Nope, don't buy it, you'll only regret it.
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Ithaqua
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
2¢ Review


Game Name: Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon
Original Release: March 2008
My Overall Grade (#/10):  3
Demo: No
Workshop: No
Level Editor: No
Captions: No
Controller Support: No
Multiplayer:  No
VR Support:  No
Steam Cards / Achieves: No / No
VAC: No
Genre: Point n Click, Vampire
Manual: No
Metacritic Score: 65
Full Audio Multi Language: English, French, German
Win 10 / Crapple / Linux: Yes / Yes / No
Recommended To:  Point n Click fans, hardcore vampire fans
Other:  OK, I give up on this series for a while. This visually is better than 1 & 2, but the story and horror aspect is just as weak.

It implements a slight hint system, which helps offset how buggy the game is, but it's not enough.

I'll not give you any spoilers but I would say it's a better game than 1 & 2, but that isn't setting the bar very high. I wish it was scary, or tense, or something. Yes it's a point n click which makes it hard to build atmosphere but still.

I encountered a few bugs and even a crash. I got past all but the last one, and that was because I was tired of working for this game. To me it's not horror enough to be fun. The puzzles don't add enough to the story to make it worth them being there, the cut scenes could add so much .... but they just keep the story plodding along.

This game is 8 years old and that's fine. But there is just so many little things I don't like about this game for me to give it a thumbs up.

Grab it only when it's $0.25 or less and be prepared to be underwhelmed (in widescreen though).

1¢ Review
Pro:
Now in 16::9 HD
Better graphics than 1 & 2

Con:
Just as weak of a story as 1 & 2
Port, port, port, remake
Buggy

Overall: 5/10 -1 story, -1 buggy = 3/10
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Vermin Supreme
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Game is pretty good, especially when Bill O'Reilly pops out of the ♥♥♥♥ing walls at perfect moments. Good jumpscares. Eerie. Beware mini Bill O'Reilly Pikachu version. Highly recommended.
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V. De Luca
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
**
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Parasitic Gene Flow
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
DON'T BUY IT! it's just a cut,watered down, ipad / android port. It is not the original PC release. It lacks some animations and sound effects,and the puzzles are simplified or even cut. JUST DON'T WASTE MONEY ON THIS CRAPPY PORT.
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MidNitte247
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Alright peoples...
This game is TERRIBLE! At first, playing the first and second games, I was skeptical because of the graphics. Then, I saw there was a third that was released in better times with much better graphics... AND HOLY CRAP DID IT BLOW!

Let me just get something off of my chest here... I REGRET buying this game. It- it shouldn't even be considered a game! No, a game is multi-graphical art that includes puzzles and/or problems to solve, missions to complete. THIS! This piece of trash is a clutter of shredded pieces of puzzles and missions that are incomplete! Do NOT even try to use a guide, you'll get even more lost and confused... because THOSE are guides to the REAL game, NOT THIS MONSTROSITY!

I looked up the real game. It is LITERALLY $2.67 (plus shipping) on amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Dreamcatcher-16694-WRP2-Dracula-3-Dragon/dp/B001SSKJB8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448173681&sr=8-1&keywords=dracula+3+path+of+the+dragon

See? I ain't lyin'!

The game is messed up on an atomic scale. ALL of the immersement is gone! Even talking to the NPCs has been watered down to freakin' speech bubbles... SPEECH BUBBLES! This wasn't done in the first two games at all! IT WAS ALL ANIMATED!
NO! Just... no.

Who did this? Who? And why? Seriously, why?
Why ruin a game and take out everything that's good about it and leave this shriveled husk of a... "non-game".
Was it too costly to just take the entire game and put it on today's modern PCs for everyone to play?
Nope, not all.
I mean, on Amazon, again, the actual ENTIRETY of the game for PC DOWNLOAD is only $9.99.
http://www.amazon.com/Dracula-3-Path-Dragon-Download/dp/B00895AJN6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448173681&sr=8-2&keywords=dracula+3+path+of+the+dragon

Freakin' worth it than wasting hours playing this piece of crap!

Do yourself a favor, always read the reviews of games you put onto your wishlist. It'll save you a lot of money.
I may have gotten this for less than a dollar, but hey, that could have gone to a much better game.

In Conclusion: THIS GAME IS A WASTE OF MONEY.
I'd advise you to NOT purchase this game. At least until Steam finds that ONE piece of their brain they lost when they let this piece of garbage be sold. If Steam can fix this and put the REAL PC version of this game up for us to enjoy, purchase it when that day comes. As for now, go look at better games than this.

If you like vampire games, go look at Vampire Bloodlines: The Masquerade or Vlad the Impaler or ANYTHING BUT THIS GAME!!!

Hopefully you've read this before purchasing the game. And I hope this review helped you to the fullest extent.

Thanks for reading and happy gaming to you!
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Saint Aaron
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
STRIKE THREE AND YOU ARE OUT!!! FIrst it was The Last Sanctuary, THEN RESURRECTION. AND NOW THE PATH OF THE DRAGON... Pretty fed up with it!. 1st i wanted to tell everyone if you are interested in the story, plz buy the game on cd NOT STEAM! The cd version is a lot more better. CD version= NO HELP, MORE PUZZLES, BETTER INVENTORY SYSTEM, NO BUGS, NO MISSING SOUNDS. The steam version you get this dumb help thing which literally tells you everywhere/everything you can get. Takes away almost 70% of the puzzles along with getting rid of the cool inventory sytem, and then downgrading graphics.

Pros
Nice story
audio good
video is good

Cons
NOT LIKE CD VERSION!!!
MAny bugs *doors you must go through icon sometimes never shows up, causing you to restart
70% puzzles from cd version are gone
missing a lot of videos EVEN THE INTRO!!!
dumbed down to a 3rd grader could beat the game!

This game should have been like it was on cd. No icon to help/tell you what to do. All of the puzzles back along with the inventory system!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
69 of 77 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
I'd really like to reccomend this game - But the problems it has and the cut scenes / frames of animation missing make this game tough to play on the PC. This is not the original disk version of the game that was released by other publishers instead it's been optimized for tablets and ported over to the PC. The mouse controls run too fast and there is no way to adjust this. The way you advance through some scenes makes it impossible or next to impossible to advance to other areas of the game. It's like you almost have to click through everything in the scene your in just to see if something happens where your character can advance. Some NPC characters in game you interact with have limited amounts of animation, but mostly have speech bubbles with audio voice overs. At least most of the FMV is here. Shame since this is a great game that you may want to play through once more - but only if all the bugs present in this game are gone.
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79 of 94 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
Terrible, absolutely terrible. Never buy this game.
The origional game was fantastic, I love it.
This, however, is trash, complete trash.

Pros: If I can think of any I'll put them here later...

Cons: They took away the animated characters. Now they just sit there... Lifeless.

Text bubbles that RUIN the any kinda of realism the game had left.

Simplified puzzles from what the origional had. These are so dumbed down a monkey could do them.
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51 of 55 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
Reiterating that this isn't the original version of the game - it's been watered down and rendered pretty much unplayable without following a walkthrough, as the gameplay is jumbled and event triggers are unclear. You'll find yourself tracking down tiny prerequisites you missed a lot. Kind of a hellish experience when dealing with such a linear game, especially considering it's imo one of the most enjoyable point and clicks I remember ever playing, plotwise.

You'd be a lot better off tracking down a disk version of the game.
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46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
bad casual version without full content of the original version
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
These version are horrible....dumbed down to the extreme....dont' buy the steam version...
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
First off go to gog.com and pick it up there. You can pick up the first 3 of the series for 10$.
Secondly this is a good game you should definately check it out BUT get it from gog.com.

Story is certainly interesting and the graphics aren't half bad, but unfortunately it's a cheap IOS version. This isn't the full game and really waters down the gameplay which makes you really miss out on some key mechanics. I was extremely disappointed to see that this was the case but figured I would stick it out anyway as I had bought on sale. Puzzles, dialogue, and danger have all been cut from this release. There are only 2 areas where you can actually die, but given the system for progress you'll litterally just come back to the moment prior to said demise. As for the gameplay itself it will allude to what you need to do but there were a few moments where I was just entirely lost. Trying to refer to a walkthrough is difficult as they point you to the puzzles that are absent here. There's just too many headaches here to warrant this purchase on steam when you could get the same thing and more from the gog release.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
This is a castrated version of the original, probably backported from the mobile.
Nobody makes sense there, as 80% of the content is cut.
Do yourself a favor and buy it elsewhere.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
STRIKE THREE AND YOU ARE OUT!!! FIrst it was The Last Sanctuary, THEN RESURRECTION. AND NOW THE PATH OF THE DRAGON... Pretty fed up with it!. 1st i wanted to tell everyone if you are interested in the story, plz buy the game on cd NOT STEAM! The cd version is a lot more better. CD version= NO HELP, MORE PUZZLES, BETTER INVENTORY SYSTEM, NO BUGS, NO MISSING SOUNDS. The steam version you get this dumb help thing which literally tells you everywhere/everything you can get. Takes away almost 70% of the puzzles along with getting rid of the cool inventory sytem, and then downgrading graphics.

Pros
Nice story
audio good
video is good

Cons
NOT LIKE CD VERSION!!!
MAny bugs *doors you must go through icon sometimes never shows up, causing you to restart
70% puzzles from cd version are gone
missing a lot of videos EVEN THE INTRO!!!
dumbed down to a 3rd grader could beat the game!

This game should have been like it was on cd. No icon to help/tell you what to do. All of the puzzles back along with the inventory system!!
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
This is not an original version of the game. There are missing some scenes and puzzles, the controls are totally different. It is like a mobile version or something and this point the game is a trash on steam. Go to buy an original version somewhere else....
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
While this game started off promising as far as the look goes, I had a very hard time playing it. These games were known for being puzzle games. Well, they've removed the puzzles from this version. That means you're going along playing when suddenly you hit a snag because you have a feeling you're supposed to do something to progress. Except the thing you're supposed to do has been removed or - worse - half removed. I spent this entire game bumbling through almost-puzzles that made no sense. You better hope you don't get stuck on a "puzzle" because any walkthrough you find will be useless, since the "puzzle" you're working on will be some ramshackle version of the one from the full game.

I was very excited to play this game, but was not excited to experience a game so hacked up and broken it's virtually unplayable.
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