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An ancient conspiracy. A broken Code. An unsolved murder. Welcome to Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon, the multi BAFTA-nominated adventure. Once more George and Nico must travel the world, wrestling danger, and piecing together the clues that will unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon. Powerful seismic events are shaking the world.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2009
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Reviews

"The near perfect script is delivered with humour and subtlety by a brilliant cast. The magnificent facial animation system says as much as the dialogue, adding nuance to the simplest of lines. In terms of narrative-led video gaming it is leagues above anything else in recent times" - Edge, 9/10 (Issue 131)

About the Game

An ancient conspiracy. A broken Code. An unsolved murder. Welcome to Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon, the multi BAFTA-nominated adventure. Once more George and Nico must travel the world, wrestling danger, and piecing together the clues that will unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon.
Powerful seismic events are shaking the world. Something sinister is emerging. An Ancient Conspiracy, the Secret of the Templars, and a fiendish source of pure Evil are responsible. The death of a back bedroom computer hacker in Paris is just the beginning of another extraordinary adventure for George Stobbart and Nico Collard. Welcome to the world of Broken Sword.
  • Breathtaking graphics driven by cutting edge technology.
  • Compelling contemporary non-linear gameplay driven by a powerful and unique interface.
  • Proprietary real-time Ray Tracing technology creates a unique visual style with free-roaming camera.
  • Movie quality script and voice acting, choreographed by Revolution’s proprietary Virtual Actor Engine.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium3 750MHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB
    • Controller Support: Yes
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Broken Sword 3 ♥♥♥♥♥es, this time in 3D

The graphics are ok i guess for the date this came out.
Voice acting is great.
Dialoge is pretty good though cheesy at times but aye I love it :P
Lot of people complaining about controls. I found them to be ok, at first its a bit tricky but after 5 mins it's not a problem (keyboard).
I think you can even adjust the controls to suit your needs, so i do not know why these people are ♥♥♥♥♥ing.
Some of the puzzles are hard XD but aye you can always use a walkthrough like the "Oh those puzzles were so easy" people.

Personally I feel the previous two games are better but this is still worthy of having the broken sword title.
6/10
Posted: May 3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a game that is so good, that knowing of its simple existence is enough to put a smile on your face. The Sleep Dragon is a shining example of how the genre has progressed and what it is capable of, it’s a stunning achievement adventure gaming. Inclusive of a solid story, likeable and engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.

Graphically, the game is well done, with bright, cartoonish visuals. Cut-scenes are well voiced and complement the story, animation quality is superb. Incredible voice acting dominates this game, often surpassing the graphics and story by far. From Nico’s French accent to George’s “yankee lawyer” daftness, it’s a pleasure to listen to this game.

Many of the puzzles are somewhat straightforward in design, and while ensuring player is less likely to hit those infuriating brick walls typically found in many of the genre's titles, your input into the events once again tends to feel slightly shallow and less rewarding than before as the majority of ‘box’ puzzles are repetitive, yet otherwise clever.

The games controls however, feel somewhat broken, as to can make it almost impossible to play expect for the most dedicated of fans. The Sleeping Dragon is the only instalment in the series that is not point-and-click, in fact, it’s impossible to use the mouse for anything; instead all major actions in the game are done by keyboard or even game-pad as I preferred. The games manual brags about its “hybrid” system, but it’s practically unusable. The UI on the other-hand does steer away from the familiarity of the previous titles in the series, but once you look past the crude user interface, you will find an otherwise excellent and compelling game.
Posted: May 19
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Regardless of the change to 3d, this installment still manages to maintain the charm we all came to know Broken Sword by. Defintely recommended for veterens of the series.
Posted: May 20
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Another quality Broken Sword game, hurt only by awful controls and awkward mechanics. The series never should have left the original graphical and gameplay style and they learned that by going back to basics for the Kickstarter.
Posted: May 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Talk to people. push box's and solve a riddle thats so complex only one thing can be done. did i mention pushing box's cause you do that a hell of alot.
i did enjoy the 3d remake of the cafe from bs 1 and 2, but it was a rather weak scene in terms of puzzles.

I forced my self thorugh this game and was only confused and angry from the last scene. its about 90% a box pushing fest then the uh magic happens.

i loved the first two broken swords, but this, they really called it broken sword 3.
Posted: July 14
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Even though Broken Sword 3 departed from the point-and-click 2D adventure, I am trying to be open-minded and not afraid of changes, when it comes to games that I literally grew up with.
But in general:

+ Good story, nice dialogues;
+ The characters remain faithful to the first two games;
+ More cut-scenes than the previous 2 games;
+ You get to play with George and Nico equal time;
+ The character animations feel quite much human.

- They could've made the ending a bit more satisfying;
- TOO MUCH ♥♥♥♥ING MILLION-KILOMETERS-OF-CRATE-PUSHING "PUZZLES"!
- No, seriously. DO NOT PUT CRATE PUSHING PUZZLES IN YOUR GAME! EVER! If I wanted to play a game that you push crates, that game should not be named "Broken Sword".

Anyway, this game is pretty much enjoyable and I recommend it. But only after you finished the first 2 Broken Sword games.
Posted: December 4, 2013
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