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Release Date: Jul 16, 2010

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About This Game

Disciples III: Renaissance is the next title in the award-winning Disciples series and represents a leap forward in the evolution of the turn-based strategy RPG genre. Building on the overwhelming successes of the first two games, Disciples III: Renaissance introduces a host of new features as well as the compelling gameplay that made the previous titles so popular.

  • Three playable races - the Empire, the Legions of the Damned and the Elven Alliance fight for control of the fantasy world of Nevendar. Each race features unique skills and styles.
  • Beautiful 3D graphics – a new gameplay engine offers lush 3D worlds, a rarity in the tactical turn-based strategy genre.
  • Become a hero – create a custom hero and lead a party into battle with a huge variety of creatures. Equip your hero from a selection of more than 450 weapons, spells and artifacts.
  • Unique characters and classes – recruit party members to aid you in battle. Paladins, Mages, Healers and more feature distinct and visually stunning spells and powers.
  • A vast world to explore -19 missions spread across three campaigns take place in a vast fantasy world rendered in stunning detail.
  • Extensive single-player gameplay – over 70 hours of campaign play across 19 missions.
  • Local multi-player gameplay

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Video: DirectX 9.0 compatible, 128 MB (Shader Model 2.0 required)
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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71 of 82 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
This game makes me sad. I loved Disciples II, and I really wanted to like the third version, but the longer I played the game the more I kept asking myself "why?" The story is drivel. You have to fully watch the 20 second animation for every spell you cast. The user interface is a completely overwraught, tangled mess. Worse there's no gameplay to speak of. See, all the difficulty is frontloaded. The first ~20 turns are just unreasonably hard, even to a veteran of the series on normal difficulty. Worse, after you level up basically once, you are just coasting on easy mode with an unstoppable army. Why bother playing?
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52 of 59 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
OK, let's say "recommended" because the dark fantasy universe is really nice and because that makes a good-looking tactical RPG catchy enough to stay stucked on it a few hours.

For the rest, I would say that this game is far too easy if you are patient enough to do some levelling (to be started again at EACH of the game level from the beginning) thus making it awfully repeatitive, with too few tactical possibilities. At the end, I was just leaving the computer resolving automatically the fights... well, that's not really what you expect from a game.

So recommended for a short time and as a starter if you cannot bear teddy-bears high-fantasy worlds, but unfortunately quite fast boring.
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
161.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2015
After playing previous games in the series, and finishing all the Heroes games but still wanting a fix of this sort of game, I ended up getting this on a bundle sale.
Started disappointing due to the clunky dialog and lacklustre gameplay, but I continued on if only to keep me visually stimulated whilst listening to audiobooks (the background musics alright, but not for over 50 hours of play).
Midway the bugs started kicking in, including (but not limited to) units stacking inside each other, inventory screens and city screens remaining visible on the overworld, level ups not registering... but usually restarting the game would fix these and I figured I'd got halfway through so may as well finish.
Then I reached the elf campaign. I pride myself on not resorting to easy modes as a general rule, but this game makes it nigh-on impossible to get past the first couple of enemies on any higher difficulty. After that point I was disappointed to find I couldn't raise the difficulty, meaning the rest of the game I was auto-battling every fight including bosses with little to no casualties. The only input I had as a player was clicking from fight to fight, following a relatively linear path until completing the map. But still, near the end of the game... I may as well see how the (bland and generic) story plays out.
Final map. I'm tired of this game now and just want it to be finished. I level up my party to their highest ranks but then I ignore all treasure in favour of getting to the end. I reach the final gate, get a cutscene preparing for the final boss, and...? That's it. A script error causes a new objective to come up to destroy the city you just destroyed. Some say they fixed it by downloading a revised script, but no luck for me. 161 hours of gameplay (half of which was actual playing as I'm afk a lot), only to reach a brick wall at the very end.
Nevertheless I'll be playing the expansion, as I paid for it as part of the bundle, but seriously- don't bother starting the same journey as me.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2015
If you can get over that it's not like disciples 2, then you'll probably see that this game is nice.

+Atmoshere (can say that's the best thing about the game)
+Battle (yes i liked it)
+Solid gameplay

-Voice acting. Seriously it's the worst voice acting i've ever heard. ever.
-Gets repetitve after a while.
-Not very good use of map design. Looks great, but gamplay-wise feels kinda empty.

I've played worse and even more boring turn based strategy games than this. I wouldn't rate it a 10 that's for sure, but i think the ratings it received were a bit harsh. A solid 7.5/10 from me.
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28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 20, 2013
Disappointing. Disciples 2 was an amazing game with everything good about turn-based games. Disciples 3 falls very short with too much simplicity and a strange storyline, plus the voice acting is terrible.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
92.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2015
Great game but it feels so different from Disciples 2 and took a while to get used to. Sadly the thing that bothered me the most was the fact that you couldn't play as the epic dwarves (the mountain clans). That was my favorite race of all time from Disciples 2 and it was basically left out in this game. Don't get me wrong you can still fight the random dwarf groups on the map but you weren't allowed to play as them. And I really wanted to own the enemy with my giants (Son of Ymir's)... but nope.

They were going to make an expansion that added the dwarves as a playable class like they did with the undead. But sadly that's not gonna happen since they're going out of business and they released some remastered garbage of the previous Disciple 3 games.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
Disciples III, is my first introduction to the series, so I have no basis for comparison with previous Disciples games. Disciples III is a turn-based strategy game, utilizing a combination of point and click movement when out of combat, and a turn-based game grid whenever combat is initatied, each featuring varied terrain. You can play as one of three races; The Elven Alliance, The Legion of the Damned, and The Empire. It seems like an interesting game. The visuals are not bad, and there appears to be a backstory, for those interested in an all around experience. It isn't a bad game by any means, but probably not one I would go out of my way to play. It feels generic to me, but that could be because I've seen dozens of other games all with a similar premise, and varying degrees of similarity in graphics, movement, and style. Disciples III is well done and deserved a thumbs up, but make sure before you buy it, that it is the kind of game you are going to enjoy.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Disciples III is a hackne, dumbed down, lackluster version of its predecessors. Galleans return was the triumph of the disciples series, and this game comes nowhere close in terms of immersion, tact, or story. The graphics are better (obviously) but that really REALLY doesn't make up for the multiple shortcomings found within this title. DO NOT BUY
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23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2014
Eh. Save yourself the money, go get Disciples II, ROTE. Aside from graphics, they gutted the love from this game and dressed it up like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ honey boo boo.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
i would recommend this game to a friend or someone who likes the turn-based Strategy type games but there are a few problems i think with the game:

- Mountain Clans and the Undead are not a playable race.
- early in missions/scenarios enemies scale much higher then what you do but when you level up once your just over powered

I am not sure what they did to the thief either whether they changed him so he can't do actions e.g.(infiltrate spy, poison party, duel leaders or a party, (or if you had chosen the guild master leader then you got extra actions like assassinate random unit in a party and steal gold or a spell from the enemy Base).

the main pro of this game for me is:
- the way battles are taken is more stratical then Disciples II:
- part of map where you can do 2X magic, ranged or melee damage.
- animations are much better as well.

Personally on my opinion i say that Disciples II: galleen's return was much better in fact prob the best of the series if you bought this one over Disciples II i would call you crazy unless you haven't played number 2 yet
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14.9 hrs
Posted: October 9
Gameplay not too different from the previous the second game. The graphics is amazing! A little less gloomy than the previous one, but still amazing. My favourite fraction - the Elven aliance is in very similar style as before.
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68.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
The game is lot of fun. Game is graphically better than disciples 2 and storyline is also fine. The worst thing is the ending :)
At the end my game has a bug and i cant complete this game. Looked on lot of chats but only thing that helps is rewriting .exe file with a cracked one. I will not do this but it really pisses me off when autors didnt fixed this bug already cause the game is a few years old. But altogeter the game was fun.
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67.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
Made Obsolete by the reworked and relreased title containing this game's campaign :

Disciples III Reincarnation
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97.9 hrs
Posted: September 2
Wow after 98hours of intense gameplay, I finally finished it. What an epic journey it was. Ofcourse it's not better than the disciples II but it's really worth it. I got it on a sale and I got so much fun for barely a couple of cents that I spent. How's the story? Not the greatest but still it lives upto the expectations. Gameplay? Gameplay is fun I miss the old interface(which was awesome) but still it's enjoyable. I hope they bring back the old disciples playstyle back and continue the saga.
The only Major bug that I encountered was the one which was preventing me from doing the Third Act's(Elven Campaign) final quest. Fortunately I found a fix for it and Finished the game.

Do I recommend this game ofcourse I do. Get it and do not forget to get a fix for the final chapter. Incase if you need any game related help just feel free and ask away.

<3 Disciples Disciples Disciples <3
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63.9 hrs
Posted: August 15
I like the game, I thought that I might like it but it has exceeded my expectations because the bad reviews really had me debating about if it was worth a try.. I bought if for $3.00 on sale and I have 11 hours in already when I'm writing this. I'm sure that I'll put many more hours into it as I try to finish the 3 campaigns and I already feel that I got my moneys worth from it.There are so many negative reviews that I felt that I had to give my opinion on this one. It's not the best of it's type but it's far from the worst. If you typically like games like this then I suggest that you give it a try and see for yourself, grab it in the next big sale or just try it at regular price and refund it if you don't like it.. I like it well enough that I added all of the other Disciple versions to my wishlist and I plan to grab them all during sales.
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136.9 hrs
Posted: July 21
A great game with turn based, isometric map movement set in a medieval fantastic, dark gothic world. I like the improvements over Disciples II such as having a bigger party, having skills for your heroes, attributes, levels and even a paperdoll to equip items. The art direction or style remains the same as in Disciples II; It's gothic medieval fantastic and epic. The map, the units and the battles are all in 3d. In the single player campaign (only thing I've played), there are about 24 maps (I might be wrong) divided in Legions (Chaos), Humans and Elves. So about 8 maps for each race and each map can take more than an hour to finish. You can hire multiple heroes and transfer units between your heroes (as well as items) at will once both heroes are next to each other. There are permanent stat and skills boosters available to purchase. You can hire mercenaries, capture towns, build your capital, reinforce your "nodes". The battles are now played on a bigger board than in Disciples II. Each of your unit can move around the map and some spots you can move to have random bonuses specific to a unit's class (ranged, melee, magic).

Bad sides: I don't know why they removed the "wait" action. Sometimes, my hero would be surrounded at my first turn (by a rock in front of him and 2 units on each side plus a full rank behind). Since my hero has the highest initiative, he acts first and thus cannot just "wait" but ends up defending, which messes up everything regarding the deployment. The battles can be a bit long and repetitive, even with randomized terrain but I should check the options to skip animations at least.

Overall a must-try for Disciples fans and well worth trying for newcomers in search of deep turn based strategy and tactics with stunning artistic presentation.
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104.4 hrs
Posted: July 16
The game has a bug on the last battle so it's not possible to finish the game without messing with cracking. Overall Disciples 3 is ok, a bit boring game. The graphics are good, music could be better (after some time it gets boring). I would suggest King's Bounty over Disciples any day.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: June 23
I have very mixed feelings about this one. And its so sad because the earlier games I loved!
The darker tone in this game and in the old ones was what caught my attention.

But this one is just messy. It forces you to watch all the animations. you cant skip some parts and the story isnt as good as in the older games. I have also had issuse where the angle during battle have just gone to ♥♥♥♥ and I have had to play the whole battle from underground. xD Total mess!

I know that you shouldnt compare to much since this is another game, but its hard no to when Disciples 2 was so good.

I guess I will give it a recommendation. I mean its not all ♥♥♥♥ but it not all sunshine and roses either. Wish there was an in between recommandation.
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V. De Luca
44.2 hrs
Posted: June 19
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0.9 hrs
Posted: June 17
I have a couple of dozen games that were so bad I've created a garbage category (garbage is polite) and stopped playing them in minutes. Some I can't review since I haven't even put in the required 5 minutes they were so bad.

I had high hopes for this one.
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