The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
Van Helsing, monster hunter will face the most difficult trials of his life as he is trying to destroy his nemesis. The civil war is over in Borgovia, but the future still looks grim. The city of weird science is in ruins and a strange cult prophesises the coming of the end times.
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Mixed (457 reviews) - 56% of the 457 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2015

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Includes 9 items: Deathtrap, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II - OST, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Blue Blood, Van Helsing II: Ink Hunt, Van Helsing: Arcane Mechanic, Van Helsing: Thaumaturge

 

About This Game

In Van Helsing III, the civil war is over in Borgovia, but the future looks grim. The city of weird science is in ruins, squabbling factions and criminals fight for power and a strange cult prophesizes the coming of “The end of times.” And they might be just right: A wave of uncanny events shakes the land, and it’s all connected to a mysterious creature, a former ally turned into a fearful arch-villain. Which means that Van Helsing will do what he does best: He wields weapons, prepares his deadly tricks, and hunts down the most dangerous monster who has ever lived… and this time it’s personal. He’s prepared to do anything to achieve his goal, even to face the darkest secret about the birth of the modern Borgovia.

Main features

  • Story - Prepare to meet your darkest fears in the conclusion of this gothic-noir adventure trilogy. This is the finale, the darkest chapter of the adventures of Van Helsing.
  • Classes - Choose from six playable classes: defeat your foes as the melee-specialist Protector, be the most accurate shooter as the Bounty Hunter, master the weird science as the Phlogistoneer, engineer your tactics as the Constructor, control the magical forces as the Elementalist or become a dark, stealthy killer as the Umbralist.
  • Leveling - Become more powerful as you advance through the game: the level-up customization is more detailed and diverse than ever.
  • Exploration - Explore new areas in this war-torn land of darkness - both in the physical world and the Ink.
  • Camaraderie - Engage in witty banter with your loyal follower, Katarina - and finally, find out her secrets: the story of her past.
  • Combat - Fight hordes of bloodthirsty enemies, now more feral and terrifying than ever. Take all the weapons and tools you need: choose from plenty of new powerful items for this adventure.
  • Multiplayer – You and your friends can test your skills against each other via the PVP mode (8 players) or join forces and complete the story in the co-operative campaign (4 players).

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD4000, Intel HD4000 (min. 512 MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 560 or Radeon HD5800
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 330M, Intel HD4000 or AMD HD4670
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 285M or Nvidia 640M or AMD HD4870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
The last and final chapter in the van helsing saga. As a standalone game, if you arent a fan of this particular series and you havent played or at least checked the previous games this is a title i wouldnt recommend to you. Storywise the game picks up after the events of the second game and pits you against the diabolical prisoner seven. During this final chapter you will discover the history of borgovia itself, the background of your beloved Katarina and you will learn more about your familys history. Gameplay wise the game formula doesnt change much. You and your faithful ghost companion are pited against horde of monsters and fight to the death(literally).

The good stuff of van helsing 3:

1. Same feeling and game style like the previous titles
2. Great graphics and awesome storytelling
3. Great new classes and cool options to customize your char
4. Tons of funny easter eggs
5. Great tower defence arenas and awesome boss fights
6. Lots of gore and grimm jokes made by your ghostly companion

The bad stuff:

1. Game is really short (15 hours of gameplay time)
2. New class system doesnt expand above the previous class system of the other 2 games, so basically your saves are pretty much worthless
3. Lair missions are too few and easy
4. Final boss was disappointingly easy.
5. Multiplayer is pretty much dead due to final cut being out.

As a fan of the series and a casual player i really enjoyed this title. I learned how the story ends and i thorougly enjoyed the new classes. If you have played the last 2 games buy it and get the final cut as well. If not then by all means stay away. Its not worth your money or your time. Better buy the final cut edition.
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299 of 325 people (92%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
If you enjoyed the first two games in this series, stop. This is not a pleasant red pill to swallow. Just stay outside of the Rabbit Hole to Hell where it's safe and warm and fuzzy.

I'm not even going to get into detail on the points of this game that have been absolutely beaten to death, such as a lack of character import, changing [wrecking] of classes, and whatever other terrible ideas were implemented here. Remember that whole "If it ain't broke don't fix it" thing? Can't imagine what happened there.

I've played this game two times. Over the course of that period I have probably reloaded this game well over 10 times. This thing seems to enjoy crashing to desktop more than anything I've ever played. Move to the next area? Crash. Alt tab out? Crash. Start a cutscene? Crash. Friend joins you in multiplayer? Crash. My system is MORE than enough to handle this game. None of my files are corrupt. Neither are my friend's. We've both suffered endless crashes while trying to attempt to use this steaming pile of co-op. Numerous instances of our data being lost because it refused to save before we loaded the next area.... or tried, at least, because loading means playing Russian Roulette.

I don't know what inspired Neocore to treat their CUSTOMERS as UNPAID BUG TESTERS, but this is not acceptable. Not at all. The 10 hours I've spent in this game is probably 7 hours of gameplay and 3 hours of just trying to recover from the blasted crashing. The loading screens are just as lengthy as the last game, but at least you don't have to worry about losing all data up to the point you click to move to the next room.

I've never gotten so fed up with a game that I had to just up and quit playing half way through. The frustration of the bugs is beyond me. I hear many people say "OH well it's always super buggy at release so just wait a few months for them to fix it."

That's not a reasonable expectation.
Not going to happen.
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190 of 235 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
The Story comes to an end. Good Story telling. Good voice acting. Nice atmossphere.

Sadly the third part is nothing like vh 1 or 2 it almost seems its been build upon vh 2 lots of artifacts left (trophy desk lvl 40/50 unlock only 1 example) tho the lvl cap is at 30 down from 60 from its previous game. Scenarios are not working. No Neverending Story. Unless you play Multiplayer, but the itemlvl will be 1 again even if you play with your lvl 30 character. 6 new classes which most of them are weak and one being to strong. Skill tree has been cut down which leaves you with 3 skills max ( there are more but most of them are useless ). Character import copys your name and glory points but nothing more. You will be rewarded with an epic ring that you can throw away after the first 10 mins.

Overall I wouldnt recommend buying it in its current state. Its not very rewarding in terms of item drops and replayability. Better wait for it to be fixed and filled with some more content.
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121 of 140 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Absolutely terrible game considering the two previous incarnations were very good. Say goodbye to the ability to carry both a ranged weapon and a Melee weapon (I'm playing through as the Bounty Hunter class). The difficulty due to poor weapon stats is horrendous, and by this I mean if your weapon does around 250 per hit you will encounter monsters that have health ranging from 2500 - 20000. 10 or less enemies are fine but anymore, as I was playing a ranged character, means you soon get swarmed/surrounded leading to certain death due to your own incredible low health, you get trapped and can't move at all.

The skill tree's have also been vastly simplified and no-longer offer anywhere near as much choice as they did previously. Gameplay is a little stutttery (i5 3570k,GTX Titan,32 GB ddr3 1600mhz), not in combat, but just walking around the level....loading issues maybe ? Also fighting enemies on stairs produces SQUARE poison mists on the outside edge of the animation.

I would save your money and instead look at The Final Cut and hope that everything is put back to how it should be in that version.
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225 of 291 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
Recently Beat the game. You are unable to port your character from 1 and 2, Level cap reduced from VH2 down to 30, Kat's lvl cap is 25. Game is short.

Game is fresh from release, however LOTs of hints of lazy copy paste from VH2 for example they removed potions
however they kept skill trick passives that increase the drop chance...... and your follower has flavor text that she
can go to town to buy potions.....

Also at the end of the game one of the Hide out tower defense quests can not be turned after completing it.

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p.s. The above hints at laziness are Totally expect, after seeing bugs reported for years on VH 1 & 2 ignored
(example Iron Mage perk broken since the begining of VH2 never fixed) . In the end personally time and time again i feel this company half arses fixes / updates while working on DLC to make money.
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81 of 95 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
I have very mixed feelings about this game. On one hand - the idea/design/execution of this game are excellent. On the other hand the fact that it crashes every 15 minutes and the devs' solutions do nothing to fix it is beyond comprehension to me.

Pros:
Great steam-punk setting
Awesome classes
Fun special effects
Funny Dialog
A lot of cool little games (tower defense, scavanging missions) within the game

Cons:
The game CRASHES EVERY 15 minutes!!! This makes completeion of certain missions that don't save progress impossible (tower defense specifically).

I cannot emphasize how annoying it is. And get a load of this - the devs haven't released anything to fix it. There's a pinned post on the forum that gives you some tips, but you'd think that after one year of complaining you can maybe, just maybe, fix an incredibely wide-spread bug that crashes that game every 15 minutes and makes thousands of your customers complain on your forum that the developers don't even read anyway. Incredibely irresponsible.
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86 of 106 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
As a fan of the first two games in this series, I am disappointed. You can't import your character as expected because of the entirely reworked skill tree and class system. The skill trees have been significantly dumbed down, many abilities are gone, auras are pointless, and each class now only has one combat style with no more switching between ranged and melee combat. Level cap reduced down to 30, Katarina's is 25. No starting on veteran mode with an imported character.

The game has its fair share of bugs too. The controller profile does not allow you to access all parts of the character creation panel, nor can it access the bonuses in the skill tree when leveling up. I've also encountered a game-breaking bug preventing progress in Valley of Frost due to my character constantly falling through the floor.

Bugs aside, this could be a decent ARPG title for ~$12, but it's not a very good Van Helsing sequel.

edit: Latest patch has addressed the falling through the map glitch. I'm not sure if the controller scheme issues have been fixed since I progressed through the game with mouse and keyboard instead. The game is less than 10 hours long. Glory points seem to be broken, so there is literally no point to importing a character at all, since those were the only things that would carry over. Multiple achievements are still broken, like reaching level 30 with a certain class, hitting an enemy over 1K damage, being hit for 1K damage, etc. There is a tower defense quest that still cannot be turned in. Even if Neocore fixes all these bugs, it still remains a really poor finale to what was once a great series.
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81 of 99 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2015
Finale of the trilogy.

I've played both VHS 1 and 2 and I've thoroughly enjoyed both, as such getting 3 is a must for me as the story between all 3 games are linked.

However, apart from the storyline, VHS 3 felt like a "dumb-down" version of the previous games.

VHS 3 promises more classes compared to the previous game however it feels more like the fact that the skill tree from the previous 2 games were torn apart and and placed in different "classes" Instead of having the freedom to build your character the way you want, it is much more restricted due to the little amount of skills, out of which majority of them are useless.

Regardless, if you've played 1 and 2, get 3 for the storyline, otherwise, start playing from 1 as 3 will no doubt ruin your impression of the franchise.
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118 of 158 people (75%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2015
This is a hollowed shell of a game. As if they decided that their second installation had too much content, and decided to tear it out by spine. Incredible Bugventures Of Glitch Helsing is an incredibly sad attempt at that of a sequel. Usually you expect either, more by terms of general content or incredibly unique features added. Or, what's that? Perhaps even thoroughly more refined concepts?

Don't come knocking on this door if you want a solid, playable and satisfying experience. Bugventure is hardly a game at this point, just a beautiful test of true endurance. However the second installation is miles beyond what three is, it actually seems like this game was released before the second. If you want an idea on how entirely nonsense the class system is compared to the first, Constructor and Plog is literally just a Engineer class from the second cleaved in twain. Seriously though, by means of depth Glitch Helsing 3 is that of a kiddie pool, compared to 2 which is like that of a ♥♥♥♥ing ocean.

In short, buy 2. Forget this game ever even existed and you will probably be doing yourself a favor. Unless their so called 'free DLCless content release patches' essentially shoves half of two back into it, I kind of doubt it.

So, for now enjoy your 30 level cap, six skills per class and six auras if you've made the grave mistake of purchasing this game.
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58 of 67 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
This game is broken in so many ways it's not even funny. I would say co-op is the best way to play this game, but that's assuming you manage to play the game without a thousand and one crashes, which is literally impossible. While a friend of mine was the one hosting the game, I would frequently (read: nearly always) CTD when trying to enter a new area. This is awful in itself, but it gets worse. If the new area is one you haven't been to, and you CTD while loading it, attempting to reconnect to the host game gets you a message that you can't join the game because you haven't reached that part of the story yet. I cannot begin to count how many times this has happened, and it is absolutely disgusting. The game is so ♥♥♥♥ing buggy and ridden with random crashes that it BREAKS CO-OP.

This isn't even touching on how godawful their changes to the basic formula of the series are. There was no reason whatsoever to change the system of the first two games. When you make two games out of a trilogy and people like them (other than their general bugginess, which can be fixed by TESTING AND CODING YOUR GAME BETTER), the last thing you should EVER do is needlesly change ♥♥♥♥. Between VH1 and 2 you could import characters. They removed that from VH3. Why? No reason. No really, there's no good reason; there can't be. VH2 was an incremental improvement and expansion of the first game. It was about two steps forward for the series. VH3 is about six steps back. There was no reason to take those six steps, they just decided to do so for REASONS. The first two games in the trilogy were some of my favorite games on steam, but for whatever reason they tried to change a formula that that was proven to already work and they ♥♥♥♥ed it right up.
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bagwelljarrod
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
this game is ♥♥♥♥ it does not play in 1080p and it is very glitchy and buggy do not buy this game save your money its like real bad verson of diablo 3 and i want a refund
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HI-Human Intelligence
3.8 hrs
Posted: September 19
Fun, enjoyable and Intresting.
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Loomlore
10.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
I've seen so many bad reviews of this game I honestly cannot believe it. I've played the first two games and I've been having the most fun with this third game. I'm playing it casually, so maybe negative opinions are from hardcore players? Casually, it's awesome! I love the two new classes and the sceneries are quite cool! I've only played half of it, but I felt I had to review it already. I definitely recommend it!
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Bumpy Chungus
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
Aside from the fact that this is the worst game out of the three, there's zero reason to buy this now that Final Cut exists (unless you own the first two as to my knowledge owning all three still lets you get Final Cut for free from the dev's website, though you'll want to double-check obviously), which is all three games built into one without any of the godawful issues this game has.
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ナデNadia Vessィア
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 4
this doesnt even load on my laptop, is there any possibility to have my money back?
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francess
7.4 hrs
Posted: July 27
Product received for free
its good gane
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Thomas Thlopwim Dilly Dangler
5.0 hrs
Posted: July 27
apparenty van helsing sucked ♥♥♥♥ inbetween the second one and this one
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unknownfact
19.3 hrs
Posted: July 26
There is only one skill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, if you're a fan of the series like me, stay away from this watered-down (and buggy) game. And if you aren't, just stay away from it!

Play or replay any of the first two games instead.

THERE IS ONLY ONE SKILL.
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Tsienyane
14.6 hrs
Posted: July 24
Besides having had endless problems to get the game to start on a Mac, due to two libraries missing, this game is intriguing.
The gameplay is awesome, and is very reminiscent of Diablo II. Even tower defense is included.
A twist to normal RPGs is the pet chimaera scenario, whereby the pet gets sent to make money in combat.
You also have a huge base with all necessary merchants and other management components.
Having had so many endless problem with Sword Coast Le gends, the stability of this game is amazing.
This is a definite epic game to play, don't miss out on it...
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