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Release Date: Jun 20, 2011

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Includes 4 items: Dungeon Siege, Dungeon Siege II, Dungeon Siege III, Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun

 

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For centuries legionnaires have protected the nation of Ehb until they were betrayed and all but driven to the brink of extinction. Now that evil has returned to Ehb the people turn to the few remaining Legionnaires for the protection of the past. As an heir to the legion will you accept this plea for help? How it will all be resolved is up to you!
Dungeon Siege III is an Action RPG that seamlessly blends intuitive fast-paced gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, loot galore and the depth of story Square-Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating. Players will be able to adventure by themselves, on the couch with friends, or online in a fully multiplayer experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1.5 GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA 9800 GT
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB for full installation
    • Sound: No accelerated sound hardware required
    Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5 750 2.67 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GTX 260
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 64 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Probably the most important info about this game is: This is not hack&slash. This is pure action game
This is not continuation of old Dungeon Siege by any standard.
When I first played this I thought to myself - what the heck is wrong with this?!
I played with keybord and mouse and I was completely confused by the camera and controls.
There are only three or four classes with pretty much no room for customization.
I stopped after half and hour and felt cheated but...
After few moths I gave this another try. Now I was prepared.
I grabbed proper gamepad, took the class with the lady that hold rifles, pistols and shotguns and...I was blown away.
This is extremely fun action game. It's very challenging. Boss fights are probably the best part.
Graphic are beatiful and get better the longer You play.
I understand that this might be not game for everyone especially for those rooted in H&S reality but If You like pure action and Your gamepad literally burning under your fingers give it a try.
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40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Try to imagine Obsidian's role-playing dialog system embedded into the console port of Diablo III. In a nutshell, that's Dungeon Siege 3.

You'll notice that the majority of negative reviews on here can only be summed-up the way Machinima's Inside Gaming Daily recently described most haters' opinions. It goes something like, "I hate this pizza because it isn't a taco." Granted, it isn't wise to change a franchise as much as Obsidian did here. Many fans of DS1 and DS2 appear incapable of liking this game, and it seems a lot of them feel tricked out of their cash. I'll mention their gripes here, however, to give a fair review, I don't want to just look at what DS3 *isn't*. I want to review it based on its own merit. To be up front, I actually hated DS3 at first, but when I was looking for a co-op to play with my non-gamer wife, I took a second look at Dungeon Siege 3. I found I had completely changed my perception of this game, because I changed my perception of its design choices, and it actually became one of my favorites of all time.

Dungeon Siege III is a gamepad-friendly isometric action RPG with local and online co-op. While much more casual than its predecessors, there's still plenty of quests, hacking, slashing, shooting, magic, looting, upgrades, lore, and dialog - and when multiple players (online or off) are in a story conversation together, players can vote for their preferred responses to NPCs, albeit Player 1 has the final say.
There are four characters to choose from, and each delivers a different fighting style (melee, ranger, sniper, magician). Each character also has two "stances" to vary up their attack strengh, range, and/or speed. Not to mention, the back story will also change, according to which hero you've selected.

Gone is the tactical pause. Gone is the squad management. Gone are the skill points you earn, specific to your fighting style. Gone are the multiple skill trees for each character. Each weapon and piece of armor you find can only be equipped by a specific character. Obsidian has "streamlined" this game, effectively consolizing it. This is the heart of Dungeon Siege 2 fans' complaints, besides multiplayer camera controls and multiplayer inventory management. You now will be only upgrading a single skill tree for your character, which means close vs ranged combat will not award skill toward that specific stance. Instead of holding down on right-click to attack, you'll button-mash, and each press will be one swing/shot. Also annoying to some, even when you gain NPC followers, you will not be in charge of their tactics, nor their upgrades.

This game was developed by the same people who made South Park: The Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Alpha Protocol. I loved all of those games. My point, they KNOW role-playing. In my opinion, the story here is great. If you don't have nostalgia stars in your eyes, it's easy to see that the voice acting here is by far superior to its predecessors. Although the story is drastically shorter, it's certainly more focused.

All in all, I can tell you this: if you have a friend or loved one you want to play an immersive, open-world action RPG with while sitting on the couch together, this is the game. You'll find a rich story, a simple skill tree, upgrades, dialog choices, and tons of loot. It's one of the best (and few) couch co-ops that delivers a true RPG experience. Plus, gamers of all experience levels can enjoy it together.
I come from a Fallout 3 background, but my wife is really only good at Bejewelled and racing games. While I was able to try to craftfully master my character's moves, she was able to button-mash with a rifle-wielding hottie from a distance, and we made an excellent team! We were able to hack/slash/loot our way all the way through the campaign +DLC together and we both had a blast. If you've ever played/enjoyed Diablo 3 or Daggerdale on the couch with friends and/or family, and you like the idea of breaking up the action with cutscenes and dialog choices once in a while, I'm telling you, this really is an awesome game.

If you're looking for the next 100-hour tactical RPG in the Dungeon Siege universe, buyer beware.
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Dungeon Siege 3 is actually a GOOD game, and you´ll enjoy it quite enough once you get past the 2 biggest problems of this game:

1) despite the fact that it is called DUNGEON SIEGE 3, and takes place in the same fantasy world of the previous 2 DS games, other than that it HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with DS1 and DS2, and if the producers of the game had not named it DS3 this game would have more appeal and approval, overall.

Let´s see: unlike the other 2 DS, this is NOT a HACK´N´SLASH RPG, it´s a (quite good, actually) ACTION RPG, with very pretty graphics (even now, considering its age), good acting voices, a deep and intriguing storyline full of lore.

2) A good controller is MANDATORY for this game become playable (and fun). Once you get the hang of it you´ll discover a whole different game than the one described by most of the reviews.

So, my advice, coming form a HUGE Dungeon Siege fan, that spent hundreds of hours on the previous titles, is to give this game a chance, making an effort to completely forget this is called Dungeon Siege 3, and after the initial hate ends, you´ll be surprised.

8/10 (Y)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
76.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
One of my favorite games of all time.

An action RPG (more RPG than ARPG, you mind), with an in-deapth storyline and good loot tables. They did a fantastic job with the atmosphere of each area, capturing the feeling of darkness and turmoil in each zone while keeping the individuality of each location.

The combat is challenging, and each playable character brings a feeling of uniqueness to the combat. The followers add support that (at times) is much needed. The loot system is decent, and upgrades feel exciting. Watching your gear change as you gain levels is as satisfying as it is in any other well-done ARPG.

As long as you're not looking to play this game with friends, you'll find DS3 to be a well-rounded, immersive game with a storyline that will suck you right in.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
One of the best isometric action games there is. Definitely a really good game. Four playable classes, my fav being the mage because he has cool looking spells like clockwork bombs. I have beaten the game with him and the entire game was awesome. Now I am playing the dlc Treasures of the Sun with my gunner. The gunner can switch between a rifle and dual wielded weapons that include a one handed shotgun and pistol and she has some really powerful skills. The fighter chick can summon a fire dog to help and the warrior is pretty self explanatory with some good skills also. The voice acting is very good and the game has memorable sound effects. The mouth movement actually matches the words in most cases in cut scenes. That's some pretty good detail for a top-down action game. The music is superb and always fitting of the place and mood. The graphics are really very good and hold up very well even by today's standards. The best thing about the game is its unique combat system. You get two sets of weapons with three skills each, and you can hold right trigger to activate more powerful versions of your spells or hold left trigger to activate healing and defensive skills. Obviously I play with a xbox 360 controller and it actually works very well because otherwise I would never even consider using a controller for a isometric game. A good example of a game that you can easily find somewhere on sale for a steal or could actually pay its regular price of $15 and that is still a great price, especially since the game will give you around 14-16 hours of playtime as it did me.

9/10 one of my all-time favs.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
A lot of people piss and moan about this game in the reviews, and I can understand why. The game plays nothing like either of the first two titles, and is quite restricted in what you can customize about your character. That aside this is a really damned fine RPG, and the story is very much equal to the other Dungeon Siege titles. Available quests and in game lore pay a great deal of tribute to those titles as well. The biggest complaint I have for this one is the camera is really restricted in how far you can move it and zoom, there are a couple quick fixes available on the net that will remove this though, and that makes the game much better by itself. Locations and characters are quite beautifully done, and the voice acting is very good. The only real negative to this game is that the story cut scenes are basically poorly drawn stills with narration.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Horrible addition to the now three part series.

DS1 was great with its freedom of development, varied items, and pause combat.
DS2 expanded on those three core systems and made an even better awesome pause combat game.
This game (DS3) butchered the freedom of development system, destroyed the item progression, and absolutely ruined the camera controls.

This game was nothing but and EXTREME LET DOWN following in the footsteps of DS2.
I don't know how anyone could vote this positive having played either 1 or 2, or even neither. The game is just missing so many basic core fundamentals that are necessary for something this expensive and polished by a big name.

If ever there is a DS4, I pray that it is made by an entirely different team.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Don't let my playtime fool you, I've got 4-5 hours logged in this game across accounts, consoles, and demo. I only own it because the entire Dungeon Siege trilogy was on sale.

It's an awful, awful third installment of what was once a great series. Camera controls are terrible, gameplay is simplistic in the worst possible ways -- this turned Dungeon Siege from a wonderfully atmospheric party-based RPG to a thoughtless button-mashing ARPG. A sad end to the franchise.

If you're looking for an updated version of DS1 or DS2 to play, this is not it. Go back to DS2 and try to sort out the multiplayer bugs instead.

I have heard the couch multiplayer in this is acceptable, though I have not tried it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
It supports co-op, but player #2 can't save their games. It's pretty stupid. Too bad that the DS series has fallen so far - I have fond memories of DS1 and DS2 but this was really dumbed down so it could be ported to consoles. Avoid this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
my god what have they done to this game......catastrophic faliure!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Dungeon Siege III needs a makeover it nothing like 1 or2 fun to play free roaming maps bring them back, if they ever bring another one out i will not buy it if it not like the first 2 please bring back the fun in co-op gaming
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I am astounded. DS1, DS2, and then this? We were lied to. I don't care how many other ways you want to cover up that fact, but welcome to the business marketing world (psychological warfare). It had the name DS3 simply to sell it--grub some more cash. I have played maybe 10 minutes of this game, and I will not waste anymore of my time on it.

I am angry enough that Dungeon Siege 1 and 2 are not multiplayer-able in Steam (someone should definitely be locked up for that, all by itself). Dungeon Siege 3 was a marketing lie. Lock this guy up. He had done some careless, selfish things with his merchandise, and should be slapped. I don't care how many people on here say, "Der, this is not like DS 1 and 2, but-but-but... it's the best game I've ever played! It's an amazing ARPG!!" --- Baloney and cheese, that's what that is.

He failed, and should not get any attention. He should care more about his audience and gamers than this. He deserves the failure he received from trying to make a "console" game, and not being faithful to his gamers and followers he had. Fluffy-fluff.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Game is ok, but not great. It's decent enough to play but with so many co-op options that exist these days, this mediocre game just doesn't stick out. Still has it's own merits but is nothing speacial. Recommending it merely because it's not a bad game, and I did enjoy myself, but only get if it is on sale and you have a weekend with little else to do.
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Fun game, enjoyed the co op. Supposedly this game is horrible but I missed the memo so I really enjoyed playing it with a friend.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Pre-Release Review
Nothing like the original two, played a couple hours of it and wish i could refund... 3/10
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
When I first came across the Dungeon Siege franchise, it was magic. Loved the style, loved the gameplay and got very taken in by the story. This was (somewhat) well adapted into Dungeon Siege 2, which I ended up spending at least 100hrs on.

Then when the 3'rd was announced, I was ecstatic, the trailer looked awesome, the graphics amazing... however, these feeling were not to last. I bought and play the game for nearly 2 hours and little by little it became very clear to me. The magic was gone. I understand the need to try new things, (and since it wasn't even published by Microsoft, it makes sense), but I didn't get Dungeon Siege 3. I got something else. The story is dull at best, the gameplay is... not for me, and I'm left with an empty feeling and a horrid excuse of a game.

No go from me.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Couldn't stand more than 20 minutes on this game. For hyper ADD fellows who only look to collect the shiney things, this would be crack. If you want a game like DS 1 was....I'm afraid you're going to have to look somewhere else.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Don't let the pretty graphics and promos fool you: This is NOT the DS you know or remember. Dungeon Siege 3 is more like a horribly failed attempt at a Gauntlet game. If you can stomach the game past the first few levels then I think it lets you use more than one ability. This one is astonishingly bad, steer clear!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
It's pretty awful. Dungeon Siege 1 is amazing, one of my top 10 games of all time.
Dungeon Siege 2 is pretty good.
This is trash.
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84 of 99 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Meh...it's average/slightly below for a generic hack and slash, which is part of the problem. DS 1&2 were damn good, and then you get this ____________. You could build your character how you wanted based on spells found and weapons used, now you are stuck in predefined roles as named characters. You used to have a fairly open world to explore, now it's pretty much a guided tour...seems like things keep getting "simplified" for "our benefit" in many modern games.

If you can get it cheap, go ahead...It's decent, but I wouldn't suggest paying full or even half price.
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