Fight hordes of dangerous creatures in a mystical fantasy world.
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Release Date: Jun 20, 2011

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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
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Mico Selva
( 30.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I only played this game in couch co-op, and for this purpose, I recommend it is as a fun, if not particularly deep, hack'n'slash with a pretty good story and good production values. It provided us with an enjoyable 30 hours of monster slaying and while I will probably not play this game ever again, I will remember it as a pleasing experience.

Most probably it would not be as good if I played alone, so keep that in mind.

If you can this at 50% off, and have someone to play with, I say go for it.
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Zombie Reagan
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
At it's core it's a fun hack and slash. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, and it does drag on a bit, but it has enough personality and gameplay to make it work a buy on sale.
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Awesomo 2000
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Even though the game is very simplistic and linear, I enjoyed the story and fantasy world mixed with little bit of steampunk. The story changes just a little according to what character you play (you choices at least) and it might be a good incentive to play the game again. Very careful recommendation.
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CerealKiller
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Top-down action adventure. It's okay, not great.
The good stuff: No glitches, decent storyline, interesting abilities, good combo-ing
The bad stuff: Not many abilities (only 9 per character), boring enemy abilities (melee or range. No specials).
The worst things:
1. DPS doesn't mean anything in this game. Every description is too vague. "Lightning has a moderate chance to do low damage over 2 seconds": This is meaningless without number. Most abilities work this way.
2. You can't play a mage. There's no way to just use 'will' to attack, and will powers spells. If you use just abilities, you run out of mana. Then you die because you didn't build attack power, just will. Be a mage and do something every 5 seconds or so maybe.

It's fun for a single 8 hour playthrough, but I can pretty much guarantee it's not worth a second playthrough.
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EvilcyborgTrex
( 62.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
A fun game for somebody interested in a well crafted environment with a fairly good story. Although it isnt the first of it's kind and in my opinion is not the best of the series, it is nonetheless a worthwhile game.
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anton.davidenko
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Непогана гра. На сьогоднішній день мабуть трохи засторіла, але всеж таки якісна і варта уваги. Особливо враховуючи вартість. Рекомендую покупати під час акцій коли ціна ще нижче =)
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Joker
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
This is a really really terrible xbox port, from the 360. I had it on the xbox, and enjoyed it so I bought it on Steam. Well, the framerate is terrible, and it runs really badly. Sometimes it's steady, then just randomly drops for no reason when nothing is even happening on screen xD. You're just runnin through a trail, no enemies on screen, and boom, it drops to like 15 fps outta nowhere.
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ProudNobody
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Its the least dungeon siege of the series, but its still fun to play. I am almost done with the main storyline.

pros

- Fun boss battles
- enjoyable combat
- awesome graphics
- great action combat
- perfect with 360 controller

cons

- Its sublinear design is annoying. Its like its linear, but has options, and the quest flow will end up forcing you through long boring journeys to finish up meaninless quests.
- the viewpoint can be frustrating. Sometimes in caverns the view will get obstructed, which gets frustrating.
- The storyline feels pretty meaningless, as if they tried hard to write it but it just fell flat on its face. I think my eyes rolled pretty hard when they told me that the dvarves made magic fans in the caves. Yeah magic fans.
-no fast travel. This sucked pretty bad when you complete quests and have to go back to a place to finish a small quest.
- the difficulty was rather nonsensical at times. I am playing on hardcore, but only some of the bosses are difficult, some are kind of difficult, but alot of them I can literally just run around while my companion does all the work. pretty lame.

Conclusion: Its a great game to get on sale, and its pretty fun to play with a controller. Other wise, just play the other two dungeon sieges.
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Rizilliant
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Absolutely Awful game.. Terrible combat, crappy story, extremely linear levels, bare minimum skill ranks(might as well just have the 3 measely abilities, and rank them up)... Its just bad all around..

You spam 1 button for your attack "combo", all 3 swings/shots of it, and you have 2 stances.. 1 button for attack, another for magic.. Even the mage class is a melee character, and his magic, like the others, is 1 or 2 spell casts, then mroe melee to build up focus..

The camera is bad, and has 2 locations.. Both of which dont give you a view ahead of your character, and are more top down, but feel limiting.. I always wanted to be able to see ahead..

3 times I've installed, played, and uninstalled this game.. But its relly bad..

it has Diabloesque loot, but theres not a single explanation of what any single stat means, or what it does, or affects.. So you dont know what base stats to upgrade.. then, there seems to be augments on certain items, again, with no explanation of what they do.. I saw something called "doom", and a plethora of others when i visitted the first shop..

theres a half arsed deconstruct system, which seemingly has no use.. Youcan "enchant" items, but its merely a stat boost for one of the stats on the item.. The weapons, and armors sometimes change the appearance of your character, but they all look 100% the same in inventory, and as such, are easily lost in the mix..

If the combat is the onlyredeeming quality in this game, give it wide birth!
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Torgul
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Saw the mixed reviews. Thought I'd post. I had fun with this game.
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Blazing Hearth
( 105.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
It's a pretty nice game- but I liked the original series better.
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sacsaq
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Simply could not get into this game. I loved Dungeon Siege 1, but this strayed way too far from the namesake and left me unsatisfied.
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Magic_Robertson
( 50.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Dungeon siege 3 is nothing like the first two, However with a xbox 360 controller it's quite fun,
Also the treasures of the sun DLC add's a few goodies like enchanting.

I recommend this is game if you are open to a new style of play from the first two.
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Lambeth
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
The loot isn't amazing, the story isn't really all the great(obsidian entertainment have done way better) but damn I really enjoyed the core mechanics in this game. I don't typically enjoy the Diablo-like RPG but something about this game scratched an itch I didn't know I had. Building around physically dodging attacks made the game feel more like engaging than anything than anything else I've found in the genre. Just play the game with a gamepad though, it was how it was designed to be played.

I've also never played through Dungeon Siege I or II but from what I'm told, they're entirely different games. You might not like this game if you liked those. Might have been better if this game was it's own IP.
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Dominodyl
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I had played Dungeon Siege 1 and 2 and enjoyed them a lot but never played this one. I then decided to buy all three together on steam while they were on sale. Even knowing that this one "isn't like the other dungeon siege games", I still can't say I enjoyed it.
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lowerjumper
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
For years I have heard bad reviews on this game. Finally decided to try it out and im glad that I did.
Had a decent story and fun gameplay but the camera took a bit getting used to.

If you enjoyed the other 2 Dungeon Siege games, you will enjoy this as well. Even if you havent played the former games.. its still a decent game if you catch it on sale.
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Brian
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
CAmera is cancer. Played for 2 mins needed to get an eye donar afterwards.
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PsychoBat
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Horrible game. Got it for co-op. Camera work is complete ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Game looks like it was made 10 years ago. Dialogue is flat. I'll see if I can get a refund but I definately suggest not to buy this game.
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Wedge
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
They butchered this game, definitely doesn’t live up to its two predecessor.
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Denbur
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Great Game!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Saw the mixed reviews. Thought I'd post. I had fun with this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I only played this game in couch co-op, and for this purpose, I recommend it is as a fun, if not particularly deep, hack'n'slash with a pretty good story and good production values. It provided us with an enjoyable 30 hours of monster slaying and while I will probably not play this game ever again, I will remember it as a pleasing experience.

Most probably it would not be as good if I played alone, so keep that in mind.

If you can this at 50% off, and have someone to play with, I say go for it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
105.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
It's a pretty nice game- but I liked the original series better.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
The loot isn't amazing, the story isn't really all the great(obsidian entertainment have done way better) but damn I really enjoyed the core mechanics in this game. I don't typically enjoy the Diablo-like RPG but something about this game scratched an itch I didn't know I had. Building around physically dodging attacks made the game feel more like engaging than anything than anything else I've found in the genre. Just play the game with a gamepad though, it was how it was designed to be played.

I've also never played through Dungeon Siege I or II but from what I'm told, they're entirely different games. You might not like this game if you liked those. Might have been better if this game was it's own IP.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Awwwh "Dungeon Siege III"... I can't have a clear opinion about you. No, wait. I have...

First of all: Dungeon Siege I & (especially) Dungeon Siege II where one really big part of my gaming history while I was a kid, I loved them! So, I was really excited when I heard that a new "Dungeon Siege"-game will come out. But then I saw the negative reviews of how disappointed the people were... so I waited for a sale and grabbed it, with good conscience. The whole series only cost me 5 bucks - so I left out my daily dosis of coffee and pizza... nevermind.

I started the game and thought... "yeah, ok. It's.. uhm.. different?" and this throughout the game. But let's see:
...good was:

++ that it was over...
+ ...oh! and you can block and dodge now...
+ ...a nice battle sytem (it's different)
+ good graphics
+ exceptable soundtrack
...that's it...

please don't be mad, ok? But I can't find a mass of positve aspects. The problem is, that "DS I & II" are different... In a better way. "Dungeon Siege III" offers:

- flat characters (sad biographies)
- only 4 characters available
- no "own" hero
- horrible inventory
- the story is mehh.. 08/15
- "too" easy? (also on "legendary")
- poopy endboss
- dead multiplayer (with terrible camera)
- it's pretty linear (no open-world, only elements)
- bad level-design... similar to a long hallway
- NPC's are too powerful...
- ...often they aren't recognised by the enemies
- it's NO Dungeon Siege!

Yeah... as you can see, it is not my game. Even if I played over 40 hours. But trust me, one big problem is, that I loved "DS I & II" but "DS III" is in comparison with those just... poop. You were able to play with more than just 2 guys in your group; it was open-world; the classic-inventory was there; you had your "own" hero, with your individual hair, skin, face and name! And not "Lucas" some kind of a knight... like this 2011-decal.
I have nothing against a game franchise trying out different styles so long as it's good or enjoyable. I also asked other friends, who like RPG's (and didn't knew the "Dungeon Siege"-series) and they were also not impressed or interested in playin'.

Maybe my review is so bad because I was guided by the other two parts, but let me tell you, that other RPG-games are more fun. So if you still decide to buy the "Dungeon Siege"-series, play "DS III" first - it has nothing to do with the other parts and you won't be disappointed. Only in comparison with the other two parts it feels pretty bad (sadly). If you also don't care for graphics, the other two parts are a good variety.

Dungeon Siege III - you are a solid game but can't keep up with your "older siblings". But you will not be disadvantaged.
That's why I give you 5/10 but still a negative review - I am sorry.

Please tell me your feel for the game with
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
An unfairly maligned game.

I understand fans’ disappointment at the shortcomings of co-op mode and series diehards feeling that this strays too far from the DS core, but it’s really not that bad. Taken on its own as a third-person hack n’ slash RPG Dungeon Siege III isn’t too shabby and will leave most genre fans satisfied. Not a fantastic game, but not a terrible one.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
For years I have heard bad reviews on this game. Finally decided to try it out and im glad that I did.
Had a decent story and fun gameplay but the camera took a bit getting used to.

If you enjoyed the other 2 Dungeon Siege games, you will enjoy this as well. Even if you havent played the former games.. its still a decent game if you catch it on sale.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
fun game to play
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
If you look at the other reviews, a lot of them are extreme fans of the previous 2 installments and cannot cope with the game changes in this one. Dungeon Siege 3 is actually a pretty decent game, it's kinda like RPG-lite but with a bit more background lore to it. Anyway, I'm having fun with the game and I think I could easily see it through to the end :)
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35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Ahhhh, this game.... This game... What can I say? I don't like writing negative reviews but, well... Let's just say this game is FAR below my expectations.

Let me start by saying that I have been a DIEHARD fan of the first two Dungeon Siege games. Those two games - Dungeon Siege II in particular - were a very nice, fun, and more light-hearted action RPG break away from my long-standing Diablo II obsession at that time. The first two games were pretty much Diablo clones, at least in terms of overall gameplay - point and click mechanics and the usual hack, slash, loot - wash, rinse, repeat routine, and I was very much okay with that.

So what's up with Dungeon Siege III? It's NOTHING like the first two games. I was so excited when I first learned that a new Dungeon Siege game was in the works, but after it was released, I read not-so-good reviews of the PC version in particular and after finally getting around to acquiring it myself to try and give it a fair shake, I was left shrugging my shoulders with a head-scratching "huh???"

Obsidian has essentially "console-ized" Dungeon Siege III. Kinda felt like a slap in the face to us longtime fans of the first two games - Dungeon Siege has always been a PC game, and the console focus of this installment made it not much fun at all. It doesn't even come close to feeling like the previous games. No more point and click mechanics, the character movement is now relegated to the usual WASD suspects on the keyboard. I figured since they "console-ized" this game, I'd pull out the Xbox 360 controller and try to approach it that way, maybe I'll enjoy it more, but no dice.

I can't stand the inventory management - it really would've been nice if they could've revamped it for the PC to be more like the first two games. I'm not a fan of the overall character management/leveling system either. Again, this is NOTHING like the original Dungeon Siege games.

The Dungeon Siege games were never very strong on story, so I wasn't expecting much in that regard. However, I've had such a hard time enjoying this game to get anywhere nearly far enough into it to fairly judge where Obsidian went with it. But as far as I can tell, they at least stayed true to some of the base lore in the earlier games.

I can't recommend this game. Sad as it makes me to have to badmouth a Dungeon Siege game, I just really wish they would've stuck to the tried-and-true formula. It's a shame, and I can only hope that someday, Obsidian - or any other good RPG game developer, for that matter - makes a Dungeon Siege IV that will return to the original PC-based point and click, hack n' slash approach.
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66 of 98 people (67%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
RECOMMENDED : HIGHLY NOT, you shall not pass, run you fools


Reasons :

All version about Dungeon Siege on Steam are cursed.

Dungeon Siege 1 is incomplete (no add-on Legend of Aranna), no multiplayer and cut end game scene.
Dungeon Siege 2 is incomplete (no add-on Broken Worlds), no multiplayer and cut end game scene.
Dungeon Siege 3 is pure joke and will never be Dungeon Siege.

Stay as so far as you can from Steam versions about that serie.

If you own boxed version, play it about 1 & 2. Do legal copies to keep them safe and never sold these jewels because they cost a lot to buy online.
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51 of 73 people (70%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Hey look! A couch co-op RPG! That looks like it's going to be gr-...

What do you mean only the host of the game keeps any progress made?
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
I believe this game's biggest crime was naming it Dungeon Siege III. I found the game enjoyable as an action RPG-lite style game in a vein similar to the Overlord series, Dragon Age II, and perhaps Trine. Think Gauntlet and you'll be on the right track. Its a decent bit of cartoonish fantasy fun that works better with a gamepad than the traditional keyboard and mouse setup. The game features a dialogue/choice system similar to Bioware's. It's not quite as fleshed out, but not quite as pointless either. Decisions you make are neither good nor bad, just different, and will effect how things carry forth from the point they are made. With the excellent Treasure of the Sun DLC the entire game clocked in at 20 hours for the first play through including all but a few side quests. The previously mentioned choice system and four character classes lends the game a fair bit of potential replay value
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
The only reason I have this game is because it came together in a free package deal when buying my new video card. I had happy memories of the original Dungeon Siege and Dungeon Siege II; so I was excited to play this to finish my collection as I always wanted it, but never got around to it.

15 minutes in I was feeling sick. I mean, Dungeon Siege was always a generic fantasy setting but had a charming 1980's D&D feel. This was just so bland, and I dare say the Dungeon Siege movie was more visually inspired than this game.

The graphics look good at first, but the animations of the first NPC you run into is just cartoonish puppet looking and uncanny valley at the same time.

The lipsync was terrible, the eyes of NPC's dead and souless. Combine this with lack luster voice acting...I just couldn't get invested.

First impressions are important, and it did not impress, but I continued playing further. An hour in and I still found myself exiting the game to play something else because I was bored. I couldn't be hooked!

However, the major killer of this game is the camera, damn thing is clunky when being adjusted. It also turns so fast and wildly around making you sick and is never in a tactical advantageous position.

Also seeing how Dragon Age Origins came out a couple years before Dungeon Siege III, I couldn't help but compare the two. The graphics, animation, gameplay, camera and interface was just lackluster compared to a simliar sword and sorcery fantasy RPG. It feels like a cheap product trying to lure in some of the same audience by the way they were marketing this game and hyping it.

Some might say I have nostalgia glasses, but I have nothing against a game franchise trying out different styles so long as it's good or enjoyable. I got together some distant friends who were not familiar with the Dungeon Siege series, but were familiar with other RPG's or avid players and they too were unimpressed even as casual gamers.

I later learned from a review by Ross Scott of Accursed Farms; that one of the key and unique features of Dungeon Siege, it's large party system which could include up to eight party members active at one time, was not present. Having bombastic large melee's was one of the most memorable and fun things about Dungeon Siege and it's gone. Well, that killed any chance of me picking up the game again.

I uninstalled it and I wish I could delete it from my library.

I don't even want my money back; I just don't want to remember owning or playing this.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Years ago, I used to play the first Dungeon Siege game at LAN. Me and a friend played it a lot, never finished it, but had fun with it nonetheless. Then the second game was released, didn't play it and don't really remember why. Although, it got excited back when this third game was announced - "Hell yeah, another game in this great series!". Imagine the disappointment when I first played DS3 and it was NOTHING like the first two games.

Well, that was like three years ago that I last tried DS3 and it was on the Playstation 3. One strike right there. Well, I got the game in a Humble Bundle some months back and thought I'd give it another go and surprise, surprise, I actually had a lot of fun with the game.

The first two games were squad based tactical RPGs, this one you're only controlling one character and you've got one companion and it's more like a Diablo clone, more than anything else. Maybe you've grown tired of Diablo 2 or 3, Titan Quest, Path of Exile... whatever it may be, and you want another game to play for a few hours (with or without friends), give DS3 a go. One character may be completed in like 10 hours and there's four to choose from so in all reality, you could play this game for abour 40-50 hours if you choose to play with all the characters.

Anyhow, I do recommend this game but that is if you get it for a maximum of €5. So in another words, during a Steam sale or a bundle of sorts.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
118.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
I've liked the Dungeon Siege games for some time. But I'd never seen or heard of DS III before I got the collection.
I really got into the game, it was very interesting and I was drawn into it through the character. I played the Archon.
This was a very good story, learning the background and being key to the story.

The combat was a bit tricky, as I had to get used to the controls. But it wasn't difficult to pick up after a while.
The storyline was able to keep my attention and the side quests kept me moving forward.

You have to choose from four characters, this usually is an issue for me. I like to customize my characters in games.
But for this, I didn't have a problem. I liked the idea of the Archon and it seemed to turn out as the best choice for
my playing style. (I like fire wielding... well, any elemental magic really.)

So if it looks interesting, give it a try. I'm really satisfied with the ending and really wished that there was more DLC than
the one small expention that I did get with the collection.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
I had a very hard time getting into this title. The controls on PC are completely terrible. The story is forgettable. Turn back now.
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110 of 141 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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85 of 105 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
PROS:
1. Great story/lore
2. Your decisions shape the story/relationships with other characters
3. Great graphics/music/voice acting
4. Maps are easy to follow
5. Trail feature allows you to see where you need to go for a quest
6. Seamless changeable battle stances
7. Point and click facing enemies rather than mindless one-click automation (More engaging battles)
8. Learning about a set character's backstory and personality (Refreshing change from spending a lot of time customizing a character yourself)
9. Easy to follow/understandable/simple talent tree (Refreshing change from tedious, complicated talent trees)

CONS:
1. TERRIBLE camera angles / control. I mean it was so bad, I almost didn't want to play this game.
2. No zooming in feature.
3. Playing as Lucas is darn near impossible. You're in for a huge challenge if you decide to play as him.
4. This game has near NOTHING to do with the first two games, therefore making it more of its own game rather than a continuation to the series.

I felt like I owed this game my two cents because honestly I'm astonished at the amount of bad reviews. I will fully admit to this: After I first bought the game I only played it for one hour before giving up in frustration. The camera control in this game is absolutely TERRIBLE. If they would have just made it so the camera follows the way the character is facing, it would have solved the problem entirely. I also hated the fact I can't zoom in at all, because I like to look at my character and the monster detail closely on occasion. Despite this, I decided to give the game another chance later on because I am a huge fan of the Dungeon Siege series and I really wanted to finish the third installment. Getting used to the stupid camera controls took a lot of patience but eventually I found I had almost shrugged off an awesome game. The lore and storyline is rich and engaging, arguably the best aspect of this game. I also really enjoy how my decisions shape the game's outcomes and relationships with the other playable characters, much like The Walking Dead series (which I also love). The graphics and music are great, the voice acting is excellent. I liked how the maps were easy to follow and I almost never got lost due to the really great quest trail feature. Being able to swap between "stances" or whatever you want to call them during battle was near seamless. I actually liked that you had to point and click in the direction of the enemy rather than mindlessly clicking once on a target and letting your character attack by themselves as in DS1 and DS2(that is, if you choose the DS1 style of doing that when playing DS2). Many will argue that just having four generic characters is boring and un-inventive on the player's part - however I personally feel it is a refreshing change. You get to uncover this character's rich backstory, and learn their personality and style as you play. It's almost like getting to know a new friend rather than just making up a fake one. lol. Besides, I could spend upwards of 1-2 hours fully customizing my character down to the shape of her nose (*cough* Elder Scrolls anyone?) and for what? She's going to be wearing a helmet anyway, and even if you have a mod to make it so you can see your character's face, how often are you actually going to look at it? It ends up being kinda tedious, especially since I just want to get onward to the game! I -would- have liked to at least be given the choice of keeping their generic name OR coming up with my own like some RPGs, but meh it's not a game-changer for me either. As for other things I DON'T like about this game, let's talk about Lucas for a second. I'm a straight girl, so when I saw Lucas I was like wow this guy looks super hot...I'm going to try him out. ;P BIG mistake. The problem with Lucas is that to do any real damage you have to basically be up the enemy's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and when you're in the process of doing that in a huge mass of flustercuck you're going to get mowed down as often as the White House lawn. Unless you fully specced into every healing ability possible and have a ton of chaos:vampirism as Lucas, then you're in for a world of pain my friend. I don't really like when a game forces me to spend all my talent currency in ONE thing. Like okay well if I don't want to die over and over and over again I better spend everything in every healing ability possible. Super lame! My favorite character has got to be Katarina. Her gear looks cute and girly, her voice actress sounds exotic and awesome, and she hits like a truck from afar. I can just sit back and send my cool hound in while doing some badarse sniping and when the enemy gets too close I can just switch to my sidearms and deal powerful knockback damage. Amazing. Anjali is also fricken AWESOME. She's absolutely beautiful, especially in her fire form with all those tribal tattoos and the orange eyes. The way they made her voice actress (as well as the other archon in the game) sound all ethereal-ish was cool as hell too, it really added depth to the exotic element of her race. Her fire jackal is super cute, I love the little noises he makes!! Her self-healing is ridiculously through the roof, it's almost impossible to die as her if you do it right. She also has some decent range on her attacks, and both of her forms are viable though I tend to stick more to her fire form. Reinhart is the only one I haven't tried yet and meh, I probably won't. For some reason whenever I look at him I think of the Sultan from Aladdin and I start laughing. Also the way he talks is kind of annoying. lol. I've never even used him as the AI. I'm sure he's a great character with great abilities if I just gave him the chance, but meh. Moving on, I see a lot of people complaining about the very basic talent tree but let me tell you something, I WELCOMED it. Huge, complicated talent trees with a billion different avenues has always been one of the things I actually DON'T like about RPGs. It's like, here let me google online what is the very best talent tree and fricken -research- how to play my dang character. Otherwise I'm going to be halfway through a game and realize shoot I totally screwed up my talent tree and I can't go back so now I either keep playing and pretend it doesn't bother me or restart. GROAN. It's like work instead of play at that point! In closing, I see a lot of the angry people are commenting that they don't like this game simply because it isn't like the other two. True, it IS sort-of a letdown that this game has next-to-nothing similar with the first two games other than some very minor basic lore ties. But I wouldn't just throw out the whole thing just because it isn't a similar or because it "shames the franchise". I tend to want to look at it as its own game...just ignore the whole continuation of the 3 slapped onto the name. :P
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23.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 4, 2014
Dungeon Siege III really falls somewhere between good and bad but in the end, I do think it was a fun experience.
The game takes place in a generic fantasy setting where generic evil people are being generically evil and you, the generic hero of a generic almost extinct generic group of generic heroes do generic things in the name of generic goodness.

My playthrough took place with a friend. He played the generic wizard and I played the generic swordsman. We played on the hardest difficulty. While the game offers some fun hack and slash combat, there's nothing very special with it. Each character has two modes (zwiehander/sword+shield, rifle/dual pistols, etc.) with three skills per mode in addition to three defensive abilitites. While I do believe you're supposed to use both of your modes, there seemed to be no benefit in doing so for me. I just went berserk with my zweihanders and that worked terrifically.

I can't say anything about lower difficulties but we mostly found the regular enemies to be rather trivial while the bosses were hard only because they could kill you in one or two hits. This was challenging and fun in its own way but not in a good way as this was more like artificial difficulty where you're punished for a single mistake.

With this in mind, the balance between bosses wasn't good, either. One early boss was super hard while others were a breeze. The penultimate boss was one of the hardest in the game while the last boss was a joke.

Lastly, the game had some notable issues with other aspects. The depiction of women felt rather sexistic as you could usually judge the moral level of a woman by looking at the size of her breasts. Big breasts - good person. Small breasts - evil person. The camera was a pain as my partner and I limited each others' movements, which was super problematic as he was a long range character and I was purely melee. As far as I know, the game is purely a console port and although it could actually be good, I'm not so certain that it's good if you don't have a gamepad to play with.

So that's my review. You can see that I ended up giving it a recommendation but that's a weak recommendation. I do not recommend buying this game unless you'll either have someone to play with or if you can get it for less than the base cost.
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