A nameless hero becomes a legend! Myrtana, a world in upheaval: overrun by orcs from the dark lands in the north, King Rhobar is defending Vengard, the former stronghold of the humans, with his last troop of followers.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (859 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2006

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"Very buggy game at release. Later fixed by one of the greatest community patching efforts ever - be sure to play with fan patch 1.75 - Good Action CRPG!"
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About This Game

A nameless hero becomes a legend!
Myrtana, a world in upheaval: overrun by orcs from the dark lands in the north, King Rhobar is defending Vengard, the former stronghold of the humans, with his last troop of followers. Chaos reigns without: rebels are offering resistance, and the Hashishin of the south are openly collaborating with the orcs.
Rumours that the nameless hero of Khorinis is on his way to the mainland spawn both hope and worry. Whose side will he take? Who will feel his wrath, who enjoy his favor? Only one thing is sure: his deeds are going to change Myrtana forever...
Liberation or annihilitaion – the fate of the world of Gothic lies in your hands! Create your own individual gaming experience through different solution paths.
Dynamic, action-packed combat system: choose between Fast Attacks, deadly whirlwind close combat, or shooting from a distance.
Immerse yourself in the most colorful and authentic fantasy world of all time – Myrtana awaits you!
  • Specially designed easy combat system
  • Clear main goals—story driven yet dictated by player’s choice
  • Huge free–roaming world—virtually no boundaries
  • Advanced human behavior AI for hundreds of individual characters with full audio dialogues
  • Countless side–quests for the player to choose from
  • Over 50 different monsters and animals and dozens of human enemies
  • Over 50 different powerful spells and over a hundred different weapons
  • Unique class–free character development

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows XP/2000/XP 64-Bit/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD CPU 2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1024 MB Ram or higher
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB Ram and Shader 1.4
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 4.6 GB
Helpful customer reviews
91 of 98 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
134.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
With the Community Patch, Gothic 3 is one of the most ambitious, challenging, and varied RPGs that I've played. It is beautiful and engrossing. It blends the grittiness of Witcher with the scope of Skyrim and just doesn't quit. The character progression is superbly balanced. The map design is superlative and gets you excited to explore. I haven't seen better. You will die, and die, and die but it never feels unfair. This game is bizarrely underrated.
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47 of 57 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
First I want to say that I am a huge fan of Gothic series.

Where should I start? This game is just broken ; Bad combat system , really huge bugs , story is a little bit bad for other Gothic games BUT with the community patch this game is just awesome. They improved AI , many bugs were fixed and game is just ready. I have Gothic Universe and I've beaten the whole 3 games like 5 times maybe more but I'm still playing it. I don't know maybe the atmosphere is too good maybe I'm just being "fanboy" but this game is a total badass especially soundtracks are the best.
Story: 7/10
Gameplay: (with C.P)8/10
Soundtracks:10/10
Graphics:8/10 (still really good for an old game like this)
Make yourself useful Morra.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
A worthy successor to Gothic II. With all the community patches, this game can become very addicting and fun to play. Recommended to any open-world RPG fan!
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
119.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Gothic 3 proves that if you increase the territory of the map, but don’t have enough character to give it, it will feel shallow. You start the game with you’re 4 companions and kill some orcs, after that they all leave and give you a total of one quest each when you find them, if you did not play Gothic 1 and 2 you would be asking yourself why are they so important that they get a ending resolution.
And pretty much applies for the rest of the game, you go to a city, you talk to anyone that has a name, then you go to the rebels that have names, you do all the quests that are neutral and move one to the next city. You lack any care for most of the tasks you are given. because they are mostly a source of XP and money. The hero is the only interesting character because he does not take anything seriously and comments about repeating cliches you have to go through.
Leveling up is a costly business, every attribute, skill or spell costs a fortune, and makes it so that at certain points in the game I had over 200LP but because I was saving money, they ware useless, nobody gives you skills for free. When you actually manage to get that much money and actually have some fun, the game is great, it’s a shame it has to be such a chore to get there.
The game looks graphically better than G1 and G2, however it has stutter issues that might even freeze your game. The game does not close properly sometimes. Beasts and NPCs may clip through the terrain during combat, a few times a beast was stuck below the ground but kept fallowing me and NPC ware reacting to a beast nearby, but could not attack it.

Combat: Range is not auto-lock you actually have to aim, melee and magic are auto-lock making it difficult when fighting more than one enemy.
Melee, a difficult task that boils down to who can stun-lock the other first unless they block.
Range, get a rock and hope the lack range weapons.
Magic, this time I actually played mostly as a mage and it was a lot of fun, mostly because you can get regenerating mana(eventually), it was the only combat that made the game reasonable and satisfying.
The Gothic Trilogy at least gets a proper closer.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
And here comes a tragic end to a series I once loved. Gothic 3 is a trainwreck of a sequel thanks to executives pressuring developers to cut production time in half. Gothic 3 Essentially continues the story of our nameless hero to the main lands that is dominated by Orcs. (Not the fun WAAAAGH kind, but more like obnoxious klingons this time around.) You have to choose sides, and try to bring peace in your own image.

You have some powerful enemies, like wolves, giant ants, wolves, shadowbeasts: big monsterous Tiger/Rhino hybrids, WOLVES AGAIN! I'm sorry, but shouldn't I be more worried about Humans and Orcs? That's right people, the beginner monsters are more dangerous as Wolves can stunlock spam you to death, literally while the main antagonists can be killed at level one...this is why you don't rush developers kids!

Make a choice of going Warrior, Hunter, Maid-I mean mage, or a hybrid of the archtypes...though if you were smart, you'd either just go mage or hunter and spam range to deal with nature, thanks Piranha.

Now don't get me wrong, the game isn't all trash, the story is still pretty decent and the music playing while exploring the wilderness is just beautiful...untill you fight humans and orcs then you get annoying horns going off dramatically, the same kind, every time.

I loved Gothic 1 and 2...they were amazing classics and I really wanted to love this game but just couldn't. It's a failure, simple as that. 3 out of 10, would not recommend.
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