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.
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Release Date: Oct 13, 2006

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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
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Kalinka
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Not best graphics, good story and gameplay.
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Brass Demon
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Don't buy this. The game itself is great, actually one of the first open-world RPGs out there, with tons of stuff to do, sides to pick, monsters to fight. But this Steam version doesn't have the stun-lock bug fixed.

The awful stun-lock disaster: you can't block animals' attacks, only human/orc/skeleton weapons. If an animal bites you, it stun you momentailly (like for half a second), before you can do nuthing but wince from the bite. The problem is, that most animals can bite you again before that hallf-second is over. And that means a single wolf can nibble you health away (quite literally), even if you're an end-game badass with the best armor.

I know a fix for this exists. Why it isn't included here is a mystery and an epic fail of Steam. Sure, it's technically playable, if you want to save your game every few seconds and be afraid of ALL animals ALL the time, but I cannot recommend it like this.
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andiewaddell
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I couldn't do anything at the beginning in the tutorial. I played this game a while back and uninstalled for some reason (I forget why), but this time, whenever an orc in the beginning would hit my character, he would just sit down and refuse to get back up. I had to open the inventory, then leave the inventory for him to get up, and then he wouldn't even attack. I am not sure what happened to the game since I last played, but I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to anybody else.
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falloutatchley
( 32.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Really? No one's reviewed this game yet? Most die-hard fans of the Gothic series (Gothic 1,2 and Risen 1) wouldn't include Gothic 3 as a legitimate successor to the throne of Gothic. Then again, there are fans who love and swear by it, offering mods to make up for the many bugs found in the original.

My comments here are strictly on playing the game. It tries, is the best I can say. I've played and beaten Gothic 3 at least four times, so I have an educated opinion to share. The story is long and drawn out, the world huge, and the time it takes to discover new places for quests can be frustrating, like transversing endless desert sand dunes with a crummy map that doesn't offer much help. Fighting doesn't have the same gritty feel as this game's predecessors. When even a whimpy enemy knocks you down, you can die trying to regain footing. I found that frustrating.

SPOILER ALERT:

Perhaps my greatest gripe, apart from the many bugs, is the meaningless quests you are sent on. Quests to free cities of Myrtana and neighboring regions, quests to reclaim the twelve chalices, quests to obtain the relics of Adonos, to open the five temples, on and on. You could easily spend a hundred hours racing around jumping through all these hoops--but in terms of beating the game, they really have no meaning and are useless! I saw a youtube video that you can forget all those quests and simply kill the two kings who represent Innos and Beliar, take their magic staffs, and escape into the unknown with Xardas. I did that myself. Which turns my hundreds of hours wasted into maybe 60 minutes of gameplay. All for what? Whenever I'm tempted to play the game, I quit, recalling the countless hours it takes running from here to there, following the tasks whatever faction you choose to allign with. Gothic 1, 2 and Risen 1 were definitely made so the quests meant something: at least you were advancing to the end. With Gothic 3, gameplay is mostly smoke and mirrors.
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ebonweaver
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
One of the worst games mechanic wise I have ever seen, it's just not even playable. I'm baffled how the reviews are so positive when you can't even start playing the game. After dying about 20 times in the first fight, right out of the gate, without so much as a decent story of why I'm fighting a band of orcs, I figure out two things. One, blocking does nothing. Two, whoever in a fight starts swinging first wins. So, combat goes like this. Ease in, wait for the right moment MASH THE CRAP OUT OF THE MOUSE BUTTON UNTIL TARGET IS DEAD. If you fail, you get killed because they did the same to you, AI speaking. But no fear, death only lasts a couple seconds then you stand up again with 15% health. Of course you dropped your sword, so you have to go find that and pick it up, open inventory, put in quickslot, close inventory, press key to draw sword, and of course because the game at no point pauses in all this you likely die as soon as you get the sword back out again if not before. Start process over, hope you can get the sword out, and win the next button mash contest. Abysmal, unplayable, absurd. Seriously, how has anyone ever played this??
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whitfield_ross
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It might be that I would recommend for this game, if I had a chance to play it. I started a new game and for some reason it doesn't recognise mouse input during gameplay. Apparently this can be fixed by downloading some stuff, but you know what when I pay for something I expect it to work. If you're using W10 I would strongly suggest not buying this on any of the others unless you enjoy spending hours trying to get them working.
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50 ÖRE BITCH
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
its bugged AF
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AshQuan
( 64.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
this is a classic staple in how to make a good open world action rpg that has sandbox qualities. in that it gives you quests tells you where they can be completed ( in a manner) and you can go do it or you can wreck the guy who asked you to do it then wreck his family convince the orcs your a 'boss to be reckoned with' and team up with that bad guys and really do whatever you like.
i followed the quests and took out each stroing hold as i came a cross one at a time and found id made a name for myself
now the orcs attack on site.
its just wonderful how the game reacts to your decissions very enjoyable, yet challenging combat.
one of the best arpg s around.
(just a side note this game works pergfectly on my asus rog laptop and alienware x51 pc, however i found that gothic 2 and 1 dont work passed the main screen be ware if buying on modern pc windows 7)
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hirokaraka
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Imagine that you order a kebab with lamb meat and spicy sause but instead you get an old slice of bread with ketchup splattered on it. When you complain, you hear: "tough luck, because I just quitted this job. What you gonna do now, sucker?" That's how it is to play Gothic 3.
The game is awful, even with Community Patch. Most of it is unfinished and/or broken. You killed an undead dragon? Well, that was on Khorinis. On the mainland even a simple wolf is stronger than you. A "cowardly" goblin with a pointed stick will ignore your shield parry and send you flying on a parabolic arc, because reasons. the fighting system is much worse than in previous games of the series. I reached level 17 and still the only thing that couldn't kill me in literally 5 seconds was a hare. Technical issues? Long loading times plus 90% chance of game crashing to desktop after loading a save. Foliage flickering like a disco ball (inducing headaches) or disappearing completely. Textures disappearing. Graphical glitches forcing you to save and load (and pray for not getting another crash). Unjustified fps drops. Music stopping playing abruptly to start playing again- for 5 seconds.
Other things: bad dialogs and voice acting. Ugly creature and NPC models (why shadowbeast suddenly got 2 meter long spikes on it's back??). Rather dull quests. The plot itself is simply not engrossing. In 13 hours of gameplay nobody asked me "what do you thing about it?"- only: go there, do that, tell me when you're ready.
Just forget about this game.
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CaptBunnykiller
( 109.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
One of my favourites of all time for more than a decade! Great open world exploration, epic loot and tons of quests will keep you busy for weeks or even months, depending on your pace. Don't worry to much about the controls in the early game, it is getting better as you level up and improve your skills. With the outstanding work that has been done with the community patch, this game is now playable as it was supposed to be. An engaging storyline provides room for personal decisions, the characters are tough, rough and being so rather amusing.

Wenn ihr Deutsch versteht, dann könnt ihr auch mit Community Patch auf Deutsch umschalten, bzw. die deutsche Tonspur runterladen über die Prefs in eurer Library-Liste auf Steam. Sehr empfehlenswert, weil nur auf Deutsch ungefiltert geflucht wird. Göttlich!
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
>> Become lvl 55 Paladin of King Rhobar II, liberator of Myrtana, champion of Nordmar, Scourge of Orcs, Messiah of Nomads
>> Literally so powerful you could take on entire armies on your own armed with a stick
>> Ok lets do something completely different
>> Go boar hunting
>> Spot 2 them in a forest about 30 m from me
>> Charge!
>>??
>> Get utterly obliterated by the superior master race boar tusks of doom and apocalipse
>> 10/10 would go boar hunting again, and they say Dark Souls is hard
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Beautiful game, absolutely worth the 10 dollars, and in my opinion, more.
WARNING! DO get the community patch BEFORE PLAYING! Community Patch 1.75 to be exact, trust me, you'll need it
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
109.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
One of my favourites of all time for more than a decade! Great open world exploration, epic loot and tons of quests will keep you busy for weeks or even months, depending on your pace. Don't worry to much about the controls in the early game, it is getting better as you level up and improve your skills. With the outstanding work that has been done with the community patch, this game is now playable as it was supposed to be. An engaging storyline provides room for personal decisions, the characters are tough, rough and being so rather amusing.

Wenn ihr Deutsch versteht, dann könnt ihr auch mit Community Patch auf Deutsch umschalten, bzw. die deutsche Tonspur runterladen über die Prefs in eurer Library-Liste auf Steam. Sehr empfehlenswert, weil nur auf Deutsch ungefiltert geflucht wird. Göttlich!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I´ve played Gothic 1 years ago and hence the many negative reviews that followed G3 and Arcania at their release gave the complete collection a try. I have to say: G3 (with the MASTERPIECE of a community patch!) is a very good game. Yes, it has a clunky battle system and you absolutely HAVE to be a wanderer to find what you need to complete quests (Map is... well, Gothic-like: no quest markers, only markers for main cities and villages) and YES you need your time to get good in something, but imo it´s totally worth it.

There are 3 landscapes to explore, each with new enemies (despite Orcs) and complete new locations, you can cooperate or fight with 6 factions, gather raw materials for smithing and brew potions and there is hidden treasure everywhere. The overall story is quite generic sometimes, but it keeps you looking for answers.

If you are a fan of Gothic and Risen it´s well worth your money, even if it is not casual friendly at times.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The best RPG of all time :D
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Gothic 3 - the best game I've ever played . Amazing history , amazing medium, amazing battle system . I liked it from the first to the last minute of gameplay . 10/10 .
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Very underrated. Played Oblivion for a much longer time, but somehow i had way more fun with this bugged piece of ♥♥♥♥. Excuse me, there is someone at the door.
Hello.
Thank you.
No, i payed online.
No problem, bye.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
My favourite part of Gothic series!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
this is a classic staple in how to make a good open world action rpg that has sandbox qualities. in that it gives you quests tells you where they can be completed ( in a manner) and you can go do it or you can wreck the guy who asked you to do it then wreck his family convince the orcs your a 'boss to be reckoned with' and team up with that bad guys and really do whatever you like.
i followed the quests and took out each stroing hold as i came a cross one at a time and found id made a name for myself
now the orcs attack on site.
its just wonderful how the game reacts to your decissions very enjoyable, yet challenging combat.
one of the best arpg s around.
(just a side note this game works pergfectly on my asus rog laptop and alienware x51 pc, however i found that gothic 2 and 1 dont work passed the main screen be ware if buying on modern pc windows 7)
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
MY WIFE HATES THIS GAME LOL
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