• Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2010
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
Buy On
  1. Purists might find the changes too extreme, and might be put off by new-found similarities to the Heroes series, or rather, outright copying. If nothing else, at least Disciples III: Renaissance puts a visual twist on a classic formula.
  2. Overall, I can only say the long time of waiting wasn't wasted at all. You'll get a nice sequel to the eight years old Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy.
  3. This new installment adds a few new and fresh ideas as well as some annoyances, but for all of it little quirks, Disciples 3 is still a great game for fans of turn-based fantasy strategy games.
  4. There's a lot to see in Disciples 3, but the gameplay cannot keep up.
  5. Disciples 3: Renaissance delivers three big campaigns that entertain for a long time. It looks remarkably good and the gameplay mechanics are adequately implemented. However, the game lacks the depth of titles like Heroes of Might and Magic 5. The armies are too small, the castle building system is rather rudimentary and the mission design is mostly straight-lined. Additionally, the music and the German dub will unnerve you after seconds. A nice try at turn base strategy, but not a big leap in the genre.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 107
  2. Negative: 41 out of 107
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Goodness. What a panning. There appears to be a great deal of comparison to HOMM 5, which, if you adore cartoon-like WOW-stylised graphics,Goodness. What a panning. There appears to be a great deal of comparison to HOMM 5, which, if you adore cartoon-like WOW-stylised graphics, may be more your taste. Scrap that - if you like that visual style, play 'Kings Bounty'. Disciples 3 is a different animal - often gritty and beautiful, if busy, and takes risks by amending some gameplay elements (as opposed to HOMM 5 which retracts features and stagnates the formula). The battles are no more slow-paced than in HOMM or KB. It's recommended to switch the movement speeds up and turn off 'cinematic camera', which is twitchy. Indeed, there are translation issues and terrible dubbing, and the tutorials are confused. Slap-dash. However I doubt very much that the story was the reason we all played HOMM, or that many will care about tutorial implementation, and instead just jump into the main campaign. We play TBS's because of their 'just-one-more-turn' addictive nature of game-play, which still remains here. To be clear - I award 10 as an effort in re-balancing. I would give 7 now and 9 when the Editor and the Dwarf & Undead races are released. HOMM can't touch the visual flair of Disciples. I have encountered no technical issues with this game. Full Review »
  2. Sep 9, 2010
    5
    The graphics and their artwork is nice but the storyline are messy a bit like repetitive...and very length-ly mission.....when i play for aThe graphics and their artwork is nice but the storyline are messy a bit like repetitive...and very length-ly mission.....when i play for a long time....i was got bored and stops playing it.
    The gameplay looks ok but the hero that you recruited like example when i use "legend of the damned"
    i might recruit Duke.....but when you finished the mission , your recruited army will gone and all items and level will be gone too....WTH!
    And last thing is the game has too much bug since the release of russians version of this game.....

    Oh, one more thing is too much bugs......
    I don`t know about it but when i played
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  3. Jan 19, 2013
    0
    Before i bought Disciples 3, i never in my wildest dreams would have thought it would be bad enough to make me want to uninstall it so i couldBefore i bought Disciples 3, i never in my wildest dreams would have thought it would be bad enough to make me want to uninstall it so i could re-install Disciples 2.

    Unfortunately, that`s EXACTLY how bad this unoriginal borefest was.

    Basically, everything that gave D2 any fun and replay value was ripped out in D3 for the sake of making the environment ''prettier'' and so the level designer wouldn`t have to work as hard.

    You can no longer import your hero.

    The battles have been reduced to a level of boringness (word or not, it works here) i didn`t previously think possible.

    Every map is the exact same rinse and repeat scenario of: take a low level hero with low level units and build them up only to have to start all over again once you complete the mission.......except with a different story each time. yay.

    Don`t buy it. Don`t even look at it. And if you feel the need to troll the crap out of Kalypso for releasing such an unfinished, unoriginal, and lackluster piece of **** as D3: tell them i sent you.

    And what appeared to be of purest silver turned suddenly to rust. And all who had invested in it wept, as they had been decieved.......
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