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  • Summary: Lords of the Realm III is a computer strategy game of medieval conquest. As one of the great lords of the age, you raise companies of knights and commoners, found towns and cities, hire mercenaries, build castles to protect your lands and lead armies to victory over your foes. Your goal is to protect your territories and take over your neighbors, rising from petty noble to a great lord or even king. Your playing field isn?t just some abstract map, it is the real world. Invade England, conquer Scotland, sack Paris, or build a castle in Flanders. You must manage an empire in real-time ? assign vassals to fiefs, sponsor cathedrals, curry favor with the Church, stockpile supplies, hire artisans, and most important of all build castles to defend your estates. Your land is the backbone of your resources, the source of the men and money you need to win. Neglect them at your peril! [Sierra] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. One of the freshest, most satisfying games produced by Impressions in years, and it's a great real-time strategy game in its own right.
  2. For a budget title you'll be amazed at the quality of the presentation and the depth of the gameplay.
  3. 75
    Lords of the Realm III doesn't look like a budget game -- its production values are high, as the 3D graphics are serviceable and the sound very well-done -- but at times it certainly plays like one.
  4. Given the series' heritage and the long buildup to this entry, it's hard not to feel let down. [July 2004, p.70]
  5. 64
    Without offering a little more depth to either the tactical or strategic aspects of the game, we're left with two experiences that are integrated well enough but leave us wanting more.
  6. 62
    Gameplay is horrendously simple...Ultimately, Lords of the Realm 3 was a big letdown. It is still a rather decent game, but nowhere near as deep as its predecessor.
  7. God knows what happened to LOTR3, but the usually dependable Impressions Games has lost the plot on this one. Even if you're a long-standing fan of the series - no, especially if you are one - avoid this like a bearded, Black Death-infected Saxon whore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 13 out of 18