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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Rhem 3 is a perfect sequel to Rhem and Rhem 2. The quality and gameplay from game to game is seamless. If you liked the previous games, then you will like this one.
  2. From the aesthetic to the gameplay, RHEM 3 is as old-school of an adventure game as you're likely to find these days, which works for and against the game. Hardcore adventure fans will get the most out of it, while others will be turned away by the puzzles and lack of visual bells and whistles.
  3. So does RHEM 3 live up its predecessors? Yes it does. RHEM 3 is a great addition to any diehard gamer.
  4. All in all, this is a game for hardcore puzzle enthusiasts. If you like games like Myst for the intellectual challenge, you should be pleased with RHEM 3.
  5. 65
    If you're looking for an engaging storyline and cutting-edge technical innovations that take advantage of DirectX 10, you won't find here. It looks like a game that came out in 1993, so as long as you (and your computer) can handle that, then by all means take a stab at it.
  6. Rhem 3 doesn't reinvent the graphic adventure genre "Myst" pioneered in the 1990's--it downgrades it, if anything--but it does make the argument that sheer quantity can sometimes trump visual quality. [June 2008, p.72]
  7. In short, Rhem 3: The Secret Library has one audience, and that is truly hardcore Myst-style adventure/puzzle fanatics. This isn't a bad thing, as niche games can be quite enjoyable. Unfortunately, the game's lack of presentational quality weakens it to the point that it has no ability to pull in a larger audience.
  8. It is so much like Rhem 2 that it feels like the same game in a slightly different setting, which is exactly what it is. The faults I found grating but forgivable in Rhem 2 were magnified by their reappearance in Rhem 3. Some people won't see the lack of story and the ancient game engine as faults. Great news for them. But my time with Rhem 3 was split between interest and frustration.

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