Risen 3: Titan Lords PC

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 776 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The world of the RPG Risen 3 is abandoned by all gods and suffers from the Titan Wars when a new threat emerges. A young warrior is attacked from the darkness and deprived of his soul. He intends to reclaim what is lost amidst the shadows that is spreading throughout the world. The bannedThe world of the RPG Risen 3 is abandoned by all gods and suffers from the Titan Wars when a new threat emerges. A young warrior is attacked from the darkness and deprived of his soul. He intends to reclaim what is lost amidst the shadows that is spreading throughout the world. The banned Mages might be powerful allies on his quest. To attain their help, he must find the Mage sanctuary on Taranis, otherwise known as the Island of Thunder. Protected by the Guardians, the Mages search the mines of Taranis for crystals loaded with magic energy. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 49
  2. Negative: 6 out of 49
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    92
    For every reason I play RPGs (big decisions, interesting characters, fun gameplay, immersive exploration), Risen 3 hits every sweet spot.
  2. Aug 12, 2014
    83
    Piranha Bytes is going back to its roots – including new cool factions like the Demonhunters and Guardians, both using powerful fantasy-spells. The game also offers a rich and detailed open world, mixing pirate- with medieval-setting where you can explore tons of rpg-content. Unfortunately the cinematic and technical presentation isn’t state of the art, including camera- and clipping-problems. Though the combat-system has improved since Risen 2, it still isn’t well balanced and polished.
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    75
    The Germans took a step back and reintroduced more of the distinctive atmosphere of the Gothic series and the first Risen, which is a huge advantage for me. The world is so vivid and lively that it really makes you want to be there and see as much of the vast content as possible. It’s a shame that the game’s engine is visibly aging and the story lacks the punch. [10/2014, p.48]
  4. Aug 12, 2014
    70
    Despite its oddball shortcomings, Risen 3 is a solid open-world RPG packed with entertaining characters and challenging combat scenarios.
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    67
    The main strength of Risen 3: Titan Lords is the big amount of things to do. Missions of any kind, treasure maps, crafting, factions, exploration of the islands, some naval engagement and more. But for those who have already played Risen 2: Dark Waters the impression of "copy-paste" is really strong and unfortunately its main flaws are still here.
  6. Aug 21, 2014
    56
    It’s almost a good game. For some of you that will be enough. It’s a neat little diversion and it’s fun in spurts, and maybe that’s all you are looking for. However, there are many other better RPGs to play out there with better stories, and better systems.
  7. Aug 12, 2014
    40
    Bloated in the mission department, threadbare everywhere else, Risen 3: Titan Lords is cobbled together from rehashed material, and the series' many flaws are enhanced a hundredfold in the process.

See all 49 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 154
  2. Negative: 55 out of 154
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    Where all this hate is coming from? Sure, Risen 3 isn´t a perfect game. Combat can be sometimes frustrating (it needs practice to get usedWhere all this hate is coming from? Sure, Risen 3 isn´t a perfect game. Combat can be sometimes frustrating (it needs practice to get used to its timing), and while english isn´t my first language, I could concede that the voice acting is poor. But it has a great level design that stimulates exploration, there are good roleplaying elements perfectly implemented in the narrative, and it has some interesting characters. Graphics are beautiful, even on average PCs. Only lifeless trolls with no idea about the effort required to create a videogame could give Risen 3 a rating below 5 or 6. For me, its an 8. Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    I don't get why Risen 2 got so much hate and neither do I understand why this one receives such low scores, especially from PB fans. If youI don't get why Risen 2 got so much hate and neither do I understand why this one receives such low scores, especially from PB fans. If you want another Gothic 2, then this is not it. If you did not like Risen 1 and 2, you won't like this one as well. If you did like the previous games, then why the hell are you still reading these reviews? Go get yourself Risen 3. It's an order. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    This game is that what I expected. There is a lot of that things that were the best in Risen and Gothic series. Combat system is dynamic andThis game is that what I expected. There is a lot of that things that were the best in Risen and Gothic series. Combat system is dynamic and enjoyable. Game world has been made perfectly. You can decide where your hero will sail on a ship almost at game start. Story is very good and surprising. Risen 3 is one of the best RPG game of this year by me.
    You need to buy it!
    Expand
  4. Oct 31, 2014
    8
    The Good: Large Open world, combat that requires actual effort, multitude of side quests.
    The Bad: Combat can be sluggish, voice acting,
    The Good: Large Open world, combat that requires actual effort, multitude of side quests.
    The Bad: Combat can be sluggish, voice acting, graphics are so-so, the hot female lead is your character's sister.
    Who will like this game: Anyone that has followed Risen and Gothic games, Anyone who wants an RPG that gives a sense of accomplishment killing all enemies.
    Who will hate this game: Those with low attention levels, those with high graphics expectations and those who expected a hack and slash.
    Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2014
    5
    This game tries to capture the Gothic series feel but falls short. Combat tries to imitate the style of other rpgs but is unresponsive andThis game tries to capture the Gothic series feel but falls short. Combat tries to imitate the style of other rpgs but is unresponsive and feels choppy. The graphics are also very sloppy, and the voice acting and storyline is quite forgettable. Unfortunately, RIsen 3 does not do anything to help it stand out from its former greats, and everything it does do to try to bring Gothic up to date seems very underwhelming. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    3
    Sorry folks, this game suckz.Everyone that gives this **** game a 10 is lying and/or stupid.While you can enjoy a game you have to be honestSorry folks, this game suckz.Everyone that gives this **** game a 10 is lying and/or stupid.While you can enjoy a game you have to be honest when you review something and consider what games are out there right now.A 10 is the genres best, it sets a new standard.A 10 is a game that does everything right and adds something new of its own.Risen 3 is NOT a 10!Risen 3 is using MANY assets from Risen 2!Thats cheap and lazy and they still charge you around 50€!!!Its basicly the same game without some minor "features" of Risen 2 like the dirty tricks(the kick or the flying parrot).If you like Risen 2, Risen 3 is ok for you.But lets get into detail:

    Visuals:Strangely, some areas look ok to good, others outright suck.The water looks good, everything else not.Rocks for example look really terrible.Sometimes they blend so bad in with the backround that everything "melts" together.Hurts the eyes, really!There is an issue with the settings for the shadows.If you reduce it to a certain level youll have little squares all over the place.Its annoying.What is good, the games will run on every machine out there.I heard some complains about the performance on some systems, got no problems myself though.

    Sound:This is really strange.Its a german game and the german voiceover is sooooooo bad.The english too, no question.The cast for the voices was not very motivated, you can hear that.Maybe because the dialogues are so cheap and bad written.The music, i dont know, the best youll ever hear in the game will be the theme in the menu.The enviromental sounds are......not there i think.There is a jungle, it doesnt sound like a jungle.There is a isle with a vulcano and a stream of lava in the middle of the isle, even there its quiet and suddenly some noises pop in when you come nearer.Its cheap, sorry.

    Gameplay:Storytelling was never a strong point of PB-Games.That was interesting back when Gothic 1 was freshly out.Now its 2014.No evolution in that point.The story is boring at best.The cheap dialogues really heard here too.Its not engaging, no NPC is memorable.Bad for the story and the world.I couldnt care less about this world.Here, games like Mass Effect set a standard i think in terms of dialogues and interesting NPCs.So, the story is bad?How about the strong point of PB Games?Exploration!Yeah this is kinda gone as a strongpoint.The game is cut into pieces with the isles.You have some isles and not a complete world.Its not that much to explore.If you explore, you find SOMETHING, but that something is not really of importance.Youll find some quests out in the wild, ok but they are not really rewarding.The quests are a problem of their own.Boring at best.They feel like MMO quests.Fetch and bring, kill 10 monsters.Cheap, lazy.What really pisses me of is the combat system.Some claimed it is frustrating.Yes and no!Look some reviews, like angry Joes.He suckz at risen.In the first hours you need to duck and roll.Than its really an easy game, youll look through the enemy movement after minutes and know when they attack.I NEVER died in the game because of a fight.There are some imbalances in the system.Like the daggers, they are too strong.Better than magic i think(at least better than the demonhunter magic).

    All in all, this game is lazy.50€ is too much.Where the production time went into?Not the story, not the quests, not the combat.Nothing is new, nothing is fresh.The game is a solid 5/10 but there is the issue with the laziness and the DLC problem.They cut out content and reuse many things from Risen 2.This is a no go!!!For that, its just a 3/10!!!!
    Expand
  7. Nov 27, 2014
    0
    Just bought this game and installed it on my PC. As soon as played it for an hour, it bores me. It did not meet my expectations, thought itJust bought this game and installed it on my PC. As soon as played it for an hour, it bores me. It did not meet my expectations, thought it could surpassed Skyrim or other games like it, but sadly it did not. Waste of money and time. I could have gone for Farcry4 which is on my 2nd list when i bought it. If this game sucks bigtime, how much more the other 2 which came before it. Expand

See all 154 User Reviews