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  • Summary: Secret Files 3 combines a moving story with engaging gameplay, mental challenges, and beautiful locations.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 85
    Animation Arts has again created a felicitous adventure in its well known adventure series Secret Files. Secret Files 3 (Geheimakte 3) brings great and diversified puzzles (for experts maybe to easy sometimes) and again mixes a fictitious story with real historical events. Even the mini games are fitting in and leave you the choice of two levels of difficulty. Orchestration, dramatic and cinematic presentation in Secret Files 3 are great and the game even provides several playable characters also as endings - depending on the decisions you make. Although the game lacks optimization of animations and the graphic presentation is getting kind of outdated due to the age of the engine, the game still looks pretty good. Overall it's quite a recommendation for all adventure gamers.
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    80
    The Archimedes Code still has that unique atmosphere associated with the Secret Files series - there is a healthy, light way of dealing with the story, events and characters. I like that kind of approach to games. It's an embodiment of pleasant gameplay, a perfect way to relax. The developers have put some effort into innovations and variations in SF3, which can suggest, that it's the final installment in the series. It will be sad to let those characters go.
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    80
    What would you do when your wife to be is kidnapped and the kidnappers let you know that she is a terrorist? Exactly, you are going on an expedition! And that's exactly what Secret Files 3 is all about. You will be visiting some of Europe's great capitals like Berlin, Italy, Turkey and other places to reunite with the woman of your dreams in this wonderful puzzle game.
  4. 68
    It’s not a bad game, the problem is that it’s too generic. No character, no identity, nothing to make us remember it by, after reaching the end credits. [November 2012]
  5. Oct 1, 2012
    65
    Despite the high expectations and the long wait, Secret Files 3 is the least successful episode of the series by Animation Arts, but is able to settle at more than sufficient levels.
  6. Sep 25, 2012
    60
    It's sad to see a pretty promising premise stumble and fall on the implementation like Secret Files 3 does. There is some potential in the story especially if you're interested in historical events and conspiracies, but it feels like the game loses its focus and doesn't know where it wants to go.
  7. Nov 9, 2012
    40
    Secret Files 3 looks and plays as if even its creators did not give a damn about the final product.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Aug 20, 2013
    4
    A lazy output to this series of games. If you get this for less than $10, enjoy point-and-click games, and "may as well" do the 3rd game inA lazy output to this series of games. If you get this for less than $10, enjoy point-and-click games, and "may as well" do the 3rd game in this series, there's enough there for 5-6 hours of gameplay, not always fun gameplay, but gets there in the end. For everyone else (or if you paid more), beware of the major deficiencies in this game: 1) Story is ludicrously bad, and not funny bad, just bad. 2) game engine is old and dated for 2012, which would be OK if they used it nicely with interesting environments, but they don't, almost never. 3) Characters are bland, need a sidekick for better dialogue for the whole game. 4) Music is OK, background forgettable, but OK. 5) Dialogue audio is hugely inconsistent, speaking is all over the place in tonality in the same sentences. I would like to see point-and-click games continue, when done well they are good. This game is not helping the genre, confirming why it is dying out as a breed. Disappointing. Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2012
    2
    A huge disappointment. The story sucks big time, characters are incredibly implausible, puzzles and mini-games are boring (except for theA huge disappointment. The story sucks big time, characters are incredibly implausible, puzzles and mini-games are boring (except for the "statue-rocking" game, which was both boring and infuriatingly hard), graphics are not pretty and customizable main menu pointless. Expand

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