Star Control 3 PC

Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. A vast oddity, integrating real-time strategy and action elements with the exploratory playability of an adventure title into one game. It may take up eons of play time to finally solve, but one thing's for sure: you will become absorbed in the Star Control universe that unfurls before you.
  2. A good game that maintains the excitement and feeling that made it's predecessors classics, while adding enough improvements to insure it's niche in gaming history.
  3. PC Gamer
    90
    Even with its few faults, Star Control 3 is a worthy successor and a blast to play. [Dec 1996, p.260]
  4. There''s ''playing hours a plenty'' here for all strategy fans, the soundtrack and speech are great and the story is complex and intriguing. Put it this way, it's my present number one pastime apart from swivelling my microscope.
  5. One of the best games of the year. It migh t even be the best adventure game of the year. The plot is deep, the characters are brought to life effectively, I haven't found almost any bugs, and they didn't leave anything out.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. JasonPlott
    Aug 31, 2009
    5
    Star Control III is an oddity. The writing, while not quite on par with Star Control 2, is certainly better than many modern titles and isStar Control III is an oddity. The writing, while not quite on par with Star Control 2, is certainly better than many modern titles and is enough to keep you playing through the weak strategy sections and boring exploration. The overall effect, however, feels like you're playing a fan game.

    Unfortunately, SC3 fails to trump SC2 in any way with its uncomfortably foreign melee mode and forgettable soundtrack. It's an interesting diversion, but don't expect it to be better than or even as good as SC2.
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  2. GaryH.
    Jan 4, 2007
    2
    A travesty. SC2 was a classic; this is an ugly and almost unplayably bad cash-in on the name of its predecessor. Avoid.
  3. Jul 24, 2014
    2
    It seems there was a failure to understand what was good about Star Control II, this was a disappointment. Play Star Control II, this gameIt seems there was a failure to understand what was good about Star Control II, this was a disappointment. Play Star Control II, this game doesn't have the magic that one did. Full Review »