Suikoden III PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2002
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    60
    Although Suikoden 3 is better than the average Japenese RPG, it's clear that with the move to 3D Konami has tried to freshen the formula. But by watering down the series' bastion gameplay elements it may have alienated all but the fanatics. [Sept 2003]
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    It won't blow you away, but RPG fans who can see beyond the drab look and slow intro will find a rewarding epic. [Dec 2002, p.218]
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    The story is like a bag of bricks I had to heave along as I slogged my way forward...What a disappointment. [Dec 2002, p.172]
  4. Its deep plot, decent battle system and engaging character personalities make Suikoden III an easy choice for players that value story-telling prowess over flashy visuals.

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Extremely refreshing game in an era that was saturated with mediocre RPGs. This game stood up heads and shoulders over most of the other gamesExtremely refreshing game in an era that was saturated with mediocre RPGs. This game stood up heads and shoulders over most of the other games of it's time. Full Review »
  2. Apr 4, 2016
    1
    Were you a fan of Suikoden 2? Did you enjoy building a Fantasy kingdom, recruiting all sorts of interesting characters, and following aWere you a fan of Suikoden 2? Did you enjoy building a Fantasy kingdom, recruiting all sorts of interesting characters, and following a coherent story through a world full of genuine intrigue? Well you're in luck, now you can play a totally generic by the numbers 3D RPG that practically copy pastes environments from better RPGs. Explore a world of mediocrity from the perspective of several completely boring cookie cutter characters. Rise to prominence late game in a boring dilapidated mansion that looks like some generic dungeon ruins and offers none of the charm of the last game. Suikoden III, it's everything you loved about Suikoden flushed down a corporate toilet. PS: FuKonami Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2013
    8
    One of best Suikoden games in the series. Not great like II, but best of the Ps2 and handhelds generations. Suikoden V has more overatedOne of best Suikoden games in the series. Not great like II, but best of the Ps2 and handhelds generations. Suikoden V has more overated because of the combat system. Suikoden III brings combat system in 6 party members, but is diferent from previous games, and have a slower flow. But this game really shines on plotline, one of best I ever seen. A must for Suikoden old series fans. Full Review »