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  • Summary: DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    With very good controls transitioned from a PC title onto consoles, Dungeon Siege III has gratifying old-school dungeon crawling combined with RPG elements for ton of hack & slash adventuring fun, especially for gamers that indulge in co-op gameplay.
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    It's a modernised take on dungeon crawling that brings a few new ideas to the series.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    Dungeon Siege III ends up being a fantastic hack and slack adventure that nearly achieves brilliance if not for lack of post-game content and expansive multiplayer.
  4. Jun 20, 2011
    The best Dungeon Siege ever is a more of a compliment than you might think in this accessible and fun action role-player.
  5. Jul 23, 2011
    Although it misses a beat on one or two of the RPG genre's values, the rest is classic dungeon-crawling through and through. [Issue#111, p.106]
  6. Jun 20, 2011
    Dungeon Siege III is a fun but unambitious dungeon crawler that fails to live up to the games that came before it.
  7. Aug 11, 2011
    In short, Dungeon Siege III is a morass of flat characters, a story as dull as dishwater, and combat that manages to be both frustrating and boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    Picked it up very cheap a few weeks ago. I love this game. Played it single player with "Treasures of the Sun" DLC too. Very good story and attention to detail. Didn't find one bug while playing it either. I cannot understand why there's so much hate? Ten from me - one of the best rpgs I've played in recent years . . . Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2011
    I usually read up on metacritic before buying a game and the mixed reviews on DS3 really made me question whether or not this game would be worth the asking price. But then I started reading to reviews that had the score 0, and found out that most of those where from people who had played the demo on PC or who hadn't gotten the game to start at all! So I went with my gut feeling and boy was I glad I did!

    DS3 offers a truly rewarding single player campaign, with a solid main plot and lots of subquests. Sure, It's fairly simple, and the breadcrumb system points you exactly where to go but that's the way with most quest based games today. The combat system feels simple at first but when you start experimenting with different equipment and stances, it becomes clear that there is depth and strategy involved, especially at later levels. The graphics and sounds are awesome, and I really like how that game is colorful and vivid compared to most modern games.

    All in all I could recommend this game to almost anyone looking for a solid and fun experience!
  3. Apr 15, 2012
    Probably the most fun Co-op game I've played in a while that is not a Shooter, The game feels almost tailored like it was intentionally made for split screen, because that is the only reason to get it. Dungeon Siege III online was so horrific to the point that stabbing my self in the eyes with rust HIV ridden needles would make me happier, the biggest problem was that the gold is mutually shared between everyone, my friend and I found this out when we tried online and lost all of our money when someone came in for 2 minutes and suddenly left after visiting the vendor, at least in split screen you can turn to you friend and viciously maul them while implementing their cat as a flail, but online you pretty much have to bend down and take it profusely in the ass. One of the things the game has going for it is that you have a moral choice system that isn't so black in white for example; you can either chose to spare a villain because they could prove to be helpful to society and they are part of a dying race, or your could kill them because of an old tradition that believes in justice highly above all else and to punish them for the crimes they commit. 1 point in the games favor as well is that certain items are character specific so selfishness goes out the windows when it comes to opening chests. Overall if your having a friend over and you need to find a way to spend $30 and 10 - 12 hours of your time instead of drawing obscene images of genitalia on each others faces with sharpies when the other one passed out drunk you might be in luck. Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2011
    This game doesn't hold the same feel of the original D.Siege series. It has a semi-linear skill leveling mechanism where all playable characters will have, eg. Attacking skill, some buff/de-buff skill and healing skill. However this games have its own share of pros, this game presents its story telling quite interestingly. Graphic "whores" might enjoy this game as well as the graphics are sharp and colorful, however its character model's could have been better. Overall, this game's gameplay, storytelling and mass amount of loot had done enough to entice some veteran RPG players like myself. 6/10 for me Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2012
    Wasn't a stand above the crowd great game, but it wasn't horrible either..
    1 play through is enough to get everything done, doesn't have any
    replay value at all..
    the visuals are average, the combat is average, the story is..... average, it's just an all round average game..
    Lot's of loot, but eventually you just feel liked your picking up trash, I didn't buy this game to take up a partime job as a janitor, (spoiler) and all the best gear can be bought right before the final boss, so no real point buying stuff in the game..

    If you see this for real cheap, pick it up, you won't be disappointed, but you won't be astounded either, just a few hours of fun, something a little different and nothing more..
  6. Jun 22, 2011
    This will be my first review in a different way, I will now review by if you should buy it no matter what (10), give it a look if you're interested (7), Rent ( 5) or don't even buy it (0). Now dungeon siege is in between a seven and a five because it has problems but it is still an okay game. Dungeon siege is a unique offline multiplayer game which i enjoyed, but everything else was bland. It's not bad or terrible, it is just that there are older games that are better and cheaper. So you should rent this for maybe a week because it's not worth sixty bucks. Dungeon siege is definitely a five because you can get this if you want, but I advise you to rent it. A little background to why is that the story is uninteresting, the characters don't built, and multiplayer online has some problems. Expand
  7. Jun 26, 2011
    Have had the game for over a week and still have not been able to play it because it will not even start. Have been dealing with Square Enix support since day 1 and still cannot play the game. As I have a recent ( less than year old) Alienware system fully up to date having the game for over a week now without any progress in playing is inexcusable. Expand

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