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  • Summary: The murder of an underground hacker in Paris is just the beginning of this extraordinary adventure for George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the highly anticipated Broken Sword III. Powerful seismic events are shaking the world. An Ancient Conspiracy, the Secrets of the Templars, and aThe murder of an underground hacker in Paris is just the beginning of this extraordinary adventure for George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the highly anticipated Broken Sword III. Powerful seismic events are shaking the world. An Ancient Conspiracy, the Secrets of the Templars, and a fiendish source of pure Evil are responsible... [The Adventure Company] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. A triumph. It’s at the same time a real 3D game and a crackerjack pure adventure. High levels of craftsmanship and designer TLC are evident throughout the game. Playing it is like falling into an exciting movie thriller. [Grade = A+]
  2. A stunning achievement in interactive entertainment. With a solid story, engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.
  3. 90
    The best old-school adventure gaming to hit the scene in years.
  4. Is this the future of adventure games? If the development community uses this as a launching pad, and what we see here is just the infancy of incorporating interactivity into cutscenes, then we could be witnessing the birth of something truly extraordinary.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    80
    Dynamic plot twists and cut-scenes flow through every exotic locale, and the later-game mechanical conundrums are worthy of the Broken Sword series. [Feb 2004, p.86]
  6. An intriguing story telling adventure game that manages to get players engrossed in the gameplay in the hope of working out what happens next.
  7. games(TM)
    50
    Many of the puzzles are somewhat straightforward in design, and while ensuring players are less likely to hit those infuriating brick walls typically found in the genre's great titles, your input into the proceedings once again tends to feel slightly shallow and less rewarding than before. [Christmas 2003, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. BogdanI.
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    The best adventure game in years. Great engine, great graphics,great storyline. Forget about Syberia and The Longest Journey. Revolution done The best adventure game in years. Great engine, great graphics,great storyline. Forget about Syberia and The Longest Journey. Revolution done it again. This game is a must-have. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    The story, voice acting, dialogue, and lovable characters make you forgive the "eeh" controls. While the box puzzles are repetitive, theThe story, voice acting, dialogue, and lovable characters make you forgive the "eeh" controls. While the box puzzles are repetitive, the others are very clever. One of the best adventures ever. Expand
  3. TheKay
    Nov 19, 2003
    10
    Bloody Fantastic!! George Stobart is back!!
  4. AndrewM.
    Jan 5, 2005
    10
    Absolutely brilliant. I love all three BS games but this is simply the icing - and it's bloody sweet at that! It's all been said Absolutely brilliant. I love all three BS games but this is simply the icing - and it's bloody sweet at that! It's all been said above, but just to repeat a couple of points: the graphics in this game are as attractive, breathtaking and intimate as any I've seen; the voice acting is as good as I've heard; and the story as interesting and immersing as the genre allows. Bottom line: the perfect adventure game. Please please please, Revolution, can we have more (just like this) of the wonderful adventure that is George and Nico's lives. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    Продолжение второй части оказалось также на высоте, геймплей невероятный, история затягивает и не отпускает до финальных титров, головоломкиПродолжение второй части оказалось также на высоте, геймплей невероятный, история затягивает и не отпускает до финальных титров, головоломки простые, но иногда требуют время для разгадки. Если вы не играли, то стоит наверстать упущенное время. 10/10 Expand
  6. Canio
    Dec 14, 2003
    8
    Only two bad points, too short and an ending that doesnt suit well for me at least, though its still an excellent game overall, expecially Only two bad points, too short and an ending that doesnt suit well for me at least, though its still an excellent game overall, expecially the voice acting part. Its a game that every adventure gamers has to behold. A must! Expand
  7. Jan 12, 2012
    0
    The controls on the game are so broken as to make it impossible to play expect for the most dedicated of fans. The Sleeping Dragon is the onlyThe controls on the game are so broken as to make it impossible to play expect for the most dedicated of fans. The Sleeping Dragon is the only installment that is not point-and-click. In fact, it's impossible to use the mouse for anything. Instead all major actions in the game are done by the keyboard. The game manual brags about this "hybrid" system but it's horrible. This is implicitly acknowledged by the fact that the fourth installment went back to the point-and-click system. People who can shudder their way through the UI might find an otherwise excellent game. But the UI in this game is so totally different than the other three games in the series that I strongly advise anyone thinking of purchasing The Sleeping Dragon to download a trial or play a friends game. This is not what you'd expect from the Broken Sword series and it's unfortunate that they tried this experiment in the middle of the series. Expand

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