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  • Summary: SpellForce 3 - A blend between RTS and RPG. SpellForce 3 goes back to the roots of the SpellForce saga and combines the RTS and RPG genre in a unique way - all in real time. Explore the world of Eo and become a true legend.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Dec 22, 2017
    90
    SpellForce 3, despite not being very deep, makes an excellent fusion of RPG and RTS, becoming one of the best PC games of the year.
  2. Dec 6, 2017
    80
    As an RPG, SF3 is a solid game with an interesting over-arching story, believable characters, a lot of lore and deep systems. As an RTS, it is a unique if at times frustrating tactical game focused on a clever use of limited number of resources and building a working infrastructure. While each one of its parts might not hold out against a “pure” game of respective genre, the mix makes the game something uniquely fulfilling.
  3. Dec 20, 2017
    80
    I’m a pretty big fan of RTS and certainly a big fan of RPG’s, I love being able to dig into a character and forge them the way I would like. Spellforce 3 does a good job of mashing those two genres together and the result is a pretty decent campaign that should have you entertained for quite some time. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, in just the right doses and you get a great game that stands above the sum of it’s parts.
  4. Dec 18, 2017
    74
    SpellForce 3 is a good strategy RPG. It isn’t very deep, but it’s addictive and a lot of fun.
  5. Jan 22, 2018
    70
    If you're willing to think of the prefab fantasy setting as comfortingly familiar, Spellforce 3 is a pretty fun. The voice acting is terrific, and the plot easy to understand without requiring weeks of learning why THESE giant wolves are different to other games' giant wolves. Whether this familiarity is a brave counterpoint to the endless setting creep of gaming is really a matter of personal taste. And if you're looking for a fantasy RPG/RTS hybrid, this is a promising contender. However, by trying to do two things at once, it fails to be really remarkable at either.
  6. Dec 31, 2017
    70
    While both the RPG and RTS elements presented here stay true to form, the overall game is more than the sum of its parts because of how it makes such disparate concepts serve the goal of creating a militaristic role-playing epic.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 2, 2018
    56
    Unfortunately, Spellforce doesn’t qualify to be neither titular nor spiritual successor of the series. It’s made by different people, on a different budget, and let’s be fair – the times are different too. [Issue#226, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. Mar 3, 2020
    10
    Impresionantemente bueno el juego. Perfecta combinación entre RTS y RPG. La campaña es muy entretenida y larga, enfocada mas en RPG (70-30).Impresionantemente bueno el juego. Perfecta combinación entre RTS y RPG. La campaña es muy entretenida y larga, enfocada mas en RPG (70-30).
    Mientras que por otra parte el multipplayer y skirmish es al reves (70 RTS y 30 RPG), lo que lo hace un juegazo para ambos modos.
    La gráfica es increible, probablemente sea lo mejor actualmente en el genero (RTS), y la banda sonora uufff, realmente de calidad.
    Sin dudas deben jugarlo!
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  2. Dec 8, 2017
    10
    There are a few bugs for sure and multiplayer is not particularly well implemented (yet) There is also confusion over character customizationThere are a few bugs for sure and multiplayer is not particularly well implemented (yet) There is also confusion over character customization - which is not revealed until after the first two missions. This lack of transparency has lead to some angry reviews from many who think the customization does not exist (that's how important being able to personalise an experience is these days). The initial missions are not taxing and don't showcase the game as well as they might either. But...

    Once you get through that - the game is very very good indeed. I don't play multiplayer but have some sympathy for those who want to use it, but as a single player experience the game really is A1 quality. Just play through the first couple of missions - they are there for noobs and the game opens up nicely after that
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  3. Dec 7, 2017
    10
    Amazing game, nothing like Wacraft 3 or Age of Empires level of amazing but still insanely good.

    A consistent RTS with some little RPG bult
    Amazing game, nothing like Wacraft 3 or Age of Empires level of amazing but still insanely good.

    A consistent RTS with some little RPG bult in, it offers awesome soundtracks and gorgeous graphics. Top notch quality right here
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  4. Apr 4, 2020
    7
    Quite underestimated game, but i recommend it to everyone who likes RPG, CRPG and RTS. I heard that DLC is better than the main game, and ifQuite underestimated game, but i recommend it to everyone who likes RPG, CRPG and RTS. I heard that DLC is better than the main game, and if that is true, then it will definitely become one of my favourite games.
    P.S. Don't look at the yellow marker of metacrtitics-7 is good for a game!
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  5. Dec 30, 2018
    6
    I was big fan of spellforce trilogy so i was very hyped for spellforce 3, but to be honest game was dissapointment to me, i finished gameI was big fan of spellforce trilogy so i was very hyped for spellforce 3, but to be honest game was dissapointment to me, i finished game after 20 hours (on steam gametime) with very little side quests, 6 is for RPG part of the game and slellforce feeling, RTS part is terrible, battles are one big chaos and game is pretty simple so it doesnt really matter what units you use or what abilities, just make big army and attack if you losse make big army again and attack till you beat everyone. Only 3 skills per character including aura is very little too. Graphics are okay, story is not mind blowing but it was okay too. I hope that with new expansion and new playable races they will be abble to make RTS part more enjoyble. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2017
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Too many bugs, + they did fix some but not all and not before I completed the game. I was a big fan of Spellforce 2 and Spellforce Dragon Storm. This game goes no where near those games as far as playability or storyline, even though they are old games with old school graphics. I had waited years for this game and am disappointed. The camera gave me the ----- until I worked out Ctrl and mm moved it. The graphics are good but the characters are very small on the map and you can't zoom in close enough. I also prefer 3rd person view for the rpg segments which you don't have. Spellforce 2 and Dragon Storm had a much broader storyline. I loved (in those games) that you took on a new race and broadened your understanding of those races by playing in different territory and yet it all flowed on and underpinned through it was the main storyline. Spellforce 3 does not have that, you get a bit of a play with other races but mostly human and the storyline with the other race was fractured no flow through. Did my head in that one of the characters voice was the actor from The Witcher. Also guys abominations and circle mage, straight out of Dragon Age, you should come up with your own ideas not steal from other games. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2020
    1
    The game is awful. You can barely control you characters and everything seems to be going at light speed. This isn't a good RTS or RPG games.The game is awful. You can barely control you characters and everything seems to be going at light speed. This isn't a good RTS or RPG games. The graphics look good but the rest is garbage Expand

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