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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    85
    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
    80
    It's a modernised take on dungeon crawling that brings a few new ideas to the series.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    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
    70
    The best Dungeon Siege ever is a more of a compliment than you might think in this accessible and fun action role-player.
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    Jul 23, 2011
    70
    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
    65
    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
    40
    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: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    10
    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 andPicked 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. Sep 25, 2011
    9
    This game is really fun to play and quite engrossing, me and my girlfriend played this thoroughly we both loved it and she couldn't get enoughThis game is really fun to play and quite engrossing, me and my girlfriend played this thoroughly we both loved it and she couldn't get enough of playing co-op with me. I really look forward to getting the DLC assuming it is not just a one mission DLC and is a whole new story branch. Would have been better having a four player local co-op though otherwise rather good game. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2011
    8
    As others have noted, I too am unclear as to why there is such an unmitigated flow of hatred for this title. Anyone rating this title lowerAs others have noted, I too am unclear as to why there is such an unmitigated flow of hatred for this title. Anyone rating this title lower than a 6 needs their head examined. For instance, a score of 3 would put it on par with the Wii's "Babysitting Mama" title. And fools are throwing 0's around, are you kidding me? Let's get it right, 0's are for completely broken and unplayable titles. The graphical polish alone makes this title deserving of a 4 -5. The controls are not completely broken, I don't know what that griping is all about, no it's not as point and click as Diablo, but... who said it was going to be? Use your keyboard and mouse and it's fine. There's a fairly deep character building system here. It's not just a talent tree that you put points into. There are multiple abilities that you unlock, once unlocked you can put points into them in one of two ways generally leaning the skill towards offense or defense. Abilities can be "mastered" allowing you to perform even more powerful versions of those abilities with different effects than normal. The pace, though generally a little slow, can get quite manic in large battles. The fact that you can't just click click click spam spells or attacks through combat is refreshing; you need to be a participant in battle in order to restore your focus (mana) and block attacks (so you don't get your ass beat) There is no potion quaffing here, the best you can do is your character's heal over time spell. I guess I can't really say anything that hasn't been said, check out Game Informer's review, it's pretty legit. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE HATERS, this title definitely belongs in the 7-8 range, which is what you'll see from nearly all professional critics. The title is solid, it's not broken, and while it doesn't do anything amazingly well, it doesn't do anything completely wrong either. There is room for improvement, but as it stands it's an enjoyably fun dungeon romp, especially with friends. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2012
    6
    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
    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..
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  5. Jun 12, 2021
    6
    In a way I feel kinda bad for giving this game only a 6 rating. Much of what is there is actually quite good but I have no patience at all forIn a way I feel kinda bad for giving this game only a 6 rating. Much of what is there is actually quite good but I have no patience at all for sloppy software and this game gets severe reductions for two issues. The first issue is a brutal camera that has a mind of its own and waivers around at its own will. Nothing about the camera deserves praise at all. Secondly and maybe only I experienced this is the installation of this game was the source of my PS3 stalling and not being able to hook up consistently to the Playstation Network or even internet. My system test indicated internet connectivity but not PSNetwork connectivity. When deleted everything restored and ran as usual. So thumbs down to Obsidian. Such a sloppy company. Ok, there is good i liked about the game- the skill trees and player choice in how to build their characters and customization was generally exciting and varied. Fantasy wise the enemies and creatures encountered made for some great gameplay. If one had more patience than I had I might actually speak well of this title. For me, I will reaquire the game when it is $15 or so and maybe try my luck again hopefully there is some patching or updates which fixed the issues I mentioned. If they solve those this game is worth a look then.

    Updated review: After 9 years I have decided to replay the game and have recently finished it. The camera in some spots near the end of the game was bad but for the most part the camera behaved throughout my playthrough. The one thing I'd like to stress about this game is it's teen rated and just like movie games the combat isn't very complicated and so I'd only recommend this to teens. I'm not sure if the went for a Champions of Norrath clone in this game but it did bring back those memories in many respects. However, I didn't feel the quality was as high nor the gameplay and enemy difficulties. Much of the game was straightforward and linear and unfortunately relied on reencountering the same enemies by backtracking to finished areas over and over to extend gameplay. This made the game repetitive. Some problems exist with the game not seeming to be finished to the quality it may have been envisioned to have before release: aiming with the gun seems to not follow agility skills and can at times not find enemies especially when you are fighting on stairs and during mobs you can't really pick out an enemy. There is no run button just a roll. (Hello-agility????) You can't switch companions during gameplay. You have to upgrade your companions skills as you play and this is a problem because they don't know which skills to use intelligently. My companion at times used her skills well and absurdly. Many times this would cause their death and yours trying to revive them. The loot in this game is far overdone you will get pretty much all styles of weapons and this can be good for choice but again they don't all work well. The abilities these weapons have are ill defined and a head scratcher if they actually are working in the game. Since you have so many weapon drops you will be upgrading so fast it's hard to notice anything different. Tha said the game gives lots of choices but again the gameplay isn't very deep to appreciate any of it. Overall this game was terribly easy and mundane but still enjoyable to a degree. For me it was just too shallow. I would recommend it for entry level gamers and teens and as a hardcore gamer myself I might wonder if next game plus may be worth it for some people (not me lol). The game has about 35 areas and the gameplay just started to get challenging at around the 28-30th areas. I thought about next game but given the combat is not fleshed out very well it may hold interest only for those players who enjoyed the game the first time. The game nearly wasn't as bad as I expected and my playthrough was well enough to recommend this games to teens as the game is rated for. Stay away if you want a tougher game.
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  6. Jul 9, 2013
    5
    The locations that you travel through in Dungeon Siege III are beautiful! However, I doubt you will find anything else in this game that willThe locations that you travel through in Dungeon Siege III are beautiful! However, I doubt you will find anything else in this game that will impress you apart from that. If you haven't played this game yet, you will be better off waiting two months for Diablo III! Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2011
    0
    I Love The Smell Of Incompetence In The Morning....

    So who out there has played the demo..? any one ? ok good, if you answered yes keep with
    I Love The Smell Of Incompetence In The Morning....

    So who out there has played the demo..? any one ? ok good, if you answered yes keep with me here. now who all has played ds1 and ds2 ...still with me? great! you are doing very good...now if you think im being patronizing its not directed at any one as a whole, more like at the industry and those who make it valid to have games like ds3 even in existence...that is a sorry excuse of a game, even more so a ds title...and before any one jumps up my output let me say, i did START to play the full ver...I could not even get past what would have been more or less the demo with a dif "char" and i use that term so lightly it could pass as a none solid. This my friends is not even a dungeon crawling game..there is no char development to be spoke of. all game this days throw a "rpg" element in there just to say " we have player customization" !!! i know where the dev team comes from they have done some good work but come on there is little ground for me to stand on on saying this is good work for ANY dev team...i dont know what hair flew up AAA companies lately but turning over head strategic dungeon crawling rpgs into hacking and slashing fun time with the boys hey do you know what sounds good right now **** and beer story less char less skill less dump of really bad ideas with or with out the fact that its a game or not experiences. enter Dragon age 2 .....as Diablo 3 is told to go back to its room...god blizz dont let me down now...
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