Reviews for Patrician III [Legacy]


I hope you like economics

Angeluzian | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all Angeluzian's reviews »

Because this game you need to be good at it or you will slowly and surely die. It's a hard game I believe, it took me a long time to understand how it works and to use it to it's fullest so I could become the alderman I always wanted. But when you get there, you will feel like the boss.


Pretty good economical game

lachking | Dec. 19, 2012 | See all lachking's reviews »

Patrician 3 is an economical trading game with some very good concepts. There are various types of missions and scenarios with different objectives under varying conditions. You can also play a quick game where you can personalise the conditions, as well as on-line multiplayer. The level of depth in the game is quite immense, and as such, newcomers may initially struggle to grasp the many concepts in the game such as trading, moving ships between towns, and meeting citizens’ needs. Fortunately, there are numerous tutorials to explain the many concepts but even then, there is still much to learn. Some people may appreciate the depth, but others may be put off quickly. The graphics engine while not bad is definitely dated, and the music and sound effects are rather lacking. If you can push yourself to learn the concepts and acknowledge the dated graphics and sound, you may very well have an enjoyable and rewarding experience in the long-run.


Very good trading game.

dark2025 | Sept. 21, 2012 | See all dark2025's reviews »

Patrician 3 is pretty much like the second one in the series (or so I've heard, haven't played 2). It's a pretty deep and rewarding trading game and better than most others of its genre. Plenty of economics and politics if that's your thing, but it's not really an action game, so keep that in mind if you were looking to conduct battles. There's also a little micromanaging that some may find tedious, but overall a great game.


Pure classic

keysersoze16 | Aug. 22, 2011 | See all keysersoze16's reviews »

This game is up there among the greats, I love such game generes of buildind medieval towns and looking after your empire, and what better way to do this other than in this game! There is so much you can do in this game while giving you quite a variety of history about real life medieval history. Anybody who is thinking about getting this game you will not be dissapointed!


Still the best

Rice77 | Aug. 1, 2011 | See all Rice77's reviews »

Even nearly 8 years after it's debut it still stands up as one of the most addictive and elaborate economic trading sims ever made. The economy is dialed in and the trading aspect is complex enough to keep you on your toes. The graphics have aged the sea battles are beyond lame and yet it beats out modern games in this genres by miles


Best of the series

greywulf | July 11, 2011 | See all greywulf's reviews »

For the money, this is the best of the series. The balance between trading and development is spot on, with just enough options to create a fun and engaging game without overwhelming a non-hardcore gamer. It's an ideal game for someone who wants to get into the more simulation type of gameplay, and has plenty of replayability to keep them coming back time and again. This is an ideal game for the netbook gamer who wants to sink their teeth (and many hours!) into something more substantial.


Marvelous one

nurz | April 22, 2011 | See all nurz's reviews »

If you like to watch your growing trade empire this is the game for you. All that glitters is not gold they say. Patrician III glitters not but the gameplay is pure gold. It aged extremely well - graphics is still nice and what's most important very functional. There ere many possibilities to make a fortune here - from simple trading through building production facilities to taking part in wedding organisation. Game worth every money - for that price it's a no-brainer.


Great game

keeveek | April 4, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »

A timeless classic. Two-dimensional graphics still pleases the eye, especially in terms of building models. Many options and commercial development of the island will satisfy demanding gamers. By today's standards can not knocks your socks off but you'll definitely have fun. I assure you. For this price you can not find anything better, if you're a fan of classic games.