Gothic 3: Gold Edition
"At times gorgeous, at other times frustrating, it's worth persevering with just to bask in its snug atmosphere" - Eurogamer.net
"Gothic 3 is definitely something any self-respecting RPG-lover will want to get his or her teeth into" - Computerandvideogames.com
Gothic 3 Gold Edition presents the main game Gothic 3 and the appropriate add-on "Gothic 3 - forsaken gods". This add-on contains new quests, new monsters, answers all questions of the past and guides the gamblers in new chapters...
In the first two parts of Gothic, you fought along a hard way from being a prisoner to becoming the hero of Khorinis, the strategically important mining island. Now the time has come for you and your friends to discover and fight across the mainland of Myrtana.
The situation is desperate: The orcs have beaten King Rhobar’s troops and are ruling the most important parts of Myrtana, enslaving the human population. Only the tricky inhabitants of the south and the wild barbarians of the icy north are holding against the orcish domination.
And there are rebels, lurking around in the shadows of Myrtana’s forests and trying to fight a hit & run guerilla war. It’s your choice if you want to join them or the orcs – but whatever you do, the destiny of Myrtana will depend on you!
Forsaken Gods includes new quests, new monsters and many of the old friends whom gamers around the world got to know in previous episodes. Gothic 3 - Forsaken Gods will answer all the questions which have risen in the past and will slowly introduce the fans to a new chapter...
A totally new graphics engine creates the most realistic and fascinating in-game world possible: Myrtana awakens!
Huge living and breathing environment reacting to the actions of the player and creating endless choices of interacting with the world and its population
New fluid action-packed combat system with spectacular fighting styles, including 2-swords-fighting
No linear levels – The Player defines the pace in which he advances through the game. Every action has ramifications for the world at large
Countless side quests to choose from
One of the best AI’s ever provides hundreds of characters with realistic behavior reacting to your words and actions
More than 50 different kinds of monsters and animals, together with countless humanoid friends & foes, contribute to a living world
A totally class-free character development system gives you the chance to create the char of your dreams with the abilities of your choice!
A failure, but a very good game if you patch itdavionc | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all davionc's reviews »
Every time sequel is released it is hard to evaluate it. Especially if previous game set quite a high quality plank. I case of Gothic 3 we have two excellent previous games, great setting and nice story. That is why quality plank for Gothic 3 is very high. It is common knowledge that Gohic 3 was released too early, full of bugs and not finished. But later great community patch was released that fixed a lot and gave us real Gothic 3. That is why I won't consider unpatched Gothic 3. In comparison with previous games there are a lot of changes in gameplay, character mechanics and graphics. In general I think that fight mechanics became better, more dynamic than in first two games, but harder too. Graphics is amazing (even some glitches won't spoil experience). Everywhere you could see ideas of the developers, but almost everywhere they are unfortunately not finished. For example, freeing the cities. Great idea! But after first two liberations it gets repetitive and boring. In some cities there are a lot of quests to help you to liberate the city, in rest there are almost none. Somewhat similar character models are also great minus. Story starts with interesting twists and turns but finishes very abruptly.
Gothic 3 is a good game, though fans will be probably dissapointed.
Bugged but good RPGwolfm | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all wolfm's reviews »
The problem with Gothic 3 is not its mediocre story or its dull characters but its many bugs that still exist even after you apply all the official patches. Of course you can also use the "unofficial" community patch that fixes most but not all the bugs. However if you can overlook all of the above you'll find a massive open world game where your choices matter with three different geographic and weather zones (temperate , desert , arctic) , a plethora of quests that have multiple conclusions and a lot of monsters to slay. If the bugs didn't exist we would be talking about an excellent game that could challenge even the mighty Elder Scrolls series. Truly a lost opportunity.
Good RPG, but buggy if unpatchedConorEngelb | July 30, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
What sticks in my mind most from Gothic 3 is how open the world was. It was perfectly possible to go from the starting point to the frigid north, or the desert in the south (but unadvisable, because pretty much everything wants to kill you [except for the things that wouldn't unless you provoked them, which is a nice touch])
The story finds itself in the back seat a bit, with such an open world. It's possible, right up til the very end, to change your mind and essentially undo everything you may have done for any given faction in favour of another. This could sometimes, in my experience, break the story a little and leave you stuck. Gothic 3 also suffered from many bugs, some small, others potentially game-breaking. Fortunately, there are patches available to fix these.
Story: 6/10 - diverting enough for an open world RPG, but suffers because of open-ness World: 8/10 - totally open, populated with hostile, docile and in-between animals Combat: 6/10 - challenging, which is good. But a bit unresponsive and counter-intuitive at times, which isn't Overall Feel: 8/10 - the game invites you in, easy to get invested in your nameless character's life
A great german rpg with a poor story and dull combat systemcrazybear86 | Oct. 4, 2012 | See all crazybear86's reviews »
While Gothic 3 had some really heavy issues shortly after its release (constantly crashes, countless bugs, dull combat system ...), the game nowadays is not only playable but also a very enjoying experience for every rpg fan. It offers a large area with different weather zones (snow, dessert, woods), tons of different items, quests with multiple possible solutions, 50hours+ of gameplay, lots of different skills and many more. The only real downside are the (very) poor story and the still flawed combat system. But if you like rpgs, don't get repelled by its bad reputation and definitely take a look. I for myself had a lot fun with it!
An amazing game, but only after you patch it up.fable2 | Sept. 18, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »
Yes the bug infested gothic 3 might not be as "tight" as the other gothics, but after a few minor patches the game becomes stable and you will spend thousands of hours questing and playing.... until your brain melts :P
As always the vast world in Gothic is yet to be made by any other rpg game, only Morrowind can compare to the open end style you find here, Oblivion is a cheap empty world with nice graphics and the Witcher is linear compared to Gothic 3.
Yes my friends the Gothic games live on, and to a true gamer are gems of the PC gaming world.
Now I find myself here in 2012 wondering why is the gaming world sinking into hell, and I find no answer.... I only find fun and amusement in games like Gothic 2 and 3, and more recently Risen, and soon Arcania which I await on hot lava :P
if you don't mind DL a little patch for Gothic 3, then get the game install it, patch it up and play you brains out, and honestly what game doesn't need a patch, even world of warcraft and starcraft needed patches.
The game play is hard, the quest is vast and amazing, the graphics are good, and the atmosphere is .... gothic :)