It may not be as famous as The Elder Scrolls games but this latest entry in the Gothic series can give Oblivion a run for its money as the deepest, most expansive Western role-playing game around. The plot isnt necessarily the highlight of the game but you are completely free to sign up with the rebels defending your homeland from orcs or welcome your green-hued masters and get work as a mercenary. The combat isnt quite as slick as it could be but the game world manages to offer both a huge amount of freedom and a more focused set of story missions, that make levelling up far less of a chore than in other games. In fact this is probably one of the most underappreciated Western role-playing games around.
Most exciting moment:
The most immediately impressive aspect of the game are the graphics, which are truly stunning. Although the game features all kinds of unpleasant monsters and violence, in actual fact just wandering around the unspoiled verdant game world is strangely entertaining in itself.
Since you ask:
Although you only play as one character throughout the game, not a team, you do get allies helping you out during certain sections of the game. Theyre a bit foolhardy when it comes to taking on bad guys but it is nice to have the company.
The bottom line:
The best Western role-playing game youve never heard of.- HARRISON DENT
You have saved your home island from the forces of evil in Gothic I and II. Now it is time to travel to the realms of the mainland.
Invading Orcs have enslaved the human kingdom. There are but a few free humans in the icy north and the southern desert and a handful of rebels hiding in the forests and mountains of Midland.
You may either join the rebellion or serve the Orcish Usurpers but you will ultimately tip the scales and decide the outcome of the last war to save humanity.
There is no simple linear story in Gothic III, every game will be different and unique.