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  • genre adventure / action / detective-mystery
  • download size 5.1 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 93 user ratings.
  • release date April 21, 2011
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages Audio: English, French, Spanish Text: Italian
  • developer / publisher Pendulo Studios / Focus Home Interactive
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 4 wallpapers
  • manual
  • 9 avatars
  • 16 artworks

What's cool about it:

  • An adventure filled to the brim with suspense, surprise twists, golden chickens, and maybe two happy endings!
  • More than 20 professional actors lend their voices to the game’s large cast with nearly 8,000 lines of spoken dialogue.
  • Humor is the name of the game with whacked-out conversations, dozens of wild characters, and numerous gags!


Some folks say that Brian has gone insane and that he sees little green men. Other rumours say that he might have killed someone in a fit of rage. Even worse, some people swear that he wanders the streets aimlessly like a homeless man in the cold, dark streets of New York while others are thoroughly convinced that he is having some fun in the sun in Hawaii. Gina, Brian’s girlfriend, will do anything it takes to find Brian and prove to everyone just how wrong they are!

Runaway: A Twist of Fate features six crazy chapters with more than 120 highly detailed locations to visit. From the Happy Dale insane asylum, to a small town graveyard, and from the islands of Hawaii to the heart of New York City, an unforgettable, completely off-the-walls and highly colorful adventure is waiting just for you!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood and Gore, Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Bad Language, Sex, Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Compatibility notice:Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate requires a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720.

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User reviews:

The best of the series

Posted on 2012-08-03 04:10:50 byWordsOfMagic's avatarWordsOfMagic:

Runaway 1 was a lot of fun, but did suffer from a few illogical and unfair puzzles.
Runaway 2 was huge in scope and had gorgeous graphics, but its plot was a little bit all over the place and went into a more absurd direction.
For me, Runaway 3 strikes the perfect balance. A dark comedy, with a more realistic tone, but still infused with Pendulo classic humor. Great characters,read more rich plot, thrilling storytelling, good puzzles, amazing graphics, quality voice-overs in al languages. And you get to play Gina during half of the game.
Note than you don't have to play the game in order. You can start with Runaway 3 if you wish, and then explore Brian & Gina's backstory.
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A very satisfying and solid finish to a likeable series

Posted on 2012-08-03 12:04:07 byvc2281's avatarvc2281:

First off, I'd like to thank Pendulo for making a very solid point-and-click adventure game series in the modern era of gaming. It is very respectable to create a trilogy of high production value adventure games in the age of shooters, platformers, and RPGs.
Now, on to the actual review. I very much liked this game - it provided a very cinematic and engaging gaming more The characters are still quirky as ever, filled with great personalities and humorous moments. I enjoyed the fact that the story was not completely linear, as time jumped back and forth occasionally - it kept the suspense building nicely. What's better is that the story is more grounded in reality, and is not NEARLY as farfetched as Runaway 2, which I found very disappointing.
The visuals are still strong, with some nice atmospheres and settings that aren't quite as diverse as Runaway 2's, but still gorgeous. Cutscenes are nicely rendered and integrate decently into the gameplay, though there are many more cutscenes towards the end, leading to a slightly fizzled finish (same happened with Runaway 2, though Runaway 3 has a much more satisfying ending, obviously).
The puzzles are not nearly as ridiculous as the first two, though there is still some adventure game logic going on. What I found to be the most improved part of this game is the interface. Everything is just more streamlined, quicker, more finessed. It works better - there are no more pointless animations that are repeated every time you talk to someone or do something. You talk to someone, it's quick, you walk into a new area, it's quick. Another nice feature is the built in hint system. I also really liked the objectives map - it's sort of hard to explain, but whenever you need to do something you can click it in the inventory and Brian will systematically go through each objective you need to complete in order to progress in the game. Although this may spoon-feed you the answers occasionally, I greatly appreciate this because I found myself meandering and doing nothing in the first 2 game, but with this it is much clearer what I need to do.
All in all, Runaway 3 is a solid, funny, and ultimately satisfying gaming experience. It is a tad short, but the experience is a good one. Highly recommended.

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I love this series

Posted on 2012-08-02 19:32:47 byNickName01's avatarNickName01:

I've been following this series since the first game and since then I always enjoyed it. Yeah, I know, the plot of the second game was ABSURD, but I think that here the story return back in line with style. However, this game is a good, solid graphic adventure, really enjoyable. Is it a perfect game? Of course not. In fact, it is a bit of a short game (it tooks me 8 hours to complete)read more and saddly, all the greatness that build up from the crazy second game's plot feels a bit small in comparison to the real story of the game.
Still, I would reccommend a try. Start with the first "runaway" and if you think it is worth it, than I'll assure you that the whole series is not disappointing after all

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