The gut-wrenching Descent saga continues with more pulse-pounding action than ever before. Dive into massive subterranean strongholds and experience a whole new degree of freedom, as you careen through canyons and craters on the surface above... powered by the all-new Fusion™ engine. Test your piloting skills against an army of battle-drones and assault-bots using an extensive arsenal of tactics and heavy firepower.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Descent universe, filled with new friends and old enemies, as the plot twists and turns with each daring mission. Prepare yourself for an explosive new 3D action experience with that will turn you world INSIDE... OUT!
Are you able to reveal the dark conspiracy threatening not only you but also the world you know? Don't you wanna know who stands behind the intrigue in which you were involved in Descent 3? Then relax your mind and body before the next battle begins. Cause when it happens, with an impact of a speeding roller-coaster, you won't be able to break free before you finish the Descent 3: Mercenary expansion.
Still not enough? Then test your creativity by designing your own maps in the level editor. After finishing your marvelous creation explore it by yourself or with your friends. Now both games and editor bundled together!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.Patched to version 1.4
Posted on 2008-09-11 02:50:40 by MercFox1:
Descent 3, as the crowning finale of the Descent series, is a wonderful futuristic shooter that involves plasma cannons, mining robots infected by a nasty nanovirus, deception, and a healthy dose of revenge. Veterans and newcomers, alike, will find themselves facing intense 3D combat with robots that will snipe you from long range, get close enough to (literally) rip the guns offread more your ship, cause the MISSILE LOCK klaxon in your ship to wail, and laugh as your bullets ricochet off. You'll travel from Mercury (where a trip in the sunlight will bake your ship) to the PTMC headquarters on Earth to a CED battle cruiser, each bringing a detailed environment to explore and a few puzzles to solve.
As a beautifully rendered fusion of the old and the new, it brings a sense of nostalgia as you get up close and personal with Dravis and the PTMC, witness the death of the Pyro-GX, and even fly through the ruins of the old Luna base from Descent 1. However, even with the tributes to the old games, there is plenty in Descent 3 that is wonderfully new to the series. Descent 1 and 2 limited your escapades to the interior of a robot-occupied mine, but Descent 3 takes the fight outside, where you'll get to explore the outsides of a few bases. Staples like the Fusion Cannon, Homing Missile, Mega Missile, and Plasma Cannon make their return, but a few new weapons (like the devastating Blackshark Missile and the Mass Driver) insert themselves into your arsenal.
As most of the game involves you fighting against infected robots, AI is particularly important. D3 doesn't disappoint; the game can be anywhere from a nice, easy shooter to a blazing run through hell, and that's to say nothing about the bosses and secret missions. You'll also notice some interesting behavior: some robots don't take kindly to being shot at by their peers and will take it out on them, you might hear a robot or two scream when you bake it with the Napalm Gun, and SWAT robots will pop lights out of their armored bodies and chase after you while shouting "FREEZE!" in a computerized voice.
D3 is first and foremost a 3d action shooter, and it delivers with heart-pounding dogfights and frantic combat. Digging beneath that, you'll find beautiful environments, a cunning puzzle or two, and plenty of places where you'll find yourself muttering "Wow." As the last of the Descent series, D3 is quintessential Descent game; one which I highly suggest checking out.
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Posted on 2008-12-01 06:58:17 by mahalollama:
The Descent Series is still at the top of my list. Yes, games have evolved today into amazing pieces of work graphically etc. but the 6 degrees of freedom and concept behind Descent stands tall even today. Multiplayer Descent 3 is just incredible fun either direct TCP/IP with friends or joining a hosted game via http://d3.descent.cx/tracker.d3 or the other trackers that are stillread more alive and kicking.
I've played Descent since the beginning and when PXO (in-game tracker) went down it was a sad day indeed. There are still many Descent-ers still keeping the fire alive and someday, just maybe, Descent 4 will arrive and when it does, the stars will shine brightly!!
GOG in making available this game again has made this gamers world a little bit brighter as I had lost my old installation. The Descent 3 version is already patched to 1.4 and is so convienent and simple to install. Thank you GOG! You rock!
Long Live Descent and its uniquely special characteristics - There really isn't another game out there that is so well done and stands the test of time. As I said, newer games are amazing but Descent is one of those that doesn't get old thanks to multiplayer.
I'm going down again. I'm finally home.
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Posted on 2008-09-14 20:24:48 by K387:
After the excellence that was Descent 2, its hard for anyone to follow it up. Descent 3 however was able to recapture most of the magic while bringing it up to date in the graphics department. This is one of those game that, arguably, cannot be compared to anything else.
Superb graphics at the time, unmatched true 3D gameplay and some devilish level design make this one of the Interplay classics that everyone should experience.
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