Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power

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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 22, 2015
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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 27, 2015

Trine 3's vibrant world and creative physics puzzles are as appealing as ever, but the transition to 3D is a painful one.

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Scored Reviews

Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2015

There are still a few quirks, such as camera angles or some complex platforming sequences, but overall it's still a blast to play through the new title, both for veterans and newcomers.

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Video Chums
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2015

Whether you're new to the series or not, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is an impressive achievement in 3D puzzle platforming.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2015

A well made, if a little brief, third game in the Trine series, and hopefully not the last.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2015

Trine 3 is an absolutely charming and wonderful game. If you have two other friends and want to play this together, it's absolutely a must. Even with its shorter game time, the amount of fun and charm you'll have with friends can't be beat.

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PressA2Join
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2015

"I'm a completionist to a fault, so I tried hunting down every single trineangle in the game. After just between six and eight hours I had collected every single collectible and achieved every single achievement in the game. I suppose this is somewhat mitigated by the fact that it has mod support and the co-op does give it a bit of replayability with up to three people able to control a character each, but it ultimately just seems to deliver an inferior experience to its series predecessors and it's a shame, because it is otherwise a great game, born of the best intentions, but brought down by its own ambitions."

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2016

While Trine 3 would've benefitted from a much greater length, less frustrating puzzles and online co-op, what's here will more than suit fans of the series. The new 3D direction takes getting used to, but really incorporates into the developer's vision remarkably; and the visuals are quite stunning at times. If you're a fan of the series, this is a must. If not, maybe this could make you become one, despite the shortcomings.

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Gamers FTW
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2015

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is a puzzle platformer with stunning 3D environments. Players will enjoy finding the solutions to puzzles by switching between the three playable protagonists, but may find frustration with the necessity to find most of the collectables in order to progress.

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ZTGD
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2016

While not the best version of the game, the PS4 version still plays and looks great. People looking for an online experience should go to the PC version for that, but at the same time, if you have a buddy to play locally with you, you can have a really great time traversing the beautiful environments and solving the puzzles. Sure, it's a bit short, but the time I had with it was a really fun one.

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GameWatcher
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2015

Though they demand the occasional spot of physics engine fudging to progress, puzzles are generally fun and challenging without being frustrating. It may not quite master its new perspective, but Trine 3 is still a charming, light-hearted romp that's well worth your time.

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New Game Network
71 / 100
71 / 100
Aug 26, 2015

Trine 3 is fun, but also a step back for the series. While the levels are glorious, the 3D movement is imprecise and the story is incomplete.

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NZGamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2015

Trine 3 takes one step forward, one step to the side, and then one step back.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2016

Trine 3 tries new things, and while it doesn't always hit the mark, it ultimately makes for a very enjoyable experience.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 26, 2015

Artifacts of Power hits most of the right marks. . . . At the same time, there's a feeling that the game lost something when it went fully 3D.

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ActionTrip
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2015

The end credits start rolling just when the story gets interesting, which is another sign that they were forced to rush things. In the end, the bad camera and the glitchy nature of Trine 3, just get in the way of a game that otherwise screams 'huge potential'.

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COGconnected
65 / 100
65 / 100
Sep 3, 2015

Trine 3: the Artifacts of Power, in its current state, is an unfinished game. Priced at $23.99 with little chance of completion, and no confirmation from the developer on whether the story will ever be finished, the result is a tough sell. And one that I can't recommend buying into.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Aug 28, 2015

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power becomes a mixed bag, because the core game is actually quite enjoyable despite a handful of growing pains associated with the transition to a fully realised 3D world. The visuals and music deliver as always and it is great to see some more times spent on actually developing the story and fleshing out our three protagonists. However, in giving the heroes a better story, they somehow have even less to do in the game. Perhaps more frustratingly, the story is short and incomplete, making the game feel rushed or like the development team has unannounced DLC planned for down the road.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 26, 2015

The move into 3D has produced some staggeringly pretty visuals, but when it comes to the controls and running time this usually enjoyable action puzzler suffers badly as a result.

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GameSpew
6 / 10
GameSpew
Samuel

Top Critic

6 / 10
Aug 28, 2015

Trine 3 is beautiful; full of colour, and accompanied by a great soundtrack

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Cubed3
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 9, 2015

The biggest problems are the brevity, lack of story, and overwhelming sensation it leaves that Frozenbyte released this unfinished and hopes to create DLC to finish it. That may or may not prove the case, but it remains difficult to like Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power when looking at the whole thing.

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Gameplanet
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

The switch to three dimensions hobbles rather than helps Trine 3. In the wake of the first two excellent entries in the series, it can only be considered a disappointment.

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We Got This Covered
Jan 2, 2016

In many ways a step down for the franchise, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is an unfortunate combination of lackluster 3D platforming and unfinished storytelling.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 6, 2016

We extend our sympathies toward Frozenbyte since Trine 3's weaknesses are due to unforeseen costs that exceeded its budget, but this doesn't alter the reality of the game's state. While it may surpass expectations as a picturesque fairy tale come to life with a lovely score and promising tale, your childlike wonder will fade and be cut short due to abrupt closure, trite puzzle-solving, and dumbed-down gameplay that spells a fumble for this middling entry.

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GamingTrend
40 / 100
40 / 100
Aug 25, 2015

Trine 3 is an incomplete mess that feels like the game's creators just ran out of time (despite four months in Steam Early Access). The graphics, art style, and landscapes are stunning, but aren't enough to make Trine 3 a game worth your time.

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