Percentile Rank

SpellForce 3 is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Dec 13, 2017

The old school RTS continues to gather strength, with help from some friends in high level places.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 13, 2017

SpellForce 3 is a game that, when pulled apart, doesn't always come out looking great, but that I've still really enjoyed.

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GameOctane
B+
B+
Feb 27, 2018

SpellForce III was fun to me. The mix between RPG and RTS splashed with some good storytelling, and great voice acting created a fun experience that I recommend fans of either genre to definitely check this out.

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Scored Reviews

PC Aficionado
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

One of the most polished strategy games of the year! A fun mix of RTS and RPG that will keep you coming back for more.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

SpellForce 3, despite not being very deep, makes an excellent fusion of RPG and RTS, becoming one of the best PC games of the year. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-ldb4'); });

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Game News Plus
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

SpellForce 3 offers a unique and well balanced mixture of both RPG and RTS elements. With good visuals and sounds, it is also satisfying to see and hear. It is possible to see a couple of bugs from time to time but the game is getting constant updates and it is getting better and better each day. Those who love RPG and RTS games should absolutely try this game. However, if you are too concerned about little details and bugs, you might want to wait a little bit more. But recommend playing this game when you have the chance.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 20, 2017

If Command and Conquer and Baldur's Gate had a child... it may well have come out as Spellforce 3. Take your character's through a grand story while developing military outposts along the way.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

A unique blend of RTS and RPG

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2017

SpellForce 3 is a really good game that expands on the brand’s gameplay mechanics, mixes RTS and RPG in a smooth way and enchants with some absolutely superb graphics. There is space for improvement but fans of more oldschool games should be more than happy.

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

With several quality of life and mechanic upgrades from SpellForce 3, Soul Harvest is an enjoyable experience that scratches both the RPG and RTS itch. A blend that still feels unique to this series, and one that continues to impress all these years later.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

A unique blend of RTS and RPG

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
RobotsFightingDinosaurs

Top Critic

May 31, 2019

Packed with content, SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest is a must-play RPG-RTS hybrid... if you don't mind multitasking.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 17, 2017

SpellForce 3 is a pretty fantastic game, but it's also pretty large and potentially overwhelming. That's not to say it doesn't create an excellent challenge, but there is quite a bit to pick up and run with for people new to the RTS genre. I feel that given some time, most can become quite adept and will thoroughly enjoy the game. And at the least, the game has some beautiful graphics to admire while you're slaughtering some crazy beast or an enemy army.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 6, 2017

SpellForce 3 has delivered on the potential it showed while still in development.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2017

Spellforce 3's mix of RTS and RPG can be interesting for a good amount of players but can also be not enough for the most devoted RTS and RPG's players. The narrative doesn't do anything special but maintains a good rhytm and do it's best.

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GameGrin
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 6, 2018

Spellforce 3 is an ambitious game that manages to blend fun RTS segments with traditional isometric dungeon exploration in a neat RPG package.

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The Games Machine
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

The RPG side of SpellForce 3 works better than the RTS one. Some important bugs and a bunch of balance problems prevent the game from reaching a higher score.

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PC Gamer
74 / 100
74 / 100
Dec 21, 2017

SpellForce 3 competently blends RPG and RTS games into a generally enjoyable package, but there's not enough creative force to create a lasting spell.

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Gamelite
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2017

Spellforce 3 is a hybrid title, with two very different mechanics that have been merged and whose final result looks really nice. The best part is the RPG that manages to maintain an original imprint thanks to a valid exploration system.

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GameCrate
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2018

SpellForce 3 is an amazing effort that falls short of its goal due to crippling bugs and some questionable game design choices. However, the development team appears to be committed to their game and is resolving bugs and balancing issues almost every day. By the time you finish reading this review, SpellForce 3 may be the game I was expecting when I bought it. Despite that, I spent over 60 hours playing the campaign, and I can't say that I didn't have a good time.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

Spellforce 3 is a great RTS held back by its bugs and a seemingly rushed release. Pick it up only if you are looking for a great single-player campaign.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Dec 21, 2017

SpellForce 3 is a good sequel, even though it streamlines some elements from the previous games. If you're in a mood to play a RPG/RTS hybrid, SpellForce 3 is not a bad choice.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2017

Two great game genres that play great together, Spellforce 3 isn't anything special in any one area but the combination of the elements adds enough that it should keep players coming back for a long time.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 31, 2017

RPG and RTS join together for the somewhat unwieldy but still engaging SpellForce III.

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Invision Community
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 23, 2018

A Fantastic storyline, intrinsic characters, stunning maps that are visually enticing and a blend of genres synched in game play. A game I have thoroughly enjoyed playing but did take quite a few hours to hook me. It has some flaws and to me they are forgivable as I truly escaped into the world of Eo as a new player to the series and I will definitely be looking for future installments and probably purchasing the older games as well.

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Geeks Under Grace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2018

For fans looking to dive into a fun, meaty campaign, SpellForce 3 is surprisingly enjoyable, even for newcomers to the franchise.

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GameWatcher
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

A unique mix of strategy and RPG mechanics that miraculously loses very few of either.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jan 17, 2018

Overall SpellForce 3 is a great addition to the series. With an engaging storyline, interesting characters and gameplay mechanics it manages to straddle the line between genuine RPG and RTS better than most other attempts, which generally end up strongly weighted one way or another.

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Game Debate
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2018

In the short term, if you're willing to think of the prefab fantasy setting as comfortingly familiar, Spellforce 3 is a pretty fun. The voice acting is terrific, and the plot easy to understand without requiring weeks of learning why THESE giant wolves are different to other games' giant wolves. Whether this familiarity is a brave counterpoint to the endless setting creep of gaming is really a matter of personal taste. And if you're looking for a fantasy RPG/RTS hybrid, this is a promising contender. However, by trying to do two things at once, it fails to be really remarkable at either.

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Wccftech
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

SpellForce 3 isn't a bad game, it can even be pretty good at parts.

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

SpellForce 3 is the return of a good semi-classic, with its mixed nature made by RPG and RTS. The first one works well, but the second one is not so good.

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IGN Italy
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

While being a decent game, SpellForce 3 sadly fails in being more than the sum of its part, and offers nothing truly memorable.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Cubed3
Eric

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jan 22, 2018

Looking at single aspects, SpellForce 3 is successful on all fronts, but this does not tell the whole story as on some level the game fails to come together cohesively. Building up RPG characters works largely well, but the RTS strategy sections leave a lot to be desired and the heroes simply melt into the background too much to be in any way meaningful. There is nothing 'wrong' with the game; it is just never an awesome experience.

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GameSkinny
Dec 8, 2017

RTS-RPG hybrid SpellForce 3 tries hard, but some key issues can make it hard to love or even like.

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OnlySP
OnlySP
Dylan Warman
Jan 9, 2018

Not all games are going to be winners, just as not all games will be losers. Some raise the bar for the industry while others lower it, and some do not move the bar at all. Spellforce 3 is one of those titles that does nothing to improve or diminish the standard. The gameplay is intricate in some areas and flat in others, the story is irrelevant, the audio is well-executed but not inventive, and the graphics are superb. The game is by no means a flop, but it is not a title people will be praising for years to come. In short, Spellforce 3 is worth a look, but not for the USD$50.00 price tag.

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