Orcs Must Die! 3

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

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81 / 100
Jul 26, 2021

A conservative but confident return to form from the masters of a much-loved genre.

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Dan Stapleton

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7 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2020

Orcs Must Die! 3 is very familiar to players of the second game but still a fun and goofy action/tower-defense challenge.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2020

Orcs Must Die 3, like its predecessors, will withstand the test of time for folks looking for a lighthearted strategic affair in the sadly-now-underrepresented trap genre. Stadia is going to be a dealbreaker for a lot of people though, so that timed exclusivity can't end soon enough.

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8 / 10
Jul 14, 2020

Orcs Must Die! 3 is a great return for the series, giving you a near endless number of ways to bring down destruction on the Orc hordes, even if the larger War Scenarios lose some of the series' carefully weighted balance.

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9 / 10
Aug 5, 2021

Orcs Must Die! 3 is an excellent outing from Robot Entertainment, as it delivers exciting tower defense action along with some truly challenging sequences. The two new protagonists serve to usher the story in a new direction, while adding some flavor to gameplay. Playing with a friend is best, as it allows the two stars of the game to shine the brightest. Now free from the shackles of Google Stadia exclusivity, Orcs Must Die! 3 is the best entry in the series.

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IGN Italy

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

An action-tower defense that makes "Bigger is Better" its mantra. Same formula, still fully functional, but even more orcs on the screen to beat in the most imaginative ways possible.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Orcs Must Die! 3 is a solid tower defence game with great humour and a nice aesthetic, but the Stadia exclusivity will do it more harm than good

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9 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2021

As tower defense games go, this should be the new gold standard as it’s chock full of strategy but levels that with being able to actually control your hero and let you go hands on with the action. Hopefully this one doesn’t get forgotten due to its exclusivity to Stadia because it will be a real shame if this is the last Orcs Must Die…especially since I am now a huge fan.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2021

Orcs Must Die! 3 does not innovate significantly – some might even call it lazy – but is an effective recollection of everything that made Robot Entertainment's franchise so great in the past, turned up to eleven.

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70 / 100
Jul 30, 2021

Orcs Must Die! 3 isn’t much of a step (let alone, a leap) forward from the last installment, but after eight years maybe it’s just enough to remind people that hey, this fun fantasy franchise is still alive and kicking. It has modest ambitions but it’s certainly not a disappointing installment, and Orc Must Die! 3’s blend of action, tower defense and puzzle-solving remains unique and entertaining.

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