||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (DESCENT3PR)
Outrage Entertainment /
ESRB Rating: Teen (Ages 13+) - Animated violence
9 out of 10 from PC Accelerator
93% from PC Gamer
from Computer Gaming World
Over 30 Cunning Robots - 20 Merciless
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 that will turn your world
Over 30 Cunning
Powered-up and on patrol,
Gyro has orders to terminate all intruders. Outmatched and cornered, he's not
above calling for backup.
Waiting to make good
on his six-gun promises, the Gunslinger is cool, calm and collected. Make your
first shot count as it may be the only one you get.
Brute forcce with a badge.
Tubbs is out to give trespassers a pounding. If you don't watch your back,
you'll never know what hit you.
Deadly alone, and a
nightmare when in packs. Old Scratch's razor sharp claws are more than enough
to clip your wings.
20 Merciless Weapons
Blaze a path
through the mechanized minions with a searing new close-quarters incendiary
weapon - the Napalm Cannon. Fuel your inner pyromaniac as burning robots
collide, ignite and explode - now you're playing with fire.
hounds with a hungry new heat-seeking Cyclone Missile. A dogfighter's wildcard,
the Cyclone streaks after your target until you choose to detonate it,
unleashing a ravenous pack of six mini-missiles to hunt down your prey.
Built with the sniper
in mind, the powerful new Mass Driver's telescopic range-finder zooms in for
the kill while keeping you out of harm's way. But fire every round like it is
your last - you may only get that one perfect shot.
Scour enemy defenses
from the mines with stinging flak of the chaotic new Frag Missile. Campers
beware, whether hiding around the corner or waiting in a darkened corridor,
there is no escaping the shrapnel fury of the Frag.
Fusion Engine Dual-Engine Technology
Descent 3's all new Fusion Engine blasts you seamlessly from
inside to outside. Melding a flight-sim engine with a room-based, structural
engine allows the action to race on at full speed, with no interruptions,
indoors... and out.
Best Multiplayer Out of the Box
Descent 3 arrives fully optimized for Internet play over a
modem. Remember the intuitive simplicity of Descent 1 and 2 network play? Now
it's that easy to battle hordes of Descent fanatics around the world.
Polygon Acurate Collision Detection
All objects have mass, velocity, moments of inertia, and
other real-world properties. Blow off a robot's arm and watch it bounce off a
wall and fall to the floor. Launch a missile and see your enemies rocked back
from the blast impact.
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/XP: IBM compatible PC Pentium 200
(Pentium II 300 recommended), Windows 95/98 with DirectX 6.1 (included) or
Windows NT4.0 with Service Pack 3, 32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 300 MB of hard
drive space, 6x or faster CD-ROM drive, at least 4MB of texture RAM on your
video card, DirectX certified sound card, keyboard, 100% Microsoft compatible
Required Chipsets: nVIDIA: Riva TNT*, Riva TNT 2*,
Riva 128; 3Dfx: Voodoo 3*, Voodoo 2*, Banshee*, Rush, Voodoo; ATI: Rage Fury
128*, Rage Pro; S3: Savage 3D*, Savage 4*; Rendition: 2100 V2200; other: matrox
G200*, Intel 1740 (*recommended chipsets)
Descent 3 tested OK (runs great!) on Windows XP. Descent 2
installs on XP using compatibility mode on SETUP.EXE. The keyboard controls
work but the joystick does not.
PC Accelerator, August 1999
There have been a number of games trying to snatch the
sci-fi shooter throne from the Descent series, but make no mistake and accept
no substitutions, the real deal is back, and it's terrific.
PC Gamer, September 1999
"...Descent 3 borders on perfection. You'll be
floored from the minute you start playing - and you'll still be finding stuff
to 'ooh' and 'aah' about even after you've spent dozens of hours with it."
"But Descent 3 is first and foremost a game of
combat, and Outrage pulled out all the stops to make this one of the wildest,
most gratifying shoot-'em-ups ever devised. You can tell the designers like to
see stuff blow up, because every explosion and detonation results in
near-psychedelic clouds of smoke and flame followed by showers of
"With all this going for it, the single-player game alone
would be worth the asking price, but Descent 3's multiplayer options
bring new meaning to the phrase 'replay value.' Nine different modes are
included, such as old faves like Anarchy (free-for-all), Team Anarchy, and
Capture the Flag. But Outrage has also created some pretty interesting
variations like Monster Ball (shoot or guide a ball into a goal), Hoard (you
earn points for bringing orbs to your base), and Entropy, a complex mode where
you must safeguard your bases and use their production to capture the enemy's
"The somewhat complex controls may make Descent 3
tough going for those who haven't played the previous games, and to see it in
all its glory you'll need an extremely fast system (there probably isn't a
system fast enough to run the game with everything jacked to the max, in fact).
but that doesn't change the fact that this is one incredible achievement. It's
definitely a must-buy for anyone remotely interested in the Descent series -
and unquestionably a front-runner in anyone's Action Game of the Year list."
Computer Gaming World, September
"Right from the five-minute opening movie, you know that
you're in for a visual treat. This year's Descent takes full advantage
of everything 3D acceleration has to offer, with fluid, crystal clear graphics
that never overshadow gameplay - no mean feat considering the impressive
lighting effects and enemy robots with distinct moving parts. Everything looks
crisp and feels just right, right down to the explosions."
"Forget the sterile feel of the mines from the earlier
games. This time around you'll be immersed in a variety of beautifully textured
environments and will even take the flight outdoors as you soar across sweeping
planetscapes and through towering canyons. Descent 3's engine is as
seamless as Tribes when it comes to moving between indoor and outdoor
"Descent 3 is simply one of the most solid action
games out there, with superb visuals and silky smooth gameplay. Once you get
used to the freedom of movement, expect addiction."
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