The Gothic 3 demo is now available for download. The demo includes the beginning area of the game, including the towns of Ardea and Cape Dun and the Rebel outpost Reddock, with all available quests, weapons, spells and NPCs. There will be no time limits imposed on players.
To play the Gothic 3 demo you MUST have the DirectX 9.0 Redistributable (February 2006) package installed on your PC. You can download the package here. We strongly advise that you download and install this DirectX package before installing the Gothic 3 demo.
Gothic 3, the latest entry in the globally successful role-playing saga, offers players a nonlinear, open-ended role-playing adventure with an enthralling story that presents an extremely detailed simulation of environment and human behavior.
Players saved their home island Khorinis from the forces of evil in Gothic and Gothic 2. Now it is time to travel to the realms of the mainland, where invading Orcs have enslaved the human kingdom. There are only a few free humans living in the nearly uninhabitable icy northlands of Nordmar and in the southern desert of Varrant, and a handful of rebels hiding in the mountainous forests of the Middle Realm. Players can choose to join the rebellion and stay true to the deposed human king, serve the Orcish usurpers in their quest to topple the last remaining human stronghold, or choose a path that serves their own ends. Every decision made will have an impact on the game world and tip the balance of power. There is no simple linear story in Gothic 3 - every game will be different and unique, with the player ultimately deciding the fate of humankind.