Atlantis 3: The New World - PC

Also known as: Atlantis III: The New World

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Atlantis 3: The New World (PC)
Also for: PS2
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Cryo Soft. Co.: Cryo
Publishers: Cryo (GB)
Released: 26 Oct 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Control Pad


There are many ways to create an atmospheric video game, but a detailed environment that you can fully immerse yourself in is often the most effective. This was demonstrated well in the recent Dracula games for PC, that boasted smooth pre-rendered rotating backdrops. Players were given full access to their surroundings in the most visually pleasing way possible. Atlantis 3: The New World is another fine example of how to make such a game.

Atlantis 3 tells the story of an Egyptologist, voiced by actress Chiara Mastroianni, who sets out to discover the hidden world of Atlantis. On her quest, she is befriended by Targui, a lonely adventurer who turned his back on the modern world. It is here where you join forces to search for the lost city.

As mentioned earlier, Atlantis 3: The New World is visually very pleasing. The combination of beautiful environments and ambient sounds create a stunning atmosphere. However, you can't just sit around and admire the scenery: get some wallpaper if you want to do that kind of thing, ‘cos it’s time for action.

Things are about to go awry as you go about your business. Many sections within the game will see you challenged by life-threatening situations. You must solve dozens of mind-blowing mysteries and puzzles to progress further into the game. But the more you succeed, the harder the challenge becomes.

Controlled almost entirely by mouse, and with very few keyboard functions, Atlantis 3 is very easy to get to grips with, even for the youngest of players.

The story of Atlantis is well-known, and the two previous games in this series were very well received. This third instalment is not simply another re-hash and has a lot to offer. The New World tells a compelling story and offers an enormous challenge that will keep players hooked for months.