Official Title  Arc the Lad III
Common Title  Arc the Lad 3
Serial Number(s)  SCPS-45438-9
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  RPG 

Developer  G-Craft.
Publisher  Sony.
Date Released  28 October 1999
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number


Serial Number In Disc SCPS-45438 SCPS-45439
Media Disc ID N / A N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

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Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Arc the Lad 3 is arguably the best looking game of the series, as well as the longest. Dropping sprites in favour of polygonal environments, the game looks like a mix of Xenogears, Suikoden, and Breath of Fire IV. Itís very high on production values, with FMV quality thatís somewhere between Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and an absolutely wonderful soundtrack. (My favourite of the 3 games) Looking at Arc 2 and Arc 3 is like the difference between night and day.

In the end, Arc 3 feels like an updated version of Arc 2, which isnít a bad thing at all. The game follows my personal favourite lead character of the series, Alec, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery. When he was a child, his town was burned down in flames by what has become known as ďThe Great DisasterĒ, and a Hunter (ass-kicking mercenaries of peace and justice) rescued Alec, giving him a pretty impressive sword. Ever since that day, Alecís life goal has been to become a Hunter and to find out where he came from. He shares many parallels with Lunarís Alex, although

Alec is more in control of his emotions and actions; heís your typical cool-headed, but ambitious hero. As you can probably guess, Alec does become a Hunter and the Huntersí Guild from Arc the Lad 2 makes a return. However, the jobs in Arc 3 have more variety than those in Arc 2. For one, you wonít always be fighting monsters; sometimes youíll have to complete puzzles. Just like Arc 2, itís possible to fail at a job, which earns you a smaller reward. All of this, in addition to various other abilities such as synthesizing weapons and items, make Arc 3 a completist junkieís dream come true.

Arc the Lad III focuses on bounty-hunting jobs that have the party embarking on various quests for the Hunter's Guild, some of which help further the game's storyline. The most notable addition to the combat system in this incarnation is monster cards. Captured monsters can be turned into cards, which can then be used to summon the respective creatures in future battles

  Manufacturer's description:

3rd RPG of light and sound "Arc the Lad" series! And to improve the guild system, the story proceeds by guild work. Previous data takeover alive and well. 3 years ago, catastrophe at the expense of previous work hero Elk us to seal the ruler of darkness, life of millions of people around the world is lost beginning. Now, a new adventure by Aleksandar boy who survived this catastrophe begins!

  • Third person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • SCI-FI, Futuristic & Medieval Fantasy themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1-15 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  Yes.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Moves characters onscreen / Moves free cursor on the battle screen / Moves cursor on menu items and boxes that require a response  D-Pad
  Confirms menu commands / Initiates conversation with townspeople / Attacks enemies on the battlefield -  X Button
  Opens the character's ability ring -  Circle Button
  Opens the item menu / On the map screen it opens the save menu -  Square Button
  Returns to the previous screen during menus / Ends a character's turn during combat -  Triangle Button
  Activate the free cursor during combat -  L1 + R1 Button
  Increase cursor speed -  L1, R1, R2 or L2 Button (when free cursor is active)
  Change the way a character is facing without moving them during combat -  L1 or R2 Button + D-Pad
  Opens the options menu screen during combat -  Select Button
  Opens the character status screen during combat; from the character status screen, pressing the start button will open the accessories menu -  Start Button



 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 313 x 280 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 27 KB
Dim. - 318 x 280 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 26 KB
 - Disc Cover

  • Arc the Lad 3 [SCPS-10106-7]  - 
  • Arc the Lad 3 [PlayStation the Best] [SCPS-91228-9]  - 
  • Arc the Lad 3 [PSOne Books] [SCPS-91316-7]  - 
  • Arc the Lad Collection [SLUS-01224, SLUS-01252-6]  - 

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