Avadon 3: The Warborn out September 14

Spiderweb Software's Avadon series wraps up in a couple of weeks, when the third part of the fantasy trilogy pops up on PC (and Mac and iPad). I liked what I played of the first part, and as is the Spiderweb way, The Warborn looks pretty much identical to that, although there are probably lots of small changes under the hood.

You'll remember that you play as the Hand of Avadon in this series: a "warrior and spy, judge and executioner, with nearly unlimited power to fight the enemies of your homeland". Your enemies this time include barbarians and monsters, who are currently trampling all over that homeland, the jerks.

If you're not au fait with the Avadon series, the Steam page reckons that "experience with earlier games is entirely unnecessary" to play this third and final part. It's out September 14, and there's a trailer below illustrating what you're in for:

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.