Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS - 1990

Alt name Commander Keen: "Invasion of the Vorticons" - Episode Three: Keen Must Die!
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Platform, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Apogee Software, Ltd.
Developer id Software, Inc.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view, Top-Down
4.68 / 5 - 203 votes

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Patch available

Description of Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

The third episode of the keen series, the commander must travels into the home planet of the Vorticon and find the Grand Intellect which lead them to the Earth.

The game shows all aspect of the Vorticon life : wifes, childrens, toys, streets and suburbs.

Lots of resources for the Keen series can be found on Beyond the Pogo.

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Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

NostalgiaMaster98 2021-12-22 2 points

@awashnut actually the motto refers to ABANDONWARE games. As this game is no longer abandonware due to the copyright holders deciding they want to start supporting and selling the game again, it is no longer free.

Abandonware, by the way, refers to software, including games that are no longer sold, no longer supported and while still protected by copyright, the copyright holders don't bother to enforce said copyright anymore.

awashnut 2018-12-10 -1 point

so originally i could down load it without buying it from steam your motto is download 14,000 old games for free are you lying to loyal old school gamers change your motto !!!!! or make your games free again

Mursa 2015-05-29 2 points DOS version

One of the first PC games I ever played. Happy to find an old dos copy. You all really help us mac users.

MAAC 2014-12-04 -1 point DOS version


deadmau5 2013-04-04 0 point DOS version


Orochi Black 2012-06-02 1 point DOS version

Excellent game, and I'm glad you've put it here.

Green Tengu 2012-05-06 1 point DOS version

I have a bit of a request to whoever it is who uploaded this game to here. You see, this is the earliest version of the game that was released, and by extension, has a variety of glitches. This version has an instance in a stage where a key is suspended in air above a pool of water which you can't make without exploiting cheats. If at all possible, I'd like to ask you to reupload this game's later version (Version 1.32, I believe) so that people don't get stuck on various parts that weren't ironed out in this version (Further incentive: This version of the game has been cited for preventing the player from reaching a schoolhouse in a certain level that has the Standard Galactic Alphabet written on it for people to find). PLEASE READ THIS!

bj 2012-01-23 1 point DOS version


chiku 2012-01-04 0 point DOS version

good game.n

Eric, The Panda 2011-08-20 1 point DOS version

Two words... PER FECT.... Hahaha.

fat man 2010-03-12 0 point DOS version

i have only played the the first 2

freedom 2010-01-04 0 point DOS version

had 1,2 and 4 as a kid, just awesome games, especially 4
this and wolfenstein 3D (also awesome game, try it) were the first ones i ever played

Dark-Star 2009-02-13 0 point DOS version

Thank you very much for hosting this. I have many happy memories playing this as a little tyke on computers that would now be *politely* called 'legacy hardware'. Am setting up the Keen series for my younger brothers with Dosbox, and I think they'll really get a kick out of it.

It is a shame that the 2nd series ended unfinished with Keen 6..perhaps someday a dedicated fan can fill the gap. (I'd love to, but I can't program worth beans) I'll always have a special place in my heart for the pint-sized hero who kicked alien tail all over the galaxy with a little green stunner, a pogo stick and a jerry-built spaceship.

FLYING FOOT LOVER 2009-01-25 0 point DOS version

AHH I Cant get over ckeen!! fkn love the flying foot :) tastes so fucking good..

Slasher 2008-10-20 0 point DOS version

best site ever

commander keen 2013-05-02 1 point DOS version

the commander keen series is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i also suggest keen 1,5,6 and drems.

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Game Extras and Resources

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PatchPatch 1.31 English version 117 KB (DOS)

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