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Age of Empires III

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"Nice if you can run it on full"
4 stars"

This game is good, very good infact. It is in my opinion the best AOE yet. The units are a little bit more comical than in the previous two AOE games, as you can see from the screenshots, but that in it's self makes the game much more fun to play anyway. Downside: the graphics aren't the best unless you have them on near full, especially the lighting, otherwise it's a great game.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Better than it's predecessors"
5 stars"

I have played both AOE I & II, and by far most enjoyed this one. If you are familiar with the previous AOE games you will be familiar with the controls, style and fighting system (Spearmen good against cavalry ect), however it includes many new features. The graphics are really good, if you have the computer to run it. With people still playing online its a good game to buy.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Cassic Game!"
5 stars"

Its a game that should always be played! No matter what age you are! :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Best Balanced Age of Empires to date"
5 stars"

I have been playing this game for 3 years now, went onto Warchief expansion, then later Asian Dynasty expansion. and came back to the original.

Over the years it had received 12 patches and is currently the most balanced AOE.

Online community is still strong so you can easily find a game, be it 1v1 or team game. various mods are also avaliable, – custom scenario etc.

For history fans, this one is less dedicated as previous installments, but there are plenty of unofficial scenarios depict historical events.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Dull"
1 stars"

Thought I'd try to counterbalance the enthusiasm of others. I played AOEI – great, AOE2 – above average and AOM – just wonderful and I play it still.

AOE3 seems to be too “politically correct”. So the graphics are good. So the game ic sort of cute. Why is it set in the “New World”? Face the fact: most warfare is in Europe. So the answer has to be – to sell it to the US audience. Very nice and very laudable but totally transparent. And warfare in the New World just isn't that interesting. I played it a couple of times and went back to RTW or AOM.

Don't waste your money.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Overall enjoying game"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Difficulty with some aspects of this game

Description

In this highly anticipated next installment in the "Age of Empires" franchise from Ensemble Studios, "Age of Empires III" places players in the time period of roughly 1500 1850, picking up where "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings left off. As players work to establish their empire, they will take on the role of a European power struggling to explore, colonize and conquer North and South America.

"Age of Empires III" introduces exciting new gameplay elements, including the all-new Home City and an incredible combat system. Players will find new civilizations to discover, random maps to conquer and a single-player campaign unlike any other. Players also will find stunning graphics as a result of a revolutionary graphics engine that pushes the limits of PC graphics technology in an entirely new way.

  • Engage in epic strategic battles. As players control the action, they can experience a new level of exciting combat with realistic physics effects, and have the option of engaging in battle with blades, gunpowder or both. Victory depends on the player's strategic battle plan.
  • Develop and strengthen a unique, customized Home City. The Home City represents a player's capital back in Europe and plays a supporting role in the attempt to control the New World. The better the player performs in the New World, the more powerful his Home City becomes. Players can customize their Home City to reflect unique personality traits, making the Home City a vital character in the game.
  • Explore a vibrant New World. Players can take advantage of elements of the colonial time period, including the ability to ally with Native Americans. They also can explore and find new resources in the Amazon rain forest, recover buried treasure from Caribbean islands, hunt bison on the Great Plains, compete to establish trade routes, and fortify the coast of New England.
  • Experience stunning graphics. Players will witness new lighting effects and shadows while immersed in a world that feels bright and sunny, yet which has a softness and depth that is revolutionary to PC games. Thanks to the new physics engine, players will never see the same scene twice.
  • Discover culturally diverse civilizations. Gamers can play as the British and have a stellar economy, or play as the French and easily ally with Native Americans. They can choose to play as the Spanish and have more support from their home country in Europe. Players have the option of playing as one of eight civilizations and, whichever one is chosen, players are guaranteed a unique and fulfilling experience.

System Requirements:

* Microsoft� Windows� XP
* PC with 1.4 GHz equivalent or higher processor
* 256 MB of system RAM
* 2 GB available hard disk space
* 32x speed or faster CD-ROM drive
* 64 MB video card with support for hardware transformation and lighting required
* Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
* Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
* 56.6 Kbps or better modem for online play
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
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Media Format
PC DVD-ROM
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Box Dimensions (mm)
135x191x13
UPC
882224043304
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
1472446

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