Microsoft Studios brings you three epic Age of Empires III games in one monumental collection for the first time.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,548 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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Includes 3 items: Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

 

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"Really great RTS game and in a complete package. Somewhat overpriced though so better wait for a sale on which it rarely goes."

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October 25

Extra Life 24hr Streamathon

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July 30

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About This Game

Immerse yourself in the award-winning strategy experience. Microsoft Studios brings you three epic Age of Empires III games in one monumental collection for the first time. Command mighty European powers looking to explore new lands in the New World; or jump eastward to Asia and determine the outcome of its struggles for power.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon X1300
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
131.3 hrs on record
i think aoe 3 should have a workshop to create more stuff
Posted: October 13
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Age of empires...... you amazing game you.... must buy, infact don't just buy this one, buy ALL of them! these games are just wayyyy too much fun, one of the best ever games! must buy! 10/10.
Posted: September 28
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Even after almost 10 years of its release looks still a recent game. Not a complex gameplay nor simple, however a extraordinary multiplayer system capable to please people whom play it...
Posted: October 18
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Its different from the AOE 1 & 2 style , with more choices , rpg like , enhanced better graphics etc.

-Story is awesome if you will choose to play campaign , 3 stories , each one is better than another.
-The difficulty with this one is reasonable , i mean unlike AOE 1 & 2 campaigns , you have to be so pro to finish them without cheats , this one will let you finish the campaign with no cheats.
-The purchasing unit in this game is intersting , saves alot of time than previous AOE's , for example you could build 5 units in 1 queue instead of 1 by 1 , theres also town supplies that you can get them every 4 mins ~ ( you get to choose ur cargo and set up before starting game ).
-This type of games aint about graphics i know , but this game's graphics are fairly nice and pleaseing to see.
-When you're done with the main story , you could still play customized battles , as you will gain experince that will allow you to level up ur own town , with way more more cards/choices/upgrades than you had in story mode.


Either you're going to play it alone or with friends , its so much fun. i'd recommend buying this game in full/sale prices , worth it anyway. 9.5/10.
Posted: October 6
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
In 1995 wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park for the first time in 70 years.
Posted: October 13
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
aoe^^
Posted: October 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.3 hrs on record
The levelling system makes the game a lot more interesting. Great to play with friends.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
I have owned the Collectors Edition of AoE III since it was released in September 2005. It is my most played game by far, probably above 3,000 hours. One thing I can say with complete certainty is, if you get into the online multiplayer, like really get into it. You will always come back to this game and enjoy every moment.

If you're a new player, and are willing to get into this game : go ahead and message me, i'll try to help you out!
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.1 hrs on record
Awesome fun with friends!
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.1 hrs on record
amazing game with really fun multiplayer
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Ahh love the good old age of empires, When i was in hospital used to play AOE 2 but i love enjoying AOE 3 great Graphics!!!
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Jedna z nejlepších a jednoduše hratelných strategií co znám :)
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.7 hrs on record
Great game I totally recommend it
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
*Note: I have very little time played on my Steam version of this game, but have played around 80 - 100 hours on the disc version.*

Age of Empires III incorporates an awesome New England settings rendered in amazing graphics. The combat is more intense, more diverse, and much more realistic than that of the original two Age of Empires games, which were already great. The interface has been updated and greatly improved (only three resources allow for a smoother process of building and running your civilation).

The game has many great new features, including:
-use of a "home city", a city you customize and level up through battle, that serves as your main menu and gives rewards
-ability to train troops in groups of five, instead of individually
-random capturable treasures scattered around the map that give unique bonuses
-more realistic battle (soldiers burn buildings instead of hit them, cannonballs knock down trees, ships sink, etc)
-awesome revamped naval combat. Limited fleet size allow more tactical fighting strategies
-unit special abilities. these vary greatly, providing a single powerful shot, treasure gaurdian taming, stealth, etc.
-ability to build trade posts to ally with native americans, providing unique/powerful upgrades and native units
-use of limited and highly-profitable trade posts along a railroad, which are visciously fought over
-unique use of ability cards, picked outside of battle, and used during game for special advantages
-highly diverse wild animals to fight, hunt, and tame. Tamable ones includes wolves, coyotes, bears, cougars, and more.
-interesting and useful incorporation of time-period features, including minute-men, trains, native allies, and more.
-addition of artillery units (various cannons) that add a unique element to combat
-(with Asian Dynasties expansion) ability to play as one of three native American tribes (Sioux, Aztec, and one other)


Things I do not like about this game:
-population size still limited to 200 units
-artillery is a bit overpowered (specifically anti-infantry artillery, though it is more realistic that way)

In short, if you are a fan of the original two AoE games, love historical time period-set war games, like strategy combat, or just want to have some great fun on an amazingly underrated and easy-to-learn game, buy Age of Empires III now. And while you're at it, the expansions are great and well worth the money.

9.5/10 - Highly, highly recommended.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Great game at a great price.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
made me cri when i dii. so sad. My little army of animals dii. so sad. Jimmy the orangatuang is no more.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
350.6 hrs on record
Strategic! :D
Posted: October 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
amazing
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
672.9 hrs on record
Addicted since launch day; almost 10 years later.
Posted: October 19
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Nowhere near as good as good as it's last installment, Age Of Empires II (HD edition is on steam).

However, it still holds up now. Ragdolling soldiers with Cannons never gets old. Also it has a decent fictional story which spans a few hundred years.

My advice: while I recommend this to someone who just loves RST and plays every single one they can get thier hands on, this will be a treat. There are definately better ones however.

A few to consider are:
Age Of Mythology
Age Of Empires II
StarCraft
Starwars: Empire at War

Enjoy,
Posted: October 1
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