Microsoft Studios brings you three epic Age of Empires III games in one monumental collection for the first time.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,250 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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Buy Age of Empires Legacy Bundle Including The Forgotten

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

Buy Microsoft RTS Collection: Age of Empires/Age of Mythology/Rise of Nations

Includes 5 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

 

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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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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
Helpful customer reviews
618 of 658 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
660.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
You will learn how to say: "Yes", "Ok", "I will do it" and "Attack", in basiclly any language.
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405 of 486 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
78.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
You can force women to mine gold
10/10 would reverse gender roles again
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81 of 86 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
I am a big fan of the AOE series, and history. This game is brilliant, although the AI may be silly at times *cough, Napolean* it still has unique gameplay and good graphics, as well a Pretty decent uprgade system. I loved the fact that different units would take up a certain amount of population, e.g. A dragoon would take up 2 population where as the a musketeer would take up 1. There is a huge variety of map choices and with the Asian dynasties pack and The war cheifs DLC, the selection choices are endless, they vary from the Amazon River, The Andes, Anywhere in the US and even the Great silk road in Asia.

Best feature for me? The Expansion Packs were actually expansions that changed the game in multiple ways and added on to the complete/full base form of the game. normally DLC nowadays is required to get the full package of what the final product should've been. AoE3's Expansion Packs ARE NOT DLC. The Expansion Packs in AoE3 add on to the game content enough to make it feel like a different game within a game. The Expansion Packs aren't neccessary to fully enjoy Age of Empires III; however, having them improves upon the player experience greater.

If you enjoy real time strategy games, enjoy managing an economy, epic large battles, and don't like excessive micromanaging then this is the game for you. It offers brilliant combat with amazing scenery. The unit mapping is rather brilliant and the variety of maps keeps you constantly wanting to play more.
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186 of 236 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
My Aztec navy destroyed the Spanish and British fleets

10/10
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
A follow up to the 2'nd Age of Empires that everyone loved.

Among many this game is not so good, some things were simplified, such as gathering resources - now there are 3 instead of 4 of them and your villagers don't have to come back to the lumberjack or the city centre to store them.
Many smaller tweaks and adjustments, and of course a heavy focus on musket fights, artillery and the transition from Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution and father away into the 19'th Century.

It's a shame that there weren't any additional elements added to the Steam release of the game.
Controls being one of the more touchy ones. For instance, to change the hotkeys you need to manually go through each tab. There is also no Steam Cloud, but they did add Trading Cards so that's one interesting thing to look forward to.

This game is soon to have 10 years after it's release. But this edition is by far the best one yet. You get all the expansions. Working multiplayer with a community that still lives. And of course that same old strategy many remember and honor as "one of the best".

The modest presentation of it's ancestors passed away. I'd say that the magnificence of the soundtrack itself says a lot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWfMfHlFck&list=PL37F10A7ECDC81CA0&index=9

A Musical score composed by Ensemble Studios musicians Stephen Rippy and Kevin McMullan.

If History is of any interest to you, if the New World conquests were something you're keen on. Buy this game, especially when on sale!
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