Microsoft Studios brings you three epic Age of Empires III games in one monumental collection for the first time.
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Very Positive (346 reviews) - 88% of the 346 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,099 reviews) - 90% of the 7,099 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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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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Recent:
Very Positive (346 reviews)
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Very Positive (7,099 reviews)
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umutahmetcetin
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Product received for free
Best Age of Empires Ever
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jonmichael420
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Unplayable with my PC
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Mr.Money Bags
( 91.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
quite a good rts game that brings you into the history of world during the exploration age
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abrahamlincoln07
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
The best strategy game I ever played!!!!
It is the best combination between action and strategy
Hope they will release a new strategy game based on World Wars!!!
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YourFATMoM
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
VERYY GOED GEMA
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mac
( 419.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
One of the greatest strategy games of all time.
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lachy188
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
10/10 would rate again
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Octopussy
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
i really enjoy this game but guys is there a server for asia? because i am really lag playing with different players. i am from Philippines :(
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Kazuta Dewanto
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Amazing Graphic ,can Explore the whole world, Good RTS game, one my favorite game ever
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me1039
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Its not compatable with mac
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
282 of 327 people (86%) found this review helpful
292 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,011.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Yeah... I guess it's pretty decent.
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68 of 86 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Thumbs Up For Workshop!!
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A game from back when RTS games were still riding high, when "base building" wasn't a dirty word and factions were meant to be colourful and fun. It shows its age now, but the core mechanics are still solid.

An unusual characteristic of an RTS was persistency; or how your play affected you in the next game. AOE III had experience gain over time that would unlock "cards", which then could be called into play in a future match. This also came with nice cosmetic upgrades for a "capital" city, which let players really feel that they were leading an army into battle. Sadly these cosmetic upgrades were not in place for Asian or American civilizations in the expansions, although the persistant card unlocks are still present.

The factions are nicely done. The European factions all largely play the same, with some emphasis on artillery, cavalry, or infantry between them. Asian civilizations are also fairly similar, just implementing "wonders" as well as other minor changes. I do like the emphasis on the Americans, who end up playing much more differently as they lack the hard defenses that others do. Overall these different factions make for a high level of replayability.

An old game, but worth the money. Especially since newer quality RTSs are infrequent.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
513.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Started playing back in about 2005. Log in and win a couple every couple years now. Always a classic. By far my favorite game ever.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Looking for 3 more people to play with tonight. I will buy you the game. Already got 5 people. Great game
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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
130.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Great Game! needs to go on sale more, i have alot of friends who want to play but they dont have the money! lol bills, you know how it is ;)
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Brilliant Game. Brilliant Bundle. Played 3 through my childhood before I had steam and now I have this collection I have once again logged many hours on this awesome game!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I've been playing these titles since they were released during the late 90s. The soundtrack is pretty relaxing and enjoyable. The Game is just epic, i am happy that the game's had being released on steam.

If you dont own or have this epic, this is a must buy game.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Great game, I thoroughly enjoy it! although I feel like AoE II is better this is still an amazing game. Probably the best RTS game I've played on Steam.

I would definitely recommened buying it! However wait till Lord GabeN blesses you with Steam Sales.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
99.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
After playing quite a bit. (2 times Full Campaign +2* Expansion Campaign and quite a lot skirmishes.)
I decided to give this game a good review. Game itself is fun. Even solo. The only thing i found to be negative was the Campaign story. Characters , Dialogues , Monologues just made me feel bad. Feels like they are cheap. But thats just my opinion.
I tried Multiplayer. Most of the times 400-1000+ people online in Multiplayer. Problem: Not a lot Newbies, so you might get stomped sometimes. My first game as level 10 was versus 2 level 100+ Dudes. Yeah. But dont be fooled. Good strategic and tactic decision is important here.
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