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 (273 reviews) - 87% of the 273 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,001 reviews) - 90% of the 7,001 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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Very Positive (273 reviews)
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Piktoll
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
420/360 would spam blazing crows again
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Zdobywca Polsce
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
You can't and wont play this game multiplayer cause this game has really serious problems like ''failed to join game'' and no one has a way to solve or fix this problem.
I searched everywhere and only way is portforwarding and it doesn't works for many of computers.
So if you want to buy this game think twice multiplayer is broken.
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joster963
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Exellent Game well woth the money!
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Sierra
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game has NO PURPOSE on buying. Because there is only 2 ways.
1-) Buy the game on Windows XP. (Microsoft doesn't support Windows XP)
2-) Buy the game on Windows 7. (Game doesn't support Windows 7)

And it's funny that the game is more playable when it is cracked. Do not ever buy or install. Go buy company of heroes 2. It is more fun to play.
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zibbledorf
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I've probably played about 10 matches online. I'm late to the game and it's kinda hard for new players to get into lobbies with experienced players due to a level difference. I was kicked from lobby many times for being low level. Gameplay is terrific. I only experienced a lag issue once - all 8 players couldn'y move and units for about 45 seconds at the start of the game and then everything was fine after.
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Nyroncold
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
the game keeps freezing. i have windows 10 and a 2.90GHz proccesor. i cant even get passed the menue screen.
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theravenchilde
( 135.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
i beat all the campaigns and leveled russia all the way to level 100 im good now
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Nursultan Tulyakbay
( 34.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A very good game. I used to play the ♥♥♥♥ out of this game when I was younger, and now that it is on Steam I had to get it. While this game is good, it is quite old and 40 dollars is simply too much to pay for it. I would add it to your wishlist and wait for it to go on sale.
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Jelluhtjuh
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
at first: Its a great game! thats not the problem here!

the problem is, that this game is a pain in the backside to run.

it just cant.

you litterally almost cant play it if you have a supported windows version (7,8,10)

i still havent figured it out yet.

so i dont recomment you buy it in case you have no experience with solving pc problems...
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Dreggy
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I bought this to play with my friends but we can't connect to a single game online. Neither LAN nor to any ESO servers.

For 37 Euros I don't think it's actually worth it to go through trouble trying to connect online and end up lost in troubleshoots. Lucky for me that I spent a fifth of that price. I wish that it is able to be played online without errors and lots of problems between steam users.

Overall I did play the campaigns and they are nice and have lots of work put into them so I would still recommend it if you're going to play this single player.
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150 of 184 people (82%) found this review helpful
165 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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67 of 84 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
PLease make another! AOE 4
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46 of 58 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Thumbs Up For Workshop!!
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20 of 23 people (87%) 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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
506.5 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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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
129.4 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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10 of 10 people (100%) 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 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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5 of 5 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
189.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Look son a good RTS game!

Classic game with all RTS mechanics

Buy it
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