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 (178 reviews) - 87% of the 178 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (6,921 reviews) - 90% of the 6,921 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (178 reviews)
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Very Positive (6,921 reviews)
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DerekSturm263
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game and awesome game play. I don't think I will ever be able to go back to the original.
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mohredlou
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
very solid RTS game.
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Andrei0223|kickback.com
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Sound is bugged and is enough for someone to turn it down,at least on this version.
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Pudding
( 51.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
overated lol
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Sluuk
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is absolutely amazing for a 7 year old game. Fantastic gameplay and one of the best strategy games i've ever played that won't become bored in a time. So do not postpone buying the game and get it as long as it's on sale. Because its really expansive when the game is not on sale.
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MRM
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Very good game for strategy game with exciting theme.But the multiplayer server list its so little
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Coispy
( 56.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is the best ever I played it as I was growing up and I still do today. The 53 hours should say 1 1/2 years. >_<
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Agent 69
( 61.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It has a nice campaign, but playing multiplayer with friends is the best you can extract from this game!
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Jeffery
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
When on sale, completely worth for £5.99. I would not pay £30 for a 10 year old game but this is still a clasic game and I am looking forward to playing multiplayer with my friends.
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jonathan.boyette
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
It seemingly only installed Age of Empires III for me. I thought I was paying for the "Complete Edition", it was on sale, so I jumped on it, what's going on here?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
76 of 85 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Great game, but I cannot justify recommending to friends to pay $40 USD for this game when its literally over 10 years old.
Get it when its on special
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72 of 92 people (78%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
60 of 78 people (77%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,011.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Yeah... I guess it's pretty decent.
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
PLease make another! AOE 4
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28 of 37 people (76%) 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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19 of 24 people (79%) 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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
502.6 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 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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9 of 9 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Following on from the monumental success that was Age of Empires II, this third installment brings the franchise into the light with jaw-droppingly amazing graphics and a style of gameplay that is a dream to play. The attention to detail is astounding, from everything to cracks in a townhouse just about ready to crumble, to the wide range of sound effects ranging from hilarously stereotypical comments from Isabella of Spain to Frederick the Great of Germany, to the sounds of canons such as the Falconets. Even the different environments manage to evoke a sense of belonging, as if one is truly standing in the snow in Siberia, or sweating bullets in Caribbean - not an easy feat for a strategy game to achieve. The fact that no major installment have been released since (Age of Empires IV anyone?) is simply a testament to the replay value and endurance of one of the all-time greatest strategy games released.

VERDICT: 10/10
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