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 (287 reviews) - 87% of the 287 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,022 reviews) - 90% of the 7,022 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 (287 reviews)
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cll
( 91.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I have been playing this game since its original release along with other classical RTS like RoN. Threw this game aside many times, and many times I came back to it again. An absolute RTS classic of all times.
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Sweep8989
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Hours of single player and multiplayer fun
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himself
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Complete edition? It has none of the expamsion packs nor does it give you the option to buy them.. shame, But this is an amazing game for anyone who likes RTS or is curious about these kinds of games.
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Cpt_Darkwolf
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great game, buy if you like age of mythology
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[HS]InfamousMelon
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Wanted to play hard mode on this game with one of my friends we fought for 2h and after that we decided to make one last push and resign if we dont win.We didnt win and we resigned just to realise that he had nothing after our last push just a few houses..
10/10 i would do it again
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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
( 5.5 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
186 of 221 people (84%) found this review helpful
198 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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52 of 64 people (81%) 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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23 of 26 people (88%) 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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
508.7 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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27 of 37 people (73%) 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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13 of 13 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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 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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8 of 8 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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