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 (140 reviews) - 83% of the 140 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,645 reviews) - 90% of the 7,645 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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Buy Age of Empires Legacy Bundle

Includes 4 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, 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 7 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Mythology EX: Tale of the Dragon, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

 

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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meow mix
232.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
tis great
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Dan2172
29.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
Timeless.
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Hasolti
16.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
One of the better games out there. Buy it, trust me, it´s worth it.

Heard there´s problem with multiplayer though, but dont know personally.
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tagerimm
22.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Ths game used to hold a special place in my heart as one of the last breaths of a wonderful series, now i cant even recover my password to play online because there is no support, cant even blame this on steam support since its not their services failing. My reccomentation, not worth buying anymore.
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Yoshida Kiyomi
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
2 HD IS BETTER
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dreadlock
10.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
better than Age Of 2
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Space Engineer
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is one of the best RTS of all time. I gew up with this game, and I would be lieing if I said there was a time that I did not enjoy it. Take it from me, this game should be on your buy list. Though $40.00 does seem like a lot for this game, I would wait for a special. I missplaced my disk so I need to wait and re-buy this.

I would recomend this game to any of my friends.
This game also does not need a beefy computer to run and it still looks incredible. My pc is a potato, and it runs this game just fine in med graphic settings
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Meep
41.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Awesome Game for LAN with friends :=)
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abhinav.engineer
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
how to play asian dynastyes. it does not sho any prompt/ command. please help
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Cave Johnson
104.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Really good game for those who are liking games where you can build your own empire
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Remember when the Chinese fought the Russians in the Caribbean? How about when they built entire villages in Texas and defended against Germany?

Historical accuracy is on point.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This game is still a masterpiece. Probably one of the best RTS games ever released.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Still waiting Microsoft Studios announcing AOE IV
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
This game is amazing! Highly recommend!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
109.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Microsoft have suceeded in making adictive games,pity they don't do more instead of operating systems!!!
AofE 1 and 2 paved the way,AofE 3 even better with the graphics we have known Ensemble are capable of.Very playable.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
65.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
One of my top favorites age of empires!! The campaign is long and worth it!! ONline is still alive and kicking butt!!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I started gaming online with the AOE 1 so it is very notaslgic for me. In my opinion the Age of Empires series is the best RTS ever made, just it.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Its Age of empire 3, do you really need convincing? Just buy it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
201.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Do I recommend this game? I do. I really do.

It's like masterpiece of music or artwork. You can make beautiful colonies, great armies and great battles. It's not about accuracy, but about tactic, strategy. You need to get resources as fast as possible, get units and destroy your enemy. Simple, but hard, since different nation has different bonuses. So far I loved France and Portugal. France for unique settlers, which are strong and gather faster than usual settlers. Voltigeurs and Gandarmes are strong together. Advanced formation for Gandarmes recommended. (able to turn on in gameplay options)

Portugal is... just beautiful. I love the language and voices they have. Cassadores are powerful long-range units with cute voice. Organ guns are ideal against infantry. Jinetes (dragoons) are hardcore enemies for cavarly, so use 'em to keep your artillery safe from enemy's horses. There maybe hard choice for pikemen or halbardies, but imo pikemen are way more useful, even if weaker. I work with 45 Cassadores and 5 Heavy Cannons (also +1 for voice) which are powerful formation, but also weak. So I used to work with weaker (low hp) units, but faster and more powerful. Rathauses (or how do you call it) are a bit annoying, since if you want to build beautiful looking colony, 3 rathauses are enough imo.

Even tho price may not be very convincing, spend money on this (or wait for sale, it's always an option) and have fun. Company is fun either.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
183.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Super fun game, especially if you play with your friends online. There are many different civilizations to choose from and each one has a unique playstyle which can be strong or weak depending on how you play them and how your enemy plays as well. Very difficult but very fun at the same time. So much strategy and thought goes into every match and you have to make very quick and precise decisions or else you can set yourself behind from the very start and lose extremely easily.

Keep in mind that this game is over a decade old now so the graphics are not "cutting edge" but the game still looks good, and graphics don't really matter in this type of game anyways. With how old the game is, the online functionality can be pretty bad at times. I've had many time with my friends where we struggled to all get into the same lobby together as some of us could connect and others literally could not join no matter what.

There are rumors of an Age of Empires 4 possibly being made, but I wouldn't count on that too much. Despite the online problems, all the game mechanics work very good and the strategy required to succeed is insane. I recommend this to anyone who likes a thought invoking game.
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