Cossacks 3 is a rare combination of war, economy, army developing, building and upgrading that couldn’t be found in any game for the last 15 years. This deep RTS gameplay will return old fans in the golden ages of the genre and give newcomers a unique experience.
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Mostly Positive (78) - 71% of the 78 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (3,964) - 73% of the 3,964 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 20, 2016
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April 6

Latest news!



Dear friends!

Here's a short info about the upcoming news, and how the things are going)

1. On Sunday, April 8 at 10:00 PST, there will be a one-day sale on Steam, where you can purchase a game or any of the add-ons with -50%, or whole "Cossacks 3 Experience" bundle with -65% discount

2. We are working on a large update which will be published soon. There will be a lot of absolutely new features for the Cossacks 3, plus various bug fixes

3. The first in our history teamed Season clash will be held from May 14 to May 20, we will publish all the details soon. Fourth season ends on May 5 at 21.59 in GMT

4. We have not forgotten about the mac version, we are just ashamed to repeat that we do not know when the work will be over. But this is the only truth: the work is on, we do not know when it will end, and we are very, very sorry that everything is so excruciatingly long


We wish a wonderful weekend to you all!
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January 16

Patch Notes 16.01.18 (2.0.2.87.5828)



Dear friends!

We are wholeheartedly congratulating you on past holidays!
We're presenting you a new update, which has multiplayer fixes and various small balance changes.

Patch Notes 16.01.18 (2.0.2.87.5828)

Multiplayer:
1. Ranked games points calculation has been changed:
- First player to leave, before the end of peace time receives a penalty to his score and defeat, even if his team has won the match.
- Any player who'd leave after the first one, won't receive any penalties.
- Leaving the game after peace time is over won't net a penalty. Points would be granted according to team's performance during the match.
- Player, who has got an ally leaver before the peace time was over, won't receive any defeat penalty, but will get victory points, in case he'd win.
2. Fixed errors, which prevented player from receiving points after the match is over.
3. Changed the mechanism of ranking in multiplayer. It's easier to get promotion to higher ranks now and players are distributed more evenly on ranking scale.
4. Matchmaking algorithm for quick games has been improved.
5. Fixed a rare error, causing nonmirror matches. Earlier, it was possible to have a Poland+Poland vs Turkey+Turkey matchup, instead of even nation distribution between teams.
6. Multiplayer games stability has been improved. Fixed some errors causing the game to 'hang up'.

Balance:
1. European and Switzerland pikeman protection against arrow decreased from 7 to 6.
2. Mercenary roundshier protection against arrow decreased from 19 to 17.
3. Mercenary archer normal arrow attack range increased from 650 to 700.
4. Mercenary grenadiers grenade attack range increased from 370 to 400.
5. Shipyards cost rise per building increased from 0% to 50%.
6. European shipyards cost decreased from 1700 wood, 900 stone, 400 iron to 1600 wood, 800 stone, 400 iron.
7. Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian shipyards prices were also slightly decreased.
8. Academy upgrades that increase artillery attack range, hit points, and repair now also have effect on mortars.
9. Various nations temple, church, cathedral, mosque prices was slightly reworked/decreased.
10. Turkish archer minimal attack range decreased from 400 to 300

Utility:
1. Added 15 minutes of peace time (PT) option.
2. Slight redesign of main menu and campaign's interfaces.
3. Added "Tutorial" button, which starts corresponding tutorial campaign.
4. Small fixes in various localizations have been made.

We hope you'd like these fixes and wish you a nice evening full of fierce cossacks battles!
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Reviews

“Straightforward, simple, but slick and solid. Cossacks is comfort food, but it feels sufficiently of today despite its cheerfully throwback heart. I had a good time, and most of all I realised that I’m more than ready for this once so staid of genres to come back in earnest.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Return of the legendary Cossacks! The sequel of the award winning strategy series.

Leaning on the history of the 17th and 18th century, the real time strategy game awakens colossal mass battles with up to 32,000 soldiers simultaneously on the battlefield.



This remake of the classic game, that originally launched in 2000, contains all of the elements that distinguish the successful Cossacks games and combines them with contemporary 3D-graphics. Cossacks 3 provides the player with infinite tactical options, including not only the construction of buildings, the production of raw materials, but also the broad selection of various units and the influence of the landscape.

20 nations, 120 different unit types, 100 research opportunities, and over 220 different historical buildings are available to the player. Besides the battles ashore, players can build an armada and attack their enemies at sea. Cossacks 3 offers five historic single player-campaigns and up to eight players can fight each other in multiplayer-mode on one map. The player can forge alliances with or against others as well as challenge the computer. Randomly generated maps provide endless variations and can be adapted to the gamer’s needs.



Game features:
  • Grandiose battles of up to 32,000 soldiers on the battlefield
  • 20 playable nations
  • 100 research opportunities
  • 220 different historic buildings
  • Battles ashore and at sea
  • Five singleplayer historical campaigns
  • Infinite variations of battles on randomly generated maps
As a free DLC all the players will receive 8 additional playable nations with the unique music main themes.

Information about Digital Deluxe Edition (no longer available for purchase):




Digital Deluxe - is a game edition, that contained both base game and 4 previously announced DLC, which are getting consequent releases during 1 year after Cossacks 3 release, along with few great bonuses.
We have already released 4 promised DLCs: Days of Brilliance, Rise to Glory, Path to Grandeur and The Golden Age. They include:

Early access to new nations:
  • [Days of Brilliance] Denmark
  • [Days of Brilliance] Netherlands
  • [Rise to Glory] Bavaria
  • [Rise to Glory] Saxony
  • [Path to Grandeur] Hungary
  • [Path to Grandeur] Portugal
  • [The Golden Age] Switzerland
  • [The Golden Age] Piedmont

Campaigns:
  • [Days of Brilliance] Pro Fide, Lege et Rege
  • [Rise to Glory] Huge gambles and great achievements.
  • [Rise to Glory] The Lion of the North.
  • [Path to Grandeur] St.Jacob with us, Spain!
  • [Path to Grandeur] In the Service of the Grand Vizier!
  • [The Golden Age] Oranien bovem!

Single-player missions:
  • [Days of Brilliance] Konotop
  • [Days of Brilliance] Clash at Nordlingen
  • [Days of Brilliance] Stuart Restoration
  • [Days of Brilliance] Peasants' War
  • [Days of Brilliance] Landing in Brittany
  • [Rise to Glory] Second Northern War
  • [Rise to Glory] Great Northern War
  • [Rise to Glory] Franco-Dutch War
  • [The Golden age] War for Brazil
  • [The Golden age] War in the Caribbean
  • [The Golden age] The Portuguese War of Independence
  • [The Golden age] Siege of Dunkirk
Historical battle:
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Nieuwpoort (1600)
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Pyliavtsi (1648)
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Prostki (1656)
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Saint Gotthard (1664)
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Villaviciosa (1710)
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Sheriffmuir (1715)
  • [The Golden age] Oran (1732)
  • [The Golden age] Battle of Soor (1745)
Environments:
  • [Rise to Glory] Winter maps
  • [Path to Grandeur] Desert maps

Digital Deluxe Edition owners would also receive soundtrack in lossless quality (wav format).

Digital Deluxe Edition is no longer available for purchases. Its owners have already got 4 DLC for free, as we`ve promised.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz / Core i3 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 280
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9600 GT / Radeon HD 4830 / Intel HD5000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution - 1280x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 560 / ATI Radeon HD 7900 Series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu, Mint
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+, 512 MB GPU RAM (Intel video-cards are not officially supported and game may not work)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimal Screen Resolution - 1280x768
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