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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Mixed (139 reviews) - 63% of the 139 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (3,108 reviews) - 73% of the 3,108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 20, 2016

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May 26

Shipyard in the Desert (+Patch Notes)

Dear friends!

We have astonishing news for you!

Greetings to all, who has Deluxe Edition and DLC Path to Grandeur!
Desert maps are now available not only in turkish campaign, but in random maps & internet-battles too!
Also Portugal received unique shipyard, which is armed with cannons and has ability to shoot.

So, go on, to hot sandy battlefields!

Also, we`d like to present you the latest patch notes:

Patch Notes 26.05.17 (

1. Nations list in game creation room has been changed and adapts to your resolution.

1. Officer`s attack speed decreased in a factor of 2.
Europe - Production time increased from 5s to 12s.
Russia - Production time increased from 6s to 15s.
Turkey, Algeria - Production time increased from 4s to 10s.
Scotland - Production time increased from 6s to 14s.
2. Attack upgrades for russian and scottish officers values decreased from 45 to 30.
Defense upgrades values for russian, ottoman and scottish officers decreased from 10 to 8.
3. Production time for officers attack upgrade increased to 46.875s.
4. Production time for artillery has been decreased:
Cannons - from 120s to 75s
Howitzers - from 150s to 94s
5. Movement speed for cannon, howitzer and multi-barreled cannon increased by 10-15% approximately.
6. Art depo upgrades for all artillery units have been changed. Now, there are 3 upgrades for both production time and cost. These upgrades have higher efficiency and their cost was changed.
7. Costs for 3rd, 4th and 5th attack speed upgrades in tower decreased:
3rd upgrade - from 600 gold to 400 gold;
4th upgrade - from 700 gold to 450 gold;
5th upgrade - from 850 gold to 500 gold;
8. Spanish and portuguese storehouses build time and cost have been decreased:
Build time - from 6.25s to 4.68s;
Cost - from 20 wood 50 stone to 20 wood 20 stone ;

1. Fixed a bug, which allowed to upgrade mines and towers above the limits.
2. Fixed a bug, which caused healing upgrade in academy to disappear, in case if academy was captured upgrade process.

Have a nice day!

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May 16

Path to Grandeur - Release

Dear friends!

GSC Game World is happy to announce that ‘Cossacks 3: Path to Grandeur’ is now available!

Path to Grandeur will allow you to participate in glorious wars, marching through half of the Europe and battling the greatest empires of an era. DLC would introduce two new nations, 8 unique units, amusing campaigns and more!

Main features of Path to Grandeur:
• Ottoman campaign: Take part in greatest battles of Köprülü era and lead the Ottoman to grandeur.

• Spanish campaign: Become an Ambrogio Spinola. Demonstrate your wits in sieges of mighty fortresses and calm mind in fiery battles.

• New climatic zone: Get ready to fierce battles among great sands under the scorching desert sun.

• New nations: Highly anticipated by our players Hungary and Portugal are returning to game and entering the battlefields, each with its own custom soundtrack.

• New unique Units:
17th century Pikeman - Portugal:
Damage - 9 (19 with the maximum upgrade)
Price - food 40, gold 4, iron 5
Build time - 4
Protection - pike: 0 (10), sword: 1 (11), bullet: 1, cannister: 25, arrow: 4 (14), cannonball: 0

Jaeger - Portugal:
Damage - 10 (16)
Price - food 30, gold 2, iron 5
Build time - 2.25
Protection - unarmored (with maximum upgrade pike, sword, arrow: 6)

Hajduk - Hungary:
Damage - 9 (13)
Price - food 35, gold 4, iron 4
Build time - 5
Protection - unarmored (pike, sword, arrow: 7)

Szekelys - Hungary:
Damage - 19 (27)
Price - food 30, gold 30, iron 10
Build time - 8.5
Protection - unarmored (pike, sword, arrow: 8)

Grenadier - Hungary:
Melee damage - 30 (50), musket - 16
Price - food 90, gold 70, iron 30
Build time - 6.5
Protection - unarmored (pike, sword, arrow: 12)

Hussar(available in 17th century) - Hungary:
Damage - 10 (28)
Price - food 100, gold 30, iron 2
Build time - 21
Protection - unarmored (pike, sword, arrow: 10)

Sipahi - Turkey:
Hp 360
Damage - 12 (22)
Price - food 130, gold 20, iron 70
Build time - 19.5
Protection - pike: 3 (15), sword: 7 (19), bullet: 4, cannister: 225, arrow: 25 (37), cannonball: 60

Coselete - Spain:
Damage - 10 (20)
Price - food 35, gold 7, iron 30
Build time - 5.5
Protection - pike: 4 (12), sword: 5 (13), bullet: 6, cannister: 240, arrow: 12 (20), cannonball: 50

Hungary and Portugal would be available to all our players in two weeks after release of the DLC. Owners of Deulxe Edition or DLC would be able to use them since 16th May, while other players will get access to these nations for free on 30th of May.

This DLC is part of the Deluxe Edition.

Wish you have a nice day!

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“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

Digital Deluxe Edition

For the real Cossacks series fans we would like to offer the Digital Deluxe Edition that will contain 4 post-launch DLC’s adding in total:

  • 6 single player campaigns.
  • 12 additional single player missions.
  • 8 historical multiplayer battles.
  • Original Soundtrack in lossless format.
As a bonus every Deluxe Edition owner will also get an exclusive access to the upcoming DLCs with 8 additional playable nations, each with its own unique music theme. In the future we’ll have some additional pleasant surprises for our most dedicated fans!


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.

Sixteen nations, 80 different unit types, 100 research opportunities, and over 180 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
  • 16 playable nations
  • 100 research opportunities
  • 180 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.

System Requirements

    • 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: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution - 1280x768
    • 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: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
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