Age of Empires III

Age of Empires III

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 111 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    1,268,106
  • Date Added:
    October 26, 2005
  • File Size:
    426.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    660
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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After a lengthy installation, say a little prayer that your machine can handle this demo, because the system requirements aren't listed anywhere in the download package. The Age of Empires III demo provides hours of fabulous real-time fun, but lack of documentation and instruction haunts the experience.

The ReadMe.rtf file includes a useful list of shortcut keys, but there's no introduction or explanation of the gameplay, so you'll have to find your own way. In two single-player scenarios (building trading posts along a railroad track and defending a fort) and two skirmish maps (Texas and New England), you'll be collecting resources, raising structures, creating units, and bombarding your enemies.

Gameplay is deep, involved, and addictive, though the one major addition--the ability to send special shipments from home cities--seems extraneous. Noticeable absences in the hot-keys list are the ability to select all of one unit type and to create custom unit groups. Such shortcuts might exist, but without detailed help, we couldn't tell. Also, we were slightly disappointed with the range of view and the graphics overall. The rag-doll physics make for fun combat scenes, but the graphics themselves are actually less impressive than last year's Rise of Nations.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 88 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 111 votes

    • 5 star 52
    • 4 star 37
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 11
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  • 1 stars

    "Can't install it after downloading!!"

    September 24, 2011   |   By TecHMokie08

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    ;(................................................

    Cons

    ;( a prompt message say's "File is corrupt"

    Summary

    ;(

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  • 5 stars

    "videojuego de estrategia para computadoras personales"

    February 19, 2011   |   By che_guille

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Age of Empires III es, principalmente, la colección de juegos del Nuevo Mundo durante la era colonial, entre, aproximadamente, 1521 y 1850[14] En sus títulos previos de las series del género, el juego requiere que el jugador desarrolle la nación

    Cons

    Inset coin

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  • 2 stars

    "The graphics seem to be tearing away :O"

    May 22, 2010   |   By Salmanjojo

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Maybee this game rocks (if i was able to play this game properly)

    Cons

    When i start this stupid game the 3d grephics seem to be tearing away and its a piece of **** when an error message comes.Dont know wheather its the game or my stupid computer's graphics card.I am using intel cor2dual 2ghz

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  • 4 stars

    "Best AoE so far"

    April 07, 2010   |   By lueeluee

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Great graphics excellent strategy game

    Cons

    To small a sampling

    Summary

    rich realism, has all you could want in graphics and playability. Just not enough. Great for a demo.

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  • 5 stars

    "ein super und leicht zu bedienendes spiel"

    February 21, 2010   |   By werner2310

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    eine hrvorragende grafik

    Cons

    das menü könnte anderst angeordnet sein

    Summary

    die einführung ist leicht zu verstehen und sehr ausführlich angelegt da kann man schnell das spiel aufnehmen

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  • 5 stars

    "this is a rllly good game"

    August 29, 2009   |   By aleonell

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    welll first you soo need to get this game>> number 2 was killer and thats mean this is amazing

    Cons

    the graphics are rlly good!!!

    and its rlly fast and the history is good so you learn alot too!!

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  • 4 stars

    "over all good"

    July 28, 2009   |   By sweettang6942

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Iall the games play the same , so that make s it a bit more comfortable game.

    Cons

    not enough chapters

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  • 4 stars

    "Great Graphics!"

    January 05, 2009   |   By saraqueen

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    The graphics are enchanting and beautiful. Very detailed on the individual persons and items. A very addicted and fun game. I couldn't pull myself away. Bring more on!

    Cons

    The beginning was very confusing. The city manager was annoying. The cards was also confusing and different. It took a long time to understanding the concept. But, after you learn the process, the game was easy and exciting!

    Summary

    I love all the AOE games. These games are very involving and detailed. You want to win and conquer! There could be more action in the demo's to entice people to get the new games.

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  • 4 stars

    "bestiohoiyhuitufgujkg"

    December 23, 2008   |   By samanthula suresh naidu

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    goodkhikfguyhkmfvhnmgv

    Cons

    like thisouojl

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  • 5 stars

    "it is the best game i have ever played"

    March 19, 2008   |   By akshat07_t

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    Pros

    i am a fan of this software

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    Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
    Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/games/
    Release Date October 26, 2005
    Date Added October 26, 2005
    Version
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 426.76MB
    File Name aoe3trial11.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,268,106
    Downloads Last Week 660
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Two single-player missions, two skirmish maps with two empires
    Price $29.95

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