Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection
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Immerse yourself in the award-winning strategy experience with Age of Empires III: Complete Collection, featuring 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 with the WarChiefs, or jump eastward to Asia and determine the outcome of its struggles for power with the Asian Dynasties.
Gameplay includes new ways of winning and trading, random map styles that feature remixes of classic Age of Empires game styles, 15 Asian Wonders, and New World adventures.
Includes Age of Empires III, Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, and Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.
Lead one of three unique Asian civilizations - Japan, China, or India-to expand its empire and fight for control in the Eastern world in the Asian Dynasties.
WarChiefs expansion pack provides exciting additions to existing European civilizations, with new Home City content, new units including new mercenaries, and new ways to look at your card deck.
Engage in epic warfare in the WarChiefs as you lead one of three Native American civilizations - including the Iroquois Confederacy and the Sioux Nation-to expand their empires and fight for control of the Americas.
Enjoy exciting single-player campaigns of strategic combat with Japan, China, or India through several engrossing scenarios, or lead New World expeditions with WarChiefs.
Quality but uninspired sequelvipe_1 | Jan. 27, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection is now a mostly overlooked entry to the terrific strategy series from Ensemble. While most people fondly remember (or still play) Age of Empires, Mythology, or the remastered Age of Kings, this is mostly forgotten. This is a bit unfair, but makes sense because the game is much more forgettable for various reasons.
Set in various civilizations around the world in the developing world of the 18th/19th century, you will travel the America's, Imperial Japan, European powerhouses, and others. Combat largely revolves around cannon/cavalry and musket equipped soldiers. The campaigns, missions, and overall structure are completely typical of the series. The game looks nice and is a steady upgrade to the previous games.
Why is it so much more forgettable? Perhaps the lack on focus on a handful of civilizations? The time period and type of units? I would probably vote both, amongst other little things. Still, this is worth the play for most strategy fans.
Good end to the serieshoward195 | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all howard195's reviews »
I picked up this game in a Humble Bundle for a fraction of the cost. Definitely worth it. The graphics are greatly improved. Other changes include the home city which as you progress will give you different bonuses or sometimes will send you resources or units. I really appreciated this addition. Another change was that almost every single unit also has a ranged attack now, i.e. a little fire bomb looking thing they can throw. At times this works for you, other times against you and you have to plan accordingly. In the second Age of Empires you could bombard people on shore with a ship without fear of reprisal, but now they can just throw their Molotov things at you. A big change is they moved forward with the level of technology you can progress to. Decently early on, your units can get firearms, a la muskets. Anything still shooting arrows quickly gets outmatched in my opinion. If I rember correctly they took away a few of the options regarding unit command such as formations, and the setting to not attack unless attacked, etc. Kind of a con for me. Overall, worth getting and wasting a couple months on.
A great continuation of a great game.Suppression555 | Oct. 10, 2014 | See all Suppression555's reviews »
Age of Empires makes a comeback by jumping forward to the Imperial Era. Cannons, muskets, armed cavalries, large vessels and more cannons present a change of pace from the old sword-and-shield Age of Empires II. The third instalment of the franchise also introduces trading routes, a set of locations that you have to capture and control by building trading posts on it, reinforcing your income and XP gain. You can order shipments of goods from your mainland at intervals of time and befriend local indigenous tribes.
In a sense, there are plenty of new features to keep long time fans of Age of Empires interested, while retaining the same core gameplay. Build stuff, gather stuff, advance Ages, kill baddies. Only this time, with more cannons.
Last of great seriesDemilisz | March 25, 2014 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
Age of Empires III Complete Collection is a worthy epilogue for great series. In main campaign we follow a three generations of the Black family, that one way or another influence historical events that took place in New World. For the first time in AoE history we get a 3D game with physics and while main game allows to play only with chosen European factions, the expansions introduce Native American tribes and Asian empires and reintroduce some features missing in main game (like Wonders now available only for Asians) as well as bring new ones (like Revolutions).
Gameplay wise this is, like its predecessors, a classic RTS with building bases, training units, researching technologies, advancing to new eras and destroying enemies. But there is one big new feature - Europeans has access to Home Cities that can be upgraded during games (skirmish and multiplayer) and lasts until player decides to delete them. One Home City can support only one nation, but chosen upgrades are transferable from map to map.
Every RTS fan should buy this collection, it offers hundreds of hours of great gameplay.