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.
As civilization progresses, mechanics develop furthersmilzoboboz | April 25, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »
As civilization progresses, age of empires mechanics develop further and further up to this last age when empires made history. Age of Empires III detaches itself from previous franchise titles, adding mechanics such as commercial routes or the mother country sending aid and manpower and agreements with the natives. You can now also build plantations, that work pretty much like farms do but produce gold instead, the same goes for whale hunting. Game graphic is 3D, and pretty good, after the Age of Mythology experience (which was also quite good). Same goes for the audio/music compartment, nothing to be said about that. So, why has this game had almost no-longevity and "died" after like a year after the release? Price (at the time) may have been one of the factors, for sure, but this whole game doesn't feel Age of Empires. I don't know if it's because of the (probably) unnecessary complications in the gameplay or because of the bland single player campaign system but the fact remains, I didn't enjoy this title as much as I enjoyed Age of Empires I of Age of Empires II. I'd like to recommend this game to every age of empires series's fan and probably also to strategy games enthusiasts. Just don't expect the enjoyment to last as long as it did with previous age of empires, again, still don't exactly know why, but that's it.
Something worth to try outArcq30 | March 10, 2015 | See all Arcq30's reviews »
As far as i am concerned, there aren't many games in the market that can compete with this masterpiece which involves strategy, thinking outside the box and determine the right move that could assure your win from the start but that's something you will find out once you at least completed the game once and you are getting used to the specific vibe extracted from all the battles you experienced so far. I hope that my review will lead you to take a good decision so if you like strategy games that involves outsmarting your enemy( it may be a BOT but it is pretty annoying) and leading your army or people to victory then give this game a try.
Best of the bestDeaD | Feb. 1, 2015 | See all DeaD's reviews »
First of all: are you into RTS multiplayer games? Buy it. Do you like the series? Buy it. Does it sound like a bad advertisement? Even so B... Ok i got it. But what makes me start a review like that? Well let me explain. Age of empires offers you different factions, with different units, different types of gameplay for anyone. It offers you to select the upgrades you want as you get further in the game. You even have the ability to upgrade Home Cities.The graphics are pretty, physics look nice too. And I have to tell you something: In most cases I hate if a strategy game offers way too much raw materials to handle, and AoE 3 is not one of them. It may take a bit of time to get used to the game, but it will give you countless of entertaining hours. Love it.
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.