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  • Summary: Empire Earth III puts the EARTH into Empire Earth by introducing a spectacular global perspective to conquering the world. The globe serves as the battleground between the 3 unique factions (Western, Middle-Eastern, and Eastern) that have been created with a stunning new artistic vision. AllEmpire Earth III puts the EARTH into Empire Earth by introducing a spectacular global perspective to conquering the world. The globe serves as the battleground between the 3 unique factions (Western, Middle-Eastern, and Eastern) that have been created with a stunning new artistic vision. All of human history and beyond - Across the entire globe - Empire Earth III commands all. Empire Earth III lets players battle across the entire globe as they make their bid for world domination. Gameplay unfolds in a richly detailed Earth made up of 60 skirmish maps (provinces) representing real locations on the globe or create a randomly generated globe to conquer. Players can choose both the starting location and starting era. Unique Customizable Civilizations - Civilizations are divided into three factions Western, Middle-Eastern, and Eastern. Each faction has its own unique tech tree, units, structures, and game play style. Each faction's tech tree allows players to create completely custom civilizations of their own choosing. Fully Persistent World - Unlike any other RTS, Empire Earth III will let players keep their spoils of war. As the player builds their empire across the globe their cities and outposts will grow and improve. Their units and structures will evolve over time. You keep what you create, so long as someone else doesn't take it from you. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 40
  2. Negative: 18 out of 40
  1. Mad Doc needs to do the full makeover in the expansion. [Jan 2008, p.72]
  2. EEIII aims high, but falls victime to over-ambition--there's a lot going on here, but not enough of it has been effectively refined into an entertaining gaming experience. [Jan 2008, p.84]
  3. If you don't care about details like the Chinese camping out in Africa, the gamebreaking units, the really bad AI, the even worse pathing logic, and the fact that you can't play the game on hardware more than 2 years old then you may enjoy this.
  4. 50
    Overall, Empire Earth III just feels cheap. Poor visuals, poorly thought out design choices, a completely lack of originality.
  5. The game tries to reach out to more gamers but fails completely. AI pathfinding is broken, gameplay aspects are barely implemented and performance is a stinker. Stay away from this game.
  6. Empire Earth 3 simply tries too hard to be popular. In doing so, it strips out everything that made it good in the first place and forgets to replace it with something equally worthwhile.
  7. Honestly, if the game didn't try to make you hate it, it would be perfectly tolerable, maybe even enjoyable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 20 out of 24
  1. JS
    Nov 6, 2007
    9
    The tech tree is so deep. Excellent graphics if your PC can handle it.
  2. SeanL.
    Nov 16, 2007
    6
    Mediocre at best; graphically non-impressive and gameplay, although decent, wasn't anything new or amazing.
  3. Mobius
    Nov 20, 2007
    4
    My Rig is a Quad core 2 gig ram and a 8800 ultra card and for some reason the game still looks choppy, for starters the First Empire Earth My Rig is a Quad core 2 gig ram and a 8800 ultra card and for some reason the game still looks choppy, for starters the First Empire Earth Was great because of its size and its simple idea that you have a huge map you have armies and they fight until the last man is standing. games could go on for days, well mine did anyway. then empire earth 2 came out. ok they screwed it up by changing what made the first game great. but it looked ok but to be honest I still prefered the first game. then EE3 comes along. the only positive things i can say about Empire Earth 3 is that the box Art is nice and that the Disk inside the box is round and thats me being kind. my advice is to pick up the original on budget. Expand
  4. Steve
    Nov 13, 2007
    1
    I played the demo: this is one of the worst RTS ever made. Besides terrible gameplay and unexciting graphics, Mad Doc and Sierra seem to I played the demo: this is one of the worst RTS ever made. Besides terrible gameplay and unexciting graphics, Mad Doc and Sierra seem to believe that gamers enjoy the racist stereotypes that their characters embody (see the italian american mafia-engineer stereotype). Mad Doc has absolutely no skill when it comes to game design. The AI is terrible and its a joke that Mad Doc claims to have superior ability to program AI. EE2 Was terrible and I player that 50 times or so before realizing what a bad game it was. This is even worse. Expand
  5. KyleH.
    Nov 27, 2007
    1
    The Empire Earth series declined a bunch. This piece of trash is a never buy. Crashes after every 15 minutes, awfully optimized, barely any The Empire Earth series declined a bunch. This piece of trash is a never buy. Crashes after every 15 minutes, awfully optimized, barely any units, lame animations, unfunny dialogue and nothing new to an rts ever. Expand
  6. AllanS.
    Nov 16, 2007
    0
    Awful game, crashes every 10 minutes, voice overs that drive you up the wall, glitches. AI which doesn't battle properly and is no Awful game, crashes every 10 minutes, voice overs that drive you up the wall, glitches. AI which doesn't battle properly and is no challenge whatsoever. Avoid at all costs!! Expand
  7. May 18, 2012
    0
    For the first 5 minutes, I was like "How the hell could I waste for this kind of crap". Retarded, abysmal piece of garbage that defiles itsFor the first 5 minutes, I was like "How the hell could I waste for this kind of crap". Retarded, abysmal piece of garbage that defiles its predecessors. Expand

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