The greatest RTS multiplayer game of all time. Only thing that brings it down is the toxicity of some of the players online. Otherwise, an incredible game which gets better with experience and becomes a real art to play. The game requires serious understanding of the intricacies of base building, economy management military management and micro. There should have been an Age Of Empires 4 but there hasn’t so this game is where I still get my fix even 10 years after I first played it I find myself coming back. The online community whilst diminished is still around 1000 on at any time. Enough to find games.
I would say that one of the few points in which Age of Empires III excels over the other games in the series would be the graphics. The game campaign is rich in history but poor in editing. Many of the campaign scenario and game mechanics items are reused and used for a variety of purposes, and you realize that it is as if everything is "improvised," and that makes a very bad impression. This effect is increasingly gradual as the three acts of the game progress.
I don't recommend it but it isn't bad. Get it on sale between $10-$20 and it's worth it.
The game isn't bad but it's a lot more dumbed down from AoE2. Here you can only select a few nations and are very restricted building units (you can only have a set amount,) same with buildings - can only have a few guard towers. On top of that you can't build large cities anymore, they're mostly just small villages. The graphics are indeed better, it looks and plays great. But I wish it could be more drawn out and not as restricted. The screenshots are very deceptive.
SummaryImmerse yourself in the award-winning strategy experience. Microsoft Studios brings you 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; or jump eastward to Asia and determine the outcome of its struggles for power.