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  • Summary: Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition completes the celebration of one of the most beloved real-time strategy franchises with remastered graphics and music, all previously released expansions and brand-new content to enjoy for the very first time.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Oct 14, 2020
    91
    The odd-ball of the AoE family is back and is better than ever. This remake won’t change the minds of people who didn’t like it upon its original release, but it does celebrate an RTS that dared to try something new.
  2. Oct 16, 2020
    85
    Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is a fantastic remastered game that's greatly enhanced in terms of graphics, UI, and gameplay.
  3. Oct 20, 2020
    80
    Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is just what we want when we talk about "definitive edition": new graphics but classic style; technical upgrade and all the content to date (and new games mode).
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    75
    This particular journey simply didn’t hold the appeal for me that it once might have. If you’ve got fond memories of this series, then the Definitive Edition of AoE 3 will hook you good. This new model looks and sounds great, there’s a ton of new battlefields to conquer, and new ways to do that conquering.
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    70
    A solid remaster of a good old-fashioned strategy game. Its biggest problem? It will forever lie in the shadow of its famous predecessor.
  6. Oct 16, 2020
    70
    A modest remaster of a fun but flawed RTS that’s stuck in the ever-lengthening shadow of its predecessor.
  7. Nov 3, 2020
    50
    Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition has been polished up considerably graphically. There is also a lot of content available. Unfortunately, the original design flaws have not or hardly been addressed. This is a game that generally wants to do too much, makes it too complex and doesn't give enough in return. This is a nice remaster of a game that we would rather not play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 41
  2. Negative: 18 out of 41
  1. Jun 3, 2021
    10
    The simple AOE2 minds are here to hate on the game by writing untrue reviews of the game.

    The game is awesome and for Age of Empires 4,
    The simple AOE2 minds are here to hate on the game by writing untrue reviews of the game.

    The game is awesome and for Age of Empires 4, they need to look into the direction AoE3 went rather than the unstrategic dumb AoE2 game.
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  2. Oct 20, 2020
    10
    The game is really good , I love this game and the development team (Ensemble Studios)
  3. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    amazing new game, practically everything improved, 2 new civilizations and 8 new revolutions. Personally I loved that they respected theamazing new game, practically everything improved, 2 new civilizations and 8 new revolutions. Personally I loved that they respected the factions historically, in terms of uniforms and names, highly recommended Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2020
    6
    the game closes suddenly on 1vs1 ranked matches, thats the mayor problem why i stopped playing. Also closes appear game doesnt respond" onthe game closes suddenly on 1vs1 ranked matches, thats the mayor problem why i stopped playing. Also closes appear game doesnt respond" on windows when playing 4vs4 Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2020
    3
    Unfortunately, the creators are leftist morons, who allow themselves to censor the word colonial. Plus the game is buggy and poorly optimised.
  6. Oct 16, 2020
    2
    So I am playing the first campaign and after some missions I am being switched to a completely different campaign and half of its missions areSo I am playing the first campaign and after some missions I am being switched to a completely different campaign and half of its missions are unlocked.
    If a dev studio cannot hire QA to perform a simple task as going through all its missions and validating that they are being unlocked in a correct order, I cannot imagine what other bugs (new and regression) I can come across with this "Definitive" edition.
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  7. Jun 12, 2021
    0
    The game itself is easily a 10/10. It is balanced, it improves the gameplay from previous entries of the saga.

    The problem comes to the
    The game itself is easily a 10/10. It is balanced, it improves the gameplay from previous entries of the saga.

    The problem comes to the Definitive Edition itself: not only is full of bugs (new bugs come with every update), but the game has also received some unnecessary changes.
    It’s a game about COLONIZATION, don’t start on the moral high ground and talk about how colonization was a bad thing and so on. I don’t care about it: I WANT TO PLAY THE GAME.

    Devs invested so much time about this politically correctness non sense: if half of this time were invested in fixing bugs, then we would have a working game.
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