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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: 27 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  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 14, 2020
    87
    Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is capable of offering the same old experience in a new format. Everything that fans have been waiting for and also everything that new players need to enjoy this must-have franchise. It works perfectly and comes with graphics adapted to the new times making this game the best way to enjoy a renewed game that's still offering a kind of a retro experience.
  3. Oct 31, 2020
    80
    Age of Empires 3 is still flawed, but Forgotten Empires and Tantalus Media have delivered an excellent remaster that improves the game in almost every way.
  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 13, 2020
    70
    This is surely the best way to experience a classic and beloved game. Age of Empires III Definitive Edition is a major upgrade to the original even though its gameplay shows its age.
  6. Oct 22, 2020
    70
    This definitive edition of Age of Empires III will doubly be able to get rid of the "black sheep" label. However, the changes in the interface, as well as being able to choose the HUD of the game that best suits our way of playing, alternating between the classic and the new one, changing the position of the resources and all the indicators, make this game the best version of Age III but, unfortunately, it will have to compete against the prejudices of the vast majority of fans who ignored it for so long.
  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: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 17 out of 34
  1. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    I wonder what people are expecting from a remaster. It has better graphics, better resolution and works better on new PCs. That is exactlyI wonder what people are expecting from a remaster. It has better graphics, better resolution and works better on new PCs. That is exactly what AOE3:DE is doing.
    If you didn't like the 2005 version or the enhanced one released a few years ago, don't bother buying this one, you won't like it either. But if, like me, you loved the previous versions with a passion and wants to play a version enhanced for your 2019 rig, then pay 20$ and you won't regret it.
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  2. Oct 20, 2020
    10
    The game is a blast and the negative reviews are just superficial whining. Yes it needs patches but remember aoe2de? Chill and enjoy someThe game is a blast and the negative reviews are just superficial whining. Yes it needs patches but remember aoe2de? Chill and enjoy some colonialism bois. See you all on the battlefield. Expand
  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 18, 2020
    4
    It looks good and sounds excellent, but they've made a few choices that just don't make sense. AI pathfinding is even worse than the original,It looks good and sounds excellent, but they've made a few choices that just don't make sense. AI pathfinding is even worse than the original, all of the home city upgrades are unlocked from square one, and the new voice lines are pretty annoying. I also find it pretty disingenuous that they've tried to lean into "social awareness" regarding the Native factions, but have kept the "on hon hon" French accent for Napoleon and the "Sank you, so solly" Japanese accent for Tokugawa. It reeks of "how do you do, fellow social justice seekers :)" and it comes across as forced, unnecessary, and hypocritical.

    Politics aside though this just isn't worth it if you have the game already. While the new water effects look great and the new soundtrack is just outstanding, unless you're desperate for online multiplayer that works very easily you can safely skip this.
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  5. Oct 17, 2020
    3
    Worse than the original game, 15 years later. Is this what they meant by it would be epic?
  6. Nov 1, 2020
    2
    Просто кусок параши вместо нормального ремастера, графика осталась ровно такой же как и в далеком 2008, зато фпс проседает так, словно я зашелПросто кусок параши вместо нормального ремастера, графика осталась ровно такой же как и в далеком 2008, зато фпс проседает так, словно я зашел в рдр, еще я умолчу про бесконечное количество багов и вылетов, из плюсов это две новых цивилизации и... все, но это не может компенсировать общую неиграбельность (из 8 партий я смог доиграть только 4, в других нас с друзьями просто кикало/отключало от сервера/игра вылетала) Expand
  7. Oct 17, 2020
    0
    Как игра age of empires 3 definitive edition - всё ещё точно такая же хорошая ртс, но как ремастер - кусок вонючего, мерзкого, противногоКак игра age of empires 3 definitive edition - всё ещё точно такая же хорошая ртс, но как ремастер - кусок вонючего, мерзкого, противного говнища, с кучей червей и мух. Если вы думаете, что ремастеры делают, чтобы добавить новые идеи и улучшить старые, то вы очень сильно ошиблись, когда подумали так про эпоху империй. У старой игры был ворох проблем. Во-первых, итерфейс. Угловатый, занимающий полэкрана и просто выглядящий отвратительно со своими этими иконками мяса и дров - он полностью перекочевал в ремастер и теперь бесит своим видом и в 20(мать его!)20 году! Сука!! Интерфейс в империи - это так как делать НЕ НАДО, но разрабы этого не поняли, они подумали, что это фишка серии или еще что-то и облажались. Во-вторых, это графика. Клянусь, дать вам два скриншота и вы никогда в жизни не поймете, где ремастер, а где оригнал. Как может в 20(СУКА!!!!)20 году игра выглядеть точно также как в 2008? - спросите у кретинов-разрабов. В результате весь ремастер - это переиздание старой игры в новом году. Гениально, сука! 10 из 10 толстых членов вам в рот. Expand

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