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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 40
  2. Negative: 18 out of 40
  1. PC Zone UK
    72
    Mad Doc needs to do the full makeover in the expansion. [Jan 2008, p.72]
  2. PC Gamer
    63
    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: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 24 out of 30
  1. JS
    Nov 6, 2007
    9
    The tech tree is so deep. Excellent graphics if your PC can handle it.
  2. Meestyk
    Nov 9, 2007
    7
    Tried the demo and I got to say it stinks. Graphics could have been a whole lot better done here. Gameplay is solid, but, the AI is quite Tried the demo and I got to say it stinks. Graphics could have been a whole lot better done here. Gameplay is solid, but, the AI is quite challenging in that it can overwhelm you if you play "the waiting game" like the english did. At easy level, it plays more like a hard level. This is a game where you must decide quickly what must be built and where to strategically have any advantages if none at all. I'm sure fans in this franchise will find it fun, but seriously, the AI needs a tune up for the difficulty ratings selections. So to be sure, this will turn off new gamers to EE3. I'm not looking forward to buying the full game until I get a better feedback from the fan base NOT the "paid" and "corrupt" reviewers like pcgamer or any other so called "reviewers". Expand
  3. May 16, 2020
    4
    After Empire Earth II masterpiece... this was absolute disaster.
    I dont want to make a long boring description so i will describe it in one
    After Empire Earth II masterpiece... this was absolute disaster.
    I dont want to make a long boring description so i will describe it in one sentence : If you want to have good Empire Earth experience, go play Empire Earth II

    I cannot go higher than 4/10
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  4. Nathan
    Apr 5, 2009
    2
    My computer blows away the RECOMMENDED requirements, every thing on land is smooth, but when controlling boats, they are choppy and offMy computer blows away the RECOMMENDED requirements, every thing on land is smooth, but when controlling boats, they are choppy and off course. Also the corny dialogue sort of put over the edge for rating this game lower than 4, gay phrases like "Oh gawd! I think that's a leviathan on the horizon", Its not just once, also, its every second time you move the f*%*%** characters. I loved EE2, It was my favorite because of the vast majority of epochs, classes, units, and realism, but now, I'm not sure if EE3 is a kids game because of the cartoonish looks, or a teen game because of the violence and slight complexity of the game play. What a horrible piece of crap, use your money to get something good, Like Empire earth 2 or Empire Total War. 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. 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
  7. 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

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