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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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  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 26
  2. Negative: 21 out of 26
  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. Nov 1, 2013
    4
    Empire Earth 3 falls short in many areas but the main problem is that this game has been simplified too much. Empire Earth 2 had 15 epochs andEmpire Earth 3 falls short in many areas but the main problem is that this game has been simplified too much. Empire Earth 2 had 15 epochs and this game has 5. Rather than gradual changes through time that Empire Earth 2 had, Empire Earth 3 brings drastic changes as you progress and this leads to players trying to advance as quickly as possible rather than play strategically. The game’s AI is also pretty weak with poorly scripted unit path-finding. Some may say that Empire Earth 2 was a bit too deep and inaccessible to non RTS fans, but Empire Earth 3 is WAY too dumbed down. Pick up an earlier EE game instead. Expand
  4. PhilH.
    Nov 19, 2007
    1
    This game is just awful. Corny lines help nothing everything has been generalized, let stainless steel productions make it. Mad doc has This game is just awful. Corny lines help nothing everything has been generalized, let stainless steel productions make it. Mad doc has really ruined the series. If you are a fan of this game don't buy it. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    1
    If you look at the 1st EE, this game doesn't deserve the grade of **** Nope, this is just one of those games, which works. That's it. For aIf you look at the 1st EE, this game doesn't deserve the grade of **** Nope, this is just one of those games, which works. That's it. For a RTS game in 2007 the graphics are way below average. Even though the game 'functions', the gameplay is horrible. Too bad I have to write this kind of horrors about an EE sequel... 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. Sep 5, 2013
    0
    Worst RTS i've ever played in my entire life. Empire earth 1 was good. Empire earth 2 was fantastic. Empire earth 3 lacked everything the 2Worst RTS i've ever played in my entire life. Empire earth 1 was good. Empire earth 2 was fantastic. Empire earth 3 lacked everything the 2 previous games had.

    Empire Earth 2 had 15 epochs. Empire Earth 3 has 5.
    Empire Earth 2 has dozens of factions to choose from in skirmish mode. Empire Earth 3 has 3.

    There's no variety in EE3 at all. They've dumbed it down completely.

    How can a company go from making one of the best RTS's of all time, to making yet an even better version, to making the worst game in history?

    Good features like the cycle unit production was removed, now you have to spam click a queue of units to make an army. Diplomacy sucks now. Cant make roads anymore, that was a great addition that was unique to the empire earth series.

    There's no longer a map generator in skirmish mode, now you have to select from a preset list.

    The wosst thing of all, the new resource system. Before there was 8 resources, now there's 2. And the way you gather them is a complete joke.

    And now millitary units can build. Makes no sense at all. Everyone drops their swords and bows, gets out a hammer and nails and starts building.

    Can't stress enough how disappointing this game is. Empire Earth 2 is leagues ahead of this game and will remain to be the best RTS of all time until Mad Doc get their act together.

    Some really good things from EE2 that I don't see in EE3:

    Nuclear missle silos
    Submarines
    Weather
    being able to make individual aircraft
    the variety of resources
    roads
    bridges
    wall towers
    satalites
    helicopters

    The list goes on and on and on. the list of things Empire 3 has lost dwarfs the list of additions. We've bought a new game which is 1% of Empire earth 2. Waste of money. Not even worth doing a single level of campaign being as Empire earth 2 has so much more content.
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