Age of Empires 3

  • Age of Empires 3
84
Based on 22 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Cutting edge graphics details.
  • Built-in scenario editor.
  • Key improvements over previous games in series.

Cons:

  • No cross-platform multiplayer support.
  • Heavy system requirements.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DarkZero on 88

Published November 6th 2005. Written by Wil Meloche. RTS fans rejoice, the long-awaited instalment to the Age of Empires franchise by Ensemble Studios is finally here. Was the hype worth the wait? Does the game amount to its predecessors? Taking place...

By Gadget Guy Australia on -

The Age Of Empires series has been a popular real time strategy offering for many years now and this game is a beauty. You still get in depth real time strategy battles with stunning looking 3D characters this time around taken from the post...

By MacNN on 80

This game is terrific and a lot of fun. Age of Empires III is the sequel to MacSoft’s second best-selling title, and the latest release in the Age of Empires series. I will review the newest update, Age of Empires: The War Chiefs on MacNN very...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Alongside Warcraft and Command & Conquer, the Age of Empires series has been one of the defining games in the RTS (real-time strategy) genre. In this, the third in the series, the action moves to the...

By Macworld UK on 100

If you’re any kind of fan of RTS games, there really is no reason not to buy Age Of Empires III. It is immediately captivating and engrossing with seemingly endless depth. Add to that a superb single-player campaign and thorough multiplayer...

By Applelinks on 100

A smashing success of a follow-up game, Age of Empires III (AoE III) gets almost everything right in this incarnation. It is an improvement on itself that appeals beyond its original base and should draw in a wider audience than the original....

By About.com on 80

Storyline/Game PlayAge of Empires III returns to the timeline that began in the original Age of Empires. The first and second titles took us from the dawn of civilization through the Roman Empire and continued through the Medieval Age and the Age of...

By Macworld on 80

Age of Empires III has a lot of different options and so much varied gameplay, it’ll keep you busy for weeks, if not months, but the lack of multiplayer cross-platform support is this game’s Achilles heel. Age of Empires III 9 Comments...

By PC Mag on 70

If you like Age of Empires, you wont be disappointed in the expansion...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 80

If you were a big fan of Age of Empires II then you will probably enjoy this title. Though you could just save yourself the money and play Age of Empires II. The additions to the game don’t alter the basic strategy that much. So while this is a...

By PC Review on -

A look at Age of Empires III While Ensemble Studio’s spin-off of the Age of Empires series, Age of Mythology, was a delightful change to the somewhat realistic tones of their flagship series, I always craved a sequel to the original series, and a...

By FutureLooks on 85

Overall, the game is enjoyable to play. The campaign did challenge me enough that I did lose from time to time and it did take me 4 or 5 nights to finish. I guess the makers of Age of Empires didn’t want to leave a proven successful strategy...

By PC Advisor on 90

More of the (admirable) same, set in an exciting period of history, with snazzy graphics and an entirely new set of troop types: we cant get enough of this, frankly. Buy a supercomputer, download all the patches and forget about that pesky social...

By Maximum PC on 80

If you're relatively new to strategy gaming and you’re a history buff, Age of Empires III is a no-brainer: It’s just about the most gorgeous period RTS you’re going to find, and its rock-solid gameplay will haunt your waking hours....

By CNET Australia on 93

Age of Empires III is sure to please fans of the RTS genre. While it?s broken no new ground, an extensive single player campaign and strong game fundamentals means its one of the top titles in its class....

By itreviews.com on -

third incarnation of the engrossing RTS game: The third RTS in Microsofts acclaimed Age of Empires series picks up from the medieval 16th Century and leads on into the industrialised 19th. The single player campaigns, of which there are three, spanning...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

To paraphrase The Who, meet the New World, same as the Old World.Of course, it doesn’t look the same. Three years on from the stunning Age of Mythology, Ensemble have once again raised the bar for strategy game visuals. Age of Empires III is...

By GWN on 90

If you need to feed your RTS hunger, Age of Empires III is a steak dinner with a side of...

By Gameplay Monthly on 91

Age of Empires III (PC)Genre: Real-time Strategy Introduction: Anyone who is into real time strategy games must have at least heard of the Age of Empires series. The series has been up there with the best real time strategy games if not...

By ImpulseGamer on 95

Tory Favro9.5Age of Empires IIIStrategy fans, its time for you to get excited! Microsoft Studios has released the title that drove us nuts when the first game came out. Age of Empires III is upon us and once again I think that this game is going to...