Cutting edge graphics details.
Built-in scenario editor.
Key improvements over previous games in series.
Three new Native American Nations to lead into battle.
Updated world graphics.
Fairly quick paced games.
Fun game to play, online and story mode.
New havoc physics engine.
No cross-platform multiplayer support.
Heavy system requirements.
Especially for multiplayer.
Not much difference from the original game.
Lack of riveting story line.
Lack of advanced strategy abilities.
Home City advancement a bit lame.
Need supercomputer to run graphics at a high level.
Computer and path finding AI still in the Forrest Gump IQ range.
By DarkZero on December 21, 2009
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...88
By Gadget Guy Australia on April 18, 2008
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 September 18, 2007
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...80
By Expert Reviews on May 01, 2007
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...60
By Macworld UK on February 27, 2007
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...100
By Applelinks on February 05, 2007
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....100
By About.com on December 29, 2006
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...80
By Macworld on December 29, 2006
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...80
By PC Mag on November 22, 2006
If you like Age of Empires, you wont be disappointed in the expansion...70
By Game Chronicles Magazine on November 14, 2006
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...80