Age of Empires III
Ensemble Studios' Highly Anticipated PC Sequel
Age of Empires III: Step into a brave New World - a hostile yet magnificent world, filled with intense gameplay, whole new scenarios, blazing graphics, vital alliances and much more. Step into Age of Empires III.
The Age of Empires phenomenon has done nothing but grow over the eight years since its inception. With the newest installment to the series released, Age of Empires III has overtaken other popular titles in sales like Quake IV, Civilization IV and others. As more people flock to the game, the online community has undoubtedly grown as proven by the ever increasing number of subscribers to EnsembleOnline.
Players can choose from eight different European nations playing out fictitious, historical reenactments in the New World while playing solo or online. The Spanish, Russians, Portuguese, Germans, French, Ottoman, Dutch, and British are the eight playable civilizations in AoE III.
In addition to this, players can ally themselves with any of the twelve native populations spanning both American continents. This sole aspect of the game makes the third installment in the series more dynamic than its predecessors.
Although the graphics are tremendous and the game has added many new features like a "Home City", single-player storyline and more diverse scenarios, the game does not provide any real revolution in RTS gameplay. Age of Empires III, however, lives up to its name as a true real-time strategy game in more ways than one.