It's the dawn of a new age in real-time strategy (RTS) games. A brave New World is rising - a hostile yet beautiful world, filled with innovative gameplay, new strategic scenarios, eye-searing graphics and much more.
Players have access to their own European Home City for economic, technological and military support. Your Home City's success depends on you, with your city's improvements retained between games. Learn more.
The goal of our Age of Empires III team here at Ensemble Studios wasn't just to build the best-looking graphics ever in an RTS game. It was to build the best-looking graphics in any game. Period. Did our team succeed? Find out.
In this action adventure tale of historical fiction, players take on the role of Morgan Black and his family, struggling against the hostile wilderness and a mysterious cult that's crept in from Europe.
In a series of 24 scenarios divided into three acts, Morgan Black and his descendants help the Aztecs resist conquest by Spanish conquistadors, pit the French against the British in the French and Indian War and help Simon Bolivar lead revolutions in South America.
Whether you're searching for a quick game or hoping to talk strategy with friends online, Age of Empires III's Multiplayer site is your community destination.
Here, you can play with persistent Home Cities that gain power and strategic options the more games you play, compete for a spot on dozens of ladders, help organize your clan or chat after a game - all without leaving the multiplayer portal.
Fans of Age of Mythology's Quick Search can still look for games swiftly, while players looking for something specific can browse game lists to find the set of options that matches their tastes.
This revolutionary new feature to the RTS landscape is incorporated into all aspects of Age of Empires III - from Campaign to Multiplayer - and is unlike anything you've experienced before.
Much like the persistent character from a role-playing game that encourages you to keep playing, your Home City is an important support system to your efforts in the New World. During a game, your Home City can regularly send you supplies or military reinforcements.
You are the leader of your colony, but your success brings glory back to Mother Europe. The more games you play, and the better you do, the more powerful your Home City will become. Every few games, you gain the ability to both upgrade and customize your Home City:
Upgrade your city by unlocking new types of soldiers or buildings, or improving those you already have.
Broaden your tech tree in whatever direction most fits your play style - invest in warships, native alliances, cavalry, artillery or economy.
Customize your Home City by changing the appearance of buildings, the weather or even the types of people who walk, work and perform in its streets.
1.4 Ghz Processor
256 Mb RAM
64 Mb video card with HW T&L
620 Mb hard disk space