Imerse yourself in the award-winning strategy experience. Microsoft Studios brings you three epic Age of Empires III games in one monumental collection for the first time. Command mighty European powers looking to explore new lands in the New World; or jump eastward to Asia and determine the outcome of its struggles for power.
Players begin with a constructed town center or a wagon that will build into such, an armed explorer, and a modest number of villagers. Players explore the map and begin gathering resources used to build additional units and buildings and to research upgrades or technologies. Actions such as training units, constructing buildings, killing enemy units etc., earn the player experience points. At certain experience point thresholds, players earn shipments that may be turned in for cards from the player’s Home City, which can include units, upgrades, or resources. The game progresses similar to most real-time strategy games until one side resigns.
In Age of Empires III, the player advances through technological “Ages”, representing historical time periods; these provide access to greater improvements, units, and buildings. They include the Discovery Age, which represents the discovery and exploration of the Americas by Europeans and allows the player to explore and develop their economy; the Colonial Age, which represents the European Expansion into the “New World” and unlocks early military units; the Fortress Age, which represents the fortification of the European colonies, unlocks forts, and allows the player to have a more complete military; the Industrial Age, which triggers a strong economy, due in part to factories—advanced buildings that automatically produce resources or artillery—and unlocks all units and shipments; and the Imperial Age, which unlocks all buildings and upgrades, and allows you to send unit and resource shipments a second time. All Ages cost food and coin to advance to, except the Colonial Age, which only costs food (800). The price of age advancement is incremental, but does not vary between civilizations. Age of Empires III is a new game in the famous strategy series, which has earned worldwide recognition due to its innovative and exciting gameplay.
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Taking control of the reins of one of the eight European powers, lead the conquest of the New World.
Colonize the vast uncharted lands of America and conquer wealth and power worthy of the greatest of empires.
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What is included in the Complete Collection
Age of Empires III (v1.14)
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (v1.06)
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (v1.03)