Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Review, Gameplay

Age of Empires 3 is Back in 4K Graphics!

Age of Empires 3, a classic real-time strategy game is back in Definitive Edition! Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition is released on 15 October 2020. This definitive edition brings so many improvements, fixes, much-needed changes to the original game.

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition offers beautiful 4K Ultra HD graphics, improved gameplay, 2 new civilizations – making it 16 civilizations in total, the addition of historical battles, UI improvements, and unique maps.

Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Indians Home City

Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition PC System Requirements:

Age Of Empires III: Definitive Edition Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 18362.0 or higher
Processor: Intel i3-2105 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 973 with an average CPU Passmark score of 3735 or better
Storage: 42 GB available space
DirectX: Version 11
Graphics Card: GeForce GT 430, Radeon HD 5570, or Intel HD 4400 or better

Age Of Empires III: Definitive Edition Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 18362.0 or higher
Processor: Intel i5-3300 @ 3.0GHz or AMD FX-8350
Storage: 42 GB available space
DirectX: Version 11
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 980 or Radeon R9 Fury or better

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Inca Home City

Where to Buy & Download Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition?

You can buy and download the Age Of Empires III DE from Microsoft Store or Steam Store. It is currently available for $19.99, ₹529. Those who already bought the original AOE 3 (2005) will get a 25% discount on the purchase of AOE 3: DE.

Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition New Features:

Get ready to experience the colonial era! Age Of Empires 3 takes you in the Colonial Era where you can play historical battles, build your empire, economy, army including cannons, muskets, armed cavalries.

Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition includes all previously released expansions of AOE 3 – The WarChiefs and Asian Dynasties. Also, you get 2 new civilizations – Inca and Swedes in a definitive edition.

You can play different types of game modes from the menu. It includes Story Mode, Historical Battles, Skirmish, Multiplayer.

There are 60 single-player missions across the main 3 campaigns. Historical battles and Art of War challenge missions are a great addition to the game.

You need practice and flawless game strategy to play and win multiplayer games. Developers should improve the multiplayer gameplay experience as many times the player gets disconnected from the server.

Age of Empires III: DE Graphics and Sound:

AOE 3 DE has enhanced 4K ultra HD graphics which are visually appealing. Graphics are far better than the 2005 release. You can see better textures, character sharpness after zooming in.

AOE 3 DE has a remastered soundtrack. The soundtrack is actually better than the original.

AOE 3 DE Indians vs British Gameplay

Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Maps:

The game offers unique maps to play and test your strategy skills. You will get the vibes of that particular country with these unique maps.

Although, we found that some maps were better in the original. For example, the New England map in the original game (2005) is more beautiful, vibrant with England’s Autumn theme, while in the definitive edition, there are no autumn vibes. The tree resources are also less in New England (DE) map.

New England Map AOE 3 DE

Age Of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Civilizations:

Age of Empires 3 DE continues to provide unique 16 civilizations around the world. The civilization includes British, Deutch, French, Germans, Ottomans, Portuguese, Russians, Spanish, Swedes, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, Lakota, Inca.

Each civilization has its own benefits, powers, unique units, cards. So while playing, you must know the advantages of that particular civilization.

For example, India has sacred fields where units get healed, Incas priestess can convert enemy units (WoLoLo!), Indians don’t kill sheep/buffalo for food, Ottomans produce settlers for free, Swedes gets cheap mercenaries, British get free workers from the houses built. This uniqueness makes the game more enjoyable.

Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Caribbean Pirates

AOE 3 DE Gameplay:

You should learn and set the Hotkeys for better gameplay. Hotkeys will save your time and you will be able to take quick actions. If you are an old player of AOE 3 then you can use the default interface, hotkeys. This will be easier for you to play.

Age of Empires 3 does not need special buildings like AOE 1 & 2 to store resources. Villagers gather resources directly and don’t need to run and put them into Town Center. This saves so much time and it’s easy to manage settlers.

British Home City

There is a Home City Cards system. You can build a deck and send shipments to Town Center with multiple cards through different 5 ages. You can build trading posts on the trade routes to get extra experience points or resources.

Currently, AOE 3 DE has so many bugs that need to get fixed as soon as possible. We tested the game on an i7 HQ processor, 16GB RAM, 4GB Nvidia 1050Ti graphics card.

The game does run smoothly after the latest patch at ultra graphics settings but still, performance is not up to the expectations. There are games like Total War or Battle for Middle-Earth which have more intense 3D battles and still, it performs better.

AoE III DE Trade Routes

Should you buy the Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition?

We suggest you wait for a few days until the developers of the game fix all the bugs. There are serious performance issues, framerate stutter, memory leak problems that should be get fixed.

We recommend this classic real-time strategy game. The new improved graphics, colors, textures are great, the soundtrack is outstanding, the gameplay, AI is improved. Old fans of AOE 3 will feel nostalgic while playing.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition completes the celebration of one of the most beloved real-time strategy franchises in the definitive form with enhanced features and modernized gameplay.

Russian Home City in AOE 3 DE

Sobi Tech

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