Age of Empires III
In this highly anticipated next installment in the Age of Empires franchise from Ensemble Studios, Age of Empires III places players in the time period of roughly 1500-1850, picking up where Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings left off. As players work to establish their empire, they will take on the role of a European power struggling to explore, colonize and conquer North and South America. Age of Empires III introduces exciting new gameplay elements, including the all-new Home City and an incredible combat system. Players will find new civilizations to discover, random maps to conquer and a single-player campaign unlike any other. Players also will find stunning graphics as a result of a revolutionary graphics engine that pushes the limits of PC graphics technology in an entirely new way.
The War Chiefs Expansion Pack
Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs is the new expansion pack for the best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) title of 2005: Age of Empires III. Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs will engage gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Americas, where they will lead proud, playable native civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.
- Includes Age of Empires III and The War Chiefs Expansion Pack
Age of Empires III features:
- Engage in epic strategic battles - As players control the action, they can experience a new level of exciting combat with realistic physics effects, and have the option of engaging in battle with blades, gunpowder or both. Victory depends on the player's strategic battle plan.
- Develop and strengthen a unique, customized Home City - The Home City represents a player's capital back in Europe and plays a supporting role in the attempt to control the New World.
- The better the player performs in the New World, the more powerful his Home City becomes. Players can customize their Home City to reflect unique personality traits, making the Home City a vital character in the game.
- Discover culturally diverse civilizations - Gamers can play as the British and have a stellar economy, or play as the French and easily ally with Native Americans. They can choose to play as the Spanish and have more support from their home country in Europe. Players have the option of playing as one of eight civilizations and, whichever one is chosen, players are guaranteed a unique and fulfilling experience.
The War Chiefs Expansion Pack features:
- Playable Native American Civilizations - Lead one of three proud Native American civilizations, including the Iroquois Confederacy and the Sioux Nation, to expand their empires and fight for control of the Americas. Each Native American civilization will have its own unique units, led by the powerful War Chief unit, buildings reflecting each culture's architectural style, and a distinct approach to its Home City feature.
- Gripping New Single-Player Campaign - Age of Empires: The War Chiefs will introduce a new single-player campaign that continues the saga from Age of Empires III. Play through 15 new missions with a rich story and a cast of characters that interact with real historic figures and events.
Minimum System Requirements
Windows: XP or higher - 256MB RAM. Processor 1.4GHz. Hard Drive 2GB. Online Multiplayer Requirements 56K dial-up Internet Access or LAN. Other - sound card & speakers/headphones. Video Card - 64MB with support for hardware transformation and lighting.