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Age of Empires 3

I’m really bad at strategy games, even though I play a lot. Could you tell me some of the tips you have?

Games Guru: I’ll start by giving you some basic information that applies to any Age of Empires: Learn to level up quickly. Above all else, you need workers to advance your civilization, and you need food for workers. So the moment the game starts, tell your town center to start training workers and send the workers you have to gather food. As new workers arrive, have them build houses so you can train more workers, gather wood so you can build houses and buildings, and gather food. Build your force up to 15 or even 20 workers because the faster you gather food and build shelters, the faster you can move to the next level. You will need to find your right balance—but a few things hold true:

  • Don’t worry about gathering gold until your civilization has evolved the first time.
  • Send soldiers and workers out. Find more resources, explore the map, claim territory, KNOW WHERE YOUR ENEMIES ARE HIDDEN!
  • The best players can max out the entire technology tree in well under 15 minutes. Master the skills you need so you can level up and attack quickly.

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121 Comments on Age of Empires 3

  1. to Commadner Fox565: ME TO!

  2. Commander Fox565 // December 13, 2008 at 12:27 pm // Reply

    My dad has the “Age of Empires 2′ game.

  3. Age III Is great because of the campaine. You get to experince diffrent levals. It is fun

  4. a few more tips for this game

    1 factories give the fastest stock (food gold wood)

    2 try to surround yourself with walls, but put in gates so you can att, but then retreat

    3 put the fort at the gate you use the most

    4 don’t worry about outposts really near the city, put them in the wall at the main defense line

    5 don’t forget to att from the sea, you can destroy buildings fast with some ships

  5. This game is a lot better with the expansion AoE 3 war chiefs

  6. This game has the same basic idea as Warcraft

  7. To Runescape,

    You can’t build that many towers though.

  8. I have a way to win w/out cheats: build loads of cannon towers (just out of range of your opponents town) then build 5-10 in range of the town the enemy will litteraly wipe itself out trying to destroy those 20-30 towers :)

  9. games

  10. get sins of a solar empire its great

  11. organ guns are awsome

  12. Thanks guys, for the cheats!

  13. TO HOMER:

    TYPE IN TUCK TUCK TUCK

  14. How cool are the dutch with cool ships?

  15. To cooley,

    What difficulty level do you play on?

  16. I can only survive without cheat codes for so long

  17. cheat codes. bring them here. NOW!(sarcastic!!!!);)

  18. whataburger3 // February 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm // Reply

    it rocks it like rules

  19. I have all 3 of them and all ther expations the 1st one has best gameplay, the 2nd one is the worst and the 3rd one has the best graphs.

  20. Any one heard of Sid Meier’s CIvilization III. That game is awsome!

  21. aoe III is way better than aoe II

  22. So who LOVES the new asian dynasties version?

  23. To A random person,

    I agree, but I still have a place in my heart for Age of Empires II the Counquers expansion for it was the first strategy game I ever played.

  24. A random person // December 11, 2007 at 6:42 pm // Reply

    I love this game better than the 1st oneand the second one its the best strategy game i played

  25. ninjadude1001 // October 1, 2007 at 7:35 pm // Reply

    yeah I totally watn Age of Mythology

    but Aoe3 is good too

    its so fun

  26. could you please put in a AGE OF MYTHOLOGY comments box?

  27. IS Age of empires 3 OUT

  28. Wood Man Pwns You! // September 8, 2007 at 8:04 am // Reply

    I like the Russians, their military grows faster and I like to fight.

  29. ?????>??????m // August 31, 2007 at 7:35 pm // Reply

    be the spanish they rock against treasure guardians

  30. type in tuck tuck tuck & you get a monster truck that can run over enything!

  31. darth bane // August 8, 2007 at 7:41 am // Reply

    sorry bill but thats only in age of empirs 1!

  32. try typing “fill this basket”. it gives you ten gold. or maybe that’s on one of the older versions, i can never remember…

    • that must be for an older version,for this one it is “give me liberty or give me gold” or maybe the last word is coin,I’m not sure

  33. i really loved this game. i cheated by editing my home city file to level 100

  34. legofreak1000 // July 4, 2007 at 8:47 am // Reply

    the expansion pack is awsome!!!!!

  35. Great Britain Guy // June 28, 2007 at 1:23 pm // Reply

    If you’re the british you need lots of people on wood

  36. Yea it does have something to do with the piece of wood.Get a about 4 villagers from the farm next to your fort.Take them over to the pile of wood.Drag a box around them and right click on the pieces of wood.They will start picking them up and making a fire with them! Theres you answer.

  37. try: “BIG DADDY”

    u get a rocket launcher car

  38. robo cup winner // June 21, 2007 at 9:08 pm // Reply

    THEY MADE A 3 :0 i never knew that i have all them 1 and 2 i got to buy this or i dont have all them.

  39. MY friend has It, and next time I am going to ask him if I CAN PLAY!!!!

    PS: I have never played but looks prety awsome.

  40. I LOVE THIS GAME!! I HAVE IT! IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!! IT ROCKS!

  41. This game is fun. I like the strategy that goes along with it.

  42. It’s like the coolest game ever! I like playing it every day. In Age of Empires III I like the British.The Russians are on level 18!

  43. Sonicdude // May 13, 2007 at 6:08 am // Reply

    One, enter “tuck tuck tuck” after pressing “enter” and get a monster truck. (It works!) Also, Age of Empires 2 rules! Finally, how do you beat the first mission campaign. Does it have something to do with the pile of wood?

  44. its sweet cause like the graphics r awesome

    and the people get thrown by the cannons

  45. jonny_boy!! // May 3, 2007 at 9:38 am // Reply

    hey i no cheats we have 2 duel soome time =p ill pwn u all!!! lol jk ill tell u cheats here they r for wood is: lumber jack,,,,,for food is: cheese steak jimmy’s,,,,for stone is: rock on,,,,,for gold is: robin hood,,,,and my favorit is a car that shoots guns and have like alot of LIFE this 1 is: how do you turn this on,,, or how do u turn this thing on,, im not sure i havent played in a few days LOL

  46. if u think AoE 3 is good, try the War Chiefs exp pack comes with a new 2 act camp + more

    M!ch@3l says: AoE rules!!

  47. I like thisgame

  48. 34dfbhzdfh // April 6, 2007 at 10:39 pm // Reply

    Age of Empires 3 is good, but I like Age of Empires 2 and 1 better. The graphics don’t stand a chance. It’s cool how cannon shots go through the buildings and wood flies out

  49. ??????????// // April 3, 2007 at 12:37 am // Reply

    its canny good but the graphics arnt!!! i think the fast firing boats ar da best specially wen u upgrade fully they pwn!

  50. AOE 3 is amazing witg all it’s graphics. When you have cavalry and infantry all charging on the field and then caanon booming in the distance it feels like your in the fight.

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