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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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33 Comments on Age of Empires 3

  1. The game is good but takes a lot of memory on my computer. Every country has good and bad qualities. To me its hard to level up the city!!

  2. the russions are the best.

  3. AWESOME!!I like British.

  4. BEST GAME EVER!!!!! I Beat it all including the expansion packs, Got to a level 99 hometown. Germans rock on this game!!
    (CHEAT: george crushington) AWESOME!!!!!

  5. aoe is awesome i love the british

  6. Type in “Speed always wins” to make the game faster. Building, resource gathering, and resaerch becomes almost instantaneous.

  7. PSP or DS i don’t know which one i should buy

  8. Bob12345678901234567890098765432109876543211029384756 // February 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm // Reply

    By the way , is there any cheats for Civilazation 5 since it is also a strategy game?

  9. if you type “tuck tuck tuck” in the chat box it spawns a big red monster truck that can run over anything

  10. i beat A.O.E 3 it was a little hard but fun.

  11. which do you think is better, A.O.E. 2 or 3?

  12. Has any one played medival total war 2

  13. some codes are where’s that axe? speed always wins and x marks the spot

  14. I just finished playing a skrimish. I used speed always wins and built a fort, then cranked out units like mad. It took forever, but i finnaly won!

  15. two words:GREAT GAME!

  16. i have all three games and even though there are many cheats, i barely use them. the best thing you could do is keep you allies happy. also you should act expansionalist. build walls and upgrade them around everything you wish to keep. use outposts and imperial feildguns to guard the walls at short intervals. organize towns into districts with house sections and military ect. have as many town centers as possible to prevent the enemy from wiping you out completely.

    hope it helps

  17. Type in (Where’s that axe?) You get a giant statue of goerge washingtonton! He spits fire at buildings!

  18. jklee 123,

    it is so tottaly worth it

  19. HEY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re talking about age of empires 3 here! not 1 or 2!!!!!!!!!!!! (P.S. try playing tbrdscrp when you get the chance.)

  20. their is nothing else to tell

  21. kool aid dude // October 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm // Reply

    This is for AOM 2.
    Cheat codes:
    LUMBERJACK: gives you 1000 wood
    MARCO: shows whole map
    POLO: shows buildings and reinforcements on map

  22. the monster trucks are on the indian game to

  23. JAPANESE SAMARAI // October 23, 2009 at 6:32 pm // Reply

    In Age of Empires 3:Asian Dynasties,there is a cheat to get modern days MONSTER TRUCKS!!!!!!!!The cheat is (tuck tuck tuck),type
    those words in the chat box.The monster trucks will go WILD!!!
    (I only tried on Asian Dynasties)

  24. What a cool pokemon. My favorite pokemon movie

  25. awesome. just totally awesome. I have A.O.E 1 and 2. they’re also awesome.

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