Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

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This page is for the Definitive Edition. For the original game, see Age of Empires III (2005).

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition cover
Developers
Forgotten Empires
Tantalus
World's Edge
Publishers
Xbox Game Studios
Release dates
Windows October 15, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 79
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Series Age of Empires
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition on IGDB
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
Age of Mythology 2002
Age of Empires III 2005
Age of Empires Online 2011
Age of Empires II (2013) 2013
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition 2014
Age of Empires: Castle Siege 2014
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition 2018
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition 2019
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition 2020
Age of Empires IV TBA

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is a singleplayer and multiplayer game in the Age of Empires series.

General information

Official Discord server for the series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Games\Age of Empires 3 DE\Common
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/933110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Games\Age of Empires 3 DE\16 digit number\Savegame
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/933110/pfx/[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, ambient sound, taunts and AI chats, music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Vietnamese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (v18362.0 or higher)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2105
AMD Phenom II X4 973
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 42 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce GT 430
AMD Radeon HD 5570
Intel HD Graphics 4400
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/933110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (933110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Ultrawide Review - 16:9/21:9/32:9 Comparison & Gameplay! - last accessed on 2020-10-22
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-10-20
    The fullscreen mode is borderless windowed in the Microsoft Store version.