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The Asian Dynasties is the second expansion for Age of Empires III and requires the original game to play. Three civilizations have been added: The Chinese, the Japanese and the Indians, with news maps in Asia as well as new world maps. Each of the 3 civilizations comes with a new campaign, consisting of 5 scenarios each. All of them can build wonders to advance through the ages (5 each), explorers are called monks and they can build a consulate to form alliances with European nations, along with export as a new kind of resource. Minor civilizations included are Bhakti, the Jesuits, the Sufis, the Shaolin, the Udasi, and the Zen.

Each of the civilizations comes with a different kind of gameplay, relating to the way new civilians enter the scene, food and resources gathering, specific strong units with special abilities and a variety of buildings and military units. Multiplayer comes with new maps and 4 new game modes: King of the Hill (keep an area occupied), Regicide (protect a single Regent unit and kill your opponent's to win the game), Treaty (games with periods of peace and blockades), and Treaty No-Blockade (identical to Treaty but without the blockades).


Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Windows The three new civilizations you can pick from
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Windows Asian Dynasties campaign
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Windows Main Menu
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Windows Title shown in intro sequence

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GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 31, 2007 88 out of 100 88
Games4Mac Macintosh 2008 87 out of 100 87
Pelit Windows Dec, 2007 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 31, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Windows Jan 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Gaming Nexus Windows Oct 23, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Action Windows Oct 24, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Vgames Windows Nov 13, 2007 78 out of 100 78


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