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The Settlers III (Windows)

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Description

Part three of The Settlers series continues with the real-time strategy game concepts of the series. In order to conquer the known world, you must supply your armies with weapons, food, and wine for morale. To do this, these things must be produced using raw materials, in buildings which require wood and stone to be built. Each job is undertaken by one of 150 unique characters, across over 100 distinct buildings.

There are three nations: Romans, Egyptians and Japanese. Each nation has its own styled buildings and (dis)advantages. It's also possible to play in multiplayer mode via Internet or LAN. An available add-on brings you a new nation (Amazons) a map editor and some new scenarios.

This edition has a new graphics engine using rendered graphics. Another new feature is the inclusion of moving catapults, ballistics and cannons, giving the combat system more realism and increasing the prominence of military tactics.. Priests can cast spells, which can gain more resources or destroy the enemy. Naval aspects are more detailed than ever before.

Screenshots

The Settlers III Windows the intro screen
The Settlers III Windows Terra incognita? No! Enemy's land
The Settlers III Windows I lost tower...
The Settlers III Windows the gods

Alternate Titles

  • "工人物语III" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "III המתיישבים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Hamityashvim III" -- Hebrew title
  • "Gongren Wuyu III" -- Chinese title
  • "Die Siedler III" -- German title

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User Reviews

Tedious, boring and slow. El-ad Amir (110) unrated

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Feb, 1999 9.5 out of 10 95
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1998 90 out of 100 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Dec, 1998 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Mar, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 22, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

In the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/2000) The Settlers III received a special award as "Best German Game in 1999".

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DaHero (868) added The Settlers III (Windows) on Aug 30, 2000