The Settlers III (Windows)

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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.


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The Settlers III Windows Enemies has no soldier - easy conquest.
The Settlers III Windows a pig farm
The Settlers III Windows Villagers die in blue clouds

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

Critic Reviews

Attack Games Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1998 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 85 out of 100 85 1998 85 out of 100 85
Gamezilla Jun 14, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Player One Apr, 1999 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Mar 04, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Revolution Jan 01, 1999 B- 67 Jul 26, 2006 12 out of 20 60


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