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Caesar III is a city building game, where gameplay involves placing buildings and laying out zones. The player is in charge of a small province, and must make it as peaceful and prosperous as possible, following the advice of their citizens to make it work. The game also features defense of the city by forming an army and trading, but always takes place in the city the player is in charge of. Players also must pay attention to the Gods, who can inflict disasters if not satisfied. As the game progresses, new technologies become available.

This game is about people and systems. Each building that requires to hire people from those walking the streets of the city in order to be built. The marketplace needs saleswomen, and buyers. Buyers walk to the granary to buy food, and will in turn bring back more food to the granary. The sales lady walks up the street selling food to the houses she finds, which allows them to evolve to better housing, which pay higher taxes. The people in this game make the difference. Instead of a police station having a radius of effectiveness, it sends out a police officer who can only fight crimes and fires they see. The need to rely on randomly walking citizens means placement of buildings is as significant as in Serf City/The Settlers.


Caesar III Windows Grand Villa the biggest single house in the game
Caesar III Windows crooked aqueduct
Caesar III Windows Select mission
Caesar III Windows a prosperous town

Promo Images

Caesar III Screenshot One of the backgrounds used during the installation of the Caesar III demo
Caesar III Screenshot
Caesar III Render
Caesar III Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "凱撒大帝3" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "凯撒大帝III" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Цезарь 3" -- Russian spelling
  • "Cezar III" -- Polish title
  • "César III" -- Brazilian title
  • "Caesar III: Rome ne s'est pas faite en un jour" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Caesar III: Build a Better Rome" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Listen to your citizens! Build a better Rome! Windows Duan Xuan (71)
A nice step up from the first two. Windows Afterburner (496)
A really good city building sim Windows Andrew Hartnett (2275)

Critic Reviews

Strategy Gaming Online Windows Dec 05, 1998 9.1 out of 10 91
ESC Magazine Windows Dec 15, 1998 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Macintosh 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Dec 04, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Hacker Windows Dec, 1998 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 02, 1998 82 out of 100 82
GameGenie Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Attack Games Windows Dec, 1998 8 out of 10 80


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In 1999, Caesar III won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


  • PC Gamer
    • April 2000 - #50 in the "All-Time Top 50 Games" poll (tied with Grand Theft Auto)
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1999 - Best Managerial Simulation in 1998
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Building Strategy Game in 1998
  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
    • 1999 - Gold Awards
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