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Caesar III (PC CD)

by Sold Out Software
Windows 98 / 95 / XP
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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  • Build cities, foster trade and industry, make money
  • Appease 5 gods with temples and feativals
  • Use the city construction kit to build the perfect city
  • Build and defend on one screen - no more switching screens


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / 95 / XP
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 11
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B0000645Q3
  • Release Date: 29 Mar. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,173 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Take SimCity and set it in the Roman Empire: welcome to Caesar III. This historical civilisation-building simulation gives you the opportunity to progressively develop a settlement in a different atmosphere from the plethora of modern sim games. Caesar III is strikingly similar to Pharaoh with the gameplay and controls following the same rules.

With a useful tutorial, it doesn't take long to master the controls of Caesar III. As your settlement grows and you complete the tasks set by Rome, more options become available to you, such as building a coliseum and other Roman treasures. The little historical quirks are what makes this game so addictive--you never really know what is going to happen next.

Fiscal management and town planning are crucial to success in the strategy sim; you must plan your water supplies and protect your houses from fire risks and structural failure. Once seated in your senate, and consulting your advisors, you control all aspects of life in your growing population, while winning the favour of Rome.

Caesar III only requires minimal processing power, which offers a distinct advantage to those of us running older machines. The downside of this is that it cannot compete with more modern sim games; but the game is still highly playable and strangely addictive. Caesar III is an interesting twist on the sim market--the simple controls and the theme will be especially suitable to younger game generals. --Chris Hall


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This game is brilliant 16 July 2003
Caesar 3 is the most enjoyable and absorbing city sim I've ever played. Sim City (any version) is just dull, dull dull by comparison.
The graphics are really attractive, and yet they're sufficiently simple to work on even a basic system. The buildings are really well drawn and you can easily distinguish the different people running about.
The developers have also done really well with the sounds, from the entertaining mission briefings to the things the little Romans tell you if you click on them. The developers have really put some work into the voices of the different characters and their entertaining banter.
The missions present enough of a challenge, while at the same time it is possible to win them all with a degree of perseverance. It does take a while to understand how it all works, although the tutorial was so good that I never needed to use the .pdf manual.
Well worth the investment.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy fun 30 Dec. 2006
By TBR
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I first played this game a fair few years ago when someone installed a playable demo on the schools computers in year 6. It went down like a house on fire, after a few weeks a rota had even been drawn up so that everyone got a go. Years later I found it in a game shop, and bought it for old times sake, and what a fantastic game!

Really it does what it says on the tin, build a Roman city, and definitely not as boring as it sounds. You can't really rate this game unless you play it. Its addictive as every thing you do affects the city and causes it to change in some way. You can spend hours on this, or just 10 minutes which is another good point. Some games take so long to load that its hardly worth playing if you haven't got much time, this one is quick and simple.

The only negatives I can think of are the 'random' nature of when things go wrong. Sometimes instead of just something here and there, it all goes off at the same time. Very frustrating when one half of your city has just caught fire, and the other has just collapsed even if you've filled it with the right preventative measures. This is especially annoying for my younger sister who at her age finds it all a bit much when that happens. Overall though, good quality fun for any age and definitely worth that £5 investment.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 loading problem 1 April 2013
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I have had it confirmed by "Sold-out" games that it cannot be loaded if you have Windows 8. They tried all the known fixes themselves and it will not install. Beware
Update:
I have now been informed by someone how to get arround the problem -
open the CD in Windows Explorer and double-click directly on setup.exe
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Caesar 3 is a prime example of a game that has taken the idea of simcity and advanced it greatly. With Caesar 3 you are the governor of a new roman city and you are to raise it from the dust to a vast metropolis to rival Rome herself. The graphics for the game are still pretty good by today's standard and would look like younger gamers would like it but I would only suggest this game for mature gamers with a lot of patients as the user interface is sometimes difficult to handle and the task of building a city can't be completed overnight.
In the game you get complete control over tax's, housing, trade, health, military and even which God's your people pray too. There is one large campaign mode in this game, which will keep you at work for days, but when you complete that you can then move onto the built scenarios in the game. If you still are gagging for more after that you can take a hand at making your own scenarios and seeing how your friends can do in them. Anyone who loved any of the sim games and in particular Sim City (Original, 2000 or 3000) you will love this game and with the added control you will gain you could even find yourself going to war or getting cursed by the all powerful gods.
Although old, Caesar 3 is for all the people who thought in History class and said i could that they could have run the world better in the Roman times and who knows you may turn out to be the next Julius Caesar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old but still a cracker 9 Dec. 2011
By Greyowl
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a serious town /planning / strategy game which is totally engrossing through the various campaigns that are presented. The isometric graphics are more than adequate for the game and, in fact, Caesar 4 which had much better graphics lost a lot of the essential joy of this game. If you are seriously interested about strategic town planning and mission then this is a great game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I played it til my eyes bled 8 Sept. 2011
By iz
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Amazing game utterly absorbing and addictive a wonderful little world perfect quirky and funny congrats & thanks to the makers
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant game 28 May 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you like the challenge of building a city, pleasing gods, trading, looking after your people and fighting the enemies of rome. This game is for you. The graphics are not brilliant and the battles are not fantastic but this game is very addictive and very fun.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Sim Game 1 Jun. 2005
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In this game you are responsible for the development of settlements for the Roman Republic; after accomplishing a mission you will be allowed to chose between two new assignments, each assignment concerning a different area where there are different food sources, levels of hostile activity, and terrain types; these differences determine your investment strategy as you might have to defend your city from several attacks, gather and store great quantities of food in order to allow your city to attract immigrants and grow wealthier and build a cohesive city.
Cohesion is very important because as your city becomes wealthier, inhabitants improve the quality of their housing from tents, shacks and hovels to casas and eventually palaces, in fact there are several kinds dwellings, which manifest the wealth of each city neighborhood. But in order to stimulate such development you will have to provide food, access to clean fountain water, access to temples of several divinities, access to a variety of entertaining spectacles, access to public bathhouses, education, and many commodities to your citizenry. In order to provide all these services and materials AND the trained personnel to operate them, you will have to build markets, temples, schools, academies, bathhouses, theatres, amphitheatres and MANY other buildings; you will have to build a network of reservoirs adjacent to water and connect them with aqueducts to inner city ones in order to provide clean water to your people; you must also build prefectures and engineers' posts in every neighborhood to prevent fires, fight crime and repair damaged buildings before they collapse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A bit old now but a true classic
Published 1 month ago by oren wardj
5.0 out of 5 stars I played this game when I was like 10 years old and was very surprised...
I played this game when I was like 10 years old and was very surprised that I can still buy the old version of it! Delivery was quick and no problems with the product. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Baiba
5.0 out of 5 stars The best game.
The best game.
Published 2 months ago by Wild58
5.0 out of 5 stars great
boyfriend loved it as a gift! great disc and works perfect, thank you
Published 4 months ago by tinkerbelle
5.0 out of 5 stars great game useless player
Came and was fine however I didn't check if it works with windows 8... It doesn't :( great game!
Published 5 months ago by tammy
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for Windows 7!
Loaded (Windows 7) fine, but after a short while the graphics crashed. My card is A1OK, so I assume it's the conflict between the programme and Windows 7.
Published 6 months ago by Richard Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars As good now as it was when it was released!
Absolutely brilliant game. A bit dated now but way ahead of it's time at release.

Installing on windows 7 is a bit of an issue, don't follow the auto installation as it... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Franco072
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nice game
Published 9 months ago by A D Harflett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift
Bought this CD for my dad after his old one got scratched up. He loves the game and always plays it.
Published 13 months ago by Pearl Humphries
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A challenging game,very enjoyable and very frustrating when your inhabitants start leaving your city,you're trying to deal with that problem then Caesar decides he wants a delivery... Read more
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