Summary: Sorry mom, I can't do the dishes; I have to plan a festival to Venus and then send a troupe of slaves to the Emperor! This game was fantastic. There were a couple errors (like Neptune being referred to as Jupiter and small things such as that) but I completely ignored them because the game was so much fun. It's like sim city but people push carts instead of driving cars and you have to worry about appeasing the gods rather than robot invasions.
very engrossing, even with minor documentation flaws
J. K. Kelley "literary mercenary", Amazon
12 October 2000
Summary: The best way to visualize _Caesar III_ is to think of SimCity: the player creates urban environments, then attempts to profitably adjust to the influx of people, random (and not-so-random) events, and Imperial demands. You build and govern a city for awhile as part of a campaign; when you achieve the given objectives, you move up to a more challenging and involved assignment. It's very attractive visually; the user interface is pretty good; the hotkeys make sense.
Summary: Caesar III has a lot of things going for it, and a lot of frustrating flaws. Your job is to build a city that meets Caesar's demands in culture, prosperity, peace, and population, and to keep the citizens who live there both happy and healthy. At the same time, you must manage your available funds, appease the gods, send goods to Caesar, and fight off invading armies. The pluses? Don't be intimidated by the thick manual enclosed with the game.
Summary: The highest praise I can give a video game: I don't want to do anything else. I have many important things I need to be doing, but ever since I discovered Caesar 3 I've been finding ways of avoiding them so I can continue to build and fight and govern my way through this very entertaining strategy game. This, I think, is the true measeure of any game in the genre.
Summary: I have owned and played this game for a long time now but I haven't played it recently for some time. My Mother continues to play, probably because she has a greater attention span than myself, the teenager. I enjoyed the game at first and it was challenging enough but it did not spitefully mess up your civilization. I found the simple city building things dull because eventually you run out of space to build and then it's just over.
Excerpt: The classic city building and management game returns for a third installment, featuring all the improvements and extras that players asked for. Caesar III builds upon its predecessor in two major areas. First, an entire province is shown on one large map for more seamless gameplay. Rather than monitoring separate screens for city, countryside and battle, all of the game's action takes place on one level. This innovation makes the most dramatic difference in combat.
Summary: Caesar 3 is a city-building game where you must balance the needs of your citizens in order for them to advance socially and enjoy your city. It's a super-fun game but the experienced gamer will grow tired of the sameness after awhile once they know how to overcome each challenge.
a really good game to play if you like CIV builders
6 May 2009
Excerpt: Caesar 3 is a great Civ game, where you are a roman governor and you have to build a roman city from scratch and look after it, providing all the necessities your citizens need, such as baths, entertainment, doctors, temples, schools and so on. The interface is quite easy to navigate and most of the buildings are represented by icons, so are the advisor buttons. The top is the headings such as file, options, help and so on which is quick to access.
Summary: Graphics are very real looking, the sound is alright. There are many things that you can select to build your very own Rome. It is one of my personal favorite games. It is worth your time and money.