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Caesar III

Available Platform: Windows - Alias: Caesar 3

Caesar III is a city-building historical sim created by Impression Games and published by Sierra in 1998.

Caesar III

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PublisherSierra On-Line
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7
Updated14 March 2020

Game Review

Caesar III is a city-building historical sim created by Impression Games and published by Sierra in 1998. It's the third chapter of the popular series Caesar, created by David Lester.

The game is set during classical antiquity, and all aspects of typical Roman city life are reproduced faithfully: food, resources, religion, military, and so on. Caesar combines both elements of Sim City 2000 and The Settlers II. You have to build and expand a city, deciding the residential zones (in Caesar II, the houses are built, in Caesar III, you choose the areas, as you do in SimCity); but also infrastructures, security, and religious buildings, recreational areas and so on. At the same time, you must pay attention to the production and distribution lines so that people and resources can move adequately (just like the trade routes of The Settlers). You will need to produce food, mandatory to sustain your population, wine, oil, pottery, weapons, furniture, and other items you can trade. It's fair to say that Caesar III represents the best of both worlds.

There is a lot of micro-management, but not boring; it's gratifying.

On the other side, war and all military aspects are the weak points of this game. You can build barracks that will create soldiers, but you won't be able to control what the soldiers do. However, this is not a game for warmongers. David Lester was able to design the perfect historical city building-resource management game, and this is how you should approach Caesar III.

Unfortunately, the game is available only for Windows. But the good news is our package includes the widescreen patch for HD monitors.

If you want to enjoy the whole experience, we suggest purchasing Caesar 3 on GOG.

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Windows version 1.0.1 - Language: English - Size: 490.58 Mb

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Latest Comments

  • Maurizio Petta - 2022-06-07 - Reply

    The Caesar 3 game belongs to that category that does not work according to the operating system that is used. In fact I use Windows 7 and the game does NOT work at all. Therefore it is possible that its operation may depend on situations concerning the computer hardware. Maybe the type of video card, sound card, maybe even the bios of the motherboard, I don't believe a problem related to the software, such as the type of operating system. Luckily I have an old computer where I use Windows XP, and on that computer I was able to start it ... but not without having mounted the patch file! Otherwise the execution of the program ended with a request for "CORRECT CD". As for the game, I have known Caesar 3 for over 30 years already. Great involvement, at first glance they seem impossible matches, but over time, the game captures your attention, solving many problems inherent in the construction of a large city at the time of ancient Rome. The level of challenge is medium-high, especially in the more advanced stages of the game and if you are dealing with a city on the edge of the empire, where forces hostile to the Roman Empire are camped, such as the barbarian troops, in that case, the difficulty is really extreme.

  • Carlo Di Francesco - 2021-04-13 - Reply

    Works very well, I even installed HD option.
    thanks for the good work...