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Caesar III

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Genre: Simulator, Strategy

Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

Caesar III is part of Sierra's City Building Series and was released in October 1998. Cities in Caesar III try to accurately reflect the life of Roman citizens: the lowest plebians live in tents and shacks, while the richest patricians live in villas. Staple foods include wheat, fruits, vegetables, and pork, and wine is required for some festivals and houses. Citizens wander the streets in their various garbs and can tell the ... Read More

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Game intro
Artwork of the Caesar III start screen.
Normal mission screen of a flourishing city.
Especially early missions are introducted with a short manual and the objectives.
Also quite important are some of the advisor screens.
There are many overlays for the mission screen like the water distribution overlay.


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18 reviews

Great 96%

If you are into city building games, you will find Caesar III right out of the gate addictive. At the beginning of the campaign-mode, you first have to get through a couple of tutorial-missions. After that, the scenarios slowly rise in requests and difficulty, leaving you with the choice between "dangerous" and "peaceful" cities. The longer you keep playing, the more you will have to show all your creative city designing-skills, and your logsitic... Read More

Positive points
The music fits perfectly with the game's mood and provides an ambient feeling by becoming more and more epic the bigger your city grows.
Negative points
The only negative aspect of the game is how time consuming it gets. Once you advance to the more demanding missions, the play-time of a single scenario can easily exceed seven or even eight hours.


As a provincial governor charged with spreading the glory of Rome your mission is clear – build cities, foster trade and industry, make money. How you accomplish this is up to you. Gain wealth and power, make a career out of pleasing the emperor, battle barbarians and repel invaders, or concentrate on building the next Eternal City. Fail and you'll end up as lunch for the lions. Prove your strength of mind and spirit and you just might be crowned Caesar!

To help you achieve that goal you can ask your advisors for their insight or ask the people about their thoughts. You can also build temples and create festivals to please the gods and receive rewards or aid in return. You can choose between peaceful and military assignments to prove in various ways that you deserve the title of Caesar!