When we look back to the late 90s and early 00s, we look back on an era of great tycoon games, and great strategy games. Amongst the latter was a series of city building games published by Sierra. Caesar III was the first of that series, and the first of the Windows era.
Caesar 3 Description As a provincial governor charged with spreading the glory of Rome your mission is clear – build cities, foster trade and industry, make money. Caesar III is a great game if you like the Sim City type city building sim. There is not too much conquest (e.g. Command and Conquer gameplay), as you can only assert direct control over your military units. Apple notebook for mac.
We get most of the old Windows games that we play on this site, including Caesar III, from Good Old Games. We like GOG for many reasons – but mainly because of the DRM free iso free mode of installation which means that we do not need to worry about storing a library of iso’s on our Mac for whenever we want to play a given game.
You can currently buy Caesar III from GOG here, for the price of a large brown drink that in 1998, when Caesar III was released, we would just have called “coffee”. You can also play from your original CD-ROM if you still have it (we do, but none of our Mac have CD/DVD-ROM drives.
*Important* we have no relationship with GOG.com other than as a consumer, so we do not have any financial interest in your transaction. We do think that GOG make awesome game bundles though!
Like all of the old Windows games that we play on this site, we play Caesar III in the Windows XP virtual machine that we have built in Parallels Desktop Lite.
If you would like to build your own Windows XP virtual machine for retro gaming in, we wrote full instructions here.
From the main Caesar III menu, select “Start new career”, then enter a name for your governor to begin.