Probably not the best place to post this question, but after all, I am interested in history and while cleaning up some stuff I came across the Age of Empires III game which I had bought a while ago. The game -in case you haven't it played it yourself- lists the spanish, british, french, portuguese, dutch, russian, german & ottoman civilizations but oddly enough, the website never states how accurate is the information portrayed in the game (apparently it's more important the 3d engine it's using) and Wikipedia also fails to say anything on the matter except for this quote:
Game Revolution said that it is "as detailed as a history book, and about as much fun;"
Which frankly doesn't make the cut either... I do understand there definitely was some historical research and an aim to make it accurate, yet it is more than often that history sometimes get skewed a bit just to produce a marketable product. If anyone has played the game and spot historical errors, what's the overall percentage of historical accuracy of the game or are there any studies/links as of to know how much of the game is based in historical facts?