Age of Empires II has been re-imagined in high definition with new features, trading cards, improved AI, workshop support, multiplayer, Steamworks integration and more!
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Releasedatum: 9 apr 2013

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Age of Empires II HD - 4-Pack kopen

Includes four copies of Age of Empires II HD - Send the extra copies to your friends!

Pakketten die deze game bevatten

Age of Empires II HD + The Forgotten Expansion kopen

Bevat 2 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

Age of Empires Legacy Bundle Including The Forgotten kopen

Bevat 3 items: Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

 

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"One of the greatest PC strategy games of all time, resurrected in 1080p. Perfect for LAN parties!"

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22 oktober

Twitch Stream 10/22 - Ranked Ladder

We're live with Age of Empires II: HD 1v1 ranked online ladder! Tune in and watch at www.twitch.tv/ageofempires or www.hitbox.tv/ageofempires.

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15 oktober

Twitch Stream 10/15: Expert 1v1s with commentary!

We're streaming expert Age of Empires II: HD Edition 1v1s with commentary live now at our new Wednesday stream time!

Join in on the fun at www.twitch.tv/ageofempires or www.hitbox.tv/ageofempires.

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Steam Workshop

Advance to the Steam Age!
Explore new maps, multiplayer scenarios, and user created campaigns. Or reinvent your game experience with new sounds, visuals, AI, units, and more! Ready to share your creations with the world? Upload right from the map editor, or collaborate with friends to create a masterpiece collection.

Nieuwe DLC beschikbaar


Explore a host of new features with Age of Empires II - The Forgotten including

  • Five New Civilizations
    • Italians
    • Indians
    • Slavs
    • Magyars
    • Incas
  • Seven new Campaigns
    • Alaric
    • Sforza
    • Bari
    • Dracula
    • El Dorado
    • Prithviraj
    • Battles of The Forgotten
  • New LudaKRIS map size
  • New Game Modes
    • Treaty
    • Capture the Relic
  • Twitch streaming integration
  • Spectator Mode

Download the expansion today!

Steam Trading Cards



Steam Trading cards are now available for Age of Empires II: HD. Collect them all to craft badges, emoticons, coupons, and unique profile backgrounds!

Over dit spel

In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Originally developed by Ensemble Studios and re-imagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, and Skybox Labs, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam!

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, 7, 8 Pro+
    • Processor:1.2GHZ CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c Capable GPU
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Additional:900x600 minimum display resolution
Nuttige klantrecensies
9 van de 10 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
113.4 uur in totaal
Wood Please
Geplaatst: 24 september
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6 van de 6 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
14.4 uur in totaal
The Little Mod That Could.
A Franchise Refurbished, Yet a Missed Opportunity.

The age of empires series is one of fame. After 13 years it can still be purchased (along with its expansion, The Conquerors) at Wal-Mart and Office Depot. This "new" title is an attempt at sprucing up one of the most beloved games of the franchise. It is amazingly rare to see an old property being brought back to life and updated, especially by a parent company that is only looking forward to the next big buck, and are willing to drop any title not making 500% profit (AOE Online was scrapped after a year in the wild, and much needed updates to many games still hang in limbo at EA). Only the bigwigs know what made them bring this one back, but we are glad to see some dust wiped off of our past every once in a while. Developer "Hidden Path" was contracted to shine up the series fav and bring it into the new age of gaming, they fixed important things and they didn't fiddle around where it wasn't needed, but they missed a couple of points that would have made it into a new age RTS diamond.

First of all, I must thank hidden path for finally raising the unit cap, but why only 500? While it is a good 2.5x higher than before, our machines are 250x more powerful than the Pentium II 200mhz it was originally designed for. I can only guess that much of the core engine remains as it was, and 500 was the highest they could go without breaking it. Even though the cap has been raised, you can still only select 20 units at a time. Was it something that was overlooked? not likely. Here is another notch in the theory of a stretched engine. They just couldn't do more without overhauling the back end.

While we are on the graphics, The reason it has HD in the title is the ability to hit 1920x1080, (and beyond for multi monitor rigs) whereas the original topped out at 1024x768. I agree with the general consensus in that the overhauled building and unit models are amazing, but once again the elderly engine comes through showing us no shadows, no zoom, and no visual effect updates. These are an almost standard feature of today's even bargain bin games that they missed completely. Does it detract from gameplay? Not really. Could they have spent a little more time bringing the graphics engine into this decade without effecting gameplay? yes.

The multiplayer. What can I say here? Game Zone worked (kinda) back in the day, but thankfully we have learned from those early days and have integrated the game wholly into Steam's online network with only a few launch bugs and some early lag issues (to be continued). What this means is a front row ticket to a beautifully seamless multiplayer before-game matching experience, but completely removes the LAN option that, like me, so many young geeks had permanently set up in their basements just for this. Inclusion with the Workshop will make mod and map finding a breeze, and I believe the good outweighs the bad here, but somehow there is still a bad taste somewhere in my mind from losing our offline multiplayer. (single play is still allowed offline).

The music score has been redone, but I can still pound the number keys for WOLOLOOO and "I Need Wood". No complaints there.

All-in-all it was well worth the money, and it is the authentic Age Of Kings/Conquerors experience, but the lack of improvements to the gameplay, and the surface improvement to the graphics makes this game feel more like a decent mod than a blockbuster.

(For further fiddling- the mod "Forgotten Empires" does everything this HD remake does, plus adds hours of single player campaigns, and a good dozen fixes)
Geplaatst: 14 oktober
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7 van de 8 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.6 uur in totaal
It's age of empires.... need i say more? why is it not in your libary already? what is this madness!


Just buy it already.
Geplaatst: 28 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11.6 uur in totaal
awesome blast from the past, nicely ported to modern systems, no stability issues or resolution issues. If you were a fan of AoE II back in the day i suggest getting this HD version
Geplaatst: 13 oktober
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
20.8 uur in totaal
I was addicted to that game when I was a child. It is still a nice game and worth the price.
Geplaatst: 14 oktober
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
49.2 uur in totaal
AOE 2 is as addictive as crack, but at the same time, as refined as a 30 year old cognac. Package all that into a drop dead gorgeous graphics engine and it's easy to see that Ensemble and Microsoft have a real winner on their hands; AOE is going to be around for a long time. If you've ever liked any other real-time strategy game in this classical style, then you'll clearly see why this one deserves so much credit, even in direct comparison to the finest examples in its category. Needs a sale! Many more people would buy this game if it were put on sale for 5, or even 10 dollars.
Geplaatst: 27 september
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
119.6 uur in totaal
I could spend hours writing an amazing review about this game, which I'm not gonna do. This game will last forever.
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
39.8 uur in totaal
I like that there are some new civs. And the giant maps and increased pop limits almost make it a different game. I like being able to build 21 castles at a time.
Geplaatst: 17 oktober
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Classic
Geplaatst: 17 oktober
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1,471.9 uur in totaal
fun game
Geplaatst: 1 oktober
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
49.7 uur in totaal
i love this game...<3
Geplaatst: 24 september
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
154.8 uur in totaal
This is an AWESOME game!!! I've played for 150 hours and ther's for shure 150 more to come. One of the reasons I like this game so much is that you never can finish it or beat it completly (well you CAN play ALL the campaigns). You can always set the difficulty up and there's always something new to learn. This is probably the game of my childhood (after the Sly Cooper games on PS2) There's also ALOT of history in the game wich can even help you with school work. It's alot better than AoE 3 and I don't really recomend that game so much.

AoE 2 is the best Age of Empires game and I really enjoy it. 10/10

Geplaatst: 8 oktober
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
17.7 uur in totaal
I'm really glad someone brought this classic back to life. I had so many hours of fun with it back in the day. Should you have played the original and would still like to get a taste of it once again, you'll be happy to know that they almost entirely left the game as it was back in the day, only this time with mod support, support for modern machines, and Steamworks integration for multiplayer! Even to this day this classic holds its own and I think you will find a lot of enjoyment out of it even now.
Geplaatst: 28 september
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
165.8 uur in totaal
For the price, DLC, and updates, you can't beat the price. It costs more to buy the CD at walmart, which is the old version. I played this as a kid and still love it. I love real time strategy games, and wish there was a larger varietry for this great style of gaming. Great for the brain as you work with tactics and learn some history while you're at it.
Geplaatst: 17 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
836.0 uur in totaal
A Very strategice game and fun.
Geplaatst: 18 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
118.4 uur in totaal
THE BEST GAME EVER!!! just a few glitches to fix and its the best!
Geplaatst: 19 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
15.8 uur in totaal
It's fun.
Geplaatst: 16 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.5 uur in totaal
Best RTS ever? Yes. Good remake? Yes. Workshop support? Yes. You now have no reason to not buy this game.
Geplaatst: 14 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
28.3 uur in totaal
Just buy it
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.7 uur in totaal
Good old Classic game.......im used to playing Age of Empires 3 but this is way better to me......8/10
Geplaatst: 3 oktober
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