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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Very Positive (1,581 reviews) - 91% of the 1,581 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (25,974 reviews) - 92% of the 25,974 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2013

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Buy Age of Empires II HD + The Forgotten Expansion + The African Kingdoms Expansion

Includes 3 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

Buy Age of Empires Legacy Bundle

Includes 4 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

Buy Microsoft RTS Collection: Age of Empires/Age of Mythology/Rise of Nations

Includes 7 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Mythology EX: Tale of the Dragon, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

 

About This Game

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!

System Requirements

    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
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Very Positive (1,581 reviews)
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Very Positive (25,974 reviews)
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Gr1nd4DKill
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I really enjoy this game, I've been playing it since the 90s and it never gets old.
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J-Mzungu
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Talk about nostalgia! I used to play this game forever when I was a kid, and it totally brings back the vibe of the good ol' days. It's honestly what it's advertised to be, it's a working version of the old game. I do wish they could perhaps re-done the main menu to make it look a bit more modern or better, other then that it's like stepping into a time machine.
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dazedlewis
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
great fun!
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Spicy
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Absolutely love this game; however, it crashes incessantly which really is getting to me. If this gets fixed, it'll be my best game purchase on steam
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Storeslem
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
one of my top favored games of all times but horrible Remastered edition seriously. this game is 2013 and has 2 second delay on every action in multiplayer and even lan. not even my old computer back in 2000 lagged this hard when playing on voobly/gameranger/Lan. how can this even be sold withouth fixing simple problems like lag/delay? btw i have a supercomputer so the problem is not on my end. very dissapointed and can't recommend to anyone
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JadeKraken
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The Good: If you really liked AoE2 a decade ago you will probably still like it. :D

The Bad: If you are playing on an HDTV, high resolution monitor or require any kind of visual assistance (it is completely lacking accessibility options) I cannot recommend this game. The UI and text are extremely small on high resolutions and it does not have the ability to zoom in so everything is just too small. :(
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nobody
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Good remastered game
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TheMAM
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
A fairly old RTS empire building game that's aged well, and actually teaches you a bit about history with encyclopedia pages and somewhat historically-accurate missions.
DLC's a bit buggy though, so just a heads up on that.
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Lenda
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Besides missed opportunities to improve AOEII's gameplay, it's still a familiar and nostalgic game from the good old days in a nice comeback.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
220 of 256 people (86%) found this review helpful
198 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great game

Not convinced?

Wololo

Now you are
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97 of 113 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
When I was just 8 years old, I began to play this game with my father, and now I am 21 years old.
I used to used the pirated software,but now I decide to support original
As the milestone of the Real-Time Strategy, you should buy it to play or just collect it ,it is well worth it.
当我还是个8岁小孩的时候,我和我爸一起玩的这个游戏,现在我已经21岁了
我原来一直使用盗版软件,但现在我决定支持正版
作为RTS游戏的里程碑,他值得你去玩或者仅仅是收藏,他值得这么做
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90 of 121 people (74%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game is abso-

*wololooo*

-lutely wonderful
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
171.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This was one of my childhood games and it has aged really well. The gameplay is really addictive and it is so satisfing to watch your civilization grow and dominate everyone else. Playing with other people is a lot of fun and the game compares your skill level to everyone else's so you always know whether or not it will be a far match. That's not to say the game is perfect. As satisfying as the game is when your winning, it's really depressing when your losing; all that hard working building your civilization gone to waste. The learning curve is also really steep, especially if you're unfamiliar with this genre, and getting to the level of skill that most people have online is a bit of a chore. If you can go toe to toe with a 'hardest' level COM your probably ready to play with most of the average tier players. I'd also recommend a youtube channel called 'spirit of the law' if you want any advise on how to play the different civilizations. But it's a lot of fun to learn. I'd recommend it, even if you're not into strategy games. Come on in and play. More people need to.
10/10
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62 of 89 people (70%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Step 1:Make 100 monks and convert enemy army through the walls
Step 2:???
Step 3:Profit
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95 of 153 people (62%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I played:
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25 of 39 people (64%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
-how do you turn this on
-furious the monkey boy
-aegis
-lumberjack / cheese steak jimmy's / robin hood / rock on
- marco / polo
- natural wonders
- i love the monkey head
- to smithereens
- black death
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
All time classic and one of the best RTS games of all time.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
111.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Dear God do I still play this.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
over 300 games in my library across 3 Steam accounts and this 15+ year old game is the most fun i have ever had....awesome!
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