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 (1,421 reviews) - 91% of the 1,421 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (26,004 reviews) - 92% of the 26,004 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 (1,421 reviews)
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FascistPossum
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
You are under attack

Save one villager,

rebuild the second empire and take revenge

You are under attack again
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rinconpenagos
( 53.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Product received for free
cool
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Ai Tsuta
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is pretty awesome. I played it growing up, and recently tried to install it via disc onto my gaming computer. It wouldn't install because my system is too new for that old of a game, luckily this HD edition has been a life save. Just like the original game, this game has got me hooked! Thank you steam!
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Örk
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Can't set up the resolution
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T-Back
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Best Strategy game ever.
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Alex
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Play it with my wife on multiplayer! Against 3-4 normal enemies. We build 1 big base with common walls and defences. 1000 units against thousands of enemy units Absolutely fun! We can play one game for 4-5 hours straight.
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neutrophils
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
awwww the good old times
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Stoick1996
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Brilliant game from back in the day. A classic that takes me back
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232 of 269 people (86%) found this review helpful
209 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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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-

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-lutely wonderful
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63 of 90 people (70%) found this review helpful
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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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102 of 164 people (62%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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27 of 42 people (64%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
-how do you turn this on
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
111.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Dear God do I still play this.
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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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Preface
Age of Empires 2 has been a game that I have been playing since I was about 9. Don't let the low hours fool you, for I've had this game before it came to steam. This is a game that me and my brother bonded over when we were young. The emotional connection this game brings to me today when I play it with my friends is unforgetable. This review may be a little biased based on nostalgia.

Audience
If you are fan of RTS games or maybe even the slightest of one, please check out this game, it will be worth every cent. If you enjoy games where you have to manage your resources, this is the game for you.

Gameplay
You have to build houses. Once you've built houses, build more. They are the very foundation of your town. More houses, more people. Anyway, The game starts with you in a random place on the map with very little viewing distance. You start with 3 villagers and are left to set them to do whatever you please. Tell one to go cut some trees so you can build more houses. One to collect berries to make more villagers. And one for gold so you can afford upgrades on your town center. These are the basics of this game. Collect resources, make more villagers, collect more resources. Now that you have an army of villagers, make a real army. Build a barracks and create troops. Collect Resources, build troops. And So on. Then send a few out and find the enemy base and attack. Thats pretty much it and it's alot more fun that you would think. With up to 8 player free for alls, it gets pretty heated pretty quickly.

Verdict
I love this game. This game is very good. I highly reccommend it. It's 3$ on sale right now, and it has trading cards aswell. I'd probably rate it a 9.5/10 Just for not having a super long campaign. However, the multiplayer will last forever.
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