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 (1,038 reviews) - 91% of the 1,038 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (25,076 reviews) - 92% of the 25,076 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

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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

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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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zanjueel
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
real fun and like super cool tbh
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ときざき くるみ
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
in now a day,the Age of Empires has not been compared to the existing RTS game,but i played for a long time at many years ago.i love this game. Dedicated to the past
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//Eclipse G2 <3
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
Fun game :D
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fwtiris
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
I have been playing this game since 10... I am really happy with the new expansion packs as the campaigns allow you to complete the game differently with different ending, which is a big improvement compared to the old campaigns. But yeah, when I tried to play a single-player game with the new AI, it is insanely difficult...
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Rush B no stop
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Best childhood game
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Toxicscar12
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game offers a lot in a simple strategy game. It is dynamic, non-repetitive and fun. In my not owning steam days, even before my console days, I played alot of age of empires 2 then 3. The most fun thing to do is go easy AI on a standard singleplayer and decimate all other societies in your way but there is a multiplayer for people who enjoy that. The game never lags on most good PC's and you can easily get hours upon hours out of it, and I hate RTS/strategy games like XCOM but this one in particular stands out. Would also recommended Age of Empires III.

Note: You can also get trading cards and achievements very easily from this just by winning one game you unlock 1/4 of the achievements.
It's not flawless, but is a affordable masterpiece that is worth your time and money,
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sorcerro2
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
If you are buying for the campaigns then DON'T!

AI makes the game unplayable. This is an example of a bad type of AI that expliots the fact that an AI can control units better than a person ever could.

It is so good at micromanaging every single thing that you'll never hit an enemy with an arrow or a cannon shot, as once the missle is in the air the unit will be moved to a spot that'll make the missle miss. Since in a campaign you can only have very small armies this means the AI can kite and kill anything and everything you throw at it.

This is the bad type of challenge, the challenge of breaking down a brick-wall with your forehead. If you like that ok, but I prefer intelligent challanges to a stupid challenges.
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domi
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Step 1: Include "Wololo" in your review.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit.
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71 of 74 people (96%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
If you know what Age of Empires 2 is: get it. The HD version is a delight and they also added multiplayer support and decently-priced DLC. The remake is among the best i’ve played.

If you don’t know what AoE2 is, you are in for a sweet treat, a blast from the past, a game of… much fame? Alright I’ll stop.

AoE2 is a RTS in which you play one of many olden civilizations, starting in the Dark Ages, and progress all the way to the Imperial Age, all while expanding, building an army, creating defences, researching military/industrial/agricultural improvements, leading your forces to battle, creating trade routes, protecting wonders, finding relics, gathering all seven Dragon Balls et cetera et cetera.

The “to do” list might intimidate new players, but AoE2 plays as smooth as butter, with easy controls and button layouts. After a few sessions and looking up a guide, you too will have a strong starting economy and empire in 15 minutes during skirmishes (campaign can be a different beast altogether).

The economy is based on 5 resources: food, wood, stone, gold and population (from houses). There are multiple ways to get each resource, albeit stone and wood trading is a bit difficult with the AI since this isn’t really a game about diplomacy. Gold however can be taken from “trading” easily among two of your marketplace buildings: the further they are, the more you get.

Be prepared to spew out villagers left and right and grab any rock and log you can get, since you will need them to build an army. Besides the regular soldiers, each civ has it’s own perks and a castle with a unique soldier. Some have restrictions to certain troops or upgrades, making sure each one feels and plays slightly different.

All of these can be inspected neatly in the Tech Tree, available both in and out of game. You will also find an encyclopaedia about medieval battles, units, buildings, kingdoms; all sorts of neat things that old farts like myself wish were still around in modern games. It’s also worth mentioning that AoE2 HD, without any DLC, has 9 historical campaigns that are both entertaining, educational and, at times, hard as nails.

If you like “easy to learn difficult to master” RTS games, absolutely get it.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 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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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game is abso-

*wololooo*

-lutely wonderful
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great game

Not convinced?

Wololo

Now you are
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32 of 44 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
One of the best great strategy games ever!
I recommend it for all.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
15 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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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
168.8 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
WARNING: IF YOUR PC/LAPTOP RUNS A 4K DISPLAY THIS GAME WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. THE HUD IS FAR TOO SMALL. OTHERWISE CRACKING GAME
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
One of the best Games ever!
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