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 (430 reviews) - 91% of the 430 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (26,760 reviews) - 92% of the 26,760 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
152 of 157 people (97%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Born too early to conquer the galaxy.
Born too late to discover the world.
Born just in time...
...to play Age of Empires.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
100.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Age of Empires II HD


Pros:

+ Finally MULTIPLAYER!
+ Old memories from the past comes back!
+ TBH the best game for LANs
+ Nice campaigns
+ Easy to understand
+ Unique technologies for each race
+ Thanks to the DLCs, forgotten races are inclueded to the game
+ Customizing your own maps!
+ Many game mods! (King of the Hill, Wonder Race etc.)
+ COOL: Races speak actually their language
+ ELOsystem in Multiplayer
+ Nice and kind Community
+ Each race have their Unique Elite Units. (Example: Japanese with their Samurai; or Britons with their Longbowman)

Cons:

- Have to buy DLCs for the forgotten races
- You'll need much practice to rock!


Conclusion:

Maybe the first game that I've been played in my childhood. Buying it again in HD version is definitely not a regret. Thanks to the DLCs we are also allowed playing African races in Age of Empires II HD. Although the DLCs are bit too expensive, it's still worthy buying them, because of the nice campaigns you can play with the new races (Learning a bit more history isn't bad eh? :p). I'm not the most skillfull player in that game, but playing in Multiplayer is awesome! It is a great feeling if u destroy your online opponent with your favorite race (my all favorites are Teutons because i'm from germany). I recommend this game for every strategic lover! Also this game is one of the best for LAN nights.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Hi everyone I am Rüştü Reçber,the old goalkeeper of Turkish national team.I used to play this game with my fellow team mates.I think it was year 2003 or 2004 it was one hell of a time back then... Even after Hard matches I played in I used to go home and say "Semih age geliyomusun akşama" but now playing this game... feels good as it felt at release.I still got some of my friends playig it(Yes we Still do LAN matches in one of our houses).I recommend everyone to play this awsome game but ,don't just play it... learn it too and then teach others so that our legend would pass on from our generation to others

Thanks for reading all the way to bottom everyone here one of my nice saves,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-43eQ1fhfo
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Played it as a child, still playing it today. Not sure if the game is that good or if I am still a child inside
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
This game is my true love

10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
309.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
After 250+ hours I'm yet to finish single player level one. For a title published by a company which was named after the founders ♥♥♥♥♥ it's a pretty ♥♥♥♥ hot game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Easily one of the greatest games of all time
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Excellent RTS. A legend and classic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
119.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
still the best RTS
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Harambe
13.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
It was fun in 1999 it is fun in 2016
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Toller
115.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Awesome
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tom94xiao
38.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
I remember back in 2000, 2001 ish. I was about 6,7 years old and I remember sitting on my father's lap. I remember those summers, long and humid and hot. My father would be playing Age of Empires the Conquerors. It was the first game I really got into, I remember back in early 2000s all the internet cafes in China would be filled with people playing AOE, warcraft, starcraft, and red alert. AOE was the game everyone plays. I remember one time I played against my father when he had to stay at work late and I just got to feudal age and he put a freaking castle in front of my TC. I was crying and I was so sad. Those were the days. And Now I cant tell you how excited I am to get back into it. Classics never die.
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Sparrow
60.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
I don't really know what to say that people will find helpful and help them make an informred decision. All I can put down is my personal list of pro's and cons.

PROS:

- Making this fantastic game work for modern day cmputers is a great gift
- A game for all types of players - war mongerers, trade cities, resource gatherers or all of the above and more.
- Beautiful, even to this day
- A wonderfully simple/complex game. You can learn everything you need to know in an hour, understand all your controls, and yet spend a year mastering it all.
- A seamless multiplayer is introduced. No more dialling up your friend's phoneline with an I.P that may or may not change midgame.
- Real life stories that meant something to our planet. A great history lesson for those who hate learning. I learned so much about history without meaning to, and I'm better for it.

CONS

- Multiplayer is perfected. This may seem like a great thing, except for the fact that RTS players are scum. A vile, cruel and pointless community of children and teenagers has attached itself to this game. Simply be aware when going online; no one will listen to your opinion; they WILL think they're better; those types on your team WILL lose the game for you; they WILL call you names: they WILL self destruct to stop you getting the win when it turns out they were wrong ... again.
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TrevlontRook
136.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
Spent hours as a kid conquering the world and now will be fighting more civizilitons for the rest of my life. Only wish they were still makimg games like this.
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Baron Terebon
17.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Best strategy i've ever played!!!
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AL Khaifa
16.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
There isn't very much HD in the game but still a good reboot of the game especially with the new campaigns.
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HITLER the CAT
214.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
best game ever
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tripgyo
11.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
This is the best historical strategy game ever made
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