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 (432 reviews) - 90% of the 432 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (26,797 reviews) - 92% of the 26,797 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
163 of 168 people (97%) found this review helpful
88 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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42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
108.7 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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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 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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15 of 16 people (94%) 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.9 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
315.3 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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Fibre Flim
51.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
I played II and III alot when I was younger, around seven or eight years old...
The computer with the games on it was trashed and lost in time...
I thought I was finally safe from my Age of Empires addiction.
I log on to steam, summer of 2016.
Discover Age of empires II once again, now in high-defenition...
I've been dragged back into the abyss...
10/10 childhood well spent
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Epicwinner21
69.5 hrs
Posted: September 30
I played this game when I was child after like 15 years still playing it...and I'm still trash at it which should say somthing for how good it is
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Firebreath_
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
I would love to reccomend this game but, it has major scaling issues.
Even at 1080p it is VERY hard to read text.
I can barely play the game due to this.
Please fix
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MadCat
22.8 hrs
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
A really fun game, I'm so noob at it and played with my friend with like 100hours on it and wiped my ♥♥♥, He even helped me a bit with the game.
Game is dangerous if you're so much into strategy games like this.
+1 if you know what I mean by dangerous, I think it's pretty obvious

9.5/10
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Naughty Panda
8.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
Had origonaly worked for me but i had uninstalled the game, after reinstalling it it now insta crahses.
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Repijä
6.9 hrs
Posted: September 30
THE ONE AND ONLY RTS!!
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C0C0 Soul Destroyer
29.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Fantastic! I had this game when I was 10 glad to see it rereleased on Steam.
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Tape
111.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
Imbecile-level unit control response. When commanding units to move away from an enemy, some of the units will often aproach the enemy and die as a result. This can easily turn around a lead by eg. bombard cannons getting taken out due to moving opposite of what commanded to. Units set to stand ♥♥♥♥ing ground running after enemies.... Bug fest. Utter incompetent.
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drewm47
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
I like this game but i find it vary frustrating when i click the play now button for the game and nothing happens...
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Leekspin
38.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
Despite being several years old, I still got many fun hours out of this game. Definitely subscribe to a few Workshop packs such as blood and upgraded textures for an even better experience.
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