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!
User reviews: Very Positive (10,044 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 9, 2013

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"One of the greatest PC strategy games of all time, resurrected in 1080p. Perfect for LAN parties!"

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September 24

AOE II HD Patch 3.8

Shortly you will see patch 3.8 rolling out across Age of Empires II: HD Edition. Interested in the patchnotes? They're available here

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September 15

Twitch Stream 9/15

Let's look at some of the awesome mods available on the Age of Empires II: HD Edition Steam Workshop! Watch www.twitch.tv/ageofempires or www.hitbox.tv/ageofempires

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Steam Workshop

Advance to the Steam Age!
Explore new maps, multiplayer scenarios, and user created campaigns. Or reinvent your game experience with new sounds, visuals, AI, units, and more! Ready to share your creations with the world? Upload right from the map editor, or collaborate with friends to create a masterpiece collection.

New DLC Available


Explore a host of new features with Age of Empires II - The Forgotten including

  • Five New Civilizations
    • Italians
    • Indians
    • Slavs
    • Magyars
    • Incas
  • Seven new Campaigns
    • Alaric
    • Sforza
    • Bari
    • Dracula
    • El Dorado
    • Prithviraj
    • Battles of The Forgotten
  • New LudaKRIS map size
  • New Game Modes
    • Treaty
    • Capture the Relic
  • Twitch streaming integration
  • Spectator Mode

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Steam Trading Cards



Steam Trading cards are now available for Age of Empires II: HD. Collect them all to craft badges, emoticons, coupons, and unique profile backgrounds!

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
Helpful customer reviews
175 of 211 people (83%) found this review helpful
70.4 hrs on record
+ Updated versions of classics "The Age of Kings" and "The Conquerors" to run on modern systems
+ Steam Workshop support with good compatibility for legacy mods
+ Same classic gameplay with improvements still being made

+/- Multiplayer is easy to set up but one person lagging still slows the game for everyone
Posted: June 2
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130 of 169 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
A game that made part of my childhood, one of the best RTS I ever played, brought back in its full glory with HD graphics.
It's a must have on your library!
Posted: June 22
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167 of 225 people (74%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
One... more... mission...
(Since 1999)
Posted: June 27
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132 of 190 people (69%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Worker starts picking berries, gets attacked by wolf, worker keeps picking berries and ignores the wolf until he dies. 10/10
Posted: July 29
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300 of 494 people (61%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Destroyed the Persian Empire with a horde of Shelby Cobras.
10/10
Posted: June 20
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368 of 430 people (86%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
One of the RTS classics alongside C&C & Starcraft, Age of Empires 2 is brought remastered on steam. Now supporting all HD resolutions, reworked terrain, water & building textures/sprites, it definetly looks better than it did a decade ago. Gameplay is left mostly untouched, with the only notable change being a pop cap increase to 500. Multiplayer is handled through steam, meaning (generally) more stable MP, but with the caveat that LAN got removed from this version.

The constant support and existing features makes this a version to get even if you still have your old copy laying around.
Posted: July 13, 2013
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