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 (1,632 reviews) - 91% of the 1,632 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (25,952 reviews) - 92% of the 25,952 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2013

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Packages that include this game

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 (1,632 reviews)
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Very Positive (25,952 reviews)
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ItaloCalzino
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
You can play as Saracens in Scandinavia.
10/10
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Mr. Gem
( 85.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Classic, love forever.
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julbrad
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I love love LOVE this game!! Haha id tap this game if it was a real life female!
step 3: ?????
Step 4:romance and profit!??
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KVAX
( 499.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Loved this game since my childhood, now in HD and with new expansions. I couldn't ask for more!
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Dude[Andrix]
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
So I just bought this game, It's a fun game it's my first RTS/Kingdom game nevermind the graphics. The gameplay is so good but I never new there was an Age of empires 3 with better graphics but what the hell might as well play this game.
If you're bored you should try this game My first 2 hrs of the game was a complete total mess but I got the hang of it(Sorry for my bad english) :D
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Bladerk
( 33.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is a good remake of an excellent game. If you want to see more graphic's details, you can always download content from the workshop
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Reyes de Oro
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Buy this game. Buy it. It's so good, force your friend to play with you. You'll both love conquering enemies, single player is kind of boring but multiplayer is the best.
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Scruffy
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great game even though i prefer aoe 3 more
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LadyCandace
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Best played with friends.
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Puddan
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Kills a boar, gets steak
kills a pheasant, gets steak
Kills an elephant, gets steak
Kills a deer, gets steak
Fishes in water, gets steak
Fishes in a pod of whales, gets steak
Farms the ground, gets steak
Picks berry bush, gets steak
Trade wood for steak
Trade gold for steak
Trade stone for steak

How is this not the best game ever?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
214 of 250 people (86%) found this review helpful
192 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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96 of 112 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 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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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-

*wololooo*

-lutely wonderful
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
171.1 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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61 of 88 people (69%) found this review helpful
55 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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93 of 149 people (62%) found this review helpful
122 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I played:
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After I played:
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38 of 54 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
-how do you turn this on
-furious the monkey boy
-aegis
-lumberjack / cheese steak jimmy's / robin hood / rock on
- marco / polo
- natural wonders
- i love the monkey head
- to smithereens
- black death
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10 of 13 people (77%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
111.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Dear God do I still play this.
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