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 (23,725 reviews) - 92% of the 23,725 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
Helpful customer reviews
344 of 380 people (91%) found this review helpful
485 people found this review funny
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015

A rabbi, a bishop, and an Age of Empires priest walk into a tavern.
They were having a conversation about who’s religion is better.

“Judaism is the one true path!” said the rabbi.
“The people should be Christian!” said the bishop.
“Wololo” said the Age of Empires priest.

Both agreed Age of Empires priest had the best religion.
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148 of 170 people (87%) found this review helpful
198 people found this review funny
145.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Wololo.
Roses are blue. ( ͡o ͜ʖ ͡o)
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Instead of writing a review, let me tell you a story. I recently had an online 3v3 match where I had to fight the Japanese, British, and the Spanish. Early on, my friend got attacked by the Spanish which left his empire severely crippled. He sent some villagers to settle next to my empire so we could attack together. Around the beginning of the second hour, we kept getting attacked by the Japanese, so we assembled large armies to push through. Soon enough, my navy and our armies destroyed the Japanese. We both settled in the area because the Japanese left a lot of resources around. Resources were scarce around midgame, so we set up small strike forces to chip away at the British empire. Soon enough, we lead an ambush on the British, attacking their buildings and razing their farmlands. We killed their army and destroyed their most important buildings, eventually causing them to surrender. Our last enemy were the Spanish. Led by Queen Isabella, she had armies of monks and conquistadors. We kept getting our asses destroyed by her forces, almost leading us to surrender. She had controlled most of the land, which would prove to be a challenge to us. It took us about 2 hours to destroy her navy and kill her conquistadors and monks. Soon enough, she surrendered, as we just toppled the largest empire on the continent and brought it to its knees. We won the match when the clock struck 5 hours.
God I love this game.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Only a few weekend chores, a Packard Bell, buttery crumpets and AoEII. I never had it so good as a kid. A true trip down memory lane makes makes it worth it's full price alone and is a steal at sale price. As an '80's kid this series had become the premier RTS for me- Total Annihilation aside- and despite it's now aged look, abundance of micro managment and somewhat limited unit roster it'll keep you hooked game after game especially for returning fans. Those who are new to the older titles well it'll be an education. But one you'll ultimately enjoy.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
137.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Warning: If you buy this game with a couple friends, you cant play an entire summer away

If you own a computer then buy this game. It's that simple. You need this game if you own a computer
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