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 (1,339 reviews) - 90% of the 1,339 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (26,019 reviews) - 92% of the 26,019 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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Dashel
( 532.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Great game! Just wish the lobby system was more streamlined.
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Jarl MizmoMan
( 203.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I LOVE THIS GAME
I PLAY IT ALMOST EVERY NIGHT! 20/10
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Fahox
( 31.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This game is very good.
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struckar
( 41.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
It's great. I conquer, I win, I happy, I lose, I mad!
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2weirdy
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Doesn't really feel that much different from the original, which doesn't really matter considering how good it was.

Ignoring the original, it's a very good game. Solid gameplay, decent graphics, not many bugs, and the AI at least doesn't feel like it cheats and will still kick your ♥♥♥ on higher difficulties for most casual players. Storyline is somewhat lacking, but that's honestly not why you play this game in the first place.
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P-51 Mustang
( 55.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Great game, classic rts. Buy it if you can
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HappyKat
( 38.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Good Game Guys
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Sir Aaron
( 42.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I love this game and have been playing on and off since release that said the HD verision with the increased resolution and being able to play online with friends again is enough to get my recommendation. If you are into rts games and have never played aoe2 then this is a must buy. 10/10
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dirtygirl72
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
good version of age of empires
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240 of 278 people (86%) found this review helpful
212 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great game

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91 of 122 people (75%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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104 of 167 people (62%) found this review helpful
132 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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27 of 42 people (64%) found this review helpful
10 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
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- i love the monkey head
- to smithereens
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 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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11 of 15 people (73%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
over 300 games in my library across 3 Steam accounts and this 15+ year old game is the most fun i have ever had....awesome!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
153.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
my review of this gane, with my opinion.

first i will talk about the cons of the game, ill save the pro's for later.
- the game uses the "genie engine" wich is a old engine, originaly used by the old age of empires.
the engine is weak and outdated, there are some big maps in this game wich the engine does not quite support.
i also get in some trouble when play with more than 3 friends with the population cap set to 500, probably because of the engine as well. i am using a gaming pc, and i still have this problem, so it can not be because i have potato specs.
- unit pathing is horrible, units will often get stuck or regroup in weird ways, this left me to lose a couple of battles.
- the isometric view of the game is iconic and comfortable but also gives fair amount of trouble because some things are unclear to see.
- maybe a bit hard to get into the multiplayer, but practice against bots easily customizable, and playing with friends gives you great benefits ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) in learning the game.
- 20 euro's is a bit expensive for a game that basicly is from 1999, even when remasterd, it is and stays the same game.

pros
- everlasting graphics style, the graphics stayed the same since 1999.
- random maps bring a constantly new experience to the game.
- a lot of different civilizations to choose from, with each unique units and every civilization can use unique tactics to win the game. this causes a unending stream of experience and replayabilty.
- multiplayer is fun, and had great modification options to optimize the game to everyone's needs.
- steam workshop, with nice and usefull content.
- single player campaigns with voice over.
- every unit has its counter, wich makes nice gameplay.
- co-op against bots, is a very nice way to learn the game and have fun, while still being challenging.
- improved unit cap over the old age of empires.
- new dlc's with nice content. ( civilzations, voiced campaigns, maps ) for decent pricing.
- the game is often on sale and easy to get.
- it is playable on older pc's/ laptops.

the final verdict.
in my opinion this game set a standard for rts games, the hd remaster give's a nice nostalgia feel, while still being refreshing.
i played the old age of empires when i was younger, and it is almost the same, but this new age of empires brings great improvements, personally i would never spend 20 euro's on a game like this. and i waited for one of the regular sales.
it is a nice game to play with friends ( if you have any that is ).
i personaly would give this game a 7,5/10
it is a good game, but has some mayor flaws, the biggest must be the outdated engine.

i hope this review was usefull, good luck aging.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Better than what most people have been saying. The ability to use widescreen, sharper images, and even multiplayer! Plus the added benefit of using Steam so you can install it and use it anywhere easily!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
best game ever 10/10
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