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 (1,715 reviews) - 91% of the 1,715 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (34,714 reviews) - 93% of the 34,714 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2013

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January 23

Patch 5.1

We have been monitoring the forums and working through the issues brought up by the community and this patch includes some of those fixes as well as additional improvements. Moving forward we will continue to provide regular and ongoing patches based on your feedback and the next patch, patch 5.2, will include multiplayer optimization and AI improvements.

Key fixes include a couple major desync fixes.

Here are the full patch notes and discussion thread.

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December 20, 2016

Age of Empires II HD Nominated for "Test of Time" Steam Award 2016!

We've been nominated for the 2016 "Test of Time" Steam Award, and YOU can help us win!

All you need to do is log into Steam and vote for Age of Empires II on December 24.

Here's the description of the Test of Time award:
This award is for the game that is just as good today as the day you first played it. Newer games may come out, but it doesn’t matter… you’ll always come back to play this one.

As the oldest game nominated in this category by far, we can't think of another game that fits that description better!

You can go here to see all the categories, and which date to log in to vote for each!

Thanks for your help... we'll wave from the victory podium!

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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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