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 (26,049 reviews) - 92% of the 26,049 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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xX|AUT-TA|Xx ToXiiCImpactzz
( 205.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I am enjoying the game very much. I startet to play the Conqueriors Expansions 10 years ago. Many bugs got fixed with the HD version(like Mangonel/Onagers/Siege Onager shots were faster before Chemistry,....).

I prefere to buy all of the dlcs. In the Forgotten Empires DLC there are now one unique- research for every civilisation added. There are some techh-trees changes, that improoves the game a little bit more. In the African Kingdoms DLC, camels are no longer definied as 'boats' so they are now better against buildings and the research heated shots now doesen't makes extra damage against camels, which is a huge change.

I like the fact, that there is the steam workshop added for the game, that means that you can install texture packs, maps, custom scenarios, custome AI's (Like Ressonace Bot and Bruteforce,....) and much more stuff, that the community is creating for the game.

When I bought the HD edition the multiplayer servers were very bad and the game started to lagg at the beginning of the game. Right now the servers are improved and the multiplayer is now 'playable'

One thing, that i don't like about the HD expansion is, that enemies can glitch through you walls and can easily raid your economy, which is a little bit annoying. With double walls and some castles you can avoid that pretty easy

Beside this little bug I personly think that buying the HD Version was totaly worth it! And I like to play with the new DLC civilations.
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One Shot Grandpa
( 96.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
How do you turn this on
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CiccioNerd
( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
The masterpiece. "The" RTS.
Ensemble Studio rules.
But expensive - buy only when discounted.
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What is your ip
( 48.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
msn game zone
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GraxlinGames
( 36.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This Game was the most fun I had in years, if you ever dreamed of building an Empire, and have full domination of your kingdom and battle others in a royal war. Then I recommend this game for you. There is a tiny problem with multiplayer, some players install god mode mods which makes so they won't die, so yeah. But overall such a great lovely game!
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brutal savage rekt
( 56.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
wolololol

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attack an enemy now

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10/10
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suarve2
( 22.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Same great game, terrible for newer large resolution monitors.
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Hîr'alu
( 114.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Everything that was good about the original is back but with better optimization for our more modern PC's, achievements, and of course interesting DLC content.

So many HD remakes are just cash grabs that offer no bonus other than 'no disc required' this actually feels worth the price.

Highly recommended.
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dragonite113
( 44.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
i really enjoyed this game
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Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great game

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92 of 124 people (74%) found this review helpful
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46.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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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
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
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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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
111.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Dear God do I still play this.
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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
You can play as Saracens in Scandinavia.
10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Preface
Age of Empires 2 has been a game that I have been playing since I was about 9. Don't let the low hours fool you, for I've had this game before it came to steam. This is a game that me and my brother bonded over when we were young. The emotional connection this game brings to me today when I play it with my friends is unforgetable. This review may be a little biased based on nostalgia.

Audience
If you are fan of RTS games or maybe even the slightest of one, please check out this game, it will be worth every cent. If you enjoy games where you have to manage your resources, this is the game for you.

Gameplay
You have to build houses. Once you've built houses, build more. They are the very foundation of your town. More houses, more people. Anyway, The game starts with you in a random place on the map with very little viewing distance. You start with 3 villagers and are left to set them to do whatever you please. Tell one to go cut some trees so you can build more houses. One to collect berries to make more villagers. And one for gold so you can afford upgrades on your town center. These are the basics of this game. Collect resources, make more villagers, collect more resources. Now that you have an army of villagers, make a real army. Build a barracks and create troops. Collect Resources, build troops. And So on. Then send a few out and find the enemy base and attack. Thats pretty much it and it's alot more fun that you would think. With up to 8 player free for alls, it gets pretty heated pretty quickly.

Verdict
I love this game. This game is very good. I highly reccommend it. It's 3$ on sale right now, and it has trading cards aswell. I'd probably rate it a 9.5/10 Just for not having a super long campaign. However, the multiplayer will last forever.
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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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