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 (1,415 reviews) - 91% of the 1,415 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (25,998 reviews) - 92% of the 25,998 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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timcs1274
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I love it! I recomend everyone to get it!
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rinconpenagos
( 53.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Product received for free
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Ai Tsuta
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is pretty awesome. I played it growing up, and recently tried to install it via disc onto my gaming computer. It wouldn't install because my system is too new for that old of a game, luckily this HD edition has been a life save. Just like the original game, this game has got me hooked! Thank you steam!
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Örk
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Can't set up the resolution
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T-Back
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Best Strategy game ever.
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Alex
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Play it with my wife on multiplayer! Against 3-4 normal enemies. We build 1 big base with common walls and defences. 1000 units against thousands of enemy units Absolutely fun! We can play one game for 4-5 hours straight.
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neutrophils
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
awwww the good old times
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Stoick1996
( 28.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Brilliant game from back in the day. A classic that takes me back
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fernanlora
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I just bought this game which I last played about 15 years ago! Oh My God! It's so exciting and still so great! I was so glad to see thousands of people playing so many years after the game was created.

This is one of those games which will be played for ever, it is simple and a real time short game, just perfect.

I just played a few online games against people at the same level than I and had a blast, Best Buy I've ever got in steam and best in games for computers ever! Totally recommended!
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231 of 268 people (86%) found this review helpful
208 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great game

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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-

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-lutely wonderful
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63 of 90 people (70%) found this review helpful
56 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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102 of 164 people (62%) found this review helpful
131 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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26 of 41 people (63%) 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
- natural wonders
- i love the monkey head
- to smithereens
- black death
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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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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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