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 (1,502 reviews) - 91% of the 1,502 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (25,991 reviews) - 92% of the 25,991 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2013

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Packages that include this game

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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Very Positive (1,502 reviews)
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Very Positive (25,991 reviews)
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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
( 28.3 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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GyraVezDan
( 165.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I play this all the time really fun game you dhould get it!
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wondr.waffl
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
AOE II and III, one can not exist without the other, classic
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Sage
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
WOOOOOOOOOOOW
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[Milkmen] Mortalpath
( 130.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
My favorite RTS game of all time. This game has passed the test of time for good reason. Gameplay is excellent. Units are well balanced and multiplayer is unparalleled.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
228 of 265 people (86%) found this review helpful
207 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Great game

Not convinced?

Wololo

Now you are
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97 of 113 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
When I was just 8 years old, I began to play this game with my father, and now I am 21 years old.
I used to used the pirated software,but now I decide to support original
As the milestone of the Real-Time Strategy, you should buy it to play or just collect it ,it is well worth it.
当我还是个8岁小孩的时候,我和我爸一起玩的这个游戏,现在我已经21岁了
我原来一直使用盗版软件,但现在我决定支持正版
作为RTS游戏的里程碑,他值得你去玩或者仅仅是收藏,他值得这么做
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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-

*wololooo*

-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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101 of 162 people (62%) found this review helpful
130 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I played:
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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
3 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