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Release Date: Nov 7, 2013
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Buy Age of Empires II HD + The Forgotten Expansion

Includes 2 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

Buy Age of Empires Legacy Bundle Including The Forgotten

Includes 3 items: Age of Empires II HD, 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 5 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

 

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Advance to the Steam Age!
Explore new maps, multiplayer scenarios, and user created campaigns. Or reinvent your game experience with new sounds, visuals, AI, units, and more! Ready to share your creations with the world? Upload right from the map editor, or collaborate with friends to create a masterpiece collection.

Trading Cards Available



With the introduction of The Forgotten expansion, we're thrilled to bring trading cards to Age of Empires II: HD Edition. Earn them in game and trade with others to craft badges, emoticons, profile backgrounds, and badges. Can you get through all six levels?

About This Content

Welcome to Age of Empires II HD - The Forgotten; the first new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over ten years. Challenge friends with five additional civilizations and technologies, battle through four campaigns, vanquish opponents in new game modes on massive maps, or shoutcast a match and stream it all through twitch.tv.
Crafted exclusively for Age of Empires II: HD Edition; The Forgotten expansion builds upon the Age of Empires II: HD experience and includes Steam workshop support, new expansion rankings, steam trading cards, and more!

Explore a host of new features with Age of Empires II - The Forgotten including
  • Five New Civilizations
    • Italians - Set sail to Venice and take the role as general in one of the Italian republics that emerged from the chaos after the collapse of the Roman Empire!
    • Indians - Put vast armies under your command, comprised of countless Camels and powerful Elephants.
    • Slavs – Even after the dissolution of the Mongolian Golden Horde, these icy planes of Eastern Europe still echo under the thundering hooves and countless boots of your soldiers.
    • Magyars - Lead the mighty Black Army over the Hungarian plains and command the fiercest cavalry forces that Europe has ever witnessed in the Middle Ages
    • Incas - Lead your armies along the shores of Lake Titicaca, defend your wealth and heritage from the invading Conquistadors and erect mighty structures to withstand the test of time.

  • Seven new Campaigns
    • Alaric: The trauma of the Hun invasion in the 4th century has shaped Alaric, the fearsome warrior king of the Goths. But can the beloved king secure a new homeland for his people in the territory of the collapsing Roman Empire?
    • Sforza: Always hungry for glory and wealth, Sforza wanders around 15th century Italy, offering his services to the highest bidder. Will he pick the right battles or make the wrong enemy? Take the fate of the young mercenary captain in your hands.
    • Bari: 400 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire, Italy is still up for grabs. Relive the tale of the port city Bari from the point of view of a Byzantine family, rising from the common soldiery to the nobility. Beware, for not only Bari is at stake, but also control of Southern Italy.
    • Dracula: History forged an incredible legend around the man who ruled Wallachia in the mid-14th century. Holding his ground against the vast armies of the expanding Ottoman Empire, his cruel tactics made him the most feared man in all of Eastern Europe. Shall his thirst for blood and the loyalty of his soldiers hold the Turks back for good?
    • El Dorado: Join Francisco Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro on their quest to find El Dorado, the legendary Lost City of Gold, thought to be hidden somewhere in the vast Amazon rain forest. Will their quest along the Amazon river lead to lifelong prosperity or will they drown in their sorrow?
    • Prithviraj: As the 12th century comes to a close, India is divided between the ruling Rajput clans. One of them, the Chauhans, have just been blessed with a new king. His name is Prithviraj and his determination to unite the rival states is unprecedented. But what happens when he falls in love with the daughter of his enemy? And does he have the strength to stop a full-scale Muslim invasion from the west?
    • Battles of the Forgotten: Time has faded the names of many of the greatest leaders ever known. During their age they were famed for their fierceness on the battlefield, their just rule and their quest for power. Witness the path to glory of Richard the Lionheart, Minamoto no Yoritomo, Sultan Osman Ghazi, Khosrau and many more.

  • New LudaKRIS map size
  • Twitch.tv streaming integration
  • Spectator mode
  • New Game Modes
    • Treaty - Popularized in later titles, the economically focused “Treaty” gametype will be available in AoF. Also commonly known as “No Rush”, Treaty mode enables a limited duration of battle-free early growth before focusing on military might.
    • Capture the Relic - For a quick paced, action oriented battle the new “Capture the Relic” will see players rushing with their monks to take control of a single treasure and return it safely to base.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP - Windows 8.1+
    • Processor: 1.2GHZ CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Twitch streaming requires Windows vista or newer
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 8, 2014
Adds llama's

46/27
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 27, 2014
100% Recommended. The civilizations added here come with very interesting new units, and the DLC also adds very entertaining campaigns. A good DLC, not a masterpiece, but a very good job. 8.5/10
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 27, 2014
The Forgotten is an excellent expansion with new campaigns, civilizations, units, and textures. Highly recommended!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 6, 2014
Still one of the BEST - most balanced and FUN Strategy games out there!!!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 24
Great addition to the original :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 20
Hey it's AOE, gotta be awesome
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 25, 2014
4 days in my library....30hrs played time...10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 28, 2014
I love this expansion! Adds a lot to the game. The only thing I don't like is now it costs $11 regular price... It used to be free. But,nonetheless, still a great expansion!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 3, 2014
Classic.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 13, 2014
Not as good as the Original, but still playable, just needs more people in it
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 17, 2014
I love this. And it is a great addition for the Aoe2. And its ludikris setting is fantastic
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 23, 2014
so i really couldnt wait for this expansion to come out as it is one of my favorite franchises. i love everything about this new content other than the fact there is no voices to the dialogue on the new battles and campaigns. some of the campaigns felt almost too bland and user made. that being said i still recommend this for all the age of empire fans
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 1
awesome game , just get it :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 21
Very nice.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 1
New units, new civilizations (Incas, Indians, Italians, Magyars/Hungarians, and Slavs), and brand-new singleplayer campaigns! Also has new features, such as new game modes and Twitch.tv integration, for the multiplayer scene.

This brand-new expansion set for Age of Empires 2 really enlivens a 16-year old game with new strategies, new tactics, and new possibilities for building your historically-inspired empire.

Highly recommended!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 18, 2014
if you love AoE2 then you should get this, forget about the price tag
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 27, 2014
Along with the regular HD remake being very enjoyable, this expansion adds to the fun with new features that were not available for the original game. I am glad the game has been somewhat revived and I hope it lives for a long time.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 23, 2014
great add on would recomend for people who have played original.
10/10
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12 of 24 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 26, 2014
Must have if you own the game. Completely worth it.
Trust thy Squirrel.

DLC = 5 out of 5 acorns.
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118 of 139 people (85%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 12, 2013
It's been a really long time since any Age of Empires game has had attention. I'm glad they gave this one some, in particular, since this should serve as a substitute for the long-awaited Age of Empires IV, until such time as that can be released. Maybe never. Hopefully next year, or the year after that. But maybe, this will work.
Plenty of new civilizations and campaigns to choose from, there is literally no reason to not have this. It's not even one of those modern-day DLCs that adds stuff that should be in the game but wasn't there for some reason. No, this was made entirely for HD, and I guarantee wasn't even conceived when the original game was under construction. It just adds a little flavor, not base content. And the result tastes really good.
Mmm, food analogy.
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