Age of Mythology is back! Choose your god and take to the battlefield in this classic, upgraded with full Steamworks integration and enhanced features.
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Release Date: May 8, 2014

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October 17

Twitch Stream 10/17 - Hour of Alpacas

The Hour of Alpacas is upon us! Tune in at www.twitch.tv/ageofempires or www.hitbox.tv/ageofempires for a surprise, and finally unlock that pesky achievement!

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October 10

Best of Steam Workshop Stream - 10/10

We're live with Age of Mythology: Extended Edition Steam Workshop content made by you, the community!

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About This Game

Age of Mythology

The classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals.

Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies' strength. Call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scatter opposing troops with lightning storms.

The Extended Edition includes:
Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology: The Titans
Golden Gift Campaign

New in the Extended Edition:
  • Improved Visuals
    • Time of Day
    • Improved water
    • Shadows
    • Bump / Specular maps
    • Global Lighting
    • Antialiasing & Ambient Occlusion
  • Full Steamworks Integration
    • Workshop mod manager
    • Multiplayer
    • Achievements
    • Trading Cards
    • Leagues / Badges / Events
    • Cloud saves
  • Extended Features
    • Twitch Integration
    • Treaty Mode
    • Enhanced Observer mode

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 10+ Capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: GPU at least (Integrated HD 3000, 8600GT, etc)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 11+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce 9800GTX, Radeon 4850+
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
I'm really glad someone brought this classic back to life. I had so many hours of fun with it back in the day. Should you have played the original and would still like to get a taste of it once again, you'll be happy to know that they almost entirely left the game as it was back in the day, only this time with mod support, support for modern machines, and Steamworks integration for multiplayer! Even to this day this classic holds its own and I think you will find a lot of enjoyment out of it even now.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
200.7 hrs on record
I wrote a review for this a while back, and I can say with confidence many issues have been sorted out, but some are still persistent.

If you have never played this game, I am going to say right now to buy this game and play it. The campaign and its storyline is great, the factions are unique and well fleshed out and balance, for the most part, is achieved with some minor discrepencies/exploits which with experience can be learned to be countered.

I will say that the game is not in its glory days anymore as this IS a re-release of a fairly old title. But the multiplayer is also active enough to have a competitive community and there is a revival in the scenario community to experience a taste of the legacy of AoM mapmakers, I suggest looking on http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/ for more or the Steam workshop downloads provided.


But lets start with the actual meat of the game for anyone reading for determining whether to buy this:

The Extended Edition brings many new improvements over old Age of Mythology and the Titans expansion included, water and other graphics are overhauled and improved significantly. Graphics in general have been improved over the original and the game looks much more vibrant and detailed. This makes playing the singleplayer campaign, which is still one of the better campaigns of an RTS I have played, much more enjoyable.

A new online server is also available for multiplayer gameplay and while its nowhere even close to the glory days of ESO in terms of activity and the amount of scenario makers, some old faces are there both in competitive gameplay and with old mapmakers, and some newer map makers such as myself have been sprouting up. In terms of connection these days it really depends on whose actually in the game but as long as you're computer isn't a toaster your connection and running of this game should go forward without a hitch.

However there is still some bugs that are highly irritating that remain. Desync errors still happen too frequently for my tastes and this wouldn't be so much a problem if it didn't lower the rating of those involved in ranked matches. When someone is on the verge of victory and then a desync error occurs to make them lose rating... its understandable someone would be angry.

There is also more visible lag and connection issues between players then there was on the old AoM in certain instances, such as on certain scenarios or with people with very bad connection to begin with. And the Extended Edition is notable in how it actually lags your computer- some of us may remember we could browse the internet with Age of Mythology running in windowed mode or running other programs while we wait for a game; while this isn't prevented and is still possible the speed of which you do so is stifling and I would not recommend it at all now. (Nor would I recommend it in matches even back then, but if you're in lobby just idling, waiting for your friend to host that game...)

I suggest if you are buying this, do not play on your toaster or similar dinosaur computer, this is an updated version of Age of Mythology meant to be played on semi modern machines.

And as for scenario editors who wish to return to making maps for this game: The online multiplayer community is in desperate need of scenario revival. There is scenarios still being played from time to time but the newer population of competitive players is either unaware of most of the maps or simply do not host them, mostly the former. As for the editor itself, for all intents and purposes its more or less the same as what we know, but there is some notable differences now.

The differences boil down to some old trigger techniques not working, and now causing horrible lag. The old trick of looping Move Army To to move your spawned units to a location, looping it within the trigger editor now causes horrible lag and no longer just simply makes them keep moving there. It acts as if the computer stops their units and tells them to move there, acting as if the loop was just restarting and stopping the order instead of merely continuing it as it did in the past.

There is also UI changes to the editor, and while the function is largely the same it takes a bit getting used to. I can say with confidence though the editor is still fairly user friendly and easy to learn, though trying to find experienced mappers to help you with your project is a little difficult in terms of looking on the lobby- you'll have to consult various forums like AoM heaven or pitch it on the steam forums for this game somewhere. I myself can help with things too, and even old legends like Nottud are still around if you look...

So it boggles down to this, overall: Should you buy this game if you are new, and should you buy this game if you already have age of mythology, the original and its expansion, to relive your nolstalgia?

If you are new, refer to the top. Yes.
If you are an old and musty returning player like me, Yes, but don't expect it to be total brass and shine throughout the entire game. There is some grime to be worked out with this still but I can say with confidence there has been legitimate work and attention on this game to improve it and fix bugs.

(p.s Potato, if you review my review im going to shoot you and feed you to a chimera, not only was your review pointless, it was awful in its critique and if anything uninformative. No one cares about grammar to that extent, it's all about presentation, and the clarity of my review was fine. That is all :D )

Posted: October 1
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
276.0 hrs on record
after having played this game for over 250 hours i have concluded that i like it
Posted: October 14
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This "upgrade" is appalling. The game looks as if no effort was put into updating the game for HD resolutions. The GUI is huge and, if anything, looks even worse than the original AoM. The textures they have replaced look horrible and out of place and even the Campaign screen is still in 4:3! This is very, very poor work from Skybox. Hidden Path did a much better job updating AoE 2 to HD and in my opinion should take over this too. This version doesn't even seem like the same game I loved 10 years ago. All I wanted was the experience of the original with slightly improved graphics. This didn't even meet that expectation. That's exactly what I got with AoE 2 HD and then more content thrown on top.

My advice? Get the original. Even at £6.49 I feel as if this was a waste of money. I couldn't even play 20 minutes before quitting. The game probably runs just fine, if not better than before, but Skybox seem to have gone out of their way to make it look even worse than it did originally. The fancy new lighting and shadows do not make up for anything.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Awesome game. I never have tired of it. Played it many years ago and now back playing the newer upgraded version. Not dissapointed at all :)
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.0 hrs on record
This is one of the great classic of the world.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Best strategy game ever, i ve felt like a true general sending my army for the glory.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
61.9 hrs on record
There are many features which make the game great. I'm gonna name a few:

- beautiful randomly generated maps. You can learn everything you need to know about the maps in 2 hours, but even after 30 days of playing they will still surprise you.
- the playable cultures excel with their diversity and fascinating mythology. Unleash terrifying mythical brutes such as the einherjer which will tear your enemies apart.
- Advancing on the map with your siege army and military camps adds a lot to the 'all out war' feeling to the game.
- The soundtrack, the graphics and the overall design make for a true atmospheric environment.

Age of Mythology was the game that initally ignited my passion for online games. It's hard for me to be objective, because I share so many glorius childhood memories with this classic jewel. The main reason I bought the extended edition for steam were simple: The game hasn't aged and they gave access to online-playing. The former AoM servers were unfortunately shut down which was a huge bummer at the time.

Posted: October 21
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
The original game was great, but the extended edition is very poorly optimized and seems to give 10-30 FPS on a card that can run Far Cry 3 just fine. Most of the community seem to have stuck on the original game as a result.
Posted: September 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
It is good game but here is meny bugs...
Posted: October 7
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
A great spin-off for Age of Empires, introducing the Greek Gods as classes of advancements, heros, and massive Titan beasts.
Certainly a great RTS game!
10/10
Posted: September 27
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
buttsauce
Posted: October 2
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45.0 hrs on record
I discovered the original in 2006, when it was already four years old. I never looked back. The campaign suckered me in, and the neat mythological gameplay only hooked me further. I played the campaign over and over again, to the point where I can still recite each mission's objective. Don't be fooled by Steam hours, I've put a lot of time into this game.

I had disconnected since then, for one reason or another. But last year I found myself itching for a remake. Updated graphics and Steam multiplayer? Yes, please! But, I wasn't convinced that it would ever happen.

And then...one day...on a Twitch stream...there it was. Age of Mythology: Extended Edition.

I tried the PAX demo (which you can find in Load Scenario) and it hooked me in again. I won a bandana and a pin, which was freaking amazing. The price tag is kinda steep, so I picked it up on sale. Worth it.

In terms of single player, there is a lot to offer. The original campaign is here, the Titans campaign is here, and a little bonus campaign called the Golden Gift. There's also battles against AI opponents, which has a large variety of maps to choose from.

In terms of multiplayer, I have attempted to play it once, with a friend of mine. This was probably his computer, as it was breaking at the time, but it didn't work for very long. We did play one really short cheat-filled game that we managed to finish, and it worked well. From what I'm hearing, multiplayer does have some problems, however.

There's also the scenario editor, which I understand more now. I remember playing with it when I was younger, but I don't remember understanding any of it. You can make your own custom scenarios, maps, even campaigns. It's really awesome, but you're going to have to dedicate a lot of time to make your map just right.

In terms of the gameplay, for those who don't know, you get to choose between twelve major gods in four different civilizations. You then get to worship minor gods to advance through the ages. Each of those will give you different upgrades and bonuses. You collect food, wood, gold, and favor (a new resource) to train an army and build a city. Favor gets you myth units, which are recognizable creatures from these mythologies. It's a really nice touch. This is the only game where you can train a group of Cyclopes to siege a city. There's a lot of variety to it.

The visuals are astounding compared to the original. There are other neat little features in the game, but I'll let you discover them for yourself.

Overall, I still think this game deserved a 10/10. If you're an AoE fan, buy it! A RTS fan, buy it! A mythology fan, buy it! Really...you should just buy it!

SCORE- 10/10 (I'm a little biased, but I think this game deserved it.)

PROS
-Long single-player campaign
-Scenario editor
-Myth units
-Prostagma!

CONS
-Multiplayer lag (so I've heard)
-Not that many new features

Also, I think I said once that I would sell my first-born child for a sequel to this game. That offer is still up in the air. I'm not sure if a sequel would be done right at this point, however.
Posted: September 28
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6.6 hrs on record
best game NA #F0R3V3R
Posted: October 8
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1.4 hrs on record
I would not recommened this game because it has so many issues that unless the purchaser opts into the right "BETA" for their PC that it will not run properly if at all. The game clearly is broken to the core if certain users have to use "BETA" updates to get the game to even let them play it.
Posted: September 28
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2.5 hrs on record
guys dont buy this game there is not much changes in fact portraits worse than the old(legend) one .i played its multiplayer mode squarely so much lag and no support no discussion no any announcement for future fix&new addition. old one have no lags.They totaly crap to that legend game.İt has to have another name not AGE OF MYTHOLOGY this is just a trap for earning 30 dolars
Posted: September 29
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11.1 hrs on record
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Posted: September 29
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3.6 hrs on record
This is a pretty fun classic RTS game.
Posted: September 29
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70.5 hrs on record
Great RTS, incredible population and gathering mechanics. The NEED to capture town centers and defend them makes this game quite a bit different mechanically than most other RTS's, but it comes out mostly balanced. There's a few issues here and there that make some gods better than others, but all gods have a functional playstyle if you take advantage of it. Straightforward counters, no micro, and population limts put a heavy investment on understanding counters and thinking through attacks and resource use.
Posted: September 29
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36.1 hrs on record
Finished the main story. A lot has changed for the beauty.

Now the problem I'm having is, the DLC won't activate for me. So I spent $$ on half a game. Steam won't let me report the error for some reason. But yeah, no more story time playing with Titans for me. I have it on both of my computers.

Other than no more story fun time. It's been a great game.
Posted: October 1
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