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Release Date: Nov 5, 2015

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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

 

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Welcome to Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms; the second new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over 16 years. Challenge friends with four additional civilizations, new units, ships and technologies. Fight your way through the African continent with four campaigns and obliterate your opponents with a fresh batch of units under your command!

  • 4 New Civilizations
    • Berbers – Unite the tribes of Northern Africa and set sail for Europe. Can you hold your ground against the scrambled kingdoms of Iberia?
    • Malians – Follow in the footsteps of the great Mansa Musa and become the greatest king of Western Africa.
    • Ethiopians – Relive the glory of the once mighty Aksumite empire and rule over the Red Sea.
    • Portuguese – Set sail for the new world, discover new routes to unknown lands and expand your trade routes to the mighty African empires.

  • 4 New, Fully Voiced Campaigns
    • Tariq ibn Ziyad: Prepare to lead an army of Berbers and Arabs across the sea to Iberia, to defeat the fearsome Visigoths and bring the banners of war to the powerful Merovingian kingdom.
    • Sundjata: Said to possess a magical instrument that guarantees victory, Sumanguru, King of the Sosso, is poised to forge a new empire. Can you help Sundjata, the crippled prince of Mali, defy the odds, defeat Sumanguru, and become the most powerful ruler of West Africa?
    • Francisco de Almeida: Daring Portugese explorers have returned from India and given hope of glories and wealth unachievable in the Old World. Can you lead an armada to the East and forge an empire that spans three continents and two oceans?
    • Yodit: The beautiful princess Yodit has a promising future at the Aksumite court. But when her jealous nephew accuses her of theft, Yodit is forced to flee her home country. Witness how exile shaped this fallen princess into a mighty queen.

  • New Generic Units and Technologies
    • Arrowslits – Increase the power of your Towers and Keeps as they hail arrows down upon your foes.
    • Arson – Help your melee units burn enemy buildings to the ground with this new Castle Age research.
    • Fire Galley – Bring fires to the attack earlier in the game with this new Feudal Age ship.
    • Siege Tower – Hide units inside the tower and help them scale your opponents walls.

  • Sudden Death Game Mode
    • Be prepared to defend your town center in this new game mode. Each player only gets one, and if you lose it, it’s game over!

  • Improved AI
  • 10 New Special Maps
  • 8 New Real World Maps
  • 5 New Random Maps
  • 10 New terrains
  • New Scenario Editor Objects
  • Twitch.tv Streaming Integration
  • Spectator Mode

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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BlazinBlaziken
Posted: August 8
This is a very good DLC, it adds in some much needed new content to the game, so people after a burst of nostalgia can still get something new, whilst not having the game ultered too much, and it adds is some much needed new civilasations.
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Feersum Endjinn
Posted: August 2
Awesome. So incredibly balanced and fun civs. A must have.
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Johnny Gravestone
Posted: August 1
i love it
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InnCognito
Posted: July 28
Expansion is great. The continue to deliver top quality player content for a timeless classic. HOWEVER. They need to dump p2p (peer to peer) multiplayer and go with servers. There is too much content now, to even remotely run this game to its best potential.
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RingozwenY
Posted: July 27
Great expansion!
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Mobius One
Posted: July 21
Love this game to death. Steam multiplayer for this game is entertaining at times, but overall there are some kinks that still need to be worked out. For those of you who are hoping to get a more streamlined multiplayer experience, you are now able to download the free client Voobly and install wololokingdoms in order to play with the professional aoe2 community.

Apart from the issues with multiplayer, I encourage all new players to this thriving community. reddit.com/aoe2
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Andross
Posted: July 19
The update wont work, game wont start if i try to use any of the expansion content. What is this?
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GreenShoe
Posted: July 18
love it
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SlayerMaster
Posted: July 14
Really Well Done! It Still kept the same to how it should look like and play! 10/10 on quality :)
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firebreathinghellhound
Posted: July 13
Love this game! I have so much fun playing this game, since i have bought it on the steam sale i have a hard time choosing between this game and all the others! <3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: July 28
Expansion is great. The continue to deliver top quality player content for a timeless classic. HOWEVER. They need to dump p2p (peer to peer) multiplayer and go with servers. There is too much content now, to even remotely run this game to its best potential.
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474 of 507 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 5, 2015
A true expansion to the level of the original AOE2 Conquerors. By far superior to the Forgotten Empires expansion, adding new civs, units, campaigns, all fully voice-acted. Game-changing to the point of revival. 100% recommended for old and new fans of Age of Empires II, weither you're part of the multiplayer scene or more a fan of the singleplayer modes.
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237 of 258 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 5, 2015
-New civs are really good and balanced and encourage more team play
-New balance patches make civs more balanced
-More units which add to the siege mechanics
-New gamemode which is really fun and encourages more defensive styles of play
-Campaigns are extremely fun as well
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729 of 903 people (81%) found this review helpful
438 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 6, 2015
CUZ WE WUZ KINGZ N SHEEIT

t. Alberto Barbosa
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295 of 368 people (80%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 5, 2015
It's amazing that after so many years, this game still gets new content!

10/10, love ya AoE2. :)
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250 of 312 people (80%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 5, 2015
after 16 years
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97 of 106 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 22, 2015
Was pleasantly surprised with the african theme of the opening music.

A pity that here they added only one new style for the buildings - African.

It is strange that the style of Portuguese coincides with Italians, but still looks great.

The campaigns are big and they ARE VOICED! Which is a pleaasant improvement since the Forgotten pack.

Siege rebalance (siege towers) and dock rebalance (early access to fire galley and demolition ship) shifts playstyle a little bit, which is nice.


I really hope that some time in the future the devs will make an official retexture of all civilizations so that they all look unique (at least buildings).
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92 of 105 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 7, 2015
Fantastic DLC!
- All four civilizations are balanced well and fit nicely into the game.
-The new architecture looks amazing.
- New campaigns.
- New techs for all civilizations.
- Fire ships and demolition ships are finally balanced. Wait, you can use something other than galleys now?!
- Siege towers were added. Why destroy walls when you can climb over them?

10/10 would spam Shotel Warriors again.
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337 of 465 people (72%) found this review helpful
186 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 6, 2015
WE WUZ KINGS AND SHIEET
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132 of 173 people (76%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 4
PORTUGAL

WUZ

AFRICAN
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