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Welcome to Return of Rome, a new type of expansion pack which brings Age of Empires, the title that started it all, as a sub-game within Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

Within this self contained experience, you can challenge friends with the original sixteen Age of Empires civilizations — plus one brand-new Return of Rome exclusive civilization, the Lac Viet— and relive the triumph and trials of antiquity. This sub-game also allows you to battle your way across the ancient world with three new campaigns featuring conquerors, empire-builders, and gifted tacticians fighting desperately against fate! We will also be adding a limited selection of Age of Empires’ campaigns over time to keep the action going!

As an additional bonus, the Romans will no longer be bound by time as they become a new playable civilization within Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, ready to battle in the new Age and are available NOW for Ranked Play with our latest update!

17 Ancient Civilizations:

  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Carthaginians
  • Choson
  • Egyptians
  • Greeks
  • Hittites
  • Macedonians
  • Minoans
  • Palmyrans
  • Persians
  • Phoenicians
  • Romans
  • Shang
  • Sumerians
  • Yamato
  • And 1 entirely new, Return of Rome exclusive: Lac Viet — The ancient civilization of Southeast Asia

PLUS 1 new longtime fan-requested civilization for use in standard Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition:
  • Romans — Rise to the throne of an empire dominating the Mediterranean Sea and defend your borders against countless barbarian invasions. The Roman unique units are the Legionary, a sturdy infantry unit, and the Centurion, a heavy cavalry unit that increases the power of nearby Militia-line units. Available in singleplayer and unranked multiplayer games.

New! A Rise of Rome exclusive Game Mode:

Introducing the D3 Game Mode, inspired by a ruleset made popular in Vietnam, is now an official part of the franchise!

3 New, Fully Voiced Campaigns:

Sargon of Akkad — An unlikely man rises to power in the city-states of Mesopotamia: Sargon is a simple cupbearer to the king, but everything changes when the war goddess Ishtar appears in his dreams. Under her guidance, Sargon leads the quarreling Sumerians into a new age, but the appealing nature of power forces him to choose between his divine destiny and his personal ambition. In this campaign, you will play as the Sumerians.

Pyrrhus of Epirus — As the Wars of the Diadochi saw Alexander the Great’s successors throw the Greek world into chaos, Pyrrhus of Epirus began as a small player among titans. Will he become worthy of the legendary Hannibal Barca’s judgment of him – a renowned general of the age – or will his constant uphill struggle prove insurmountable? In this campaign, you will play as the Macedonians.

Trajan — Marcus Ulpius Trajanus climbed the ranks of the legions while the Emperor Domitian’s tyrannical rule tarnished the Roman Empire’s glory. When circumstance elevates him to the throne as Emperor Trajan, he inherits a realm on the brink of disaster. Will resourcefulness, virtue, and military might be enough to save Rome and lead it to its historical zenith, or will the Roman Empire collapse four centuries before its time? In this campaign, you will play as the Romans.

Experience Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Quality of Life improvements to Age of Empires gameplay:

  • Gates
  • Formations
  • Trade carts
  • UI improvements
  • Visual improvements
  • Spectator mode
  • An enhanced AI for computer opponents
  • And much more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64x2 5600+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420 or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 6850 or Intel® HD Graphics 4000 or better with 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 2GB of video memory + 4GB of system memory required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz i5 or greater or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GTX 650 or AMD HD 5850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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