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 (433) - 93% of the 433 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (40,017) - 94% of the 40,017 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 9, 2013

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August 3

Balance Patch 5.8 now available in Open Beta!

The much-anticipated balance patch 5.8 is now live for you to play on the Open Beta branch!

This patch contains many improvements and balance changes geared toward competitive play. Full patch notes available here. That is also the best place to leave feedback about the changes in 5.8 or to report bugs.

Your continued participation in the open beta ensures that we can keep making Age of Empires II HD the best game it can be for our millions of players worldwide!

Here's how to join the beta:

  1. Right-click on Age of Empires II HD in your Steam Library and seelct "Properties".
  2. Navigate to "Betas".
  3. In the dropdown menu, select "open-beta" and then click "Close".
  4. Wait for the game to update, then play!

You can reverse this process by following the steps above and selecting "None" in step 3.
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July 30

Ranked Play Elo Fix Live Now!

Age of Empires II HD ranked play is fully operational in the main branch! Thanks to everyone who participated in the open beta this past week.

As usual, please continue to report bugs here in the forums!
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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, Skybox Labs, and Forgotten Empires, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Additional:900x600 minimum display resolution

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