Age of Empires II HD Edition
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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 reimagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam!
Same great gamelachking | Oct. 1, 2014 | See all lachking's reviews »
Age of Empires 2 is one of the all time classic RTS games. Although this HD edition is basically the same game as the original, the graphics have been improved slightly (especially the water). The pop cap has also been increased. The best part of this HD edition though is the added Steam Workshop support and there are some truly excellent mods out there to download, from maps to re-skins and UI changes, to game modifications. The added Steam achievements are also cool, presenting you with extra tasks to try to accomplish. This is a good game that is worth your money even after all these years. If you can find it on sale you are getting a very good deal.
One of my favorite games everspectatorx | Sept. 29, 2014 | See all spectatorx's reviews »
This is one first rts games i've played in my life, maybe because i'm kinda sentimental but this games is my favorite rts ever. I like simple but wonderful graphics, fairly big tech-tree, possibility to build your town, regular people and army.. You can see every unit, every npc, like animals for example doing their things, how their actions have impact on buildings, enemies, progressing their works, etc. Age of empires 2 is fairly old game but this, refreshed "hd" edition adds support to new technologies like multi-display, high and widescreen resolutions. Only disadvantage is lack of Linux and MacOS X versions but you can try your luck with Wine, maybe this will run the game on your Linux and MacOS X. Game has editor so you can create your own maps and share them via steam workshop. Age of empires 2 HD edition is definitely worth to buy and you should spend your money on it.
Great Classicadboyum | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all adboyum's reviews »
This game is a classic great. I have owned this game for soo many years and my friends and I still come back to it for a night of awesome civilization building fun! The best part about this game is that you can choose how you want to play. Whether you want to be the kind of player that builds his economy strong or the kind of player that just builds as big an army as you can as fast as you can....this game has a way for you to do it all. Multiplayer with your friends and online is a great way to test your skills beyond just playing the computer bots.
This game is a must for any strategist who wants to put the old brain to use and not just mindlessly shoot things.
I'm so happy this game is backurban07 | Aug. 30, 2014 | See all urban07's reviews »
Hm.. So you like strategy games, mate? Yes? No? It doesn't matter - you should buy AoE 2 anyway.
This was first ever strategy game I've played in my life - and I loved it. I just can't find anything negative about this game. The HD version fixed bug with graphics on win7 and I can finally play it having 100% fun :D
Quick summary: -Soundtrack - 10/10 (awesome!) -Graphics(HD or not) - 10/10 (love it!) -Gameplay - 10/10 (for being as it is)
*WARNING: The game contains tons of good fun! You will love RTS games after playing it!
One of the RTS ClassicsElvasat | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all Elvasat's reviews »
One of the RTS classics alongside C&C & Starcraft, Age of Empires 2 is brought remastered on steam. Now supporting all HD resolutions, reworked terrain, water & building textures/sprites, it definetly looks better than it did a decade ago. Gameplay is left mostly untouched, with the only notable change being a pop cap increase to 500. Multiplayer is handled through steam, meaning (generally) more stable MP, but with the caveat that LAN got removed from this version.
The constant support and existing features makes this a version to get even if you still have your old copy laying around.