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!

Customer reviews


In my top 5 rts

howard195 | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all howard195's reviews »

Age of empires 2 is still one of my favorite RTS of all time. It was probably the first I ever played. I never bothered with the first one, but the second stole a lot of my time. Great variety of civilizations to pick from, each with their strengths and weaknesses. Pretty solid campaigns from history, and the expansion adds on a few more, all with their different goals beyond just normal domination. You can definitely see the improvement in the graphics. The buildings and geography have definitely been polished.

one of my favorite parts is the map editor. You can build a huge, all-out battle, your indomitable fortress, or if you want to put in the time and intricacy build a full campaign. I think I spent just as much time on building scenarios as I did on the main game. Some of the campaigns will take some serious strategy, especially depending on the difficulty you choose. You can lose countless hours in this classic.


Remastered RTS-Classic

pro2type | Oct. 25, 2014 | See all pro2type's reviews »

Age Of Empires 2 is the best RTS I played so far. It combines an easy-to-learn gameplay with a lot of possiblities and strategies. The gameplay is mostly the same compared to it's predecessor, but enhances it with more content. The graphics are not even the only highlight of this HD-remake, it's more the Steam-Workshop, which is integrated. Now you're free to add textures, content or other things without paying any money for it. Moreover the game still receives balance- and performance-updates to improve the gameplay. The only thing I miss in this game is the LAN-mode, which was removed.

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.


A Classic

fcblahm21 | Oct. 10, 2014 | See all fcblahm21's reviews »

This is one of the best RTS ever made. The HD Edition looks a bit better then the original but not a lot. The perfomance is very good and I have no problem to play with Win 7.

-Soundtrack 10/10: just awesome and nostalgic -Graphic 2/10: it looks like the orignal, but still awesome -Gameplay: 10/10 lots of classes -Balance: 9/10 very fair, lots of difficulties


Same great game

lachking | 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 ever

spectatorx | 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.