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


Great Classic

adboyum | 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 back

urban07 | 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 Classics

Elvasat | 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.


Age of Empires II? Hmmph....

adrianching7 | Aug. 19, 2014 | See all adrianching7's reviews »

So what is this? Is it another strategy game for warfare or a "Build your own Civilization" game? Well it's pretty much both of those combining into one! Age of Empires brings us a very classic but engrossing game that seems like you could get trapped in forever and never realize it. The graphics in the game gives you a relaxed feeling because it isn't too realistic to make you feel that everything depends on you. Perfect for casual gamers. The one thing that astonished me when I started to get more into the game what the fact that the gameplay was extremely well made and I can also play along with my friends which makes this all the more better.


Really worth it

vanpaassen | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all vanpaassen's reviews »

This strategic-based game has lots of ways to plan your victory with, you can e.g. Build defensive buildings, choose formations for your troops, and even give them commando's like follow units. You can compete with your friends or other players through the steam servers. This game is really fun and you won't be disappointed if you buy this game.