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Age of Empires II HD Edition






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Age of Empires II HD Edition





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.

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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!

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Microsoft Studios
Hidden Path Entertainment/Ensemble Studios
Microsoft Studios
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP, 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
Recommended Requirements
  • Additional: 900x600 minimum display resolution

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Reviews for Age of Empires II HD Edition

Best classic strategy

Age of Empires is a classic real time strategy game. In my opinion, this game set the standards for all successful strategies nowadays. I had so much fun playing this when it first came out. I've completed the campaign and played a lot with my friends. What I loved the most though, was the history that was incorporated in the campaigns. Playing it in my childhood left me with an impression of beautiful castles, towers, walls and sieges. I am not sure if a gamer that has not played the game before will think of the game the same way though, the graphics are outdated, which is to be expected from a game so old. However, if you have played the game before and feel nostalgic, or just want to try out the steam community and workshop, I would recommend you buy it for sure.

This game never gets old

Hmm where to start?This game is a classic, it reminds of my childhood. This game should have been on Steam ages ago. You can play campaigns based on real historical people which is awesome. The game is basically addictive cause you can employ many tactics on pretty good A.l. For strategy lovers this game is a must buy.And now with steam workshop and modding community it is even better. And music is awesome.In short buy this game if you have interest in RTS games.

Decent game, hasn't aged well

This game used to be one of the best strategy games on the market. After all of this time, it's age is really starting to show. When compared with any of the newer strategy games, the graphics are outright inferior. The game also feels significantly more clunky than a game like Star Craft. If you're looking for that nostalgic feeling of playing Age of Empires II again though, you'll have quite a lot of fun, especially if you get friends to play.

Age of Empires with a mod shop

This game is the Hd edition of Age of empires 2, what it does is basically, make the sea look allot better than what it used too, making it actually move, and feel like a sea or river, it also gives support to newer OS, and resolutions. The Workshop, is one of the greatest advantages, because it makes it so you can download any map, campaign, or graphics mod, and just play it straight off the bat, I have already played with my friend several times, and the new AI is quite challenging, I myself can't even beat it in moderate. This review is to adress the HD side of the Game.

Simply epic

One of the best RTS ever created, simply amazing, you lose hours playing over and over, some scenarios you need to think well and develop your strategy, which give you many moments of fun, especially when some brandy finish.

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