Includes four copies of Age of Mythology: Extended Edition - Send the extra copies to your friends!
The classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals.
Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies' strength. Call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scatter opposing troops with lightning storms.
The Extended Edition includes:
Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology: The Titans
Golden Gift Campaign
New in the Extended Edition:
Time of Day
Bump / Specular maps
Antialiasing & Ambient Occlusion
Full Steamworks Integration
Workshop mod manager
Leagues / Badges / Events
Enhanced Observer mode
There was nothing like playing the original for hours on end. The only thing that could beat that would be to play with friends, for even more hours on end. I won't re-review the single copy edition but I will highly recommend purchasing a multi pack. Being able to team up against the NPCs or each other is a highly worthwhile and competitive experience. Many hours of the night have been spent doing just that with my mates.
This game and Age of Empires II were literally my childhood. I'd play those two games for hours on end, rarely ever winning, but still having a blast. This game and Age of Empires really complement each other well. Age of Empires was the medieval, real life rts game whereas Age of Mythology is, well, the mythology game. Two halves of a greater whole if you ask me. The amount of research that must have gone into this game in order to make it gel with the actual mythology it portrays must have been enormous, and it really shows.
Firstly, if you are a fan of AoE, 1,2 or 3, get this game now and dont bother reading any more. Its exactly what you're looking for. For those who aren't so familiar with the series, this RTS title is quite straight forward: the resource mechanics are simple (you need food, wood, gold and 'favour'), as are battle mechanics (left click to select a unit, right click to attack a target, etc). What makes this game fun to play is the rich lore and background that each of the new 'civilisations' are set in: I've spent many hours simply reading the additional info provided on every unit, building, mythological creature, hero and god. Whilst they may not be as accurate or informative as some more 'professional' records, they certainly caught my imagination as a kid. But whats more, I still play this game and enjoy it 14 years after it came out, not just for the nostalgia, but because it is a well made, easy to play, rewarding strategy game. The key difference between this game and the rest of the AoE series is the introduction of mythological figures and beings from ancient Greek, Egyptian and Norse (and Atlantean in the expansion) cultures. This means that when you advance into a new age, you must choose which Gods to worship, each has it own specific set of advantages in the form of unique upgrades, mythological creatures (like the minotaur, the kraken, or giant scarab beetles) and new God powers; divine intervention which can alter the tide of battle, bring you prosperity and cause plagues to spread amongst your enemies. Use them at the right moment and you can totally swing the balance of power which ever way you want. This new edition, optimised to look and play better on newer systems, gives it a more polished look, even it does seem a little dated. However, this should not deter you: it compares well with recent releases and certainly does feel as dated as some of the other Age of Empire instalments: IMHO, AoE 3 is more dated that this, and that came out many years after AoM. AoM is also remarkably bug-free. I recommend all new players to play the tutorial and then go on to the campaign immediately. Not only is it an engaging story (lets not get carried away though, whilst it plays off themes like the Iliad, its not quite as good), but it gets you familiar with the details of the game that might not have been covered in the tutorial. Also, who doesn't want to storm the gates of Troy with minotaurs, hydras and cyclops? Or get wrapped up with Ragnarok, or fight alongside the forces of Ra and Isis (not that one, the Egyptian god). After you're done with the campaign (which is quite long) you can get stuck into random maps, multiplayer and even the scenario creator, allowing you to build and test maps at your desire. Truly God-like. In conclusion, this is a must have game to have in your library, and if you can get a friend to join in multiplayer, all the better. For AoE fans, if you haven't tried this, get it now, no questions asked.
I'll get this out of the way. Ages of Mythology is a classic, and one of the greatest strategy games out there. Fans of Age of Empires and it's various versions will love this game. Age of Mythology combines the best elements of the Empires games, and adds a significant new feature, mythological creatures/abilities and gods. The game also includes the Titans expansion, which is it's own game in several ways. Each civilization (Greek, Egyptian, Norse and Atlantean) includes a recognizable suite of Gods and creatures, such as Giants, Minotaurs or automaton soldiers. Now specifically, this is the new "extended" edition, meaning that game has been optimized to run on more modern systems since it's mid 2000's release, and includes a number of listed features and improved visuals. Since this is a 4-pack edition, this includes 4 different copies of the game. This is actually well worth it, as AOM is a blast to play online or via LAN with friends. I personally spent many hours playing with family members or friends back in the original release, and AOM has a robust amount of options to make an enjoyable multiplayer experience. This is highly recommended, and well worth your time.
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