Reviews and Problems with Age Of Empires II: The Age Of Kings
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23 January 2012
Summary: I lost my orignial copy of Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings and was so surprised and releaved to see that it was still available on Amazon since they only sell new games in the stores. The product shipped expeditiously and plays marvelously. I like the earlier version because it keeps you hoping since you have to do everything manually - like moving pieces on a chess board. My favorite is Random with two allies against two enemies.
Summary: The fact that I still play it today with friends and still have an awesome time shows how amazing this game is. And yes I got it in 1999 for my birthday. Every area of the game is superb. Lots of campaigns, map editor, easy LAN play. It is much better with the Conquerors expansion of course but is still one of the best games I have ever played.
Summary: I love this game. It wasn't as impressive as future installments, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this game. I liked the graphics and gameplay. The scenarios and options were varied enough to keep the game interesting, and some of the scenarios were customizable, so you could kind of create your own rules if you wanted to. Truly an awesome game and more than worthy of five stars.
Summary: I first played this game way back when it came out in '98, I was 7 years old (young, I know) and I played it at a friend's house. I begged and begged for my family to buy it for me for Christmas, and I got it. Let me tell you, I played that game SO much that I wore out the disc! I didn't even know that was possible. It lasted for maybe 5 or 6 years of pretty regular gameplay. I'm 20 now and I just re-ordered a new copy last year.
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
31 December 2010
Summary: Most games are hot when they release and then quickly become old and dated. Age of Empires II - The Age of Kings stands the test of time. This is a game that is fun even years after its release. You would think a game created in 1999 would seem blocky and old after only a year or two. Quite the contrary. The gameplay, immersion in detail, and strategic fun in Age of Empires II makes it into a game that I envision will be playable and fun for years to come.
Summary: This has to be the most complete game ever made. It's entertainment factor is off the charts, it's educational, it's historically accurate, appropriate for all ages and still perfect for anyone to play. It's old, but who cares, it's great. We can't count the entertainment life of this game in hours, it has to be counted in years. I've been playing this game for over 10 years, on and off th rough other games but I never get bored.
Summary: This is simply the best Real Time Strategy Game I have ever played. This game is standing the test of time as it has a simple interface and there are not a ton of units and upgrades so you can focus on attacking and defending along with building up your economy. I recommend getting the expansion as it has many key features you will want. I prefer to play this game over any others in multiplayer--as RTS is my favorite genre of games.
Summary: Observant gamers familiar with Sid Meier's "Civilization" and Ubisoft's "WarCraft" would immediately notice that Microsoft's "Age of Empire II" is a mixture of the two. It has the primitive-to-more modern progression style similar to "Civilization." Here we have a combination of human resources to build military, political and research and development infrastructures.