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Age of Empires
8.2 out of 10

Age of Empires

An epic real-time strategy game spanning 10,000 years of history Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Age of Empires II HD Edition

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Age of Empires is one of the older strategy game series. Before Supreme Commander , before Sins of a Solar Empire , before even StarCraft, there was Age of Empires . As a fan of planning and scheming, the series has been a staple to my PC gaming diet for some time.
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Overall 8
7.5

Age of Empires

Game Vortex
16 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Age of Empires makes use of the isometric semi-3D viewpoint that we all know and love. The graphics are fairly well detailed, even by today's standards, and the game even supports changing resolutions up to 1024x768. The various units and buildings look prerendered, like most games of the sort.
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Overall 7
7.0

Age of Empires 2: HD Edition Review (PC)

Softpedia
1 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Age of Empires II: HD Edition is a mixed experience. On one hand, the visuals haven't received any major improvements, except the fact that they now scale to current resolution displays.
  • Pros: +The same great Age of Empires 2 experience, +Great Steam-based multiplayer, +Steam Workshop support
  • Cons: -Graphics are still very dated, -Glitches and lag are present, -Lots of areas still needed work
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Overall 7
7.0

Age of Empires 2: HD Edition Review (PC)

Softpedia
1 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Age of Empires II: HD Edition is a mixed experience. On one hand, the visuals haven't received any major improvements, except the fact that they now scale to current resolution displays.
  • Pros: +The same great Age of Empires 2 experience, +Great Steam-based multiplayer, +Steam Workshop support
  • Cons: -Graphics are still very dated, -Glitches and lag are present, -Lots of areas still needed work
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 7
6.7

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Marksman Gaming
4 August 2004
  • Summary: All this construction and destruction takes place on a well-designed set of maps. The terrain in the game is well done and quite varied, with woods, deserts, grasslands, shallows, water, and deep water, as well as actual hills in addition to the standard cliffs.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameGenie.com
16 April 2004
  • Summary: Age of Empires also brings you the expanse of the unknown. You have room to roam -- the maps are large, plenty of room for you, and up to eight other players, to play in a multiplayer forum. In Age of Empires, there are many different multi-tribe scenarios you can choose from.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameGenie.com
16 April 2004
  • Summary: Age of Empires also brings you the expanse of the unknown. You have room to roam -- the maps are large, plenty of room for you, and up to eight other players, to play in a multiplayer forum. In Age of Empires, there are many different multi-tribe scenarios you can choose from.
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Overall 7
6.8

Expert Review

GameSpot
27 October 1997
  • Summary: When you first play Age of Empires, a warm feeling develops in your gut. Warcraft meets Civilization! Real-time empire-building! And does it ever look sharp and feel right. But an uneasy feeling builds as you get deeper into it, a sense that all is not quite right.
  • Pros: N/A
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Overall 7
7.0

Age of Empires II: HD review

Gameplanet
10 March 2008
  • Summary: Age of Empires II: HD will scratch a nostalgic itch for some, but Hidden Path's update doesn't go far enough to bring new audiences to the series.
  • Pros: Retains the character of the original game, with subtle graphical improvements. Multi-monitor, extreme widescreen support. The re-recorded score is excellent.
  • Cons: Owners of the original game should get a free upgrade. Most of the mechanical improvements are minor.
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.2

Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

GameQuarter3
30 November 2013
  • Summary: Meer dan tien jaar heeft het geduurd voor de real-time strategy-klassieker, Age of Empires II, een nieuwe expansie mag verwelkomen. Die komt er in de vorm van Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten.
  • Pros: Nieuwe volkeren, ‘Treaty’ en ‘Capture the Relic’ gameplay-modi, Telecasting en spectator mode
  • Cons: Matige aantrekkingskracht van historische campagnes, Geen echt ingrijpende gameplay-vernieuwingen, Grafisch verouderd
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