Summary: I enjoyed playing this game years ago and it is still a good, engaging strategy game without the "first-person shooter" blood & gore. They have just come out with a new expansion game! The game is offered through the Steam Site which required some Amazon Tech help to get installed.
Summary: I remember playing this game back in the windows 95 or 98 years. It is far less likely to freeze when playing it on a modern computer though. Kind of annoying hat I had to download steam in order to play it. The advantage is that I can log onto any computer and play though.
Great game, but serious flaw in that multi-player games can't be restored..
Mike KoesterCraig, Amazon
12 March 2014
Summary: Love playing the game, The only problem is if you're playing a multi-player game, you can't restore a saved game. Since games last several hours, this is a serious problem. Still, awesome if you're playing alone or have 4 hours at a shot.
Summary: the games are still very fun just as i remembered from the past =)! blast from da past! i gave it 1/2 off cause of the whole color glitch thing, for some reason the first AOE the water is the only thing thats color glitches but in the second AOE the trees, land and water are all glitched which i thought was weird.
Summary: These games have been around for some time but they are still one of tehe better ones that Microsoft brought out. Good learning curve with plenty of variables to keep players going for a very, very long time. The game can be slow while waiting to accumulate enough resourses to advance ones ciilization but tweak teh options and that helps some.
Summary: It's pretty faithful to the original remake (actually, I'm fairly sure that nothing has changed). That includes people lagging in your online games and frequent disconnects in multiplayer games. They're planning to release an expansion too, and it's frequently updated, so if you're looking to play Age of Empires, this is the version to get. (It uses Steam though, so if you hate that platform, tough luck - you'll be missing out).