The one of the most popular Windows PC strategy games ever!
|Latest Version||Age of Empires II|
Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows XP64 / Vista64...
|Updated||August 12, 2020|
Set in the Middle Ages and with an ability to move to newer historical periods such as Dark Age, Feudal Age, Castle Age, and Imperial Age, the game offers players an incredible variety of challenges in the single-player campaign missions and an incredible variety of tactical clashes in streamlined online modes. This included five historical single-player campaigns, three additional single-player modes, and a fully-featured multiplayer. Age of Empires II game had built-in support for thirteen playable civilizations, all featuring their unique units (two per civilization), visual style, and preferred tactics for establishing strongholds and beating opponents.
The core gameplay loop of the game followed the tried and true formula of managing expansions of towns, gathering resources, training armies and making sound tactical moves to outsmart either computer-controlled AI players or real opponents located at nearby PCs via Ethernet connections or worldwide players via the Internet. During the length of the campaign or PvP matches, the game to expand on the number of supported units on the screen, allowing clashes of massive armies on the battlefields.
Due to its popularity, the AoE 2 has also received several expansions, sequels, and high-definition remakes. Age of Empires II: HD Edition remake arrived in 2012, while a Definitive Edition remake followed in 2019, including all original content, expansions, 4 new civilizations, new campaign missions, and support for 4K visuals.
The original Age of Empires 2 is today playable on almost every PC you can find around you. While it can easily run on any single or multicore PC, be aware that it is optimized only for older Windows OS versions such as Windows 95/98/Me/XP/NT. Users who want to play this title on newer Windows OS should investigate activating compatibility modes for this application if any instability is noticed.