Age of Empires II: Age of Kings

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings News for PC

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Microsoft has announced Age of Empires 2 HD Edition, a remastered version of Ensemble Studios' classic RTS heading to Steam on April 9, 2013.

Developed by Hidden Path Entertainment, Age of Empires 2 HD Edition features an "enhanced visual engine", which GameSpot reports allows for improved textures and ambient lighting effects over the original 1999 release. The game also includes native support for resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

In addition, Age of Empires 2 HD Edition will include the entire single-player campaign from Age of Kings and its expansion The Conquerors, as well as Steamworks features, including achievements, leaderboards, online multiplayer matchmaking and cloud support.

Can't wait? Early access will be offered to players who pre-purchase the game, GameStop states, letting them jump in from April 5.

Age of Empires 2 launched on PC in 1999 to strong critical acclaim, earning itself a 92 Metacritic rating.

Want to remind yourself of how great it was? Take a look below-ololo.

Source: GameSpot

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atheistium@ DancingRhino

Camel life.
Posted 19:59 on 08 March 2013
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DancingRhino@ atheistium

I'm converted to your religion, whatever it is. Probably scientology :)

This will be cool, athough I found it more stressful than civ games. It's basically a rush to keep up with everything.

Still, will be good to get back into it. The camels always win.
Posted 15:18 on 08 March 2013
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Posted 13:55 on 08 March 2013
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Woot! Awesome
Posted 00:59 on 08 March 2013
Chlandy's Avatar


As long as I can can still call on an army of Viper cars when I get stuck
Posted 18:22 on 07 March 2013


Amazing strapline. (Take my money too, this is one oy my favourite ever PC games.)
Posted 17:57 on 07 March 2013
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I played age of empires 2 back in the day, so I might give this a look.
Posted 17:34 on 07 March 2013
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Shut up and take my money!
Posted 16:55 on 07 March 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 30/09/2000
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Real-time strategy
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 12,303 145
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