Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas

Welcome to Age of Empires II HD: The Rise of the Rajas; the third new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over 17 years. Challenge friends with four additional civilizations, new units, technologies, and build your empire on both water and land. Guide history’s greatest heroes in Southeast Asia through four additional campaigns and conquer your foes with mighty hordes of elephants under your command!


  • Burmese Ascend to power, quash a treacherous rebellion, and restore the Burmese monarchy to its former glory.
  • Khmer – Construct the largest religious monument in the world and amass an immortal army of devastating siege weapons.
  • Malay – Rebuild the largest thalassocracy to ever exist. Leave your mark on the region while hopping from island to island and rule the Southeast Asian archipelago.
  • Vietnamese – Lead your people to independence and wage guerrilla warfare with an extremely powerful arsenal of ranged units.

  • Gajah Mada
  • Suryavarman I
  • Bayinnaung
  • Le Loi

  • 4 new civilizations
  • 4 new campaigns
  • Improved AI
  • 5 new Special Maps
  • 5 new Real World Maps
  • 5 new Random Maps
  • 13 new terrains
  • Countless balance adjustments (Specific Rise of the Rajas changelog|Complete changelog)
  • Many new scenario editor objects

Let us know what  you think of the expansion once it’s out!

A very special word of thank to all the people who have helped us on this project! The full credits can be accessed here.

  • James Son

    Who’s cares if its accurate, its a game. if your opinion of a culture is based off a video game your an idiot. Just play the game, conquer and bathe in the blood of your enemies lol

  • I’m a big single player fan. I loved that in the original as a child. What you guys have built in the last two expansions clearly matches at this point the original AOK. It’s amazing work. You’ve made so much progress since when you first started making the first Forgotten expansion and it is really showing.

    I think the biggest thing that could be done next is to reskin and remodel everything to get that AOMish unique look and work in some of the clever things they did with AOM, for instance, the interface functions made that game a little easier to play. I also don’t see why AOE couldn’t be more or less recreated inside AOK’s basic framework.

    If that sounds too ambitious, It would be nice to have a late period Roman Empire Expansion (300AD-500ADish), since they are already the foe on multiple occasions in the single player and some of their units are in the editor. You could add a lot of barbarian civs to that period still, like the Vandals, Alamanni and the Alans. The Vandals would make a great campaign. Under one ruler they went into Spain, conquered North Africa and warred on Rome from the sea, eventually sacking it. The Alans used now extinct fighting dogs.

  • Nghệ Sĩ Backturn

    How to update the game?

  • UnofficialGameExpert78

    Cysion, I like to plan imaginary AoE2 expansions just like you make them reality. One of my ideas led me to a North American expansion idea. Here is what I came up with for the Anasazi:

    North American building set

    Archer and Economy civilization

    -Houses return 50% wood when destroyed

    -Stone Wall, Fortified Wall -25% stone

    -Farm +2 armor, +3 pierce armor

    -Archer +1 armor per age (for +3 total)

    Unique Unit: Cable-backed Bowman (cheap, weak archer)

    Unique Technologies: Shamanism (Monasteries regenerate), Pueblos (military buildings fire arrows)

    Wonder: Cliff Palace

    (Taken from my user blog on the AoE wiki)

    Could you look over it and tell me if they are good ideas? If they are, could you consider them for if you ever make a North American expansion?