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!



Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas features 4 brand new civilizations that vied for power in Southeast Asia. Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas - Massive Burmese town

  • 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.


Four brand new campaigns, featuring all four new civilizations! Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas Campaign Screen

  • 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 (Complete changelog)
  • Many new scenario editor objects
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Return LAN Multiplayer back to AoE2: HD

Alex Chelsea

I hope so bro


OMG YES! I love you, FE team!


I bought Age of empires complete collection, will I get this game for free as well, or will I have to buy this?


You will have to buy this.


You will have to buy it, but you will get a discount for owning the collection.

Tony Nguyen

Ah yes the Vietnamese! Thank you FE! 😀

Bala Arizalu Putra Dinar

Wtf Gajah Mada without Javanese?

Carlos Antonio Buerba Huerta

javanese can be considered malay by some definitions.

Rizki Dhifan

Carlos Antonio Buerba Huerta, Sorry, but wrong!

Bala Arizalu Putra Dinar

Gajah Mada at Sulawesi Island? WTF, Majapahit is from Java not Sulawesi,

Jirayu Yingthawornsuk

DLC about southeast asia. But without Siam?

Wtf guys.

Matt Clayton

The Thais weren’t quite on the same level as the others back then.

ภัทรพล สมเหมาะ

But the major enemy of Bayinnaung’s Burma was Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya.

It does seem like a missed opportunity, if just for inclusivity and appealing to players from Thailand.

Not only Ayutthaya, but Thai kingdoms including Ayutthaya, Sham states, Lang Na Kingdom, and Laos.

Jirayu Yingthawornsuk

Siam was actually a big threat to those forerunner kingdoms.

Unless the game strictly set in Sukhothai era (or whenever before ayuthaya)

Kathathorn Ton Phatanaphirom

Maybe they think they added ‘too many elephant civs’ and decided to stop or ran out of budget mid-way. A shame though, the character on the left looks very much like Siamese King Naresuan right from the movie while on the far right is King Bayinnaung. (Central is of course should be Gajah Mada.) Looking at some certain screenshots though, Khmer seemed to use modern Thailand’s Garuda as their emblem so it would seem that the devs probably intended the Khmer to represent Siam too. To them, I guess we’re nothing more than a minor successor kingdom (Sukothai) who seceded… Read more »


They too did two civilisations for all the eastern Europe civilisations… They maybe will add more specifics civilisations with time, after having done all the main areas of the world. (I think there will not have oceanian civilisations, and maybe not north american civilisations… so, all seems to be done, mainly)

Spring Qiu

I think Eastern Asian Cultural Sphere could have two more civilizations: Jurchen and Tibetan, who both established powerful empires in Medieval history. Jurchen built empires twice, once in 12th-13th century led by Wayan clan to rule Manchuria and North China and later Manchu Qing Empire dominated most parts of East Asia from mid-17th and early 20th century. Tibetans had established their strong empire in 8th and 10th century which defeated Chinese Tang Dynasty, Turkic Uighur Khanate, and Arabian Abbasid Dynasty in Central Asia and ruled not only Tibet but also Eastern Turkestan, Gangsu, Yunnan, and northern India.

Spring Qiu

It is better to develop new civilization named Thai rather than Siamese, because it does cover those Thai-speaking people from Assam to Laos, from China to Thailand.

Jirayu Yingthawornsuk

That actually ‘Tai’ ppl. Which is a really big ethnic group. (I think it’s like we call CJK as a one big group)

I’m Thai, I hope they will add Thai in latest update for releasing expansion or new patch for the game.

I don’t like how Khmer represents Siam/Thai in the game because Thai and Khmer speaks different language and have different cultures. Thai campaign will have Naresuan campaign and Sukhothai Campaign.

Similar how they add Slavs for representing all Slavs. As Slav civ focus on Eastern Slavs(Russian) only while Western Slavs and Southern Slavs are ignored

Spring Qiu

I totally agree with you. The statement of Slavs in FE is very vague. According to the entry in history, the developers tried to define they want to create a Pan-Slavic civilization include three major Slavic states, Bulgarian Empire (originally it was a Turkic khanate but Slavized), Great Moravia and Kievan Rus which all shared Greek Orthodox Christianity using Cyclic alphabets. However, in the campaigns designed by the developers, only Great Moravia shown in the Great Migration campaign of Magyar. In the Campaign Dracula, the player play as Slavs twice when Dracula stayed in his Duchy of Wallachia. Dracula himself… Read more »

Generic Acc

Simple.Because Siam is shit.

Jirayu Yingthawornsuk

Lol i see a racial rage here


Maybe a Gurkha civ soon? Gurkhas annexed the divided states of Nepal and fought against Briton’s gunpowder units with swords and stones. Would be nice to see it in a campaign itself.

Matt Clayton

Not the right period for the game.

Alex Chelsea

Oh my fucking god, 13/12/16, A day that Im going to remember forever, because one of my aoe2 dreams has come true, 😀 a SE Asian Civs Expansion. Im so happy right now, Ive been wating for this expansion for a least 1 decade. To be really honest, I got very disappointed when the previous expansion it was in Africa and not SE. The only pity is to know that will be only 4 news Civs, Id add 6 new at least in this expansion XD. In my opinion it will be much better a each civ for Indonesia and… Read more »

Công Thành

Excuse me, Vietnam’s construction in 9th to 19th century more like north asia’ contruction(Chinese,korean, japanese) not like khmer’contruction cause like korea and japan we was affected by china’s culture.

Công Thành

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tran nam

this’s a game! I know the devs have learned a lot about Vietnam’s history and culture. The reason for why Vietnam’s construction is more like Khmer, Malay, it’s just because they come to this game together in a new expansion. Everybody can know Vietnam history just by google. Remember it!


“The reason for why Vietnam’s construction is more like Khmer, Malay, it’s just because they come to this game together in a new expansion.”

Ethiopians, Malians, Berbers and Portuguese were all come to this game together in The African Kingdoms Expansion. Ethiopians and Malians got African structure, Berbers got Middle Eastern structure and Portuguese got Mediterranean structure.

=> Your argument is invalid.

Công Thành

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tran nam

see this?
The devs know all about Vietnam’s construction. comment image

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