Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms

Welcome to Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms; the second new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over 16 years. Challenge friends with four additional civilizations, new units, ships and technologies. Fight your way through the African continent with four campaigns and obliterate your opponents with a fresh batch of units under your command!


Four brand new civilizations that shaped the history of medieval Africa!

Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms - Big Malian Battle

  • Berbers – Unite the tribes of Northern Africa and set sail for Europe. Can you hold your ground against the scrambled kingdoms of Iberia?
  • Malians – Follow in the footsteps of the great Mansa Musa and become the greatest king of Western Africa.
  • Ethiopians – Relive the glory of the once mighty Aksumite empire and rule over the Red Sea.
  • Portuguese – Set sail for the new world, discover new routes to unknown lands and expand your trade routes to the mighty African empires.


Four brand new campaigns, featuring all four new civilizations!

Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms - Campaign Screen

  • Tariq ibn Ziyad
  • Sundjata
  • Francisco de Almeida
  • Yodit


  • 4 new civilizations
  • 4 new campaigns
  • Improved AI
  • 10 new Special Maps
  • 8 new Real World Maps
  • 5 new Random Maps
  • 10 new terrains
  • Sudden Death mode
  • New generic units & technologies
  • Countless balance adjustments. (Complete changelog)
  • Many new scenario editor objects.
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Paul Hansen

I keep getting kicked in multi-player and single player. Please help. The regular expansions work fine


Could you try to create a new profile and/or verify your game cache?


Hey quick question Cysion, I happened to email the [email protected] about a week ago. Does anybody really check or read that or do they just get a lot of questions? Just curious and thanks.

kinder 3561

I hope aoe2 hd can release more civilizations include the southeast asia.Thai,Vietnam,indonesia.i wish this game can increase the western empire Holland in the next DLC,because holland already appear in the history.

Ivan Ismael Rubio

•I would like to say that the Portuguese are too strong because they can build feitorias ; this building is very useful in the late game when resources become scarce, especially stone and gold.I suggest that the feitorias are accessible for more civilizations something like the bombard tower and the civilizations could be the Incas, English,Chinesse and Malians WHY ?because the factory initially was an establishment for factors or merchants carrying on business in foreign lands. Initially established in parts of Medieval Europe, factories eventually spread to other parts of the world in the wake of European trading ventures and,… Read more »


The feitoria is utterly useless against aggressive civs. Unless it’s a team game you as portuguese should not be getting to the point of needing to start building feitoria’s making them utterly useless. As portuguese you shouldn’t be turtling in the late game(Which is when you build the feitoria).

Sergio Andres Mejía Tovar

How can I download it?

On steam, go to age of empires II HD. It’ll be in the downloadable content section.


Great expansion, loved it. Is there any hope to finally fix the Byzantine Church? It’s a shame a proper orthodox (byzantine) monastery is not included in official expansions or patches.

Mahmudul Islam

whenever I try to build something, the game gets unexpected shut down. any solution ?

Johannes Genard

You guys vastly improved Age Of Empires II for me. It was always a nostalgic trip to play it again, but now I love the new civs even more. I love the architecture and I love the new competitive drive that comes with the new units and techs. Please don’t stop expanding it. There are endless ways to nuance the different civs, I think. – What about the Timurids (with a mix of Hunnic and Persian traits)? The Low Countries (the Flemish cities were the trade center of late medieval europe)? Principality of Novgorod? – What about (though I know… Read more »

Kayne Spieker

Will you be releasing a non HD Edition DLC for vanilla players?


They will not. You’ll need to get HD to play it.

Kartal Timucin Bozkurt Koycu

Please make a patch about Asia and add a campaign of the Göktürks


Can I download this anywhere apart from steam?