Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten

Welcome to Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten; the first new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over ten years. Challenge friends with five additional civilizations and technologies, battle through seven campaigns, vanquish opponents in new game modes on massive maps.

Crafted exclusively for Age of Empires II: HD Edition; The Forgotten expansion builds upon the Age of Empires II: HD experience and includes Steam workshop support, new expansion rankings, steam trading cards, and more!

Download Steam version:
Download Mod version: Install


Age of Empires II: The Forgotten originally started as a modding project back in 2011, called Age of Empires II: Forgotten Empires. The project got gradually out of hand to the point where we felt confident on showing our mod to Microsoft, hoping there might be room to breathe new life into the decade old classic that Age of Empires II is.

Little did we know they were already working on their own revival of the series with a HD reboot of the game. After this proved to be successful we were offered the chance to turn our modding project into an official part of the series. An offer we couldn’t possibly refuse. For a full story on how the project came to life, please check out “The Story so far…”


Age of Empires II: The Forgotten features 5 brand new civilizations!

Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten Incas in the El Dorado Campaign

  • Italians – Set sail to Venice and take the role as general in one of the Italian republics that emerged from the chaos after the collapse of the Roman Empire!
  • Indians – Put vast armies under your command, comprised of countless Camels and powerful Elephants.
  • Slavs – Even after the dissolution of the Mongolian Golden Horde, these icy planes of Eastern Europe still echo under the thundering hooves and countless boots of your soldiers.
  • Magyars – Lead the mighty Black Army over the Hungarian plains and command the fiercest cavalry forces that Europe has ever witnessed in the Middle Ages
  • Incas – Lead your armies along the shores of Lake Titicaca, defend your wealth and heritage from the invading Conquistadors and erect mighty structures to withstand the test of time.


Age of Empires II: The Forgotten features a whopping 7 brand new campaigns!

Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten Campaign Screen

  • Alaric
  • Sforza
  • Bari
  • Dracula
  • El Dorado
  • Prithiviraj
  • Battles of the Forgotten


  • Improved AI
  • 12 New maps
  • 500 population limit
  • Treaty mode
  • Capture the Relic mode
  • Spectator mode
  • Ludikris mapsize
  • Countless balance adjustments. (Changelog)
  • Many new scenario editor objects, including penguins.


The project started as a huge community geared project and up till today, it still is. Special thanks to all the people who have helped us make a dream come true.

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The new graphics that just came out for the forgotten are awesome! Thank you so much! 😀

orestis ferekidis

First of all a giant thanks for getting AOE 2 back to life. Your work is beautiful.Bravo people! I have a question that may have been answered before, although with the new expansion things may have changed. Having in mind that the nice addition of voice acting in the new african dlc, is there any project for getting voices in the forgotten dlc? It would be absolutely marvelous. It will make the the forgottens’ campaigns to come to life!

Thanks again!

Best regards


Here is a small beginners guide for the game I made (in german language). The content is collected from videos and strategy advices from the web.

Piotr Kachala

Tell me what’s next…
Tell me what’s the latest release for Windows XP as well, and where’s Portugues (here as well?).

Bala Arizalu Putra Dinar

Check out For Age of Empires II HD The African Kingdom

Richard Steinbock

can i get the forgotten for aoc or is it the same as forgotten empires?

Bala Arizalu Putra Dinar

Well.. I Highly you to buy Age of Empires II HD The African Kingdom. It’s very cool, and it fixs many old bug and many improvement.

Sj Jay

My childhood game.I still enjoy playing but it does have a lot of crashes.Can you please fix all these issues soon?

Ignacio Stanke

Hola muy bueno el juego pero deberían sacar un parche para poder usar la civilización romana, yo creo que a todos lo que más nos justo, fueron las legiones y centuriones, con el coliseo de maravilla. Saludos

Ryan Worley

Why Cant you guys continue updating for the originals? I find it very irritating how I bought the original game (Age of Kings and Conquerors) and a few years later find out they’ve created a new HD version with no possibility of me to play updated versions of these mods. Why Can’t I play an updated version of these DLCs without needing to re-buy the originals?

Panda Dyball

Please release this as a retail disc purchase too. Steam just sucks.

Rudinei Henrique

Age Of Empires 2 HD ta travnado no meu PC… comprei na Steam e ta um lixo.. não ocnsigo jogar num core i-5 de 3.20 GHz e 6 GB de memória RAM com uma placa de 2 GB de vídeo… se tiver muitos personagens no mapa o jogo fica dando leg. arrume isso por favor…