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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

In 1997, Age of Empires changed RTS games forever. Today, twenty years later, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition begins that transformation anew with all-new graphics, remastered sound and music, and a smooth UI experience rebuilt from the ground up! Play the legendary RTS that started it all!


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is available on the Microsoft Store from February 20th 2018.


Play all the civilizations from the original Age of Empires and the Rise of Rome expansion!

  • Assyrians – Restore the might of the Assyrian Empire under Adad-nirari II and terrify your enemies as the supreme Assyrian archers darken the sun with the shafts of their arrows.
  • Babylonians – Walk through the Ishtar Gate, ascend ziggurats, and explore the great city of Babylon, a testament to your people’s mastery of stone masonry. Its palace garden, a wonder of the world, was truly paradise on earth.
  • Carthaginians – Lead Carthage from city-state to empire and challenge the might of Rome with menacing war elephants and an indomitable navy.
  • Choson – Control the advanced kingdom of Gojoseon and expand your territory by alliance or through the might of your powerful swordsmen.
  • Egyptians – Sail the Nile River, construct massive pyramids to send your pharaohs to godhood, and lead armies of powerful charioteers as you vie for control of the rich lands of Canaan and the Levant.
  • Greeks – Establish colonies using your mobile fleets, resolve internal conflicts, and command armies of swift hoplites as you expand your domain.
  • Hittites – Pouring out of the rocky hills of Anatolia, the Hittites were the terror of the Near East. Lay waste to enemy cities with armies of skilled bowmen and durable siege engines.
  • Macedonians – Relive the conquests of Alexander the Great at the head of an army of disciplined infantry and powerful siege engines, building a vast empire stretching from Greece to India.
  • Minoans – Construct vast fleets of ships and build a Mediterranean trade network that will be commemorated on the vibrant frescos within your grand palaces.
  • Palmyrans – Rising out of the sands of the Syrian Desert, Palmyra built its hegemony on trade and commerce. Defend your caravans and raid your enemies with swift camelry bred in the harsh desert.
  • Persians – Throw off the Median yoke, conquer Babylon, and build a diverse empire stretching from India and Egypt to Thrace. Powerful elephants will trample anything that stands in your way!
  • Phoenicians – Invent the alphabet, fashion sturdy ships from the famous cedars of Lebanon, and lead voyages throughout the Mediterranean. Distant lands and the vast seas beyond the Pillars of Heracles await!
  • Romans – Draw your gladius and emulate the tactical brilliance of Caesar and Trajan as you lead the fabled Roman legions from humble beginnings to mastery of Europe and the Mediterranean world.
  • Shang – Reap the economic benefits of the fertile Yellow River valley and construct massive fortifications to repulse nomadic invasions from the northern steppe.
  • Sumerians – Cultivate the rich soils of Mesopotamia, invent writing and the wheel, and wage the wars of Gilgamesh and Sargon. No enemy city will withstand your fearsome siege engines!
  • Yamato – Take command of sturdy fleets and large cavalry armies as you vie to unify your hardworking people and forge the Empire of the Rising Sun.

Fight your way across antiquity and relive some of the most famed campaigns from the Stone Age all the way through the Iron Age.

  • Ascent of Egypt
  • Voices of Babylon
  • Glory of Greece
  • Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun
  • Reign of the Hittites
  • Rise of Rome
  • Ave Caesar
  • Imperium Romanum
  • Enemies of Rome
  • First Punic War

  • All-new graphics & artwork
  • Multiplayer
  • Remastered soundtrack
  • Remastered sound effects
  • Completely revamped UI
  • The good old campaigns with proper spit and polish
  • Countless balance adjustments
  • New terrains & scenario editor objects
  • Classic Mode – The original 1997 experience
  • Plenty a-wololo

A very special word of thank to all the people who have helped us on this project!

  • Adam Baker

    I am wondering if any expansions do come out we are going to have new civilisations.
    Possible Ideas
    Kush (Ancient Nubia)
    Askum (Ancient Ethiopia)

    • Flavia

      and some more europe:Civs for epic battles between the roman and the “northern” forces:


      • Adam Baker

        I would merge the Gauls and Britons into the Celts so that there is room for the Dacians

        • Ender emy

          please YES

    • Kastrenzo

      why does the game need more factions when the models are all the same for all the units, and it only has 4 building styles divided between them.

      Unless they do it like AOE2RM where there were a few units that had different skins based on their civilization, its pointless to add more

    • Alexander Pierce

      More in the middle-east:
      Kingdom of Israel

  • Flavia

    It would be nice to have a “castle” and a special unit for every civ. Also the wonders should look different for every civilization. And more technologies!

    • Bala Arizalu Putra Dinar


    • There’s this really cool game called Age of Empires 2 that has castles and special units. You should look into it if you want that stuff!!

  • Alexander Pierce

    Are planning to make expansions for it in the future?

    • Bala Arizalu Putra Dinar


  • Cristofer Erlandsson

    Trying to compete with starcraft who are remastering brood war as we speak? GL with that 😛 Especially when you releasing something on a platform with 0 people interested in AoE. Go with steam again, I dont think they mind at all. Microsoft has a few products there and as long as they get their cut steam will be fine. Thats where the players are however if this is released on Microsoft store it will flop, believe me.

    • 0? Fat chance. Plenty of people interested.

  • Mateusz Frycz

    MAC version please! seriously I’v got lots of friends who loves it but use MAC’s

    !guys sign under if you want it to, maybe one day they will do something about it !

    • Alexander Pierce

      Do you really think that Microsoft(windows’s owner) might even consider publishing it on mac.

      • Mateusz Frycz

        They made AoE 3 also for Mac ! but I see forgotten e sadly skips Mac users I hope they will come back to it !

        • Alexander Pierce

          With Windows 10 being the best os for gaming as microsoft says, I don’t think that they’ll release it for mac.

  • Woody Madman

    Will get this for 100% if released on Steam. If not, keep it to yourself on your microcrap store island 🙂

    • Alexander Pierce

      Why do you hate Windows Store?

  • Alex

    can you make it playable under windows7?

    • Alexander Pierce

      Hmm… no, I don’t think so.

  • CptGallium

    This is not going to be on Steam?!?! This is just like Halo Wars 2, I was really excited to hear about it just to be disappointed. I only buy PC games from steam so I hope your happy because your not going to get my money.

  • Alexander Pierce

    Are there going to be female settlers?

    • No female villagers are planned.

      • Alexander Pierce

        Why? It won’t change the gameplay from how it was originally intended.

      • Alexander Pierce

        Wait… now that I think about it, it makes total sense, not adding female villagers that is.

        • Ansuman Satapathy

          no shirt xD ?

  • Alexander Pierce

    Please don’t bring it to steam, I love Windows Store.