Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations.
Explore all the original campaigns like never before as well as the best-selling expansions, spanning over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages.
Choose your path to greatness with this definitive remaster to one of the most beloved strategy games of all time.
Includes all campaigns found in the original Age of Kings, The Conquerors, The Forgotten, The African Kingdoms, Rise of the Rajas and an all-new “The Last Khans”. Over 200 hours of campaign gameplay in one package!
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- All content of the past 20 years bundled in one big pack. Including the original Age of Kings and its four expansions – resulting in over 200 hours of gameplay!
- A brand-new expansion, “The Last Khans” featuring 4 new civilizations (bringing the total to 35!) and 3 new campaigns
- All new art in stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics
- Improved destruction animations on buildings
- Zooming in/out
- All sounds & music remastered
- Overhauled, scalable UI
- Mod support, new game modes, tutorials and more community and quality-of-life improvements.
- Integrated leaderboards & ladders
- Spectator mode (unlimited spectators, late-joining and dashboards)
- One community: cross-play between Microsoft Store & Steam version
- Various hotkey presets (Original/Grid)
- Improved game balance
Single Player skirmishes
- New settings & game modes to fully customize the game to your preferred playing style (a quick match lasting 20 minutes or a 2 hour marathon match, all possible)
- AI is very interactive, responds to a wide variety of taunts & commands
- AI can now multitask: task multiple villagers and armies at the same time. Can even fight multiple battles on multiple fronts.
- AI can micro-manage units: retreating from lost battles, avoiding hostile fortifications, seeking elevation advantage, targeting specific units with counter units (e.g. making sure cavalry seeks out archers in large armies).
- AI can construct logical bases. With defensive fortifications in logical places. Even recognizing and walling off choke points.
- AI follows competitive meta on highest levels. (Old AI is also still available!)
- Brand-new content, “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations.
- All 24 original campaigns from the original game and all expansions have been revamped. Fully voice acted in various languages.
- Meaningful achievements to spice up some of the missions.
- On-screen objectives in Campaigns
- Automatic farm reseed
- Global queue
- Mixed queue (queue technologies and units at the same time)
- Command queues
- Military drag-select (no longer accidentally sending your economy to a battle)