Retains the character of the original game.
Multiplayer setup is solid.
Steam Workshop support.
Exposes Age of Empires 2 to a new audience.
Heavy focus on economic stability over micromanaging soldiers.
Minor mechanical improvements.
Graphics are still very dated.
Glitches and lag are present.
Lack of modern conveniences such as multiplayer progression.
By GameSpot on April 16, 2013
Hopefully, Hidden Path will eventually fix the problems so that epic eight-player matches with hundreds of units on each side can entertain strategy fans until our civilization, like ancient Rome, falls and fades into the annals of history.55
By GameSpot on April 16, 2013
This high-definition edition of the classic real-time strategy game adds little more than...55
By EuroGamer on April 12, 2013
There is absolutely no reason to trade money like that for a game like this, for a mouldy time-capsule that will likely mar your memories of the original. This time, history needs to be left to rest.50
By 4Players.DE on April 11, 2013
Matchmaking und Userinhalten jetzt dafür, dass die spannenden Gefechte in moderner Form im Internet weitergehen können. Falls ihr Online-Schlachten und Pseudo-HD nicht braucht: Die Gold-Edition aus dem Jahr 2001 gibt es wesentlich günstiger als diese 20 Euro.70
By 1MoreCastle on April 11, 2013
In the end I can’t deny the game is fun. It’s the same game you all love and remember, and is everything that made it a hit 14 years ago. I just can’t be sure if it’s worth a $19.99 purchase, and for a player relatively new to the series, this experience left me with a bitter taste in my mouth.65
By GameFront on April 11, 2013
If you’re interested in playing a classic RTS - remastered for modern computers - Age of Empires 2 HD should be a high-priority purchase.80
By MeriStation on April 10, 2013
En general, el sentimiento es contradictorio, es un gran juego, puede ser disfrutado por sus propios valores y no necesita de la nostalgia para ser atractivo, pero, eso sí, tal y como ha ido el lanzamiento, si tienes tu vieja copia de Age of Empires II y sabes cómo actualizarla con parche de usuarios, no recomendamos esta nueva versión...70
By HookedGamers on April 10, 2013
The graphics are alright, but not as great as I was hoping for. Again, the true strength lies in robust multiplayer and Steam Workshop support, both of which depend on the community to thrive. All in all, Age of Empires II HD is a game that I’m more than happy to conquer.75
By SoftPedia on April 10, 2013
As a result, if you still have the original version of the game, you're probably better off playing that at least until a few updates are released for the HD Edition.70
By GamesReviews on April 09, 2013
Age of Empires II HD could have been a patch, as well as a full digital release. Microsoft chose the latter, and that’s fine. There are people out there that will absolutely love being able to return. It’s one of the best games ever released on PC, but this isn’t a great re-release.70