Editors Liked

  • Lively new civilizations; lots of new gameplay; much-needed interface improvements; gorgeous new artwork
  • Three interesting new Asian civilizations and campaigns, New twists on the familiar Age of Empires gameplay, Wonders make a return to the series, Ninjas

Editors Didn't Like

  • No love for the Old World; a few interface nits remain
  • The campaigns feature familiar plot twists, Audio mostly recycles existing Age music