Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition



Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is the champion of the RTS genre we deserve. The title itself may be twenty years old, but that hasn’t stopped this edition from being the best on the market. With aesthetics being painstakingly remastered and restored for modern systems, Age of Empires II has never looked or sounded better. Brand new, never-before-seen content is introduced to make the title more than just a remaster of an old game.

By HardcoreGamer on

Age of Empires has been a staple of the real-time strategy genre for many years, and one might even say it brought it to the mainstream. First launched in 1997, the title garnered critical acclaim, making it an instant success. It featured several...

By Neowin on

Whether you really wanted it this way or not, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is about as pure of a remaster as you're ever going to find. The visuals and sound are all upgraded for a modern era without changing the heart of the game. However, with...

By on

This isn't to say you won't get anything out of it at all, but there are countless better ways to spend 40 hours of your time than cooing at how shiny the new Hoplites look. Age of Empires may have sharpened its spears and polished its shields, but as experiences go it remains distinctly last millennium.

By EuroGamer on

Microsoft's renewed focus on its pathbreaking strategy game series Age of Empires has led us to Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. It's a remastered version of the first game in the series and that means you get to relive some of the most important...

By Gadgets360 on

Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash. How we score:  The destructoid reviews...

By Destructoid on

I'll be honest; Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a bit of a hard sell at this stage. At this point in time, it's just Age of Empires: Gold Edition with fresh makeup; it's almost exactly as you'd remember it though, warts and all. Yet there's always...

By on

Microsoft has unearthed a classic in Age of Empires Definitive Edition, dragging the 90s PC game into the modern era. But how does it hold...

By on

Booting up Age of Empires: Definitive Edition for the first time is immediately surprising. The original game launched more than two decades ago, but it's been refined and revived for 2018, ready for modern audiences--or at least old players with new...

By GameSpot on

The title doesn't lie, in other words. If you're dead set on playing the original Age of Empires, this is the best way to do so. It is the Definitive Edition. The question is whether that's appealing to you or not.For me? I've enjoyed it well enough. As...

By PCWorld New Zealand on

Microsoft is bringing back of the Age of Empires series, and it is starting with an updated version of the original game for $20 on February 20. This celebrates the 20th anniversary of the real-time strategy hit, and it also should prepare fans for...

By Venture Beat on

Gameplay quirks, visual design choices, quality-of-life tweaks. These are aspects improved through time and iteration, yet often forgotten when reminiscing about the past. It was a worry I harbored while entering the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition...

By GameAxis on

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1997, die bis dato noch unbekannten Ensemble Studios bringen zusammen mit Microsoft Age of Empires auf den Markt und revolutioniert damit die Welt der Strategiespiele. Denn anstatt wie die Genre Kollegen Warcraft und Command and...

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Die Definitive Edition ist ein klarer Fall von „Was du erwartest, bekommst du auch“. Mit all seinen liebenswürdigen Eigenheiten bringt man uns Age of Empires im neuen Look, hat hier und da die ein oder andere Schraube angezogen und bietet es uns für...

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