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Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (PC CD)

by Microsoft
Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • The sequel to the award-winning, best-selling real-time strategy game, Age of Empires
  • Strive to victory with heroes, including Joan of Arc, William Wallace, Genghis Khan, Saladin, and Barbarossa
  • Command 1 of 13 mighty civilizations including the Franks, Japanese, Byzantines, Vikings, Mongols, and Celts
  • The Map Editor allows you to build your own massive campaigns
  • Conquer a worthy opponent over the MSN Gaming Zone, LAN or modem
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 11
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006IQUN
  • Item Weight: 141 g
  • Release Date: 11 Oct 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,219 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is the sequel to the award-winning, best-selling real-time strategy game, Age of Empires. Age of Empires II spans 1,000 years, from the fall of Rome through the Middle Ages, in which players control the destiny of one o

Amazon.co.uk Review

When it comes to vast, kingdom-spanning ambition, you can't do better than Microsoft's Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. Microsoft went all out to create this real-time strategy game, and it fairly hums with gorgeous graphics, sophisticated AI and challenging scenarios for the novice and experienced player alike.

The point of the game is to shepherd your fledgling civilisation to world domination, using war, trade and exploration. You start with the bare minimum to get going, and you've got to balance your people's needs with your desire to be a little Napoleon. The Age of Kings gives you a ton of new units and technologies to enrich your strategic options. Each scenario is placed accurately within history, but you're also free to create your own.

The multiplayer format is robust, allowing up to nine players to share a world. When battles commence, you can take control of every aspect of your workers and soldiers, sending them running for shelter in the town centre, ordering them to defend a watchtower, or setting their combat stance to aggressive for free-for-all sword smashing fun. When you're not fighting, find your idle peasants with a mouse click and send them back to work chopping trees, rounding up sheep, fishing or mining gold and stone.

As you acquire more resources, you can improve your soldier's gear and skills, start to trade more efficiently, and make life better for everyone in your empire. You can choose from 13 groups to manage, from the Japanese to the Teutons and Franks. Each group has unique units and special characteristics, making this a game that changes every time you play it.

If all this sounds complicated, it is. New players may be intimidated by the range of choices, but the teaching scenarios are very helpful in conquering the controls. Age of Empires II is a sophisticated, gorgeous successor to the wildly popular original. It's a real feather in Microsoft's cap--a world-building game that will hold you captive. --Therese Littleton


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Age of Empire Rocks!! 4 April 2005
This is a totally addictive game. All the family plays it from my 6 yr old daughter to my 40+ husband. You need to manage several different strands simultaneously and be able to anticipate and react. I love the range of different scenarios and random maps which give the game almost infinite playability - talk about value for money.
Sell you TV - you won't be watching it for several months to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended strategy game! 20 July 2005
As other reviewers have said, I got this game as a demo that came free with my computer when I was about 10. From the first time I played it, I loved it! I played it over and over and never got bored. But when I got rid of my old computer, I forgot what the game was called. After searching around I found it and downloaded a trial version and I bought the full version a few days ago. It's great. A lot different to the trial versions. It takes some getting used to and at first it is a bit hard. But once you've got into it, you won't be able to stop! It provides hours of fun and every time you play it, there's something different to do. It's not the same every time you play it.
If you're into strategy games, I highly recommend you get this one!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Supurb Stratagey Game! 20 Jan 2004
Like a previous reviewer, i too found out about 'Age Of Empires 2' from a demo disc which also had only three ages, and i played it over and over again for month upon month, trying out new tactics in an attempt to take over the world.
Before this, i had also played on the original 'Ages Of Empires' game and some of the expansion packs. This being the first game of it's kind, i was completely amazed and stunned by it.
Then, when this game finally came out i rushed down to the shops and brought it. I can just remember the excitement that was in me when i was taking off the seal and putting it in the disc drive. I thought i was going to burst. Once i had played on it, i found that it was even better than i had ever imagined, the graphics were simply supurb, the gameplay was excelent and amount of new buildings, units and researchs that you could get were simply amazing.
You can pick from a list of 13 different civilizations, each with it's own unique unit and a team bonus. You start the game in the 'dark age', with a few basic essentials, food, wood, gold, stone, and three villages. With these things you can build a mill, a dock, a house, a farm or a barracks. You collect resorces and slowly build up your civilization and advance through the ages to be able to build more advanced buildings such as Castles and Universities. If you have loads of resorces, and enough people, you can even construct yourself a Wonder. You then start to create your army and once you have enough units, you can launch an attack on a rival civilization. The team who conquers all the other civilization and gains world domination, wins the game.
You don't have to go it alone though.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By F. R. Lewis VINE VOICE
Basically, if you want an utterly addictive game which is based on history and involves a certain amount of brain power, this is the game for you. Not only are the graphics fantastic for a game that isn't that new and is not an RPG, the campaigns are excellent and the new civilisations and units are great fun to play with. My only problem with the game is that there isn't enough of it - the campaigns are great but there aren't enough of them. The South American civilisations are my favourite and the Spanish are also excellent with their fantastic ballistic weapons. Go get it!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Strategy Game Ever 13 Jan 2004
When I was younger, my father bought me a pc magazine, with a demo disc of age of empires attached. Even though it only had 3 demo levels, I spent weeks on it, replaying it over and over. I purchased the game shortly after and was amazed. A few years later, I heard age of empires II was being released in America. I had it imported and since then it has been my favourite game. Even now, 2004, I still play on it (with it's expansion pack age of conquerors) The level of depth and strategy is unparelled and unlike age 1, has a decent 1 player mode. Playing it with friends is fun, and with the included level editor, you can create your own levels, long after you've completed the campaigns. Medieval warfare is fully catered for, with a vast range of units including trebuchets, longbowmen and the like. This is the best strategy game ever, far surpassing the command and conquer and warcraft series. If you like this game, I also suggest Age of Mythology, the 3rd age game and Rise of Nations.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb Sequel for an amazing game 25 Aug 2004
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I've had this game for quite some time now - about two years. But because this is such a great strategy game it does not fail to impress, even if you do only keep it for a few months "while it's still good". With everything from the first game plus more realistic features such as castles and unique units this game exceeds standards for many other strategies such as "Warcraft" and "Command and Conquer". Only a few flaws exist though rather than a list (Thankfully). In the first game, just a storage pit was the requirement to gather resources from the surrounding area. Now you need a mining camp for stone and gold, a lumber mill for collecting wood and a mill for food (animals and berries). The other flaw is that the AI is still pretty poor. Their order and discipline is a disgrace e.g. Your heavily fortified wall and castle is attacked by a mere scout, and even on hardest mode they never change their tactics if most of the men they send are obliterated easily. Oh, and if you attack an army on land with boats they fail to defend themselves, even if they have 20 mounted archers at their command! They also never seem to run out of resources (cheats). Other than those flaws this is an awesome game with so many features, and the fact that it's so expansive gives you a chance to develop various tactics throughout the game. Overall this is definately worth playing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Classic game that I used to play all the time. Just as good now as it was back in the day.
Published 5 months ago by halfofeverythingisluck
5.0 out of 5 stars Still outstanding!
Old but still exciting! Thought cannot run in windows 7, but it does. I' having great time! All times classic!
Published 5 months ago by Sophia Zafeiropoulou
5.0 out of 5 stars happy
Old School nostalgia arrived on my doorstep in time and I had no problems with the disc or packaging, all was well.
Published 23 months ago by Sara Brimer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Game I Own
This is by far the best game I own, and probably my favourite out of all the Age of Empires games.
I would play it for hours (up to 6-7 hours a day sometimes) and never get... Read more
Published on 16 Nov 2011 by C88
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
Excellent Game, they say the old ones are the best and its true. Once u get on to it, its easy to use and highly addictive! Read more
Published on 4 Jun 2009 by C. Watson
4.0 out of 5 stars My review
This game is good for all ages I enjoyed this game when I was a child and would recommend it to anyone that loves stragety games
Published on 18 May 2009 by Zoe Keeton
5.0 out of 5 stars Knights game of the year
This is the most fabulous game I have ever seen. I love it. You have gotta be crazy not to like this game!Also I have it's cousin, Age of Empires 1 and expantion. Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game
A classic game for both single player campaigns and network games. Addictive gaming and long life span. Highly recommended for serious real-time strategy fans.
Published on 13 Oct 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars AoE 2: Age of Kings
I have followed this Real Time Strategy series from Age of Empires (AOE1), through Age of Kings (AOE2), Age on Conquerors to Age of Mythology (AOE3). Read more
Published on 5 April 2004 by Richard Douglason
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