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Age of Empires is a series of historical real-time strategy video games originally developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The first game, Age of Empires, was released in 1997 and the series has spanned five major titles and several spin-offs, selling over 20 million copies to date.

Main series[]

All main series titles were originally PC-exclusive and were originally developed by Ensemble Studios until its closure in 2009. Age of Empires IV was developed by Relic Entertainment.

On January 31, 2023, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition was ported to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, with crossplay (cross-platform play) between PC and Xbox players. On August 22, 2023, Age of Empires IV was also ported to the same Xbox consoles, albeit without crossplay. On March 12, 2024, with update 10.0.576, it received crossplay between PC and Xbox versions.

Re-releases[]

Age of Empires II: HD Edition was developed by Hidden Path Entertainment. All following remasters and expansion packs were developed by SkyBox Labs, with the assistance of Forgotten Empires. For the Definitive Edition remasters, Forgotten Empires have handled development with studios Tantalus Media and Wicked Witch.

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Mobile games[]

Tabletop games[]

Soundtracks[]

Trivia[]

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Games and expansions[]

Civilizations[]

  • The Indians (Age of Empires II) are the only civilization to get split (the phenomenon does not apply to Age of Mythology).
  • The United States is the first civilization with a name having more than one word.
  • The Holy Roman Empire is the first civilization with a name having more than two words.
  • The Order of the Dragon is the first civilization with a name having more than three words.
  • The Chinese appear in all games of the series - the most occurring, with a total of five (six counting Zhu Xi's Legacy) appearances.

ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires[]

  • Return of Rome is the only expansion whose name does not contain "The".
  • Lac Viet are the only civilization with a name having more than one word.

AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires II[]

Aom original icon Age of Mythology[]

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3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IV[]

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Legacy downloads[]

Legacy versions of the games (including some alphas and betas) can be downloaded from here.

Age of Empires
Main series
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of EmpiresRomeIcon The Rise of Rome
Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition
AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome
AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires IIAoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors
Aoe2 hb HD Edition: AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten · AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms · AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas
AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition (AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last Khans) : AoE2Icon-LordsWest Lords of the West · Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the Dukes · AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India · AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome · AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals · Aoe2 hb Victors and Vanquished
Aom original icon Age of MythologyAoM The Titans icon The Titans
AoM Extended icon Extended Edition: AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon
AoMIcon-Retold Retold
3Icon48px Age of Empires III3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs · 3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties
Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition: AoE3 USA DLC USA DLC · Age3DE Icon The African Royals · AoE3 Mexico DLC Mexican DLC · Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean
GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IVAnniversary Edition · The Sultans Ascend
Other games
Age of Empires Online Age of Empires Online · Age of Empires Castle Siege logo Age of Empires: Castle Siege
HandheldAoe2DSicon Age of Empires: The Age of Kings · AoMDSicon Age of Empires: Mythologies
MobileAge of Empires II Mobile (Deluxe) · Age of Empires III Mobile · Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Mobile · Age of Empires - World Domination logo Age of Empires: World Domination · AoE Mobile new icon Age of Empires Mobile
TabletopAge of Empires: Expandable Card Game · Age of Mythology: The Boardgame · Glenn Drover's Empires: The Age of Discovery
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