The campaigns in the Age of Empires games are separate series of scenarios based on historical or mythical events that feature cinematic cutscenes, narrative elements, often special objectives, and unique units.
The Campaign Editor (contained in the Scenario Editor) allows players to create custom campaigns.
Age of Empires Edit
- Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign (Egyptians)
- Voices of Babylon (Babylonians)
- Glory of Greece (Greeks)
- Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun (Yamato)
Demo campaigns Edit
- Dawn of Civilization (Egyptians, beta only)
- Reign of the Hittites (Hittites, officially added in the Definitive Edition)
- Armies At War, A Combat Showcase (Egyptians)
- Rise of Rome (Romans)
- Ave Caesar (Romans)
- Imperium Romanum (Romans, previously Pax Romana in The Rise of Rome)
- Enemies of Rome (Carthaginians, Macedonians, Romans, Palmyrans)
Demo campaigns Edit
With the release of the Definitive Edition, both Reign of the Hittites and First Punic War campaigns were included officially.
Age of Empires II Edit
- William Wallace (Celts)
- Joan of Arc (Franks)
- Saladin (Saracens)
- Genghis Khan (Mongols)
- Barbarossa (Teutons)
- Attila the Hun (Huns)
- El Cid (Spanish, Saracens)
- Montezuma (Aztecs)
- Battles of the Conquerors (various)
- Alaric (Goths)
- Dracula (Magyars, Slavs, Turks)
- Bari (Byzantines)
- Sforza (Italians)
- El Dorado (Incas, Spanish)
- Prithviraj (Indians)
- Battles of the Forgotten (various)
- The reasons why the Pachacuti campaign replaces the El Dorado campaign remain unknown, but it is believed that it is because the player rarely controlled properly the Incas in El Dorado; instead, the player controlled the Spanish more often, being seen more as another Spanish campaign, which is evidenced in the plot.
- Despite the fact that The Last Khans is an exclusive expansion of the Definitive Edition, in the game files it is possible to find the description of the campaigns for the expansion pack, which can be deduced that it was planned as another DLC for the HD Edition, and the Tamerlane campaign also has a slightly different description to the one seen officially.