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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 | edit source]

Age of Empires[edit | edit source]

Demo campaigns[edit | edit source]

The Rise of Rome[edit | edit source]

Demo campaigns[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

The campaign menu in The Age of Kings

The Age of Kings[edit | edit source]

  1. William Wallace (Celts)
  2. Joan of Arc (Franks)
  3. Saladin (Saracens)
  4. Genghis Khan (Mongols)
  5. Barbarossa (Teutons)

The Conquerors[edit | edit source]

The campaign menu in The Conquerors

  1. Attila the Hun (Huns)
  2. El Cid (Spanish, Saracens)
  3. Montezuma (Aztecs)
  4. Battles of the Conquerors (various)

The Forgotten[edit | edit source]

The campaign menu in The Forgotten

  1. Alaric (Goths)
  2. Dracula (Magyars, Slavs, Turks)
  3. Bari (Byzantines)
  4. Sforza (Italians)
  5. El Dorado (Incas, Spanish)
  6. Prithviraj (Indians)
  7. Battles of the Forgotten (various)

The African Kingdoms[edit | edit source]

The campaign menu in The African Kingdoms

  1. Tariq ibn Ziyad (Berbers)
  2. Sundjata (Malians)
  3. Francisco de Almeida (Portuguese)
  4. Yodit (Ethiopians)

Rise of the Rajas[edit | edit source]

The campaign menu in Rise of the Rajas

  1. Gajah Mada (Malay)
  2. Suryavarman I (Khmer)
  3. Bayinnaung (Burmese)
  4. Le Loi (Vietnamese)

The Last Khans[edit | edit source]

The gold, silver and bronze medals awarded upon scenario/campaign completion.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition contains all of the original campaigns from Age of Empires II, with new ones added: The Art of War and The Last Khans. Unlike the original game, a completed scenario selection will be marked with a bronze, silver or gold medal depending on whether the scenario was beaten on the "standard", "moderate" or "hard" difficulty respectively. If an entire campaign is completed, the selection of the campaign will also feature a medal, which corresponds to the lowest difficulty a scenario is completed at. In addition, all campaigns are now classified by continent, but still show what expansion it belongs to (e.g. the Sundjata campaign is located in the African section, but still shows that it belongs to the The African Kingdoms expansion), and both Battles of the Conquerors and Battles of the Forgotten are now grouped into only one section called "Historical Battles" (located in the "Africa" section).

  1. Tamerlane (Tatars)
  2. Ivaylo (Bulgarians)
  3. Kotyan Khan (Cumans)
  4. Pachacuti (Incas)
Note: Pachacuti replaces the El Dorado campaign from the The Forgotten expansion.

Lords of the West[edit | edit source]

  1. Edward Longshanks (Britons)
  2. The Grand Dukes of the West (Burgundians)
  3. The Hautevilles (Sicilians)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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. El Dorado can still be downloaded via mods for the Definitive Edition.
  • 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.
  • The Franks and Saracens are tied for being the most frequently played civilizations in the Campaigns, with eight playable scenarios each.
    • Additionally, the Franks have the most NPC appearances in the Campaigns, appearing a total of 58 times as of Lords of the West.
  • The Lithuanians are the only civilization that is never playable in any Campaign.
  • The Definitive Edition campaigns/scenarios were made by the following campaign designers, according to a reddit post confirmed by the developers [1]:
    • Freeman1302/The King of Wessex: William Wallace, Joan of Arc, Barbarossa, Attila the Hun, Alaric, Sundjata, Gajah Mada, and the Kotyan Khan campaigns, certain Battles scenarios (Agincourt, Lepanto, Kyoto, Noryang Point, Bukhara, Dos Pilas, Honfoglalas, Bapheus, and Lake Poyang), and certain scenarios from the Dracula (scenario 3) and Yodit (scenario 4) campaigns.
    • HockeySam18: Tariq ibn Ziyad, Suryavarman, Tamerlane, and the Edward Longshanks campaigns, certain Battles scenarios (York and Kurikara), and certain scenarios from the Dracula (scenarios 1, 2, 4, and 5) and Yodit (scenario 2) campaigns.
    • Filthydelphia/PhillySouljah: Francisco de Almeida, Bayinnaung, Ivaylo, Sforza, Prithviraj, and The Hautevilles campaigns.
    • Bassi: Saladin, Genghis Khan, El Cid, Montezuma, Bari, Pachacuti, and The Grand Dukes of the West campaigns, certain Battles scenarios (Tours, Vinlandsaga, Hastings, Manzikert, and Cyprus), and certain scenarios from the Yodit (scenarios 1, 3, and 5) campaign.

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

The WarChiefs[edit | edit source]

The Asian Dynasties[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition contains all of the campaigns from Age of Empires III, with two new ones: Historical Battles and The Art of War. Just like Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, the completed scenarios will be marked by a medal, depending on the difficulty. It will be bronze for easy, silver for moderate and gold for hard. The The Asian Dynasties campaigns can be played freely instead of being unlocked, and some story changes were made for the The WarChiefs campaign Act II: Shadow.

Age of Mythology[edit | edit source]

Age of Mythology[edit | edit source]

In Age of Mythology campaigns, the player will be given the option whether to proceed to the next campaign scenario immediately, or otherwise return to the campaign main menu.

The Titans[edit | edit source]

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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