|This article is about the civilization in Age of Empires. For the civilization in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Koreans.|
The Choson (고조선; Ko-Choson; "Ancient Choson") is the name of an ancient Korean kingdom (approximately 108 BC), that was located in the capital city at Wanggeom. It is one of the three playable East Asian civilizations in Age of Empires. They are one of the most frequently used civilizations in multiplayer, mostly in Deathmatches. They are both an offensive and defensive civilization and are powerful from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. All of the Choson buildings have a distinct East Asian-styled architecture, along with the Yamato and the Shang, due to it being an East Asian civilization. Their successor civilization is known as the Koreans in Age of Empires II.
The advantages of the Choson are that their Short/Broad/Long Swordsmen and Legion have additional hit points, making them a good offensive civilization to begin with. Their towers have +2 range, and Priests cost less. All of these bonuses as a whole makes the Choson an excellent choice on both offensive and defensive strategies.
The Choson appear as AI players in:
Age of Empires
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Names shown in italics are only used in the original game, names shown in bold are used in both the original game and its expansions.