Real world maps represent a real world counterpart, here Italy.

Real World maps are random maps introduced in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. They are designed to match their real world counterpart. Usually, locations that were to home to great empires were chosen to be depicted as a Real World map, including the shape of continents or countries.

As opposed to regular random maps, they always have exactly the same design, only the order of the starting positions of the players and the distribution of the resources is random.

So far, 28 Real World maps have been introduced:

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