The Sforza campaign in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten is depicting Francesco Sforza (1401–1466) from his rise of power after the death of his father, Muzio Sforza, until he became the Duke of Milan. He is a must survive unit for all the campaigns. The campaign is present in the Definitive Edition, but has has been significantly reworked.
"When the Italian princes were too cowardly to get their hands dirty, they paid mercenaries like Sforza. He sold himself to the highest bidder, but always looked for a new opportunity to get rich. Can a man like Sforza achieve his grand ambitions, or will he himself be betrayed?"—In-game campaign description in Definitive Edition
In The Forgotten, the Sforza campaign consists of five scenarios. The player plays as the Italians, and the player color is blue.
In the Definitive Edition, the campaign portrays similar events and still has five scenarios, but each have different names, maps, and objectives.
- Main article: Francesco Sforza