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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition PC

A refreshed version of Age of Empires, a real-time strategy game that debuted in 1997.

Strategy | RTS | Ancient history | multiplayer | reeditions/remasters/remakes | historical

PC / Windows
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition cover

developer: Forgotten Empires

publisher : Microsoft Studios

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game language: English

game release date for PC:


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition for PC is a refreshed version of the first installment of the legendary series of real time strategy games. In comparison to the original game that debuted in 1997, the new edition features improved graphics, fully symphonic soundtrack and many gameplay improvements.


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition contains the entire content of original Age of Empires and Rise of Rome expansion pack. The singleplayer scenarios (that take place in the ancient times) were enriched with a new narrative.


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition for PC uses the well-known and cherished mechanics of RTS genre. The title focuses on expanding the base, recruiting armies and participating in dynamic battles. The new version features many technical improvements and a modernized interface that makes it easier to manage the subjects. The game takes place during the ancient times, enabling the player to control civilizations from across the world and ages. Among the playable civilizations there are: Assyrians, Babylonians, Choson, Egyptians, Greeks, Hittites, Minoans, Persians, Phoenicians, Shang, Sumerians, Yamato, Carthaginians, Macedonians, Palmyrans and Romans.

Game modes

In addition to singleplayer, historic campaigns, Age of Empires: Definite Edition for PC offers a multiplayer mode with achievements, based on Xbox Live. It is also possible to play the game in the Classic mode, which enables the player to play the classic version of the game from 1997.

Technical ascpests

The new version, released 20 years after the debut of the original title, features many graphics upgrades. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition for PC supports 4K resolution, free camera zooming and a re-recorded symphonic soundtrack.

Game score 6.605 / 10 calculated out of 32 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 92 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650/Radeon HD 5850 or better, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB Intel HD or better, Windows 10