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Age of Empires

Real Time Strategy (RTS), Strategy

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Ensemble Studios, Microsoft, MacSoft Games

October 15, 1997, December 31, 1999, February 2, 1998

PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac



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High Difficulty: The steep difficulty curve in Age of Empires can be daunting for new players.

Content Gaps: Some areas of Age of Empires feel underdeveloped or lacking in content.

Bugs and Glitches: Some players have reported bugs that can disrupt the Age of Empires experience.

Why To Avoid

Beautiful World: Explore the stunning world of Age of Empires, a visual treat for fans of Real Time Strategy (RTS).

Community Driven: The game has a strong community, which enhances the multiplayer experience.

Innovative Mechanics: Age of Empires introduces new and innovative mechanics in the Real Time Strategy (RTS) genre.

Why To Play

Age of Empires (AoE) is a history-based real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. The game uses the Genie, a 2D sprite-based game engine. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance.



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