Age of Empires

a.k.a. AOE

published by Microsoft in 1997-10-26, developed by Ensemble Studios, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Historical, Real-Time Strategy
series: Age of Empires
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
game engine: Genie Engine
languages: eng
3.8/5

Description

In Age of Empires, players are able to manage a tribe with their mouse. Command them to build houses, docks, farms, and temples. The player advances their civilization through time by learning new skills. The game allows the player to advance through the Ages: The Paleolithic (old Stone Age), the Neolithic (new Stone Age, or the Tool Age), the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. If the player would rather get away from the historical aspect, the game offers a random terrain generator and a custom scenario builder.

The game has four resources: food, obtained by either hunting, foraging, fishing, or farming; wood, which must be logged by hand; stone, which must be mined; and gold, which can either be mined or obtained through trade with other players.

As a real-time war game, Age of Empires naturally revolves around gathering resources and producing units.
Cebion # 2019-12-18 04:26:50

Comment

A showcase Microsoft development for Windows 95, the point-and-click interface, resource management and scrollable maps were taken straight from Warcraft. However, the superb graphics and original "Age" system took the game a step further, making it a favourite of strategy gamers until its sequel was released in 1999.
# 2005-11-10 21:03:04

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External reviews (2) - average: 83%

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Génération 4 (83-138)fr1041997-115/683%
Metacritic1997*83/10083%
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