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Age Of Empires for PC

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  • Start your way from stone age

    Nov 16, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good tactic and excellent graphics
    Cons: lack feature as enemy surrendering

    Summary: Ever feel like you could conquer the world? Well now you can. The catch? You have to start in the stone age, and work your way up. This is the latest in the genre of real time strategy games, this time from Microsoft. The game is very similar ... read more

  • Are we being trained for war?

    Nov 15, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great game, if you have the time
    Cons: Is there a secret agenda here?

    Summary: In today's day and age, every possible war scenario has been played by someone in this world. Why is it that games that teach us strategies and war tactics are so loved? It seems to me, that the producers of these games are teaching us that war is the ... read more

  • Microsoft making something good!!

    Nov 15, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good funny
    Cons: You be up till the early hours

    Summary: well, when i pick up my copy of PC Gamer, and turned to the index and saw, Age of Empires, i taught, well it looks good. So i decided to see how read it, and i saw MICROSOFT, what the HELL!! The mighty "i want to take over the world" Bill Gate, ... read more

  • A history lesson, nothing more

    Nov 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: decent gameplay
    Cons: weak overall

    Summary: I enjoyed this game, for about 20 minutes. for any experienced gamer, this game should be simple to beat. The graphics are nice, the gameplay is nice, but overall this game is slightly weak. it is very similar to about a million other games. The ... read more

  • Addictive, Fun, Never Old

    Nov 12, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Real-time, graphics, smooth play
    Cons: not enough time in the day

    Summary: Microsoft may have its foibles with the government, but it has put together a great game with Age of Empires. The real-time strategy masterpiece lets you guide your civilization through four different progressive ages to conquer the world! ... read more

  • My husband loves it!!

    Nov 10, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: graphics, sounds effects, fun
    Cons: more single player features, more building types

    Summary: My husband loves Age of Empires and spends hours playing it! I have never played it myself, but I sure do hear it everyday! The setting of the game is the ancient near east. The sound effects are really cool, and the graphics are really neat. One thing ... read more

  • Better than a cold cup of Jello down your pants...

    Nov 3, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An oldy but a goody
    Cons: None

    Summary: "An epic game of Empire Building and Conquest." No, Iím arenít talking about Windows 95 by Bill, Iím talking about Microsoftís new game that is selling like hot cakes across New ZealandÖ Ordering the game was a mission, apparently ... read more

  • Game for the Ages

    Oct 26, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to learn, challenging scenarios
    Cons: Can take hours to play

    Summary: This well-crafted game with strong graphics, easy-to-learn gameplay, and nice storylines is destined to be a classic. With it's combination of strategy, arcade action, and history it is fun, challenging and a nice way to pick up some history. Whether you ... read more

  • Fun but ahistorical

    Oct 25, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exciting, nice graphics, nice interface
    Cons: Pathetic AI, Little real technological development

    Summary: Age of Empires considers iteself to be a cross between tech-tree turn-based games like Civilization and real-time strategy (RTS) games like Command and Conquer. It is much closer to the latter genre than the former. As with most games in this genre, the ... read more

  • My all time favorite

    Oct 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: endless battle plans, and scenarios
    Cons: long play times

    Summary: I have had this game for some time now and out of all my other ones it is the one that time and again I come back to. You can totally sink yourself into it and shut down the rest of the world so easily, too easily. I just really enjoy the complexity of ... read more

  • This blew me away!

    Oct 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong live action Civ/Warcraft II mix
    Cons: Weak AI for unit movement and computer opponents

    Summary: I was a great fan of Warcraft II and didn't think anything much better was in the pipeline until I ran across this title at a Best Buy. I was intrigued and bought it and the rest was history. My background was as a player of Civilization (Sid Meier's ... read more

  • So addicting...

    Oct 11, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great graphics, fun to play over the network, addictive
    Cons: nothing major really...

    Summary: What better way to blow off some stress than to crush neighboring civilizations into a pulp? AOE: Rise of Rome is a great real time strategy and war game. You start with a couple of villagers and build a huge empire with the resources from ... read more

  • AOE is the best game ever until.. AOE2 came out

    Oct 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Every derned thing about it
    Cons: Eats up a lot of my time playing

    Summary: Gosh I could play AOE forever it is the best game i have ever played. I play it multiplayer all the time and play it almost daily even tho I have had it for over a year. But I will have to say cause I also have goten AOE2 and it is 2000 times better and ... read more

  • Buy the sequel now!

    Oct 3, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Buy Age of Empires II instead!
    Cons: Don't just buy the original AOE; get AOE Gold instead

    Summary: I just bought "Age of Empires II", and I have to say it is light-years better than "Age of Empires", even with the "Rise of Rome" expansion! The original "Age of Empires" was a great game, but AOE II kicks its ... read more

  • Age of Empires

    Sep 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great gameplay, graphics, and fun...
    Cons: civs aren't balanced enough...

    Summary: Why did you purchase this game? I saw one picture of this game in a PC Gamer magazine and that is all it took. That saying about a picture is worth a thousand words is true. Try the demo and see for yourself: ... read more

  • Entertaining

    Sep 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining multiplayer
    Cons: Too easy, AI is not too good

    Summary: Age of Empires is a wonderfully entertaining game. I mainly play this on a home network with two other players, but have played it online(MPLAYER.COM) as well. Surprisingly the lag was not too bad through mplayer. We all know how lag kills the ... read more

  • Best Real Time War Strategy Game on the Market

    Sep 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Multiplayer Mode, Graphics, Timelines
    Cons: Getting sucked into the game to the detriment of the "real world"

    Summary: Microsoft's Age of Empires is one of the best real-time war strategy games I have ever played. (It's almost the best game I've ever played, but that honor goes to Starflight.) AOE allows you to choose from one of 12 different civilizations and build up ... read more

  • Waste a lot of time, but *love* wasting it

    Sep 11, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to relate to characters and actions, combat and strategy are tops
    Cons: None

    Summary: I started playing AOE about a year ago with some coworkers. After a long stressful day we'd spend a couple hours duking it out in the game, and go home feeling refreshed. I played Command & Conquer in college and really enjoyed it at the ... read more

  • Very Addictive!

    Sep 11, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent gameplay, large community.
    Cons: Pretty bad AI

    Summary: This game is excellent! Do yourself a favor and get this cheap with Rise of Rome, and then with the money you saved, you can buy Age of Kings! (If you buy it now, when you try multiplayer, you WILL lose. Not to me, but hey.) Other games I ... read more

  • A winner

    Sep 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound, graphics and playability
    Cons: Computer gets bored too easily

    Summary: I really enjoy this game. You gather resources (stone, wood, food) and research technology (armor, ballistics), balancing growth with defense. The graphics and sound are quite good. You can actually see the little guys chop wood and catch ... read more

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