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Age Of Empires for PC

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  • Truly one for the ages

    Mar 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interesting gameplay
    Cons: Not enough depth

    Summary: Age of Empires is not all it could be. It purports to be Civilization with a Warcraft twist, but ends up being Warcraft with a hint of Civilization. What you end up with is Warcraft in togas, with slightly more depth but a familiar feel. It still has ... read more

  • Age Review

    Mar 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound, different scenarios
    Cons: Better for multiplayer

    Summary: I usually play Age of Empires three or more times a week, usually over our network at "work." I was hooked from the very beginning. The many different possibilites of civilizations that come up each and every game keep it interesting and fun ... read more

  • Was that your computer or TV?

    Mar 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of different ways to play
    Cons: VERY time consuming

    Summary: Age of Empires started out as a bane to me because one of my friends was always playing it when I called him. I could hear it over the phone, and kept asking him what channel he was watching. At last, I got a copy for myself and found out why he was in ... read more

  • Great story for your grandchild

    Mar 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It builds character.
    Cons: It will sorely try your character.

    Summary: After playing and loving Warcraft II, playing Age of Empires was like switching from a Macintosh interface to Windows 2.1. The whole point about pirating ideas is to IMPROVE upon them, not to MUTILATE them! I can't understand why AOE is ... read more

  • I love This Game

    Mar 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: www.playstation.com
    Cons: www.cmgsccc.com

    Summary: This game keeps you thinking all day and it well keep you on your toes. I'm telling you this one of the coolest pc games out now I like to Play it all the times and you can learn from it to. You can see how it was back than when they had wars over land. ... read more

  • Rise Of The Julius Caesar

    Feb 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Roman Armies
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have bought this game because AOE was really fun and many people bought this game so wanted to join them of buying this game. When I first played this game I felt like Caesar because I was a Roman and I control all of the Roman in my land. I cried when ... read more

  • Action + Strategy

    Feb 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Action and strategy
    Cons: -

    Summary: I bought *Age of Empires* because I love strategy games. There are some strategy games, although, that are a little boring because their lack of action. The best thing with *Age of Empires* is that it equilibrates strategy and action. ... read more

  • Interesting

    Feb 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: new twist
    Cons: sound

    Summary: This game is really a new twist to those other real time strategy games. Its like a combination of warcraft, with command and conquer. It sounds really good and in some ways it is but it needs some help. You harvest food, stone, wood, and gold. And its ... read more

  • The Ultimate College Dorm Game

    Feb 24, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: excellent gameplay, units, strategy
    Cons: sometimes the little men are stupid

    Summary: I've been playing Age of Empires for all 3 years I've been in college. While my grades have been solid, there are many weeks of the semester where I will spend playing more AOE than studying. Why is this the case? Gameplay breeds conversation, ... read more

  • READ THIS

    Feb 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of units, realistic gameplay (some of it), cool upgrades and building graphics
    Cons: Runs slow, gets boring soon, takes to long to win, winning by building a wonder

    Summary: This game is great if you don't mind fast advances and slow wins. In this game I could advance very quickly, much faster than the computer, but it takes me several hours to finish the game. I just can't keep that much interest in it. Besides that Age of ... read more

  • This Game Is Great

    Feb 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great graphics
    Cons: sequel is better

    Summary: Age of Empires was the greatest warfare game ever released. Of the many outstanding features that it has is its replay ability. The game comes with the best map making device ever released with a game. You can make countless maps and download other ... read more

  • Microsoft's Claim to Game Fame

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good RTS and units and structures
    Cons: Knowledge tree is hard to follow

    Summary: This is the first real-time strategy (RTS) game that Microsoft made, and it's debut set the gaming world on fire, propelling the industry into better, more complex RTS. Real-time strategy is the opposite of a turn-based game like Civilization II. ... read more

  • The Perfict Stratigy Game

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good graphics, great multiplayer
    Cons: none

    Summary: Age of Empires is a great game. It is a stratagy game in which you have to be very good, or else you will lose. From the time I got age of empires, i knew it was going to be a great game. And that was before i knew about the zone. Once i got into ... read more

  • Age of Awesomeness!

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: exciting, yet challenging at the same time
    Cons: you decide

    Summary: If you like Real-time strategy games, Age of Empires is definitely one that you should check out. This game lets one experience "knowledge is power". You start the game with little or no knowledge, and study advancements to acquire new units ... read more

  • Age Of Empires

    Feb 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very good graphics
    Cons: is a hard game

    Summary: I think AOE has received a bad rep. First, let me admit that the AI, piece control, and all the features that allow for skirmish mastery are very poor. No one will argue otherwise. As for those who can't seem to beat the computer, get a grip! ... read more

  • Age of Empires

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun
    Cons: Few Bugs

    Summary: Age of Empires is a very fun simulation. It simulates building an empire and protecting it. The game has good graphics and good sound. You are able to build you own civilization and destroy other civilizations. You can build all different types of ... read more

  • One Big Steamy Pile of Elephant Dung

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: not the worst out there
    Cons: because it is one big steamy pile of elephant dung

    Summary: That what this game is to me. I played it and thought that it might be ok but I was sadly mistaken. I still am shocked that they actually made this one and a second. Also, most people actually like this game for some strange reason. ... read more

  • Best Strategy Game Of All Times

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The best of everything in a strategy game, easy to play and fun
    Cons: Not any except it's addictive. Minor problems fix available

    Summary: Age of Empires it best strategy game hands over fists, or something that means it's the best. The game combines the thrill of have having a good old fashioned war and also getting to anihalate the enemies. The game has so many choices of game play and ... read more

  • Over a year and still my favorite

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great game play, nice graphics, good multiplayer.
    Cons: Missions are not as captivating as other RTS's.

    Summary: I was late to start playing Age of Empires, the first time I saw the game was in 1997 and I wanted to get it. However, my home computer was not powerful enough to run the game (it requires a 90 MHz processor). Then I got my own computer and I knew that ... read more

  • Can you say copy-cat?

    Feb 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Graphics
    Cons: Everything Else

    Summary: All age of empires is, is a horrible attempt to defeat Westwood's Command And Conquer series. If you have ever played the game it's the same format as Command And Conquer. Except for slower game play and really dumb units. When I first played it I ... read more

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