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Age Of Empires for PC

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  • The only time Microsoft and taking over the world belong in the same sentence..

    Mar 5, 2004 by krial is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Games
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Polished graphics and sound, great replay value, very fun.
    Cons: AI could use a little work.

    Summary: Introduction In Microsoft's Age of Empires (developed by Ensamble Studios), you are charged with the daunting task of building your own empire. This requires a balance of many factors, and with many things to be done you ... read more

  • Age of Empires (Windows) -- Still a nice game in free time.

    Aug 27, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: not bad Graphics , sounds, lots of tribes and fun, works on any PC. Multiplayer.
    Cons: old game, normal graphics,

    Summary: This game was introduced to the world of PC on 1997. It is true that it is an old game and maybe no one is ready to look at it. Still, this game is such a fine game that lives till today and trying it worth the effort. Age of Empires, or as people used ... read more

  • Leonidas couldn't kill Xerxes, so I did it for him.

    Oct 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros:
    -a classic
    -grabs your attention easily
    -I can't explain it, just very fun!
    Cons:


    -poor graphics
    -time consuming
    -villagers are...(for lack of a better word) stupid.


    Summary: I remember playing this game with my cousin when I was really too young to understand the mechanics of it. When I saw this available for download over the Internet (because its impossible to find in stores now) I knew I had to. So I downloaded it and ... read more

  • Simply Mindblowing!!

    Sep 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent graphics, great eye for detail, good plots and great visualization.
    Cons: one to glitches like resources getting stuck here and there.

    Summary: Introduction To begin with, I would like to confess that I am not a very gaming personality. I play games once in a while and when I play, I mostly play the blow them up kind of games. So when I picked up AOE, it was with apprehension that this is ... read more

  • Number One is Still Very Fun

    Jul 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Have fun playing single player and multiplayer as you become Caesar.
    Cons: None

    Summary: Have you played Age of Empires II, or perhaps even Age of Mythology? Than you know fun it is to con ... read more

  • ever fancied controlling the world?

    Jan 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: there is an expansion pack and a sequel
    Cons: internet gameplay is tricky and slow

    Summary: since christmas 2001 I have been blessed with endless hours of enjoyment after receiving what I can only explain as the greatest, most ingenius strategy game microsoft have ever produced. Age of Empires 2`s predecessor lacked efficiciency there was many ... read more

  • Veni, Vidi, Vici

    Dec 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exciting, realistic, and very satisfying (if war is your thing)
    Cons: Population limits

    Summary: Being a technician for a living, I am surrounded by PCs and PC-based telephone systems every day, whether they run MS-DOS 6.22 or an OS as advanced as Windows 2000 Server. So, having a vast collection of Microsoft OS disks in my office is a must. One ... read more

  • Take it From n exp+

    Oct 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good well made game, ALso Very fun on Multi-player
    Cons: some times laggy on Multi but thats about it

    Summary: :::The Game::: Single player.. You are a Civilization out to conquer the world, With only starting with a small villager. With this Villager (Villi) you can construct buildings, men, sentry towers. You start on stone age ... read more

  • Age of emps is good

    May 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is fun and violent
    Cons: It gets repetitive

    Summary: In Age of Empires you are the leader of an army in the ancient times like the late B.C. and early A.D. and you build settlements and create units to conquer the other players. You can choose to be from any of several civilizations all with ... read more

  • Age of Empires Again and Again...

    Mar 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More Great Battles, New Battle Fields, New units, more pros than I can list here.
    Cons: Few, They certainly do not outweigh the pros - Habit forming

    Summary: Worthy of having won the Wargamer Award of Excellence and being named Best Strategy Game of the Year by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (not this year). Developed by Ensemble Studios, this game is part of the Age of Empires ... read more

  • Age of Empires a HUGE Success

    Jan 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great gameplay,excellent multiplayer,many different players to be
    Cons: no the greatest graphics, sometimes slow

    Summary: Age of Empires This game is about the ancient tribes of the world. You can play as many different tribes such as the Greeks, the Egyptians, and even the Babylonians. It's an eat or be eaten game. You have to gradually advance along the ... read more

  • Very addictive

    Sep 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great graphics, addictive game, very fun
    Cons: takes a while to play and even longer to win

    Summary: For my 17th birthday I received a brand new Micron computer Ė fully equipped with CDs too numerous to mention. One of these CDs was entitled ĎAge of Empiresí. Iíve never really been interested in computer games (mostly because I havenít had a computer ... read more

  • I'm a little lost, which way is Rome?

    Sep 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Addictive, different ways to win, extra challenges
    Cons: population limits and a little to addictive...

    Summary: This game is the best strategy game I have ever played. There is something about invading a village with balistas and such the never gets tiring. This game is a great game to play by yourself because you are in complete control of how everything happens ... read more

  • Solid Game

    Aug 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast-Paced Games, Different from other RTS Games
    Cons: Poor Graphics, Many Civs - All the Same, Hard to Master

    Summary: Age of Empires was the first computer game that I ever played, and I loved it. Most of my middle school memories is sitting up until midnight with my friends owning clan after clan in DeathMatch games. Honestly, I lived went through school thinking ... read more

  • Wanna rule an empire?

    Jul 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: playability, graphics, educational, fun
    Cons: population limit at 50, gets old

    Summary: Wanna rule an empire? Than this is the game for you. The Age of Kings and Age of Conquerers is a better although I just think that because once I got bored of this game I bought the newer versions. This game is much much better than civilization. It ... read more

  • How I led the Hittites to World Conquest

    Jul 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Graphics and Really fun gameplay, Awesome cheats
    Cons: None that I can think of

    Summary: Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome is one of the best games I have on my computer. The goal of the game is to build up your civilization, and tear down the other civilizations. Sounds simple enough, but with the over 100 technologies to research and 50+ ... read more

  • A Classic Strategy Game

    Jul 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Addictive; Multiplayer
    Cons: Dated graphics; population limits

    Summary: I got this game last Christmas and, despite its age, I cannot stop playing it. The game is a true classic, and is great for single player games and playing over a network or the internet. Age of Empires is a strategy game played in real-time ... read more

  • Have breakfast, conquer civilizations!

    Jun 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good graphics, extremely addicting!
    Cons: AI is somewhat limited.

    Summary: Ever since I purchased Microsoft Age of Empires, I cant stop playing it. Its one of the classics of strategy based games. The most amazing part is that people are still playing this game often, given that it was released in 1997. The artificial ... read more

  • Bored after 1 week

    Jun 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Its microsoft.
    Cons: Its microsoft!

    Summary: THis is a great game if you want to just play with your friends, but if you want to have some real single player fun i would definately not reccomend this game. The maps are the same and the senario builder is virtually useless. the graphics are so so ... read more

  • Age of Empires Has What It Takes

    Jun 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gameplay
    Cons: Sound and Graphics

    Summary: Age of Empires is the creation of Microsoft. Although some of you might balk at this statement, this game is truly something worth looking at. Although it is not marketed any longer, the expansion, The Rise of Rome, is out for sale along with the ... read more

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