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Age of Empires II HD [Download]

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Windows Vista / 7 / XP
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) 68 / 100

Price: $19.99
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  • Release Date: April 9, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Originally developed by Ensemble Studios and re imagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam!

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System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 Pro+
Processor: 1.2GHZ CPU
Hard Drive: 2 GB
Video Card: Direct X 9.0c Capable GPU
Additional Info: DirectX:9.0c

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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Game July 12, 2013
By onduck
I loved this game when I was growing up, and this works great on my windows 7 machine.

The one and two star reviews for this game are unfounded. They are related to a lack of understanding about digital distribution of PC games. So here are some bullet points to help people who read reviews but not product descriptions:

*You need an internet connection to download and install this game.

*You need to install Steam and register a Steam account to install this game. (Steam is regarded by many as one of, if not THE, best PC game digital distribution services available today.)

*After the above have been done, you CAN play this game offline by launching steam in OFFLINE MODE. (You can easily google how to do this if you need help.)

*If you have problems, please contact support from the APPROPRIATE COMPANY depending on your problem, and wait an appropriate amount of time until any problems have been resolved before giving this product a poor review purely because you don't like the digital distribution service that has been made very very clear is required.

Thank you, and enjoy your purchase.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, just as I remembered it! July 12, 2013
By ctny
Verified Purchase
I played this game before, and really loved it. Not sure why some people rate it 1 or 2 stars and write long sad stories about how they can't make it work. Weird...

Here are the simple steps. I am on Windows 8.

- buy the game, you then download a small Amazon program which just puts 2 web pages on your desktop. 1 is the product key for Steam, other is for instruction to download Steam.

- follow the instruction to download Steam. Once Steam is installed, you will need to create an account.

- once in Steam, click "+Add a Game" in the lower left corner. Use the product key from Amazon. You then download AOEII, about 1.5gb.

- once the game is downloaded, click on the AOEII HD icon, Steam will launch again to run a first-time setup

- I first tried playing while on-line. I got a prompt to press some key combination if I wanted to jump into Steam Community

- I then exited and relaunched AOEII after unplugging the network cable. Worked fine, and I completed the first game. You can't play multi-player mode while you are off-line.

The whole install took 10min while I did something else at the same time. If I focused on the install, it probably takes 5min. Didn't experience any issue what so ever.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories. June 29, 2013
By AlexPej
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I have the old version of AOE2, it doesn't work on windows 7. This version works, and awesome playing this game on Windows 7. My brother has this game too on Windows 7 and it works. This is via Steam and it's a new release by Microsoft, release date Apr 9, 2013.

So it works on windows 7. No problem, no CTD, as for lagging, I don't notice. Worth it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game being made better! July 6, 2013
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It was and still is a great game!! I agree with a couple of the other reviews that talked about it being a bit choppy but it hasn't bothered me at all. While this is the original AOE II game, this is the HD version and is provide by Steam gaming service. It was recently developed further by a studio named Hidden Path (which has some of the programmers that worked on the original game) but is now being worked on by SkyBox Labs. Most of these changes are related to making the game work better with today's faster processors and graphics cards. It seems like the original version had a max civilization limit of 200 but the HD version maxes out at 500. I've found the AI to be very aggressive when setting the difficulty level at hard or hardest. I've had the game for only a week and have already logged about 24 hours playing time. I highly recommend the HD version to any AOE fans!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not understanding all the hate towards this game August 13, 2013
By Brian
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Sure it's not the perfect HD upgrade, but if you actually play this game compared to the original the graphics do look a helluva lot better. It's not a different art style, they haven't made every single thing shiny and pretty, but the overall look and feel of the game is alot more smooth without sacrificing the original art style of the game.

If you enjoyed the original AOEII and want to continue supporting the devs on top of having AOEII compatible with Win7/8, you should definitely pick this one up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best games ever October 5, 2013
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excelent a game that i will always love to game, there are some changes or new things or improvements that the developers can apply to the game like, the ability to floor the ground, a wonder or a improved bulding, for each building like a better and bigger university, barracks, the ability to build a bridge, well to bring more realistic features to the game ( my apologize my english vocabulary is a little limited yet)

Age of empires es una de los mejores juegos que nunca dejare de jugar, hay algunas mejoras que pudieron ser implementadas al juego que podria verse como una deuda, la opcion de poner piso dentro del juego para darle un toque de civilizacion, tambien una maravila o un super mejorado edificio por cada edificio de tu civilización, centro urbano, universidad, castillo, no solo dentro de los editores de escenario, sino dentro del juego, dentro de una campaña, puentes entre otros
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Far So Good August 30, 2013
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I loved the original AOE2 and AOE3 just killed it. So far this is a good game, still has some bugs to work out however. Definitely brings back memories.
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If you played the original like I did as a kid buy this now! It fixes a few of the issues I had with playing on a modern pc with dual monitors as well as pop increase and other... Read more
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Published 12 days ago by James Gee
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away
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Published 21 days ago by scumbucket
5.0 out of 5 stars Best game ever
Love this game! I put alot hours into the original. Was happy when they came out with this version. Try it out!
Published 22 days ago by Rodney Marshall Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to be playing this favorite game again.
I enjoyed playing this game years ago and it is still a good, engaging strategy game without the "first-person shooter" blood & gore. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Cal-i-for-nia Mike
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't download from amazon
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Published 29 days ago by matthew green
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this game
I remember playing this game back in the windows 95 or 98 years. It is far less likely to freeze when playing it on a modern computer though. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kody Schirner
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for this rebuild.
This is one of my favorite all time games, but my old copy didn't work with Windows 8. This downloadable Steam version does. Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Fox
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but serious flaw in that multi-player games can't be...
Love playing the game, The only problem is if you're playing a multi-player game, you can't restore a saved game. Since games last several hours, this is a serious problem. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mike KoesterCraig
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
I lost my hard copy of this game so I figured I would try to get this Download version. I'm trying to get my skill level up so I can get the III version. Read more
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