If you are tired of modern real-time strategies, and the old ones don’t look good in modern resolutions, now you have a way out. Age of Empires 2 HD prepares the classic for modern screens and resolutions without tampering with the tried and tested gameplay.
Upgraded, not remade visuals
AoE2 HD does not tamper with Ensemble Studios excellent artwork you remember from the past. Watch the fine details of the maps. See the birds flying over the docks. Take notice of the merchants’ wares. Now they are sharper than ever before thanks to higher resolutions.
Plenty of singleplayer scenarios
Age of Empires II HD brings back 9 classic campaigns of several scenarios each. Guide Vikings in their search of new home and new places to plunder, or ran a vicious protection racket on the entire Europe at Attila the Hun.Each campaign will take many well-spent hours of your time as you manage, explore, and conquer to your heart’s content.
AoEIIHD doesn’t give you time to play safe. Build your headquarters, direct your workers to resources, equip your armies. Every moment you spend not doing anything is a moment to spend losing any advantage you might have had. It will test your tactical and strategic skills in an unforgiving environment which wait for nobody.
Journey through the ages
Rule your empire across multiple distinct eras with corresponding technology and units. Build your nations powerbase from the Dark Age, through the Feudal and Castle Ages, and conclude your story in the Imperial Age.A millennium worth of war and research are waiting for you to unlock them and reign supreme over other factions.
Many nations to lead
Take your pick of 18 distinct, unique nations and take them to supremacy of the continent. Ranging from the Britons and Japanese, to Goths and Saracens, all major players of the Medieval world are eager to accept you as their ruler. If you want, you can even take hold of the mighty Byzantine empire and make it truly the world’s most glorious land.
Steam Workshop support
If you manage to run out of original content to play through, the indispensable team Workshop will be there to provide you with a wide selection of new campaigns, scenarios and more. Get mods to tweak the architecture of your buildings, add new nations to play as. You can even add new music, including soundtracks from some of your favourite movies, shows, and games. Customise your AoE2 HD the way you want.
Have a taste of what real-time strategies were like back in the day, before convenient capture points feeding you resources automatically and move-attack orders. Age of Empries 2 HD is the game you need to both micromanage and macromanage, because it won’t do anything for you by itself. It’s a truly old-school game made to catch up with modern resolutions. It’s the best of two worlds! Manage supply lines, manage exploration, upgrade your fortresses, be the king.