Age of Empires: Definitive Editionfor Windows



This visual update revitalizes a classic RTS. If you're a fan of the original, check this out.

Dive back into the game that started it all. With upgraded graphics and a brand new narrative, you'll quickly immerse yourself in this satisfying remake.

Strategy defined

Explore your inner tactician and take imaginative avenues to conquer and outmaneuver any opponent.

The revival of a classic

This remaster of a timeless classic will have you on the edge of your seat as you return to 1997, the year the franchise began.

Keeping to its origins, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition uses the same gameplay mechanics as the original but brings a new and rejuvenated narrative for everyone to enjoy. Players new to the franchise are in for a treat, getting to experience the game that gave birth to a legacy.

You start with minimal resources and a few units to instruct. Decide how your small group grows into a village, and continues until you've built an empire. With 10 single-player campaigns to choose from, you get to pick your favorite stories from the Greco-Roman ages. Conquer Persia as Alexander the Great or build the empire of Babylon. 

Scavenge for resources in treacherous jungles and vast open plains to make your civilization survive. Find gold to pay your soldiers and stone to construct your defenses. 

If you'd much rather be fighting against other civilizations, there's a new 8-player battle mode that makes everyone compete to be the last one standing. Team up and form alliances, or take everyone on and conquer the world.

Where can you run this program?

This classic remaster is available on the Microsoft Store, meaning that it is only available on a Windows 10 64-bit system.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Age of Empires defined the real-time strategy market. If you get this game, you're getting the best of the best.

Our take

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a beautiful retake on the game that started it all. Nostalgia will flood your emotions as you play this masterpiece.

Should you download it?

Yes, any fan of the series or the RTS genre will find this game a fun challenge and get hours of entertainment from it.


  • Up to 4K resolution
  • Updated artwork and narration
  • True to its origins
  • Enhanced gameplay
  • Has multiplayer options


  • AI can make mistakes
  • Lack of variety
  • No significant differences among civilizations

Age of Empires: Definitive Editionfor Windows


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