Strategy. Age of Empires 2 is a cool game. There are many different qualities that make this a good game. Starting from a few villagers and a scout, with just one starting building (a town center), the game was still meant for building a huge empire, recruiting a massive army, and conquering the opponent. There are lots of hotkeys for organization, and you can queue farms so you could receive a steady supply of food without bothering to replant when you are busy with something else. There are four simple resources, all of them essential to the growth of the nation. You could also garrison soldiers inside castles to keep them safe, especially archers since they make the castle shoot more arrows. There are lots of cool technologies, including the ones which upgrade your units into a more advanced one, the technology that upgrades your unique unit to Elite status, and Spies. The real-world maps are also very interesting, since, as it says in the name, you could play in a real place in the middle-age world. This game will give you a challenge, because there are 18 civilizations in all, and it will take a long time if you want to master them all. Each civilization is unique, so there is lots of variety. Each civilization has special bonuses, one or two unique units, one unique technology, and some can research technologies that another can't (The Britons cannot research Bombard Tower while the Turks can). Every random map game is customizable, and every random map is different, so you could play in an infinite amount of situations. In addition, there are 8 campaigns in total, each one about the history of a civilization (one is a tutorial campaign), and a number of "Battles of the Conquerors", smaller scenarios in history. If you are creative, you might want to make scenarios, maps that players can use. Online play is also available, so if your friends own it you could play together. You could get addicted to this game for a long time, since the campaigns are challenging and each random map is different.
Extras and features:
· Useful tutorial · S pectacular Visuals · 18 Civilizations · Live Enabled Game
· Frame Rate Can Bog Down at the Wrong Moments
Age of Empire II: Gold Edition, Age of Empire Two: Gold Edition, AgeofEmpire 2: Gold Edition.