Age of Empires II: HD Edition
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Age of Empires is undeniably one of the most prolific real-time strategy (RTS) franchises in gaming history, and Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings (AOE2) undoubtedly its champion. Released just before the turn of the century in 1999, AOE2 is still one of the most widely played RTS titles today, with the HD Edition boasting up to 20,000 concurrent players on Steam alone.
The HD Edition has received three welcome expansions in recent years, namely The Forgotten (2013), African Kingdoms (2015), and Rise of the Rajas (2016), all of which added a wealth of new campaigns and fascinating civilizations to an already remarkable game.
The game also boasts a very active modding community, with a plethora of new community-created content added on a daily basis. While the multiplayer isn’t as active as it used to be in its heyday, the HD Edition’s improved AI and enhanced graphics is sure to keep you enthralled and immersed.