[edit] Background

Play one of history's twelve mightiest civilizations. Each Civilization has strengths and weaknesses and can researched different technologies. You are the guiding spirit of a tribe that predates one of the great cultures of antiquity. Your goal is to build your tribe into a mighty civilization that can vie for world dominance. You can establish alliances with other civilizations, exchange tribute, and establish trade routes. Other civilizations are controlled by human or computer players.

[edit] Gameplay

You take control of a civilisation during missions. Each of them has different features: some can access a particular technology the others can't. You control civilians that will build, hunt, fish, cut wood, bring gold/stone, etc.. You can also order to buildings to produce a specific unity. Also, you will have to build an army for defending and conquering your enemy. You can also make trade with your allies without forgetting that you can also explore the seas with boats. Your goal is to win but for doing it, you will have to advance in age. You have four ages and each one bring new buildings, new technologies (you'll have to develop them for improving your civilisation) and new units.

[edit] Features

  • Achieve victory in multiple ways: win by building a wonder, by destroying your enemies or by being the first to reach an objective
  • Command one of twelve civilizations, including the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Assyrians and Babylonians. Each civilization has unique attributes based on their historical counterparts.
  • Choose a technology path. Age of Empires lets gamers choose from numerous technological paths to help lead their civilization to greatness. Military or economic path are possible.
  • Players get to see the real-time results of their game play decisions, assigning tribe members to hunt, explore, conquer or build.
  • Players can conquer or cooperate with existing tribes in a multiplayer environment via the Internet (through the Internet Gaming Zone), over a LAN or modem-to-modem.
  • Players have over 10,000 years of real-time evolution to build their tribe into a powerful flourishing empire.
  • A fully integrated scenario editor lets the player create his/her own scenarios and campaigns.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Mac Operating System Classic: Any Version
Mac Operating System X: Not Supported
CPU: 604 @ 120 MHz
RAM: 32 MB
Hard Disk Space: 70 MB

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Oct 13, 11 1:54pm
One of the best? the best! strategie game ever. Always and again fun. Also funny to play in network. But better with rise of rome. AgeOfEmpires
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Jan 05, 11 2:00am
Shame I've lost this, was quite fun back in the day. Got it free too, with a box of cereal (I don't eat cereal haha). AgeOfEmpires
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • July 1999 (Mac)
    • Oct 15, 1997 (PC)
  • Japan: Feb 2, 1998
  • Europe: Feb 2, 1998
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