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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Microsoft Game Studios
Feb 20, 2018 - PC
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
60 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Game Revolution
3 / 5
Destructoid
8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a solid remake of a game that's past its time.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

The 90s classic has never looked better, but beneath the makeover it can creak.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A well-crafted remaster but this ancient real-time strategy has little to offer modern gamers, especially when the sequel is already readily available.

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition introduces gameplay tweaks and 4K visuals to a 20-year old classic, but not everything holds up to modern standards.

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While it is certainly one of the most accessible RTS games I've ever played, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition does feel too outdated for newcomers. Unintelligent AI, monotony, and unbalanced gameplay hold it back from competing with modern strategy games out right now. That isn't to say there isn't fun to be had for fans, as the extensive map editors and online multiplayer are its saving graces.

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The Windows 10 restrictions simply do the development team a disservice. A lot of work went into Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and just enough tweaks were made to ensure that it's still relevant in 2018. I have an incredible amount of respect for the folks who brought this classic back to life, and for their restraint to ensure that this remaster doesn't abandon its roots.

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Age of Empires Definitive Edition manages to fulfill its function as a remaster. The graphics and the sounds are truly a delight, and there are some small playable improvements as well, but these are weighed down by the AI and a pathfinding system which still does not behave as well as it should

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There's clearly been plenty of love and attention given to the remastering of Age of Empires Definitive Edition, even if some of the less enjoyable elements of the original have also made it through the process unscathed. Twenty years later it still remains a hugely enjoyable RTS, and particularly thanks to its iconic soundtrack remains a joy to play, with hours disappearing as the eras pass you by.

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