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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Forgotten Empires, Wicked Witch, Tantalus Media, Xbox Game Studios
Nov 14, 2019 - PC
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

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78 / 100
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88 / 100
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8.5 / 10
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8 / 10
Windows Central
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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - E3 2019 Mixer Interview

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Age of Empires II: HD Edition Trailer


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Critic Reviews for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

A polished, wide-ranging update that brings the classic RTS into the modern age.

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Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition is the update of a classic. It wasn't easy, but Forgotten Empires Studio has hit the nail on the head with lots of playable changes and lots of new content. The AI fails sometimes and the new voices won't please anyone, but overall it's a fantastic real-time strategy game.

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is a breath of fresh air to a genre somewhat diminished today of video games but that would certainly seem to have returned to remain the fans of the saga those who enjoyed this second edition the most.

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A great classic returns to PC and it's still a great RTS experience. The Definitive Edition enrich the formula with a few quality of life improvements while maintaining its core gameplay overall intact, but at the same time there are some flaws, especially on the technical side. Still, the nostalgia operation works and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is the best way to enjoy the classic Microsoft RTS today.

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There is some wonky balancing and AI logic evident, but Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is an absolute joy to play. Just be sure your PC can handle the requirements in order to get the full experience.

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I can only hope that all remasters in the future will be as good as this.

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has the content to keep you entertained for a time. Unfortunately, the visuals and core mechanics are woefully behind 20 years after its initial release. It's a nostalgia trip for fans given the low price, but it's lacking in this new age of strategy games.

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This is what the original Age of Empires: Definitive Edition could have been. As a standalone title, it's fantastic and one that I'd recommend to anybody and everybody.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Everything Announced at X019: New IP from Rare and Obsidian, xCloud Expansion, and Much More

Everything Announced at X019: New IP from Rare and Obsidian, xCloud Expansion, and Much More

At X019 from London, Microsoft unveiled new games from first-party studios, showed off more Game Pass and xCloud expansions, and announced Black Friday deals.

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