Age of Empires

Release date : Oct 15, 1997 ( 26 years ago )

Age of Empires requires the player to develop a civilization from a handful of hunter-gatherers to an expansive Iron Age empire. To ensure victory, the player must gather resources in order to pay for new units, buildings and more advanced technologies. Resources must also be preserved, as no new resources become available as the game progresses, meaning if you cut a tree down, the tree will not grow back. Twelve civilizations are available, each with individual sets of attributes, including a varying number of available technologies and units. Each civilization has technologies unique to them, so that no civilization possesses all the technologies possible within the game. A major component of the game is the advancement through four ages. These are the Stone Age (Mesolithic/Paleolithic), Tool Age (Neolithic/Chalcolithic), Bronze Age and Iron Age. Advancement between ages is researched at the Town Center and each advancement brings the player new technologies, weapons, and units.

Age of Empires
Platforms :
PC (Microsoft Windows) Mac
Theme :
Action Historical Warfare
Genre :
Real Time Strategy (RTS) Simulator Strategy Adventure
Game engine :
Genie Engine
Keyword :
historical warfare real time tactics adventure simulation strategy ancient civilization
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Alternative name :
AoE (Acronym) AoE1 (Acronym) Age of Empires 1 (Alternative spelling) 帝国时代 (Chinese title - simplified) 世紀帝國 (Chinese title - traditional) Tribe (Working title) Diguo Shidai (Chinese title - traditional) Dawn of Man (Working title)

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