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Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

Summary: Age of Empires: The Age of Kings boasts turn-based strategy gameplay – a first for the franchise – as players move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world. Command one of five different civilizations: the Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, or Japanese; Control special 'hero' units such as Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, Joan of Arc and Genghis Khan, whose special 'hero' powers affect the entire battlefield; Lead over 45 different types of units into battle -- from bowmen and monks to hand cannoneers, mercenaries and samurai; Players' can construct and upgrade buildings to help their units learn new skills and create resources for their civilizations; Research over 50 different technologies like chemistry, ballistics, siege craft and spying to advance civilization into the next age; A new Combat Advisor offers advice on certain campaign strategies and provides an assessment of the battle's outcome; Multi-player scenarios allow up to four players to wirelessly battle each other; By gaining Empire Points, players can unlock maps and units to improve their Emperor Rank. [Majesco]
Rating: E10+
Developer: Backbone Entertainment
Genre(s): Historic
Number of Players:1-4 Players
ESRB Descriptors:Mild Violence
Connectivity:Wi-Fi
Cast Credit
Greg Street Lead Design
Marcel Barker Lead Programmer
Ryan Slemko Art Director
Russell Mock Producer
Aaron Parrot Background Artist
Matt Osness Character Artist
Caroline Cudmore Interface Artist
Chris Bourassa Logo Illustration
Pierre Tardiff Graphics Programming
Helen Li AI Programmer
Tyler Sigman Lead Game Designer
Eric Emery Game Designer
Chris Rezanson Music
Jeroen Tel Additional SFX
Lorie Clay Producer
Michael Taro Producer
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