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  • Summary: The classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals. Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies' strength. Call upon the gods for assistanceThe classic real time strategy game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals. Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies' strength. Call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scatter opposing troops with lightning storms.

    The Extended Edition includes:
    Age of Mythology
    Age of Mythology: The Titans
    Golden Gift Campaign
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 9, 2014
    77
    Age of Mythology still has a lot of value beyond nostalgia, then, but I’d wait for a discount before committing your cash, especially if you already bought it a decade ago. This isn’t a total remake, so don’t go in expecting one. The Extended Edition is still a really well-paced and entertaining RTS, one that revels in over-the-top imagery and remains a one-off in subject matter within the oeuvre of the sadly departed Ensemble.
  2. GameStar
    May 14, 2014
    76
    Age of Mythology is a good game. Even today. The mission design is still exciting, the balance between the people and the units is true, and thanks to the numerous combinations of gods and nations, there is always something new to try.
  3. 70
    The Extended Edition doesn't quite deliver on its potential. Still, it's a good chance to experience this classic if you didn't get to play it when it originally came out.
  4. CD-Action
    Jul 25, 2014
    70
    Extended Edition is addictive, but owes it to the brilliance of Ensemble (the developers of the original AoM), not SkyBox, who basically put their name under someone else’s work after introducing changes so marginal that you might not even notice them. [07/2014, p.70]
  5. May 19, 2014
    65
    Age of Mythology: Extended Edition is an excellent strategy game in its core. The scanty treatment it got for this Extended Edition makes this pretty disappointing. A few additions and graphical updates don't justify the high price tag.
  6. May 9, 2014
    60
    It's still a disappointment to see that, after so long, Age of Mythology doesn't quite hold up to modern RTS standards, but there's enough here - and likely enough coming - to warrant a look regardless.
  7. May 27, 2014
    40
    Such derring-do from developers. They grabbed an excellent strategy game, they broke the most important part of it, and they are selling its outcome for a ungodly price. A copybook remake of how to not redo the old games. It's a great disappointment indeed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25
  1. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    Fantastic game... for those reading the large bulk of these negative reviews, know that the game was released a bit before it was truly ready.Fantastic game... for those reading the large bulk of these negative reviews, know that the game was released a bit before it was truly ready. However, the game is now completely functional and lag free. The new competitive ladder system is awesome, and the new graphics look beautiful.

    I must repeat again, a month ago, these negative reviews are understandable. The game in it's current state is now patched and flowing extremely smooth making a wonderful competitive RTS for fans and new players alike.
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  2. May 15, 2014
    9
    Theoretically, anyone reviewing this game should be giving it two scores. One for those who have played Age of Mythology (AoM) before, and oneTheoretically, anyone reviewing this game should be giving it two scores. One for those who have played Age of Mythology (AoM) before, and one for those who have not.

    Keeping this in mind, I would give this game a 9/10 for those who have not played it before, and an 8/10 for those who have.

    AoM:EE is simply an updated HD remake of the original Age of Mythology. Similar to what happened with Age of Empires II HD early this year. If you are not interested in a better graphics, then this game is probably not wroth your money.

    EVERY single detail in this game is 100% the same as those in the original AoM. Nothing has been changed. This is simply a package that contains: Age of Mythology, Age of Mythology: The Titans and the Golden Gift Campaign. The only details that have changed are purely aesthetic.

    Don't get me wrong though this game is excellent. The graphics are much better than the original one (since the original AoM was released in 2002, it's not that hard to make the graphics better). New features include: Improved Visuals, Time of Day, Improved water, Shadows, Bump / Specular maps, Global Lighting, Antialiasing & Ambient Occlusion.

    Overall, if you enjoyed the original, you will enjoy this. If you have never played the original, this is a good game to buy (at least better than the original). You will find it much more pleasing.

    The only person I would not recommend this to, is one who has recently finished the original game and has a small budget
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  3. May 15, 2014
    8
    I can understand the hate about the hefty price tag. I admit, $30 is a bit much for a 12 year old game with the only real difference being theI can understand the hate about the hefty price tag. I admit, $30 is a bit much for a 12 year old game with the only real difference being the graphics. To be honest though, if you were paying attention to its pre-release, you could actually get it much cheaper, I got it for $19 from GMG when I pre-ordered it.
    I do believe however, that this game is worth the price. The graphics in my opinion are noticeably better and the whole steam integration makes multiplayer a smooth experience with no extra account to log in to. There are also some decent mods already available in the steam workshop and some truly awesome ones are bound to drop by at some point.
    One of my all time favourite games receiving updated graphics and a streamlined multiplayer experience is worth the time and money in my opinion. The campaign is always a lot of fun too, even all these years after the release of the original game and the added steam achievements bring more fun to the game.
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  4. May 25, 2014
    6
    A great game, as the original AOM, but have a terrible multiplayer support, with a lot of lag, almost impossible to connect to a game, oldA great game, as the original AOM, but have a terrible multiplayer support, with a lot of lag, almost impossible to connect to a game, old bugs even worse and a bad rank mode. Also, the new graphics have no improvement (in my opinion, worse than the old one), except by the resolution. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2016
    5
    The overpriced rehash of AoM gets the same rating as the original, because it's the same game with barely noticeable cosmetic changes. An RTSThe overpriced rehash of AoM gets the same rating as the original, because it's the same game with barely noticeable cosmetic changes. An RTS that uses the same classic concepts as pretty much every other game in the genre, because they work well, AoM distinguishes itself by being heavy on the fighting and light on the building.

    If you want to create a great city, look elsewhere. Here the choice is mostly about which kind of barracks or other recruitment structure you want. You can't rotate any building, no ma'am. You're not in charge of building roads either; these are already there and purely cosmetic.

    The game is not about economy and management. The only alternative to fighting is to watch the villagers ravage the land out of trees. Same as in Rapa Nui except that you'll never lack of food since fields thrive everywhere. In total, you've got 3 resources, 2 of which deplete in a matter of virtual weeks. The 3rd one is gold, because of the famous Gold Age, just after the Stone Age, as most books from prehistory will remind you. And because, as you well know, you can't build a wood tower without gold.

    Anyway, if it's all about fighting, fighting must be great then, no ? Ahem. Well, if a misclick doesn't eradicate your troops, the incompetent path finding will. Or the AI. You'd better micro manage if you don't want your fighters randomly running after harmless villagers or hammering houses instead of, you know, actually fighting. Believe it or not, you'll find more choices of tactical formations and AI scripts in the Baldur's Gate series.

    So what is good then ?, you ask, since I don't give a bad note. Certainly not the tutorial, which teaches you everything you would understand by yourself in 2 seconds but none of the specifics. Not the alarm system, which warns you when watch towers detect invaders, but still requires you to manually ring another bell to tell your villagers to hide instead of stoically suicide. Not the descriptions of spells, or of why they refuse to work. Not the keyboard mapping; it would be a very good mapping if it existed, but it doesn't. Not the interface, which doesn't have a pause button. Not the pause key, which isn't easy to find, specially when it doesn't exist on your keyboard. In short, if your keyboard is too small, you can be obliterated while sneezing or reading a building's description.

    All right, enough pointing at the flaws, the game still works decently and one can have fun with it. Specially a casual player: don't bother with most buildings, use your limited gold to build walls of fortified towers to defend your base, and do all your recruiting in temples using your unlimited food, you'll be just fine. Because what it's really all about is the beasties, the cyclops, crocodiles, flying horses, giants and whatnot. They sure have picked Ray Harryhausen as their main source of mythological vision, and that's an excellent choice. I've got a soft spot for the hydra, personally.
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  6. Jan 3, 2015
    4
    Another low budget piece of junk from Ensemble Studio. I have computer science education and have near 20 year experiences playing RTS gamesAnother low budget piece of junk from Ensemble Studio. I have computer science education and have near 20 year experiences playing RTS games and let me tell you why this is a low budget piece of junk. I have played so many RTS games and never have seen a game where the hardest level is unplayable to me. It is obvious the game designers have never played the Titan level because it is simply not playable. This is due to the low budget nature of this game and the developers have not enough time to test the game's balance. Normally within 5-10 minutes of the game, you are rushed with pre-built(not built within time frame of the game) large group of enemies, which is all but impossible to beat due to the short time frame. What is worse, sometimes this large group of enemy appears within about 5 minutes, in which time you have built less than 10 workers! To make things worse, the AI has infinite resources and every 5 minutes it sends you a large group of enemies, but on your side, you have finite resources which means even if you manage to beat the first few waves, you exhaust your resources within less than 30 minutes but AI has infinite resources, the waves the AI sends you are infinite. The whole thing is ill designed.

    Also, the games has appalling routing algorithm and units often get stuck on map. Also controlling the units are very clumsy, for example the "attack move" move which is the bread and butter of the RTS games does not seem to work. It either worked like normal move or gets the units stuck. From these details you can definitely tell this is a low budget rushed product. Age of Empire 3 from the same company is about the same type of low budget junk.
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  7. Dec 22, 2014
    0
    I was about to buy this until I read the reviews. I have bought loads of games from steam but these makeovers do tend to be very superficialI was about to buy this until I read the reviews. I have bought loads of games from steam but these makeovers do tend to be very superficial and the games have serious problems as described. I liked the original but unless this game is patched I will keep my money as recommended by some critics here and on steam. Expand

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