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  • Summary: Age of Mythology transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men. Players wage war using human armies and diplomacy, progress through development ages, enhance military and economic performance with improvements, and manage economics through resource gathering and trade. Mythology enters the mix when players call upon the gods to act on their behalf or reinforce their armies with more than 20 mythological creatures. Ensemble Studios' new 3D engine adds a deep richness of graphical detail and creates a unique new title based on the ancient cultural history of the Greek, Norse, and Egyptian cultures, which are divided into nine detailed civilizations. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
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  1. Appealing to both the intellect and the imagination, it presents itself vividly and audaciously, leaving little doubt that it intends to be a complete experience in every possible way.
  2. 100
    It's certainly the closest I've ever gotten to a perfect gaming experience with an RTS game.
  3. Drives the gameplay stake through the heart of this genre, and keeps on stabbing. [Jan 2003, p.116]
  4. Without a doubt, the gameplay, graphics and sound all add up for a spectacular RTS title that you will be able to play for hours upon hours without getting remotely bored.
  5. 90
    Polished, intuitive, balanced, and fun, this is one of the best RTS games ever made, but if you’re bored with the genre this isn’t going to suddenly make you a believer again.
  6. It’s managed to make ostensibly the same game as it always has, but with just a little bit of lateral thinking has revolutionised its own formula. Bring on Age of Bomber Jackets, already.
  7. My experience with Age of Mythology was one of apathy and boredom... Think of AoM as Led Zeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven." Sure, it’s a great song, but do you really want to hear it over and over again?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 59
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 59
  3. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. Nov 17, 2010
    10
    favorite game of all time, played the campaign multiple time, and LAN it with friends almost every weekend. the graphics still look amazing. 8 years later still the best looking RTS in my opinion. gameplay is perfectly balanced soundtrack is outstanding there is so much content in the game, it could last me forever. it is so good i have bought it 4 times and 3 times was for myself. Expand
  2. SnoopyM.
    Sep 28, 2007
    10
    This is probably the single best game i've ever played. It's got great replay value, good story, and fun online play.
  3. Apr 3, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love this game this game is my childhood i will buy this :D i love this game soooooo much thanks for bring this game to us :D :D Expand
  4. Caleb
    Mar 11, 2003
    10
    Perfect score. Best game ever, get this game. Sweetest thing I ever played, better than "Warcraft III."
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    9
    Another Great game by Microsoft. Its a very good RTS, but i felt it wasn't as good as AOE2. I don't Review games by comparing them to other games though, I rate them by how i felt it was and how much I enjoyed playing it. AOM has a great Campaign in it with interesting, unique levels in it that had not be seen by this time it was released. I have some trouble working the Multiplayer Stuff with it ,but other wise its a fantastic game. I would recommend getting it (but get AOE2 First : P ) Expand
  6. MichaelL.
    Apr 16, 2006
    9
    An excellent RTS. With elements from Age of Empires with monsters and incredible God powers thrown into the mix, you're left with a deep, fun, and fulfilling experience. Expand
  7. Sep 27, 2014
    0
    Najgora igrica ikad zelim vam sve najgore u nastavku zivota onima koji je igraju hauhahaa, Petar je najgori igrac te igrice i zelim mu sve najgore i da bog da ga silovao znojavi deki hahaha Expand

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