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  • Summary: In 1997, Age of Empires changed RTS games forever. Today, twenty years later, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition begins that transformation anew with all-new graphics, remastered sound and music, and a smooth UI experience rebuilt from the ground up.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Feb 19, 2018
    90
    The performance was solid throughout my testing, I had no issues with gameplay improvements and the graphics looked great. There were some pathfinding issues and units did enjoy clashing with one another, which made battle rather hectic, but the clunky controls and movement were among the things I loved most about the original.
  2. Feb 19, 2018
    80
    There’s clearly been plenty of love and attention given to the remastering of Age of Empires Definitive Edition, even if some of the less enjoyable elements of the original have also made it through the process unscathed. Twenty years later it still remains a hugely enjoyable RTS, and particularly thanks to its iconic soundtrack remains a joy to play, with hours disappearing as the eras pass you by.
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    78
    Age of Empires Definitive Edition manages to fulfill its function as a remaster. The graphics and the sounds are truly a delight, and there are some small playable improvements as well, but these are weighed down by the AI and a pathfinding system which still does not behave as well as it should.
  4. Feb 21, 2018
    70
    The return of one of the vicars in the RTS genre is a mix between nostalgic memories and learning how to manage your rage. The same problems that in 90s were the norm now are huge problems that can make you shout at your citizens.
  5. Feb 19, 2018
    68
    After hours spent in the world of Age of Empires - Definitive Edition, we still don't have the answer to the real question: why should we play this remake? Gameplay-wise, the genre has seen a lot of improvements over the years, and the developers weren't bold enough to give a fresh start to the original title. At the end of the day, this seems more and more like a wasted opportunity.
  6. Feb 19, 2018
    65
    A questionable operation.
  7. Feb 19, 2018
    50
    Hopefully one day we can get a decent sequel in the series with the tight controls, intelligent AI, and fun city-building mechanics we deserve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 44
  2. Negative: 13 out of 44
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    I don't understand why the score here is so low. It is clearly a qualified remake. And it successfully invoked a wave of returning.

    It
    I don't understand why the score here is so low. It is clearly a qualified remake. And it successfully invoked a wave of returning.

    It should be an 8 point, but I make it 10 to increase its average score (which is too low according to my understanding)

    Looking forwards to AOE 4.
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  2. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    This is an improved version of the "The Conquerors" expansion. I played for hundreds of hours. I can say with propriety that it is a greatThis is an improved version of the "The Conquerors" expansion. I played for hundreds of hours. I can say with propriety that it is a great remastering! They improved several items in the game, how to build farms automatically, improve the management of resource evolutions. They added new civilizations and campaigns. Honestly, I did not understand the low score given by users. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2018
    8
    If you already own the game and it runs on your computer fine there aint no reason to get this.
    Its just a nice spitshine of paint and new
    If you already own the game and it runs on your computer fine there aint no reason to get this.
    Its just a nice spitshine of paint and new music.

    I actually kind of miss the pixel art.

    Game plays same as you remember it. So ill give it the same review score I did to the first one.
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  4. May 9, 2020
    7
    Pros.:
    - Nostalgic.
    - Nice graphic upgrades. - Music, sounds, etc. Cons.: - Nothing new, except updated graphics (slightly). Were even
    Pros.:
    - Nostalgic.
    - Nice graphic upgrades.
    - Music, sounds, etc.

    Cons.:
    - Nothing new, except updated graphics (slightly). Were even lazy to update photon man and big daddy car.
    - Expected more from the definitive version: campaigns, tech, etc.
    - Minimum new things.

    So, I was a big fan of the original game and spent hours. That's why I gave 7. But if you seek for something bigger than just the updated graphics, better stay away from this game and play the original.
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  5. Jun 21, 2021
    6
    Вот просто доебала эта игра, тупейший ai своих персов, отправляешь в одну точку они вообще в разные стороны разбегаються, тупат жостко, бегаютВот просто доебала эта игра, тупейший ai своих персов, отправляешь в одну точку они вообще в разные стороны разбегаються, тупат жостко, бегают за противником и никак не могут достать его, сам геймплей доставляет удовольствие, и я даже вспотел, от накала страстей. Графон конечно улучшили, но и на том спасибо. А русиш перевод просто дрянь, местами вообще не переведенно. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2018
    3
    Could not get the game to start. Used Microsoft's online live agent to obtain a refund.

    (but the thing is, I was able to play about a
    Could not get the game to start. Used Microsoft's online live agent to obtain a refund.

    (but the thing is, I was able to play about a dozen games. Then the loading screen went crazy. The game-play was fine.)

    The good thing is, Microsoft's live agent tried to troubleshoot the problem (to no avail) and then transferred me to billing.

    I received a refund without any hassle. Just politely informed the live billing agent that the software did not work and I uninstalled the game, and I would like a refund for purchase number xxxxxxxx.
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  7. Mar 10, 2020
    0
    I just made an account to write this review. I have the game for a month and the multiplayer experience is terrible. Like 1/3 of games endsI just made an account to write this review. I have the game for a month and the multiplayer experience is terrible. Like 1/3 of games ends before action because people get disconnected. Servers lags and are unstable. You cannot rejoin the game after DC - you can save a game and load it later. Great, nobody does it. There are lots of errors in the multiplayer lobby browser, eg. you cannot join the lobby or you cannot see 90% of lobbys. And watch out for the Performance Test - many people cannot play ranked games because their set up is not good enough to pass the test. Expand

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