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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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  • Developer: Microsoft Game Studios, Forgotten Empires LLC
  • Genre(s): Strategy, Real-Time, Command
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Age of Empires Definitive Edition - Gamescom 2017 Trailer
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: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32
  1. Nov 2, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. es increíble lo competitivo que se ha vuelto y la cantidad de jugadores que tiene después de tantos años, la dificultad de ser mejor en estrategia y velocidad lo hacen ciertamente adictivo, las nuevas civ también dan balance al juego y con los servidores de voobly jugar online es fácil, en fin otro juego no puede logar esto después de tantos años, solo lo aprecian los que ven mas allá de gráficos en 4k y entienden de la dinámica del juego Expand
  2. 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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  3. Nov 27, 2019
    9
    The game reminds me to the good old days, good to play it again after 10 years of the 1st version.
  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. Feb 25, 2018
    6
    While everyone is too busy complaining about this game being on the Microsoft Store, I will focus my review on the actual game; It's a oneWhile everyone is too busy complaining about this game being on the Microsoft Store, I will focus my review on the actual game; It's a one step forward and.....that's it. You still got the same gameplay, same campaign and scenarios, and same mechanics. The supposed "Improved pathfinding" is a hit-or-miss because it literally does not work for half the time and you have to manually guide each unit. I'll give credit where its due though, and that is in the graphics enhancement and population increase. This means your empire will look even grander than before. In the end, this game deserves at least 6/10 IMHO Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2019
    5
    Mediocre. La IA parece peor que la del primer juego, realmente no recuerdo que fuese tan torpe (y por última vez lo he jugado hace no muchosMediocre. La IA parece peor que la del primer juego, realmente no recuerdo que fuese tan torpe (y por última vez lo he jugado hace no muchos años). Se quedan y se enredan entre sí. Pensé que los modelos de los personajes serían mejores pero no lo siento así. Incluso hasta al "arquero compuesto" lo siento peor, ya no se ve tan atractivo como el 1. Pero bueno, dentro de todo lo de la resolución está bien.
    Pero lo de la IA y el guiar a tus soldados hace que este juego no sea recomendable para nada en estos momentos. Dudo muchísimo que corrijan estos errores en el futuro, porque parece que quieren sepultar a la primera entrega de por vida.
    Hay algunas mejores que se pedía mucho: Cola de granjas, indicadores de trabajos de aldeanos y aldeanos inactivos, ubicación de dónde salen los individuos. En fin, muchas cosas de las que ya tenía el AoE 2 pero que debía ya tener esta entrega. Una de las cosas que pudieron haber agregado es la formación del escuadrón, aunque a mí personalmente no me molesta, sí entiendo que a mucha gente sí y el jueg debió enfocarse, además, en el público que nunca jugó al AoE 1 y estas pequeñas cosas los terminó de ahuyentar.
    No puedo recomendar el juego, además de que el online está muerto, el estado actual es deplorable, sobre todo por lo acontecido con la Inteligencia Artificial que es lamentable y yo, personalmente, lo siento peor que antes.
    5/10.
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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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