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  • Summary: The official add-on to the best-selling, real-time strategy game "Age Of Empires II: The Age Of Kings" challenges veterans and novices to wage war on an epic scale with all-new civilizations, unique units and technologies, and campaigns based on infamous conquerors, such as Attila the Hun,The official add-on to the best-selling, real-time strategy game "Age Of Empires II: The Age Of Kings" challenges veterans and novices to wage war on an epic scale with all-new civilizations, unique units and technologies, and campaigns based on infamous conquerors, such as Attila the Hun, El Cid, and Montezuma. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    Offers a ton of new elements to keep you glued to your screen for hours. Whether playing against the computer or online, "The Conquerors" improves an already fantastic game.
  2. Daily Radar
    100
    It's as if Michaelangelo came down, picked up an already beautiful painting and made it a masterpiece.
  3. Da Gameboyz
    95
    An excellent addition to the original game. It offers increased depth, extends the replay ability of the game, and offers enough tweaks to eliminate some of the frustrations.
  4. Just when Age of Empires II was starting to seem a little played out, Ensemble Studios has made it a game that might just keep you up late again with The Conquerors expansion.
  5. The multiple additions in "The Conquerors" add up to be more than enough to entice "Age of Kings" players to focus their attention on this ambitious, deeply strategic game once again - and for a long time.
  6. 85
    Incredibly balanced and well polished. If you have AoK, you must get The Conquerers Expansion.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    This expansion's additions prove that more is indeed better, but the balancing issues are troubling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. SurathG.
    Aug 23, 2007
    10
    The best and the most addictive game ever.
  2. OwenR.
    Feb 28, 2002
    10
    Fun. Great strategy game. Best game I have.
  3. GeorgeV.
    Feb 22, 2008
    10
    Still one of the best strategy games ever! Maybe the graphics are out of date, but that does not matter, it's all about gameplay.
  4. Jul 1, 2019
    10
    Note: This is a review of Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors single player campaign. I am aware that the multiplayer is where Age of Empires isNote: This is a review of Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors single player campaign. I am aware that the multiplayer is where Age of Empires is at its strongest and this review does not cover the multiplayer experience.

    This expansion is everything the original game wanted to be. As opposed to the formulaic and somewhat tedious campaigns of Age of Kings, each campaign mission is carefully designed in AoE II: The Conquerors. The narrative is better, missions offer enough variety, everything feels more balanced and the difficulty is just right. Age of Kings was a great game for its time. The Conquerors, on the other hand, escalates Age of Empires to a masterpiece level and can easily be considered a timeless classic.

    9.5/10
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  5. Sep 12, 2013
    10
    The best strategy game for me. Played thousands of hours with my brothers over LAN & then in Internet.
    If you are looking for modern day
    The best strategy game for me. Played thousands of hours with my brothers over LAN & then in Internet.
    If you are looking for modern day graphics this is not the game for you, if you go for game play over graphics keep on reading.

    Cons:
    - Not the best AI, game difficulty is set by giving additional resources to computer player in the start.
    - Extremely addictive

    Pros:
    - No 2 games alike
    - Many civilizations to play
    - Still active game rooms for competitive multi-player game play after a decade, check through "GameRanger"
    - Addition to built in game types, various community created game types to play.
    - You can have a loads of fun by just watching a recorded game which consist of computer players.
    - With map editor you can create your own game scenarios.
    - After all that community created Forgotten Empires expansion pack with new civilization with improved game play for more fun.
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  6. Gorth
    Jul 8, 2002
    10
    MMMMM, best game all time i think.
  7. PatM.
    Dec 23, 2001
    0
    It sucked.

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