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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: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 10 out of 38
  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. Jan 24, 2018
    10
    Excellent game, brings back old times.
    Very nostalgic for original fans of the first and second game.
  3. Mar 5, 2022
    9
    Age of Mythology nin yenilenmiş hali. Eskisinin yerini tutamaz ama Definetive Edition çıkana kadar oynanır
  4. Oct 24, 2018
    8
    Age of Mythology: "Extended Edition" is a shameless, buggy cash-in on the original which brings no merit other than a multiplayer accessibleAge of Mythology: "Extended Edition" is a shameless, buggy cash-in on the original which brings no merit other than a multiplayer accessible to a slightly broader audience; nevertheless, the game-play experience is roughly the same, and can be described as follows:
    A cute, fun, and whimsical real time strategy which is one of the best-paced to date. The theme of the game, which is a bland masculine depiction of ancient culture and war, does not become too overbearing thanks to its cute and silly execution. Unfortunately, the arbitrary and slipshod balancing causes the game to deteriorate in complexity among high-skill match-ups, but playing the game in a multiplayer context is still a lot of fun anyway.
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  5. 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
  6. 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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  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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