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  • Summary: Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, "The Last Khans" with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations.

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    Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, "The Last Khans" with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations.

    Explore all the original campaigns like never before as well as the best-selling expansions, spanning over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages.

    Choose your path to greatness with this definitive remaster to one of the most beloved strategy games of all time.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 30, 2023
    92
    Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition lands on Xbox in a big way, with a magnificent adaptation of the controls to console, impressive graphics and all the classic essence of the saga, with hundreds of hours of content and endless battles.
  2. Jan 30, 2023
    91
    Not only has Microsoft made one of the best RTS games of all time enjoyable using nothing but a controller, but they have even improved on the original release in some key ways. Age of Empires 2 is just as good as ever on the Xbox and should be a must-play for strategy fans everywhere.
  3. Feb 8, 2023
    90
    Age of Empires 2 might be showing its age a little, even with the Definitive makeover, but it is still – and always will be – a timeless classic in the history book of video games, and remains as addictive as ever. It’s amazing to see Microsoft giving Xbox users some much-needed RTS love and going the extra mile with full controller support, despite the fact a few extra things are missing. This release does seem to be just the start of Microsoft’s plans – with Age of Empires IV up next for Xbox. Here’s to the return of the king!
  4. Jan 30, 2023
    87
    Some features show that the "base game" is 2 decades old, but the core experience is still mesmerizing and more accessible than ever.
  5. Feb 6, 2023
    85
    The ultimate all-in-one Age package finally arrives on consoles, with intuitive and clever controls. Kudos!
  6. Jan 31, 2023
    85
    While one could argue that argue that playing Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition with a controller is needlessly complicated, that would entirely miss the point of a release on console. Consoles tend to draw a more casual-friendly audience that may not have played the original release. As such, this is a great way to make gaming history accessible to as many players as possible, giving them the chance to play however they want. Being over 20 years old, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition doesn't break new ground, but it's a masterful remake with a lot of small improvements and a deep care fort he source material.
  7. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    Age of Empires II is a game that forever remains as part of your own existence. It does not matter how much time goes on, in the end you ALWAYS remember having played AOE; it is a timeless classic. You REALLY want to play this new version of the game, whether it is because you want to explore one of the greatest video games ever for the very first time, or because you are an 'old school' player that wants to re-live a glorious age that will no longer come back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    Amazing game i love it!!!!!so much memory
  2. Feb 4, 2023
    10
    Dou nota 10 não só porque AOE 2 é um dos melhores, talvez o melhor, RTS já feito mas porque essa versão de console ficou impecável, pegar umDou nota 10 não só porque AOE 2 é um dos melhores, talvez o melhor, RTS já feito mas porque essa versão de console ficou impecável, pegar um rts feito apenas pra mouse e teclado e fazer ser jogado perfeitamente no controle parecia ser uma tarefa impossível, tanto que vários rts de console, como Halo Wars, são mais simples comparados aos de pc... MAS CONSEGUIRAM!!!!!! É muito bom de se jogar e fácil de aprender os comandos. Espero que essa versão sirva como base para fazer rts mais complexos e trazer os que estão disponíveis apenas em PC. Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    یک تجربه منحصر به فرد از بازی استراتژیک با کیفیت چشمگیر و زیبا یک تجربه زیبا از یک بازی نوستالژییک تجربه منحصر به فرد از بازی استراتژیک با کیفیت چشمگیر و زیبا یک تجربه زیبا از یک بازی نوستالژی
  4. Feb 1, 2023
    10
    Que haya llegado a consolas ya es una gran noticia, pero jugarlo con mando, sin extrañar el teclado y ratón…Aún mejor!
  5. Feb 4, 2023
    10
    It's a classic, now on console, and with good tutorials to learn how to use it. I'm very happy to be playing this game again. Thank you, Xbox!It's a classic, now on console, and with good tutorials to learn how to use it. I'm very happy to be playing this game again. Thank you, Xbox! With better graphics and on GamePass, I can't ask for more. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2023
    9
    Another OUTSTANDING game for XBOX and PC players by Microsoft Studios. They've truly outdone themselves with keeping the strategical gameplayAnother OUTSTANDING game for XBOX and PC players by Microsoft Studios. They've truly outdone themselves with keeping the strategical gameplay fresh and accessible. The graphics are very pleasing to the eye for this type of game, the soundtrack also helps keep your mind into the experience. I highly recommend this title and hopefully this is the game that puts Age of Empires where it deserves to be as upper-tier strategy game. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2023
    1
    Es un Port de PC no muy bien logrado, se queda a medio camino de muchos otros Juegos similares y más modernos

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