PC - Windows
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
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Developer: Forgotten Empires
Content Rating: Teen
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! Play the legendary RTS that started it all!
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The Windows 10 restrictions simply do the development team a disservice. A lot of work went into Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and just enough tweaks were made to ensure that it's still relevant in 2018. I have an incredible amount of respect for the folks who brought this classic back to life, and for their restraint to ensure that this remaster doesn't abandon its roots.
Nostalgia can be tough. For those gamers who played Age of Empires (and, indeed, the excellent Age of Empires II) at launch, this Definitive Edition is likely to stir up mixed emotions. For what it’s worth, this is a really strong remaster that brings together the best the original has to offer, with a robust visual and audio overhaul.
It's hard to figure out just who Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is for. For each thing it does right, it does one or two other things wrong. Veteran fans of the original game will find that beyond the base improvements, it hasn't aged well in the last 20 years. While it is certainly one of the most accessible RTS games I've ever played, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition does feel too outdated for newcomers.