Age of Empires was the first real time strategy computer game ever created. It was created by Ensemble Studios, a small French company, and released by Microsoft. It was first available in North America on May 15, 1997 for the PC. A month later, it was out on the IBM-PC.
Age of Empires II HD brings the highly popular classic game into the new generation of consoles. The new version features all the same content as the original, but adds all new campaigns, special technologies, and four new civilizations. One new campaign involves the remnants of the Chinese invasion and gives the PC gamer four new civilizations to fight against: the Huns, the Goths, the Celts, and the Mongolians. These four new civilizations are a great way to diversify your strategy while still carrying on the Age of Empires tradition of building up cities to be used for production and mining.
One of the best new features of Age of Empires II HD is the addition of an online interface that makes managing resources, developing cities, and fighting against enemies quite simple. This streamlined interface makes Age of Empires II HD an excellent game to play for those who have never played on a computer with these capabilities. The new campaigns included in the game also provide interesting challenges to players, as they pit their wits against the cunning and strength of their foes. If you enjoyed the single player games in Age of Empires, then you will definitely enjoy the new campaigns and new civilizations that this version offers.