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Age of Empires Gold Edition (PC)

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Type: Strategy/Historical / Release date: 2001-01-01

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      30.03.2010 22:51
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      One of the best games ever made!

      To start with Age of Empire is a strategy game which originally came out in 1995. There are a couple of different games you can play and they are as follows.

      Campaign - This is the main part of the game which is based on historic fact, for example you start off as the scottish army and you have to defeat the english, starting with one priest (who is used to convert enemy units) and you have to get enough workers to build up your base so you can train military units such as archers, axe men and cavalry until you have enough to destory the enemy. As you work your way through the campaigns (5 in total) you get to advance to different eras from the Stone Age with nomads to the Iron Age. Acquiring upgrades for your militia as well as items so your workers can carry more food etc.

      Scenario - This is where you can play a game with the settings of your choice, for example you can start off at any age with a set number of units, make resources sparse or plentiful (resources will be explained later!), adjust the enemy difficulty and choose from a list of maps.

      Resources - There are 4 different resources in the game: Wood, Stone, Gold and Food. These resources are used to upgrade your weapons, buildings, your units and to move into a new era. Gold and Stone must be mined using workers who then return the goods to your town centre or a mining camp if you can afford one and is stocked. Trees must be cut down by your workers whereas food comes in a variety of places. eg. You can capture sheep and kill them and get your workers to stock the food, you can build farms and get your workers to work the field or you can either build a dock and get some ships to fish for tuna in the sea!

      For the time this game come out, it was unbelievably detailed and the range of buildings and options are huge, of course with Age of Empires 3, there are a lot more options but if your PC cannot store a 6GB game this game will keep you entertained for hours. What i have described is merely a small percentage of the overall game so i suggest you buy this game and explore it because it truely is one of the few legendary games ever made. A big 5 stars from me and i'm sure few would disagree.

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      29.12.2008 23:14
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      good game in its time

      Age of empires is a fantastic video game series of real time historic strategy games available on the PC. The first one came out in 1997 and since then they have been a favourite in video games, well certainly for the PC any way. This edition of the game, the gold edition combines the first age of empires game with the ages of empires, the rise of rome that followed it. This means that there's double the scenarios and even more maps, scenery, buildings and people in this than ever before.

      One thing I like about this game is that there are a lot of interesting scenarios to complete, and not all are that easy either, I certainly didn't manage to complete all of them and the harder ones can take a while.

      I also like the ability to set up your own games, you can place the people you want on your team down, people you want on other teams, arrange the scenery, and the battle to the death of either you or the other teams, it really is hours of fun.

      While the graphics now are really poor compared to the games were getting out at the moment, this is a timeless game and the first strategy game I think I ever played, it got me into strategy games and it got me hooked on the whole age of empires series. So while I don't really advise you go buy this particular game, I do think if you haven't experienced the age of empires games yet, then go get the latest one.

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        23.10.2001 17:44

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        There are few games that I would go out and buy for my PC as I don't believe in spending lots of money on something that a few weeks down the line I'll just loose interest over. However I had played Age Of Empires on a friends computer and was hooked. I must admit it isn't an indepth game, sure there are historical battles and different civilization to choose from but the play of this game is still fairly basic. It does however offer you the chance to try out your strategies in trying to defeat your enemies and if you like that sort of game you will love this one. The graphics are sweet, you have little axe men and archers which can become more advanced as you advance through the game. The levels of difficulty vary from 1-5 and at the latter you have to have your wits about you. Infact this this is perhaps from my point of view the worst part of the game. Once you have found the technique of how to defeat the enemy you will be able to defeat them always. This is kind of frustrating as it would be nice if the computer was abit more dynamic in its strategies, but thats just computers. Don't be too dishearted the will have to be very good at this game to stand a chance to complete the hardest levels. My advice is you buy it and see for yourself. You can get this gold edition from computer stores for about the £15 mark. Good Luck

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        23.07.2001 16:51

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        I picked this up a couple of years ago for about £25 and I am still playing it now. The graphics areen't great, but is just simply the gameplay of this game that makes it so excellent!! You can just keep playing and playing! This has to be the best online game I have. It is best played using MSN Gaming Zone, where there are usually always about 200 people playing it. The graphics aren't overloading anyones computer which means it is possible to play a game with 8 people and have no lag!! It is a great game offline but online its improved dramatically, you can play harder opposition, and there are new options such as higher pop limit. If it was £25 2 years ago, I wouldn't be suprised if you could pick it up for £15 now, and it is worth every penny!

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        01.07.2001 04:31

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        hijos de escocia, habeis venido a luchar como hombres libres, y hombres libres sois, ¿qué haríais sin libertad?, ¿lucharéis?, luchad, y puede que murais, huid, y vivireis, un tiempo al menos, y al morir en vuestro lecho, dentro de muchos años, no estareis dispuestos a cambiar, todos los dias desde hoy hasta entonces, por una oportunidad, ¡de volver aquí a matar a nuestros enemigos!, puede que nos quiten la vida, pero jamás nos quitarán... ¡La Libertad! hijos de escocia, habeis venido a luchar como hombres libres, y hombres libres sois, ¿qué haríais sin libertad?, ¿lucharéis?, luchad, y puede que murais, huid, y vivireis, un tiempo al menos, y al morir en vuestro lecho, dentro de muchos años, no estareis dispuestos a cambiar, todos los dias desde hoy hasta entonces, por una oportunidad, ¡de volver aquí a matar a nuestros enemigos!, puede que nos quiten la vida, pero jamás nos quitarán... ¡La Libertad!hijos de escocia, habeis venido a luchar como hombres libres, y hombres libres sois, ¿qué haríais sin libertad?, ¿lucharéis?, luchad, y puede que murais, huid, y vivireis, un tiempo al menos, y al morir en vuestro lecho, dentro de muchos años, no estareis dispuestos a cambiar, todos los dias desde hoy hasta entonces, por una oportunidad, ¡de volver aquí a matar a nuestros enemigos!, puede que nos quiten la vida, pero jamás nos quitarán... ¡La Libertad! hijos de escocia, habeis venido a luchar como hombres libres, y hombres libres sois, ¿qué haríais sin libertad?, ¿lucharéis?, luchad, y puede que murais, huid, y vivireis, un tiempo al menos, y al morir en vuestro lecho, dentro de muchos años, no estareis dispuestos a cambiar, todos los dias desde hoy hasta entonces, por una oportunidad, ¡de volver aquí a matar a nuestros enemigos!, puede que nos quiten la vida, pero jamás nos quitarán... ¡La Libertad!

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        12.04.2001 05:00
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        Fantastic - what a game! Set in ancient times - you pick a civilisation and choose scnearios, advance through the ages, smite your foes etc - you know how it works! Although anyone with Age of Empires 2 will know this original has shortcomings, for it's time it was an amazing and groundbreaking game. such choice of player civilisations and mission options mean you'll never play the same game twice. I spent days playing the huge maps with eight enemies - amassing an invincible force, although a limit of 50 units means you can't amass a giant force - just an invincible one with all the good upgrades. The gold edition - four new races, and more importantly new upgrades and units makes the game even better. Only the limit on units and average graphics make it dull after about 10hrs non-stop. Playing all the scenarios and campaigns, and reading all the tips and hints gives you lots of insight into the history of these great nations - immerse yourself in the game with the sound on, and learn to feel how the ancient generals would have - building your town from fragile beginnings, until a mighty empire is formed, reaching out to crush your enemies and protect your allies. It's a great game!

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        Includes the Orginal Age of Empire: Choose from Stone Age to the Iron, you have over 10,000 years of real time evolution to build your tribe into a florishing empire / With also Age of Empire Rise of Rome Expansion: Choose from four new civilizations with unique technology trees and distinct strength and weaknesses.