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Age of Empires (AOE) - Case for PC version


  • Title: Age of Empires®
  • Genre: Real Time Strategy
  • Platform: PC
  • Release Date: Now Available
  • ESRB Rating: Teen


Age of Empires is an epic real-time strategy game spanning 10,000 years, in which players are the guiding spirit in the evolution of small stone age tribes. Starting with minimal resources, players are challenged to build their tribes into great civilizations.

Gamers can choose from one of several ways to win the game, including: world domination by conquering enemy civilizations, exploration of the known world and economic victory through the accumulation of wealth. Age of Empires was developed by Ensemble Studios™ and features the expertise of Bruce Shelley, co-designer of the hit strategy game Civilization.

System Requirements[]

  • Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/NT/Me/XP/2000
  • PC with 90 MHz equivalent or higher processor
  • 16 MB of system RAM
  • 80 MB available hard disk space
  • 4x speed or faster CD-ROM drive
  • Local SVGA bus video display with 1 MB VRAM
  • Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • 28.8 Kbps or better modem for online play