Age of Empires Feature List


 
  • Wide assortment of victory conditions, including non-military victory options such as wealth building, exploration and discovery
     
  • Robust technology tree that is larger than one civilization can hope to achieve during a single game
     
  • Robust diplomatic/cooperative options that allow players to exchange gold and pay tribute
     
  • Fully integrated scenario editor with random map generator
     
  • Computer opponents that ally with human opponents as well as fight and ally with one another
     
  • Superior computer player AI that does not rely on cheating
     
  • Multiple levels of difficulty
     
  • Twelve different civilizations from which to choose, each with unique strengths and weaknesses
     
  • 40,000 word Encyclopedia
     
  • Trade between players that allows civilizations to build economic wealth and power
     
  • Designed from the ground up for multiplayer competition. Includes a variety of unique multiplayer scenarios in which civilizations start with vastly different starting positions
     
  • Robust siege warfare model including walls, fortifications, towers, catapults and balistas
     
  • In-game rankings displayed for active players
     
  • Dazzling animations and graphics for terrain, buildings and units including superb death and battle sequences
     
  • Over 40 historical combat units, unit upgrades and building types
     
  • Massive game maps
     
  • True terrain elevation
     
  • Terrain effects on combat that including elevation, cliffs, forest and desert
     
  • Robust economic model, including multiple types of resources
     
  • Buildings that upgrade and become more advanced over time simulating the passage of thousands of years of time
     
  • Formations that permit more than nine units to be commanded
     
  • Multiple selection of more than nine units at one time
     
  • Big topic/epic feel with an historic basis. Includes some of Antiquity’s greatest conflicts, Armageddon, Sparta vs. Athens, Persia vs. Macedonia
     
  • 35 minutes of original music utilizing Microsoft’s Blue Ribbon technology
     
  • True isometric view
     
  • Awsome and realistic (WAV) sound effects
     
  • Win 95, Direct X, TCPIPFree Internet lobby matching services


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