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Age of Empires

Windows - 1997

Also available on: Mac

Alt names 帝国时代, 世紀帝國, Tribe, Diguo Shidai, Dawn of Man, AoE, Age of Empires: Un juego épico para crear y conquistar imperios, Age of Empires: Ein Spiel über große Zivilsationen und Eroberungen, Age Of Empires: Bâtissez votre civilization., Age of Empires: An Epic Game of Empire-Building and Conquest, Age of Empires 1
Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in France
Genre Strategy
Theme Classical antiquity, Egypt, Historical Battle (specific/exact), RTS, Real-Time
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer Ensemble Studios
Perspectives Isometric, Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
4.47 / 5 - 208 votes

Description of Age of Empires Windows

Age of Empires is one of the absolute classics of the Real Time Strategy genre. It's fast-paced but has an excellent learning curve. For its time, it offered a diverse range of buildings, units, and tech-trees. Not to mention the differences between the cultures.

Though Age of Empires doesn't quite have the cachet of Warcraft or Starcraft, it holds up well even today as one of the best of the genre, offering lots of replayability at both the story and multiplayer levels. Additionally, the easy-to-use map builder tools allow you to create countless unique scenarios.

Age of Empires boasts fun and colorful sprites with detailed animations for all the various tasks each individual performs. Plus, there are a few neat surprises and hidden secret units (the iconic sports car with the rocket launcher, for example).

Age of Empires is a game you're sure to come back to time and again.

Review By P. Alexander

Don't miss the excellent UPatch-HD mod for Age of Empires: http://upatch-hd.weebly.com/.

Age of Empires has an addon available: Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, don't miss it!

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Comments and reviews

freymark 2018-06-10 1 point

works great using wine on linux mint 18.3

HARSH 2018-05-20 5 points Windows version

BEST SITE OF THE YEAR

CJ 2018-05-05 4 points Windows version

ok .. lets try getting an acutal .iso file please and thank you. this file only had a .cue/.bin file .. WTF ??

Meeow / lisomi 2018-04-24 0 point

anyway if other people can play the game
they should use.
Microsoft visual c++ 86 bit

TheDude 2018-04-20 -3 points Mac version

How do you Install on Mac?

gametracker 2018-04-16 1 point Windows version

Please rework the files.

Andrew 2018-03-31 3 points

It works fine, you have to do a little tweaking after extracting the ISO, mainly downloading a crack that will fix the problem of not having the CD present. I found the correct file here: https://www.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_age_of_empires.shtml

There is one big problem though, some idiot replaced the original music with some crappy mixtape - likely to promote it, I can't find it in the game files and the original sound is there. It's so bad, it makes the game unplayable.

akram182 2018-03-27 -1 point Mac version

Stuffit Expander cant open it, please help. Im trying to play in my mac

omadongalong 2018-03-07 1 point Windows version

really interesting recommended

Lord of plants 2018-03-03 0 point Windows version

Works perfectly on my Windows 7 notebook, just like Troels said.
Thank You, My Abandonware!

nik 2018-03-01 -1 point

what a plonkers

buv 2018-02-19 1 point Windows version

No music in game and no cinematics. How to fix??

Troels 2018-02-04 3 points Windows version

Works perfect on Win7.
It comes with 3 errors saying "Driver not installed", but just press OK and your good to go :)

Lorenzo 2018-01-25 -1 point Windows version

Puppatemelo

Whatever 2018-01-20 -4 points

Its a fucking .bin - not an IS) & ur assholes !

helio frigo jr 2017-12-25 1 point

what remembering!!!!

this guy chris 2017-12-11 -2 points Windows version

how do i run this game it just has some white files and it wont let me play :-(

dan 2017-12-08 -3 points Windows version

works fine except when in mission i have no cursor

Victor 2017-11-27 -7 points

I downloaded the file. But how to install ❓

TF 2017-11-11 4 points

"JEANBAMBOIS 2017-09-19 -1 point Windows version
A window appear saying "cannot start the application correctly (0xc0000022). Anyone know this issue ? (Window 10)"

Search Type and select "Turn Windows features on or off" Expand "Legacy Components" Select "Direct Play" Hit OK Everything should be fixed.

BaJung 2017-11-11 0 point Windows version

I got a BIN file ith the Windows version. What do I do with that?? How can I play the game?

Pelger 2017-10-25 1 point

it's not for DOSBOX, this game is for win9x. it works ok on xp or 7. you might need a patch to fix the colors in win7 or to finish explorer task while you play the game.
google for "direct draw patch" or "direct draw color fix".

Mac 2017-09-26 0 point Mac version

Guys I presume the Mac version is PPC only, so any modern Intel Macs won't run it. Perhaps it will run via Rosetta on Snow Leopard.

Just run a VM (Virtual PC, Parallels, VMware Fusion) and play the Windows version.

JeanBambois 2017-09-19 0 point Windows version

A window appear saying "cannot start the application correctly (0xc0000022). Anyone know this issue ? (Window 10)

Coolness 2017-08-24 -1 point Windows version

Never mind, I just needed the right patch. I got it off of gamecopyworld.com

Coolness 2017-08-22 0 point Windows version

When I run it and click single player game, it says that I need to insert a disk and restart the game. Any ideas?

Wayne Campbell 2017-06-08 2 points Windows version

If you cant run it use a virtual drive. Google is your friend.

mervish 2016-12-22 -5 points

will this game work on a dos boxer or do you need something else

nelo 2016-11-27 -2 points

I can't run the installer on OS X Yosemite, the message says "The application could be damaged or incomplete", how can I run it?

javidoc 2016-10-15 0 point

me neither, what did you do??

Bob 2016-10-05 1 point

I played this game as a kid and loved every second of it, so when I found this website, I almost had a stroke out of happiness. Thank you so much to whoever made this website.

lilzaviir 2016-10-01 -5 points

will this actually work with Macbook air?

CC 2016-09-03 1 point

I can"t play that.

scab on my dick 2016-08-21 -1 point

Is there another emulater for mac v. 10.5.8? I cant use the ones suggested?

old school 2016-04-13 -1 point

i can't unzip them, what is the best program to unzip

Norm 2016-02-25 0 point

What about all the info saying daemon is full of malware?

lolzinberg 2015-11-07 0 point

i have been trying to get this game for so long and this didn't help me i downloaded both...nothing

matt 2015-10-07 3 points

I cant get this to work

anon2 2015-09-04 1 point

Apparently the application itself is damaged. I mounted the disc and everything is there but the installer can't be launched.

Anon 2015-07-19 -3 points Mac version

http://www.myabandonware.com/howto/#isocuebin

All there in the manual folks, RTFM next time.

Opubose 2015-05-02 0 point Mac version

I got 2 files. One is AoE.bin and the other is AoE .cue. What do i do with them? I want to play this on my mac.

Smell 2015-02-26 -8 points Mac version

Not working for mac? help!

twobob 2014-12-13 -7 points Mac version

How can this be played on an Imac?

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Windows Version

DownloadISO Version English version 507 MB DownloadGold Edition
ISO Version English version 242 MB
DownloadRIP Version English version 56 MB ManualEnglish version 18 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Age of Empires, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

GuideOfficial Guide: Inside Moves English version 103 MB GuidePrima Guide English version 76 MB PatchPatch 1.0c English version 901 KB RefcardEnglish version 4 MB MiscBeta Version v00.08.09.0716 English version 55 MB MiscAlpha Version v00.05.01.0204 English version 35 MB ModAge of Conquests Unofficial Addon English version 100 MB ModAdditional campaigns from the early versions and demos
adapted to work with the final version English version 1 MB
ModAdditional scenarios from the early versions and demos
adapted to work with the final version English version 1012 KB
ModFinal Conquest Campaigns English version 48 MB ModMore Empires Scenarios English version 9 MB ModSybex Unofficial Addon released in France
Campaign and scenario should be copied manually English version French version 32 MB
DemoEnglish version 23 MB

Mac Version

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Age of Empires, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

PatchPatches English version 160 MB

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