In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Originally developed by Ensemble Studios and re imagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam.

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About Age of World Empires with 9 comments by Ivindor on Apr 12th, 2014

I'm a Chinese modder. We all know that in original AOE, every civilization shares the same generic units which are all in European look. However this is a big problem coz when you choose Chinese, Japanese or Turks, it looks really weird when you still control European knights. And it's easy to get bored of every civs having the same looking knights battling on the screen. Civilization diversity is what we need to make the perfect AOE.

Therefore, I came up with the idea of this Age of World Empires MOD. In this mod, you'll have the chance to control Chinese cavalry when you choose Chinese, to control Sipahi when you choose Turks, and to control Yari Ashigarus when you choose Japanese. Although the graphic modification is way too hard and it has already taken me a year, I think it's worth it.
In this mod, you will feel a whole new gaming experience when faced with the the real collision between different civilizations. Different civs will have different cavalry and infantry in their own unique cultural looks, not like in the original AOE every civ uses the same knight.

Here goes the screenshots

Saracens(horse color changed from brown to white)
Saracens vs Crusaders
New unit in this screenshot:
Saracens: Ghulam Cavalry(replaces Knight)
Now you can see a real collision betwwen the West and the East, not like in the original AOC everyone uses the same European knights  

Imjin War
Imjin War 1592
New units in this screenshot:
Chinese(red): Eastern Lancer(replace Knight), Heavy Eastern Lancer(replace Cavalier), Elite Changdao Swordsman(replace Champion)
Japanese(blue): Yari Ashigaru(replace Halberdier), Matchlock Ashigaru(replace Hand Cannoneer), Heavy Yoroi Samurai(replace Champion)
Koreans(yellow): Eastern Halberdier(replace Halberdier) 

Chinese fight against Mongols
Chinese fight against Mongols
New units in this screenshot:
Chinese(blue):Eastern Lancer(replace Knight), Elite Changdao Swordsman(replace Champion)
Mongols(green):Heavy Keshik(replace Cavalier), Mongol Light Lancer(replace Hussar)

Spanish Port
Spanish Port
New European Halberdier
New Mediterranean Feudal Age architecture for Spanish, Byzantines and Italians 

In this mod, I only modify the look of the generic units, stats remains as before. For example, a Turky Sipahi's data is all the same with the European knight's , they only have different looks.

Aztecs, Mayans and Huns are removed coz making unique look units for the three will only make the work already on a large quantity even larger. So there are 17 civilizations in AOWE: Britons, Celts, Franks, Chinese, Japanese, Mongols, Koreans, Teutons, Vikings, Goths, Saracens, Turks, Persians, Byzantines, Slavs, Spanish and Italians.

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Work In Progress Release v.02. Briton and Byzantine Buildings!

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age of empires 2/hd this mod do the poplimit no use i made this mod with the hd version but i think

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Nov 7, 2013 Age of Empires II HD Edition Multiplayer Map 1 comment

A map that is made to look like a real, varied environement. However, this environement provides gameplay and not just decoration.

Aoe 2 HD New units and terrain re-skin
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Jun 11, 2013 Aoe 2 HD New units and terrain re-skin Demo 176 comments

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Apr 8, 2013 Age of Empires II HD Edition Installer Tool 5 comments

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-SRB-Knez Aug 8 2013, 2:48pm says:

I realy love Age of Empires 2

ps look graphic diference betwen Age of Empires 2 and Age of empires 1
(AOE 1 was released 1997 and AOE was released 2 years later)

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sonjiadrian Jun 13 2013, 11:45am says:

this is expansion pack?, how to instal?

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-SRB-Knez Oct 25 2013, 3:25pm replied:

Nope,this is a new game,and if you want to play this,buy it

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BEASTLYxxNORRIS Apr 14 2013, 5:59am says:

I wish there was a way that I could play Tales of Middle Earth through AoE2 through steam :(

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Guest Apr 16 2013, 4:48am replied:

you kind of can

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AudioGhostX Mar 10 2013, 6:53pm says:

Age of Empires 2 was by far the best game of the series.

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-SRB-Knez Oct 25 2013, 3:29pm replied:

Yes,you are absolutely correct

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

best RTS ever!

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Nothing is new, except the terrain and the water. I am disappointed by far

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Age of Empires II HD Edition, Released Apr 9, 2013
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