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Age of Mythology

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
90
3.2
Windows
89
4.1
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Description

After battling through the Age of Empires, it is time to go deeper into the history of mankind, and play in the Ancient cities of the true gods.

Choose your scenario from three, the ancient Greeks, the Norse or the Egyptians, and build your new world into a true kingdom fitting for the Gods that you follow. But be wary of the evil that lives around your kingdom, as they wish to destroy you and your God.

Many elements of the Age of Empires series feature here, including the many economic options, an epic battle system and random maps. New to the series is a full 3D graphics engine, increasing the level of detail to include certain weather effects and the ability to play during any time of the day or night.

During battle, you have the ability to not only lead an army full of hundreds of warriors and mythological creatures of all types, but you can also call on your God to lend a helping hand for a short period of time.

Multiplayer maps are also included, allowing all-on-all or ally battles.

Screenshots

Age of Mythology Windows Introduction movie
Age of Mythology Windows The different maps to choose from.
Age of Mythology Windows A couple of Greek heroes.
Age of Mythology Windows The prologue: Arkantos has unusual dreams.

Alternate Titles

  • "神话时代" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "神話世紀" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "RTS 3" -- Working title
  • "AOM" -- Abbreviated title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A great game in its own right, but also where everything started to go wrong Windows Maw (849)
The undisputed Age of Empires III Windows Indra is here (19677)
It has the base of a great RTS, but it's too flawed to recommend. Windows kbmb (399)
The true successor to Age of Empires! Windows James Kirk (159)
A well polished RTS featuring a crossover of several ancient mythologies Windows Cadorna (190)
Been there, done that. Windows Dan Spencer (12)

The Press Says

Withingames Windows Nov 20, 2002 5 out of 5 100
UOL Jogos Windows Nov 22, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh Dec 16, 2003 96 out of 100 96
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 06, 2002 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot Windows Nov 01, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Strategy Informer Windows Aug 12, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Play.tm Windows Dec 04, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Deaf Gamers Windows 2002 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Windows Nov 13, 2002 90 out of 100 90

Forums

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Age of Mythology appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Board game

The game was adapted into a 2003 boardgame of the same name published by Eagle Games.

Code

Age of Mythology has over three million lines of code.

Engine

This is the first game in the Age series, developed by Ensemble, to use a 3D engine.

Mountain giant

The mountain giant unit has a unique, little-known special attack – it can kick dwarves like soccer balls.

Sales

In 2003, Age of Mythology won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002 – #7 Best PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Computer Games
    • March 2003 (No. 148) - #4 in the 10 Best Games of 2002 list
  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland (Entertainment Software Association Germany)
    • 2003 - Gold Award
Information also contributed by Maw, PCGamer77, Pseudo_Intellectual and Xoleras.

Related Web Sites

  • Age of Mythology (Game page on the publisher's website (English))
  • Age of Mythology Heaven (This is one of the biggest fan sites for Age of Mythology. It contains forums, faqs, downloads, screenshots and even toons.)
  • Age of Mythology Temple (Fans site that also has an official clan.)
  • Planet Age of Mythology (One of the biggest AOM sites, it contains complete news and game information , thorough guides to the campaign, helpful strategies for each civilization, downloads sections. )
  • The Magic of Myth (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Age of Mythology, with comments provided by Lead Game Designer Ian Fischer (September, 2003).)
  • Through the Ages - Starting into a new Age! (A fan site that contains forums, downloads, screenshots, faqs and help files.)
Contributed to by Corn Popper (69569) and Kartanym (10780)