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Age of Mythology

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
90
3.2
Windows
89
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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 Observing the battle.
Age of Mythology Windows Learn how to play, the tutorial campaign.
Age of Mythology Windows My workers are building the Trojan Horse.
Age of Mythology Windows The underworld, fight with and against the dead.

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 was here (19212)
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

GamerDad Windows Apr 18, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Nov 15, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 20, 2002 47 out of 50 94
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 06, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Gameswelt Windows Nov 15, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Gamigo Windows Dec 04, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 07, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
ActionTrip Windows Oct 29, 2002 83 out of 100 83
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Dec, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Games TM Windows Feb, 2003 8 out of 10 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
disc 2 8 dolphin-san
Apr 22, 2008

Trivia

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

  • 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 (69521) and Kartanym (10785)