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Age of Empires (Demo Version) (Windows)

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Screenshots

Windows version

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows The title screen modestly informs you that you are playing the Best Real-Time Strategy Game.

The title screen modestly informs you that you are playing the Best Real-Time Strategy Game.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Unlike the retail game, all scenarios in the trial campaign are available from the start.

Unlike the retail game, all scenarios in the trial campaign are available from the start.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows A busy Stone Age settlement.

A busy Stone Age settlement.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows The trial version is based on a pre-release build of the game, and contains some elements that were later edited, like this tree here.

The trial version is based on a pre-release build of the game, and contains some elements that were later edited, like this tree here.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows A force of Egyptian chariots fends against Greek composite bowmen.

A force of Egyptian chariots fends against Greek composite bowmen.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Egyptian infantry seems to fare somewhat better, even against the dreaded Greek hoplites.

Egyptian infantry seems to fare somewhat better, even against the dreaded Greek hoplites.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows A Tool Age settlement.

A Tool Age settlement.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Chariots and chariot archers are a good fighting force, but they are clearly outnumbered by enemy infantry and bowmen.

Chariots and chariot archers are a good fighting force, but they are clearly outnumbered by enemy infantry and bowmen.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Who needs catapults when you have these guys? Chariot archers outrange enemy sentry towers, and chariots are quire well armoured.

Who needs catapults when you have these guys? Chariot archers outrange enemy sentry towers, and chariots are quire well armoured.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows This watch tower doesn't even have a chance against the war galley, which has more than double the firing range.

This watch tower doesn't even have a chance against the war galley, which has more than double the firing range.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Farmlands are essential to support the economy.

Farmlands are essential to support the economy.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows The Battle of Kadesh was the turning point of Ramesses II's failed invasion into Hittite lands, and it paved the way for the eventual peace treaty between the two empires.

The Battle of Kadesh was the turning point of Ramesses II's failed invasion into Hittite lands, and it paved the way for the eventual peace treaty between the two empires.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows The historical Kadesh was a walled city, and you would do wisely to follow this example.

The historical Kadesh was a walled city, and you would do wisely to follow this example.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Bronze Age town centre with a market and a temple.

Bronze Age town centre with a market and a temple.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows The Achievements screen allows to monitor the player's progress during a scenario.

The Achievements screen allows to monitor the player's progress during a scenario.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows The timeline graph shows population growth and Age advancements of each civilization involved.

The timeline graph shows population growth and Age advancements of each civilization involved.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows Version information screen.

Version information screen.

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows All twelve civilizations are available in multiplayer games...

All twelve civilizations are available in multiplayer games...

Age of Empires (Demo Version) Windows ...however, the technology tree is limited to the Bronze Age.

...however, the technology tree is limited to the Bronze Age.