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Age of Empires Online takes the classic Age of Empires real-time strategy gameplay, and places it into a quest-based online structure. Similar to the previous games in the series, most missions ask you to build up an economy, then an army, then crush all those who oppose you, with occasional more unusual missions. The differences come between missions; your capital city allows you to equip your soldiers, unlock technologies, craft items, and so on. Items, either found in missions, bought, or crafted, give per-unit-type benefits. For example, a copper sword might give a 3% damage bonus to Hoplites. Technologies are unlocked using technology points, which are acquired through gaining levels. Only unlocked technologies can be researched in a mission. Both story missions and side missions are available, with some missions repeatable to gain more XP, items, and gold.

At the time of release, Greek and Egyptian civilizations are available, with more civilizations promised. Each civilization has unique art, units, and storylines. Age of Empires Online is a free-to-play game, but each civilization can be upgraded by paying real money. The upgrade will unlock high-end items, units, and abilities. Other upgrades include quest packs and cosmetic items.


Age of Empires Online Windows Quest Map
Age of Empires Online Windows Capital city
Age of Empires Online Windows Main Menu
Age of Empires Online Windows Title Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Project S" -- working title
  • "AoEO" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews Aug 23, 2011 17 out of 20 85
GamingTrend Sep 14, 2011 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Sep 01, 2011 70 out of 100 70
IGN Aug 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Cyber Stratege Sep 10, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 (UK) Aug 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Splitkick Sep 12, 2011 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Sep 02, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 30, 2011 65 out of 100 65 Sep 02, 2011 59 out of 100 59


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Closed on Jul 1, 2014 2 EVIEZHANGG TONYY
Jul 20, 2014



Age of Empires Online servers were closed on 1 July 2014, six months after content updates were abandoned.

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qwertyuiop (37856) added Age of Empires Online (Windows) on Oct 13, 2011