Age of Empires can easily be considered the Queen of strategy games
, while Civilization
can be the king. It is one of the most popular and best real time strategy game
series of all time, and today, we are talking about the first and original Age of Empires. Start from the age of first tribe of hunters and develop your cities and army in time to Iron Age, age of conquest
, knights, kings and queens. The objective is simple - conquer all your enemies and be the strongest empire left standing. What made this game so epic is the fantastic gameplay that is both difficult and easy. The interface is very easy and moving your units and building your empire can be done with a few simple click. Don't forget, there are always enemy units attacking you in waves. So, while you're concentrating in building your defense, you also have to build your offensive team or you'll be eaten alive. The graphics are also state of the art of that age, followed by great music, directed by Stephen Rippy
, who will continue with this role for the rest of the series. Truly, if you haven't played Age of Empires, you don't know what a real time strategy game really is. Stop reading, go play, right now!