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Post by Dan @ 03:11pm 24/08/11 | 7 Comments
Last week, Microsoft relaunched their much-loved real-time strategy Series Age of Empires with a new "fremium" title, developed by Gas Powered Games of Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege fame (who continued the work started by some of the original AoE Ensemble Studios team).
“Age of Empires Online” is a bold new twist on a franchise so many have grown to love with the addition of more social capabilities and a customizable and persistent experience. Play the entire game for free or upgrade with a broad selection of Premium Content Packs. You decide, because in this new age, YOU RULE.
Our resident strategy buff Kosta has been putting the game through it's paces and you can find out all his thoughts in this in-depth review.

Age of Empires Online can be found over at as well as regular retail stores for Windows PC.

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Posted 03:22pm 24/8/11
$120+ for that? Hahahaha another IP down.
Posted 04:01pm 24/8/11
i played the beta and did enjoy it but did find the quests easy and repetitive
Posted 04:13pm 24/8/11
Great review (at least, the spice girls bit amused me). I've been meaning to check this out, and finally got GFWL working by switching from XP to Win7.

I suspect that this will get years of love from people looking to recapture AoE2 multiplayer times, as many of my friends still do.
Posted 01:22pm 18/9/11
So we've just got around to downloading this... f*****g takes forever to install/patch.
Posted 09:34am 19/9/11
I've just been playing it, it seems fun but I don't like the idea of the premium features so far... I just got a quest reward I can't even equip without paying for a premium civilization upgrade... if it still holds my interest in a few days I'll probably pay for it.. mostly to give pvp a go
Posted 12:38pm 19/9/11
will, kinda reminds me of the time I was patching a very failed mmo (Champions Online) and a very successsful one (Rift), also image name.


If you can't even download/patch the game at your connection speeds maximum, it's basically dead to me.

last edited by casa at 12:38:38 19/Sep/11
Posted 03:36pm 19/9/11
after playing it again today, it really is free2play/pay2win
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