Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Xbox

There is a reason that Xbox consoles have skipped Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and instead gone straight to the second game. It is simply one of the best – if not the best – RTS game ever. Don’t believe me? Well now you can find out for yourself as Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition lands on Xbox consoles today.

Released as a celebration of the franchises 20th anniversary, the RTS classic now arrives on Xbox consoles. Fully designed for controller use with a new UI, controller tutorial and more, this is the full game released for consoles.

Those who may be concerned about how it will play on a controller needn’t worry, and here’s why.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition features every civilisation released for the game so far. That is 35 in total, each with their own unique units and skills. These civilisations have been plucked from over 1000 years of history to play and learn about. You could say it is the greatest history lesson you will ever have.

With that many different civilisations, you would expect a lot of game. And you’d be right. Over 200 hours of various campaigns, online cross-play multiplayer, a battle royale mode, a sandbox mode and even mod support. Now that is a lot of game.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is on the Xbox Store now priced at £14.99, and also available through Xbox Game Pass. If over 200 hours of content isn’t enough, there is also the Age of Empires II: Deluxe Definitive Edition Bundle for £34.99 and this comes with three additional add-ons:

And obviously, stay tune for our review coming soon. But for now, let us know in the comments your best Age of Empires II memories.

Game description

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever, now with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, and a fully remastered soundtrack. Age of Empires II: DE features “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new Civilizations. Frequent updates include events, additional content, new game modes, and enhanced features with the recent addition of Co-Op mode! Explore all the original Campaigns and the best-selling expansions like never before. With over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history, improved experiences await. Head online to challenge other players in your quest for world domination with 35 different Civilizations. You can also experience new Civilizations and Campaigns with the Lords of the West DLC! Recent updates include a Battle Royale game mode, ongoing support for the Scenario Editor, Quick Play for easy social games, enhancements to the game UI, and more! Choose your path to greatness with an eye-catching and engaging remaster to one of the most beloved strategy games of all time...

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