Bypass navigation menu
RGB Classic Games
Keeping the classics alive
Currently hosting 548 great games!
Age of Empires  1997

The first game in the popular Age of Empires series. You command one of 12 historical empires and help them develop their economy, food supply, technology, and military. Naturally, conquest is the ultimate goal. Players start with an empire that is in one of four "ages" – the Stone Age, Tool Age, Bronze Age, or Iron Age – which means that only certain technologies are available. The player can bring his civilization into the next age to make better weapons, armor, and ships available. Creating units requires varying amounts of four resources, so players must chop down trees for wood, forage, fish, hunt, or farm for food, and mine for gold and stone. Historical information is provided before and after every level, making the game educational as well addictively fun. It may be necessary to run the installer in Windows 95 Compatibility mode, and to run as Administrator, to install and play this game on modern computers. In 1998, an expansion pack called The Rise of Rome was released, which adds four additional civilizations and a number of improvements. w7ddpatcher may be necessary to correct the colors on modern versions of Windows. The shareware version is limited to two campaigns: one with a single scenario pitting the Egyptians against the Greeks, and one with five scenarios, following the Hittite empire.

Greek style Egyptian style Babylonian style Asian style Roman style
Greeks
Minoans
Phoenicians
Egyptians
Assyrians
Sumerians
Babylonians
Persians
Hittites
Shang
Choson
Yamato
Romans
Palmyrans
Macedonians
Carthaginians

Added by DOSGuy

Screenshots

Win9x
DirectX

Age of Empires

Downloads

Age of Empires Japanese Shareware Demo (25,019,344 bytes) 19 December 1997 Win9x
Age of Empires English Shareware Demo (24,785,176 bytes) 3 October 1997 Win9x

Help running Win9x games

Availability

Copyright holder Microsoft no longer sells this game.

It can be purchased from Amazon:

Amazon .com .ca .co.uk .fr .de
Age of Empires US Canada UK Deutschland
Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Expansion US UK France
Age of Empires: Gold Edition US Canada UK France Deutschland
Age of Empires: Gold Edition (Jewel Case) US Canada Deutschland
Age of Empires: Collector's Edition US Canada UK France Deutschland
Ubisoft Exclusive Age of Empires Collector's Edition UK France Deutschland
Super Strategy 4-Pack US Canada