How will you rule the world? Conquer enemy civilizations? Discover the world's secrets? Accumulate wealth? As the guiding spirit of a Stone Age tribe, follow one of these paths to build the greatest civilization on earth.
Age of Empires: choose your favorite form of world domination.
-Complete against opponents for the limited resources used to build and manage your civilizations into a powerful empire.
-Direct a research path that leads to the economic, military, or naval technologies best used to achieve game goals.
-Choose from multiple gameplay options including more than 40 preset scenarios, individual campaigns, or randomly generated games.
-Build powerful armies from dozens of military units including warships, chariots, and war elephants.
-Challenge a sophisticated and adjustable artificial intelligence for endless replay value.
-Conquer or cooperate with up to eight players in multiplayer games via modem, LAN, or the Internet.
-Command one of twelve ancient civilizations - from Egyptian to Greek - all with unique attributes based on their historical counterparts.