Age of Empires: Definitive Edition free for PC

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (2018) is the edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous game that was initially released in 1997. It brings modernized gameplay and new and improved visuals to the real-time strategy game (RTS), among other features.


  • Age of Empires is a history-based game. With an initial release in October 1997, it was one of the first real-time strategy games in this genre. The player gets to develop different civilizations between the Stone Age and the Iron Age. There are 16 civilizations in total - 12 original and 4 in the extension Rise of Rome.
  • Ambiance: Age of Empire: Definitive Edition is happy to bring players upscaled 4k visuals and remastered soundtrack to make the immersion even better.

  • Additions: There are many additions to the original game. Some of them include: Attack Move (send your army to a location and attack any opponents), Fast farm reseeding, the possibility to switch between full screen and windowed mode, send a villager to gather or build, and more.

  • Color Code: The spectator hotkeys, 1-8, correspond to the Player Colors, as it follows: 1 = Blue, 2 = Red, 3 = Yellow, 4 = Brown, 5 = Orange, 6 = Green, 7 = Magenta, 8 = Cyan.

Game modes

Age of Empires has several game modes: single-player, campaign and multiplayer. There are 16 civilisations to choose from, each with their own unique play styles thanks to their strengths and weaknesses. 

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