Age of Mythology

A civilization building game that includes mythology

6.8

2103 Votes

  • Category Strategy
  • License Trial version
  • Size 454.12 kB
  • Works under Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE / Windows 95
  • Language English
  • Program by Microsoft

Age of Mythology is a Real Time Strategy game by Microsoft.

Age of Mythology is an off-shoot of the highly successful Age of Empires series. Based in a fictional mythological world, it pits the Ancient Egyptians, the Norse and Ancient Greeks against each other in a struggle for total conquest. The game was released in 2003 and was developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft.

The game has both a single-player campaign as well as the option to play against other players online or via LAN. The objective of Age of Mythology is to build a town and an army to gain a strong economy and a military advantage over the enemy. Due to a liimted stockpile of resources, especially at the beginning of the game, the player has to decide quickly which buildings to construct first, which influences the flow of the game. In general, a balance between resource gathering and military production is a good strategy to go with. While the town is being built and developed, the player can explore the map, which is covereed with the fog of war, to discover the enemies' bases, artefacts or resource deposits.

The resources in the game are food, gold, wood and favor, the latter being required for creating mythological units, researching technology and building wonders. Each civilization gathers favor differently, making it a very unique resource in the game. Mythological units include Anubites for the Egyptians and Mountain Giants for the Norse. Overall, each civilization has a large variety of regular and myth units at their disposal, and along with the varied architecture, their is no confusion as to what one is up against.

Mythology plays a big role, with each civilization having three main Gods, from which players have to choose one to follow at the beginning of a game. Different gods offer different abilities and special units, giving the game more depth.

Players win the game by destroying the enemies' base through military superiority.

Pros

  • Various difficulty options
  • Great gameplay
  • Unlike any other game in the Age of Empires seris

Cons

  • Outdated graphics
  • Not a large community of players anymore
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