Develop and coordinate a strong army in this great strategy game
- You can play in campaign mode or have fun in random combats
- Large numbers of technologies and units to develop
- Various conflict modes
- Its graphics are not at the level of current games
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion has taken up its place in the history of real-time strategy games since, besides having an enormous distribution all over the world, it has entertained millions of people on the planet.
What is “Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion” about?
Age of Empires II is a sequel, but it was more successful than the saga’s first version. In this case, The Conquerors Expansion adds improvements and new features to the game.
The outstanding thing in this title is that it will take you to fierce battles over the control of a level’s resources and your survival as well as your civilization’s, which is under your responsibility, and therefore, you have the obligation of developing it.
However, achieving this is easier said than done. The thing is that the game will take you through 300 years of history and confront you with the fiercest group of warriors that have inhabited any part of the Earth during this time period.
Fortunately for you, you’ll be able to choose to control only one of these groups, and with it, the civilization that originated it. Thus, you’ll have to coordinate the efforts of your selfless villagers in order to build strong foundations that will let you develop a strong army. Although the society isn’t measured by its capacity to destroy others, developing this aspect is the only thing that will let you and your people survive the imminent threats from your enemies.
To build up the civilization and develop it you have to coordinate two basic actions: gathering resources and developing technologies. Although one invariably precedes the other one, over time the mutual influence between both determine the success of your objectives.
Once you get the resources and start developing the technologies that will give you the abilities and skills to rise over your enemies in decisive moments of your people’s history, you’ll be able to create your army. But beware! Don’t waste time, for your enemies won’t be slow, nor will they show compassion.
Choose a civilization and become a conqueror
As couldn’t have been otherwise, great adventures require great adventurers. Thus, this game shows the societies that have undisputedly obtained their place in the pages of world history thanks to actions that have changed the entire world’s destiny.
The civilizations you can choose for your fun include the Chinese, Japanese, Teutons, English, Mayans, Aztecs, French, Scotch, Vikings and many others. With them you’ll be able to wage large battles in frozen territory, forests, large deserts, fertile lands full of gold and resources, but also in large lakes or on the high sea where galleons and frigates will ceaselessly fight.
Each people and map will have its distinctive sounds and other details. For example, in the case of the civilizations it will be possible to enjoy wardrobes, architecture and expressions in their original language. In the case of the maps, the characteristic flora and fauna is shown, along with their ambient sounds.
The game includes two main variants:
• Standard game. In this mode, the user can choose what civilization to control, and select up to eight different peoples with which he’ll be confronted. These high-complexity combat classes can be carried out in cruel battles with no regards to sides, or they can be coordinated with diplomacy to form alliances or attack coalitions.
Besides, it is possible to determine the map size and the amount of resources, which will be great in case you want to spice up the encounters, especially when more than two civilizations are confronted.
You’ll also be able to choose what sort of map will give the game its physical context; that is, whether it will be on the shore or coast, in the desert, etc. Among other variables, it is important to determine what will define a victory.
That is to say, if you win by destroying all buildings and units (soldiers and peasants), the game is played as “total combat”. If you win by killing the king, regardless of the harm caused to cities, it will be a “regicide” campaign. Finally, if you play to destroy the means of obtaining resources, it will be a victory by “conquest”.
• Campaign. In this mode you’ll recreate real battles and invasions. This will let you participate in the liberation of France, oppressed under the English, under the guidance of Joan of Arc, or the liberation of Scotland also from England, under the giant William Wallace.
Other campaigns are Barbarossa, the search for the Holy Grail and the defense of Tenochtitlan under the orders of Moctezuma and his Mexicans. To top it off, you’ll also be able to play with Attila and Saladin.
• Multiplayer. In this game mode, you’ll be able to confront your friends or strangers over LAN connections or the Internet. In both cases, it is important that you practice enough beforehand, since it is only possible to carry out standard games. And they escalate very quickly!
In summary, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion has everything. It will not only give you great fun for hours and an excellent way to invest your leisure time, it will also let you experience mankind’s great moments in a truly entertaining way.