Age of Mythology is an ancient mythology-based real-time strategy game developed by US-based Ensemble Studios and released by Microsoft Game Studios for both Windows and Mac OS-based computers. The game was released on October 30, 2002 in North America and on November 11, 2002 in Europe.

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Game Structure

Despite the significant differences in the game scenario (mythology instead of history) to Age of Empires and Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is Age of Mythology for Age of Empires series counted, as this game also developed by Ensemble Studios and Microsoft has been published. In addition, the game mechanics are similar. In contrast to the predecessors of the series you fight with real units as well as figures from the myths of the Greeks, Vikings, Chinese and Egyptians. In the single-player campaign, the player takes on the role of Arkantos, an Atlantean who gets caught between the fronts of the gods. In 32 missions he takes over the leadership of the three peoples. Apart from the mythical units like Cyclops , Minotaur and Phoenix , the player can also acquire up to four divine spells, which he gets when he adores different gods. These spells are often game-critical. ZeusFor example, it grants a bolt of lightning that can damage any enemy unit when in sight. In addition, each god gives special technologies of importance to the people (compare the Prometheus saga). In Age of Mythology , individual civilizations thus achieve an individuality that is much more important than the differences of the peoples in Age of Empires or Age of Kings. At the beginning of a normal game (ie no mission), the player chooses one of the peoples and in addition one of the three main gods, z. These are, for example, the Greeks Zeus, Poseidon or Hades . If the player progresses in the game, he can enter into other ages, choosing one of the minor gods.

Extended Edition

At the end of February 2014, a developer live stream from Microsoft revealed that there should soon be a so-called extended version of the game. From the beginning of March 2014, these could be pre-ordered at Valves distribution platform Steam . It has been released for download since May 8, 2014. The Extended Edition includes in addition to the already familiar contents of the previous versions u. a. animated day-night cycles, sun shadow effects on the map, various map views, and a Steam supported and controlled co-op and online mode. Also new is the support of DirectX 10, which is why the new edition runs only from Windows Vista . The response to the new edition was rather subdued , as it was with the Age of Empires II: HD Edition . The GameStar awarded a rating of 76 (the original received 87) and criticized the few innovations and the graphics. Euro gamers the assessed Extended Edition 6 out of 10 possible points. The Metascore is 66.

Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon

After twelve years, on January 29, 2016, the add-on Age of Mythology was released: Tale of the Dragon . In terms of content, the add-on deals with Asian mythology, adding the Chinese people, three new main gods and a new campaign with twelve missions.

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Game Requirements

  • CPU: Pentium II or Athlon equivalent.
  • CPU SPEED: 450 MHz.
  • RAM: 128 MB.
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (NT & 95 not supported)
  • VIDEO CARD: 16 MB 3D video card.
  • TOTAL VIDEO RAM: 16 MB.
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 1.5 GB.
  • CD-ROM: 32X speed CD-ROM or DVD-ROM.

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  2. Download the game file via the mirror you are directed to – make sure your internet does not disconnect during your download. How long the download takes depends on your internet speed connection.
  3. Run the game setup and install it in your desired directory – make sure you choose a drive which has enough space for the game.
  4. Launch the game using your desktop shortcut.