Strategy Games Like Age of Empires - Free, Online & Paid Games

by Seelyon

I've spent plenty of hours in real time strategy games like Age of Empires, it's a genre I love. This page features a bunch of my favourites that I strongly recommend to other AoE

I've spent plenty of hours in real time strategy games like Age of Empires, it's a genre I love. This page features a bunch of my favourites that I strongly recommend to other AoE fans.

I still remember the day that I got a free copy of Age of Empires out of a cereal box (yes it was an amazing promotion), from that day I was hooked on AoE and loved competing against my friends on a regular basis.

This sense of friendly competition even continued to Age of Empires 2 and 3 with my friends and I constantly battling it out in massive strategic battles that were always a joy.

I hope you'll love the games like Age of Empires I've collected here and be sure to share your own opinions in the poll and comment sections.

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Warcraft 3

One Of The Other Games Like Age of Empires I Got Into

I have to admit that Warcraft 3 was probably one of the only other games like Age of Empires that I loved on the same level as the AoE series.

What really attracted me was the almost RPG style features with story and a hero character that you could take from your first mission to the end of the campaign.

Warcraft 3 split the game into several campaigns that let you take control of humans, elves and undead. Each of them bring really good variety so the three campaigns do feel very unique. The campaigns all have their own hero character for whom you'll buy items to equip and alter their growth by choosing skill order.

In a similar manner to how StarCraft was structured these campaigns are linked and give you a great story that intertwines with the real time strategy gameplay.

Warcraft III Battle Chest - PC/Mac

This epic pack includes 2002 Game of the Year, Warcraft III: The Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III Expansion: The Frozen Throne and official strategy guides for both games.

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StarCraft Series

One Of The Sci Fi Games Like Age of Empires

I got plenty of game hours out of the original StarCraft and even more from StarCraft 2. While the campaign in both games is strong the multiplayer communities for these are the largest in the RTS genre. This makes it an attractive option for Age of Empires fans that want something with great multiplayer options.

The games are linked story wise so I recommend starting your adventure with the first StarCraft, despite it's age it has a huge amount of gameplay depth and it holds up very well against more modern real time strategy games like Age of Empires.

The StarCraft series follows the adventures of three races (humans, zerg and protoss) as they battle each other in various scenarios. You'll be able to play as all of these which each have their own strategy elements to explore.

StarCraft Battle Chest

Real-time strategy goes to new levels as three intergalactic species fight for survival. Control the vagabond Terrans, enigmatic Protoss, or the bloodthirsty Zerg as they wage w...

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time s...

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Rise of Nations & Rise of Legends

Two Games Like Age of Empires Goes Hand In Hand

Rise of Nations (and the fantasy spin-off Rise of Legends) are the two games like Age of Empires that have also managed to pull me in with their strategy gameplay. I recommend you check out Rise of Nations first as it's more in line with Age of Empires with Rise of Legends taking the series into a fantasy realm.

The games are pretty standard as far as the RTS genre goes but does require you to focus more on balancing all your elements equally rather than choosing an attack, defensive or economic strategy.

Gameplay is heavily based on cities that you have under your control and the need for a strong military mind as countering enemy troops is the only real way to victory. Terrain also plays a huge role making for a very realistic strategy game. While other games have tried to incorporate counter systems and terrain I've never seen one do it on the same level as Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends does.

Rise of Nations + Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots - PC

You've conquered the world in Rise of Nations, now do it again playing all new historical campaigns with a fully interactive diplomacy and trading system and featuring over 130 ...

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Rise Of Nations Rise Of Legends - PC

Journey to the land of Aio a world embroiled in an epic battle between the forces of Magic and Technology. Fight through towering cities flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plain...

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Updated: 07/24/2015, Seelyon
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