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Blood, Violence Download the Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings trial version today! The Age of Empires II trial version gives you a taste of what you'll experience in Age of Empires II and includes the following:

  • The William Wallace Learning Campaign - Whether you are a master at Age of Empires and Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome or completely new to real-time strategy games, the William Wallace campaign will teach you the basics, plus you'll see what's new in Age of Empires II.
  • A Sample Random Map Game - This is the heart of Age of Empires II and the variations are endless. You start in the Dark Ages with just a Town Center, three villagers and a Scout. Build your empire to eliminate your two computer-player opponents.
  • Four-player multiplayer game - Using another sample Random Map, you can join your friends and battle your enemies on the MSN Gaming Zone.


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Please review the system requirements before downloading.

  • Multimedia PC with Pentium 166MHz or higher processor.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 5 operating system.
  • 32 MB of RAM.
  • DirectX 6.1 or later.
  • 90 MB of hard disk space; additional 100 MB of hard disk space for swap file.
  • Super VGA monitor supporting 1024x768 resolution.
  • Local bus video card that supports 1024x768, 256-color resolution and 2 MB of VRAM.
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • 28.8Kbps modem (or higher recommended) for Internet* or head-to-head play.
  • Audio board with speakers or headphones.
  • To access the MSN Gaming Zone you need Internet Explorer 3.02 or later software or Netscape Communicator 4.0 or later.

The Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Update 2.0a features many updates and fixes. Some of those include:
  • The AI Update located below.
  • Town Center changes.
  • Improved performance of single player campaign games.
  • Improved overall stability.
  • You can no longer use a fishing ship to build buildings other than a fish trap.
  • The cooperative farming bug has been fixed.
  • A number of computer player and scenario editor bugs have also been fixed.

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The Age of Empires II AI Update - This update addresses the issue where the computer player resigns after a few minutes of play. It does not affect multiplayer, meaning players with the update can play with players who do not have the update. It is localized into English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian all in the same build. You choose your language at the start of setup.

Note: This update is also included in the Age of Kings Update 2.0a, available above.


The Pandora's Box/Age of Empires 2 Box Cover Puzzle - Solve the puzzle and reveal the cover of the Age of Empires II box in all its glory! A must have for all Age of Empires fans.


*Internet access required for Internet play. May require payment of a separate fee to an Internet Service Provider. Connection time and local telephone charges may apply.

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