Age of Empires Online is an MMORTS from Gas Powered Games and Microsoft Game Studios and is the massively multiplayer follow up to the popular strategy series, Age of Empires. AEO blends traditional RTS gameplay, including empire creation and resource management, with the persistent, online world focused on your capital city, a city that continues to grow even while you're offline. Participate in crafting, with craft halls facilitating Advisors or equipment that will boost your troops skills, resource management, empire growth, or take part in massive multiplayer through both co-operative quests, or be a cut-throat tyrant in PvP. This, and more, all for the price of free!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 1st, marks the end of the line for Age of Empires Online. As of that date, the MMORTS will be shut down permanently. The series will be represented by Age of Empires II and III. XBox.com is featuring an FAQ to answer players' most pressing questions about games hosted by The Marketplace.
The Age of Empires franchise has long been a favorite of strategy fans. When Age of Empires Online debuted, fans of both MMOs and strategy games rejoiced. Does the game live up to his vaunted pedigree? Find out in our official Age of Empires review.
The Age of Empires Online team has released a new 'skirmish hall' booster pack for the MMORTS. The battles are fully customizable and feature massive numbers of units taking it to one another in epic ways. Check out the Skirmish Hall release trailer.
Age of Empires has become one of the most popular RTS series over the years. Today marks the launch of Age of Empires Online, offering some classic civilizations and free to play action for all RTS fans. Garrett Fuller takes a moment to give us a quick run down on what AOE:O offers RTS fans. Check it out at sister site RTSGuru.com!
Developer Chaz offers us a look into how QuestGivers in the forthcoming MMORTS have come to life. Take a look!