Age of Empires II Links
A selection of all purpose sites with news, strategies, files and a host of other resources. This is just a sampling.
|Ensemble Studios: developer of Age of Kings.|
|Microsoft Games: publisher of Age of Kings.|
|MSN Gaming Zone: Microsoft's online gaming service, Age of Kings section.|
|After a bit of a wait, AoE2.com finally came up. It caters to a number of Age Of ~ titles, and is still incomplete. Its strategy section (at time of writing - July 27th) was yet to be established, and there doesn't to be much in the way of downloads or maps as yet. Its forums look like the most lively part of this work in progress mega site.|
|Age of Kings Heaven: large informative super site featuring AoK community news, forums, downloads, game info, mod info, strats, and a few features.|
|Ager's HQ: one of the few AoK sites around with an animated link button. Unfortunately, the animated button is probably the most active part of this site. Its gone missing.|
|Aoe2World.de||Its in German. Have fun!|
|AOK Warehouse||General purpose information site on the game that has seen few recent upgrades and contains many missing pages. Also plays a lengthy vocal introduction from the game when you first enter. Its news was last updated March 2000...|
Age of Empires
Naturally the Gamespy Network
has a sizeable and comprehensive website devoted to this game. Big, comprehensive,
and a good starting point for basic info, strategies, downloads and forums.
Unlike many Planet~ sites, it lacks affiliates and hosted sites devoted
to the game.
|Through The Ages||A large, active, comprehensive fan site for everything to do with the Age of Empires series. The includes the original AoE game right through to Age of Mythology and its expansion packs.|
& Info Links
There don't appear to be that many specialized AoE2 strategy sites: most info & strategies are to be found in the big super sites listed above.
|Age of Kings Digital||An excellent source of information specializing in Age of Kings' expansion, The Conquerors.|
|GameProWorld||Although highly commercial, GameProWorld's AoE2 Strategy Guide is a sound introduction to the newcomer. It also has an excellent guide on the random map types found in AoE2 multiplayer games.|
|Gamespot's AoE2 Game Guide gives you the usual glossy guide and the usual clamour to actually buy the thing. As ever, a good read.|
A serious gamers' site that uses a forum to post articles. Its run (and mostly financed) by Mr Fixit. aok.rtscentral.com is the Age of Kings section (it covers other games, too) and has many excellent strategy postings arranged into different sections.
|The University||Age of Kings Heaven's excellent strategy page: mission walkthroughs, strategies for each civilization, advice for beginners and experts, economic tuning, etc.|
|Maps & Mods Links|
|Aoe2 Addicts is a clear and succinct AoK site orientated towards campaigns and scenarios.|
|Age of Kings Cartographer||Modest mapping, AI and map editing site, with the emphasis on creating your own maps and scenarios.|
Age of Kings Heaven's map downloads page. Huge selection of sorted single player, multiplayer, and campaign maps, AI's, mods and design articles.
|MPS, or Mod Pack Studio, is an actual AoK custom mod editor, which lets you edit the game's elements and install them afterwards. This is also holds the MPS Homepage.|
Last modified Wed, Oct 27 2004 by Lindsay Fleay