Age of Empires: The Age of Kings boasts turn-based strategy gameplay - a first for the franchise - as players move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.
Command one of five different civilizations: the Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, or Japanese;
Control special 'hero' units such as Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, Joan of Arc and Genghis Khan, whose special 'hero' powers affect the entire battlefield;
Lead over 45 different types of units into battle - from bowmen and monks to hand cannoneers, mercenaries and samurai;
Players' can construct and upgrade buildings to help their units learn new skills and create resources for their civilizations;
Research over 50 different technologies like chemistry, ballistics, siege craft and spying to advance civilization into the next age;
A new Combat Advisor offers advice on certain campaign strategies and provides an assessment of the battle's outcome;
Multi-player scenarios allow up to four players to wirelessly battle each other;
By gaining Empire Points, players can unlock maps and units to improve their Emperor Rank;
Includes the music and sounds from the best-selling PC version.