"Age of Mythology " transports players to a time when heroes battled with monsters of legend and gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men. Players create armies, develop their civilizations through the ages and manage economics through resource gathering and trade. The mythological excitement begins when players call upon the gods to act on their behalf, or reinforce their armies with more than 25 mythological creatures. Ensemble Studios' new 3-D engine adds a deep richness of graphical detail to create an innovative new title based on the ancient history of the Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythologies.
- God Powers - These rare and powerful gifts grant players the powers of the gods several times during each game.
- Mythological Units - Each with their own special ability, these scarce units can be added to a player's armies to change the character of the fighting force.
- Multiple Ways To Advance Ages - Players now get to chose different ways to advance though the ages, each providing a different set of bonuses.
- Highly Differentiated Civilizations - Age of Mythology builds on the civilization differentiation featured in Age of Kings and features civilizations that play dramatically different from one another.