Age Of Empires strong on nostalgia

The pace of Age Of Empires can become frantic as players need to micro-manage harvesting, construction and combat all at the same time.
The pace of Age Of Empires can become frantic as players need to micro-manage harvesting, construction and combat all at the same time.

Some memorable history lessons of mine did not take place in the classroom. I learnt the exploits of Alexander the Great and the rise and fall of Carthage while playing Age Of Empires, a real-time strategy (RTS) game, back in 1997.

So imagine my glee when I learn that the re-mastered version has arrived, in the form of Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition, a Windows 10 exclusive. It consists of the original Age Of Empires as well as its expansion pack, The Rise Of Rome.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Age Of Empires strong on nostalgia'. Print Edition | Subscribe