Age of Empires: World Domination coming to Windows Phone this summer

Age of Empires World Domination

Summer is about to get a lot better now that we know of a new mobile game coming to Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Fans of the Age of Empires series will be especially excited to learn of a new game coming. Microsoft and KLab have announced Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile coming this summer.

Age of Empires: World Domination will feature an all new battle system that’s been redesigned for mobile. Look forward to playing as the Celts, Vikings, Franks and Huns in this free-to-play game. Age of Empires is collection of real-time time strategy games published by Microsoft Studios. The first game, Age of Empires, launched in 1997 and was well received by most critics.


We can’t wait to get our hands on this. Anyone else looking forward to playing some Age of Empires on their smartphone? Sound off and let us know below.

Source: AOEWD

Thanks for the tip Vaibhav S!



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good with achievements, please

Judge_Daniel says:

Coming from Microsoft, so it'll be released on WP later than iOS and Android. :P

Mestiphal says:

I guarante it!!!

Sadly, it will probably happen. :'(

S Vaibhav says:

Yes, I hope so too. Age of Empires was the first game I ever played, glad to see it reborn after 8 years :)

andresalviar says:

BEST GAME EVA! I really would love to see remakes of AOE 1, 2 and 3, specially 2 and the 'Conquerors edition'

jsnod25 says:

3 was crap...

Imrhien says:

Already exists, bro :o Google Age of Empires II HD

Imrhien says:

Age of Empires 2 and Age of Mythology have new HD editions with extra features now. Go check them out on Steam!

dakranii says:

Damnit, now I'm wearing the same colors as jmunchies1...

albadi88 says:

be thankfull he wasn't NAKED !!

Imrhien says:

You changed the colour of your clothes? I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS!!! *kills*

ObscenePanda says:

Nice town. I'll take it.

S Vaibhav says:

Yeah, thats the priest, isn't it ;)

tpitts15 says:

How do you turn this thing on?

Aanze says:

I don't f**** understand shit from this conversation.

albadi88 says:

dont' worry captin obvious is here for the rescue : this comments are cheat codes for AOE
1- will give you a car

2-will give you 1K golds

3-wil give you 1K woods

4- will give you 1k stones

Aanze says:

Thanks captain !

Talbot690 says:

Cheese steak jimmy's

Talbot690 says:

Furious the monkey boy

g_davis5 says:

Pepperoni Pizza

Rick Smits says:

Does this game have Multiplayer?

Menzlo says:

I want to know this too. Cross platform?

Cross platform play would be AWESOME... I really hope they realize how amazing this would be and work hard to make it happen... However I get the feeling I'm going to be bummed by the answer... 


We'll see what they say!

Risvall says:

Wohoo love all AOE and AOM!!!
Except AOE3, anything but that

Sam Sabri says:

Aww. AOE3 wasn't that bad. We do need a sequal to Age of Mythology though. ZEUS!

DreadVenom says:

Sam, from the lead pic, why the Moto device face down. You no like??

TechAbstract says:

Age of Empire II : The Conquerors was my favorite. I used to compete online in DM.

Empire II was such a great game... countless hours spent on that...

DarthVeda says:

it's available on Steam, and the HD version enhances the graphics. I keep playing it now as well. never get bored of it.

Risvall says:

Go nordic gods;-) always used loki (loke) swe

TheLiege says:

Play the original but with good graphics: http://store.steampowered.com/app/266840/

S Vaibhav says:

AOE 3 was quite good actually, I enjoyed the Indian expansion very much :)

Talk4Lig says:

Yes! This is awesome :)

vj1413 says:

Hope it will work lower memory ends devices too. :|

hs k says:

+720. Otherwise I'll have to fight my mom for her 525

The_Lord23 says:

I don't normally do this but...

DaiaX says:

I CAN'T WAIT!! Having said that, hope it is not like AoE online buy points to win.

swizzlerz says:

Looking good. Didn't play the online one.. I like the original

JamesDax3 says:

Might be good. But give me Halo Wars 2.

Sam Sabri says:

Ditto. Halo Wars 2 would be amazing on my Surface.

ssimmmo says:

I want it now lol

DreadVenom says:

Nice, look forward to playing it SAME DAY AS OTHER PLATFORMS, so don't f with us Microsoft. Thanks.

anirban130 says:

Will it support 512mb ram devices??

Ankmeyester says:

Same question here.

enzom09 says:

ehh not excited. they need to come out with a remake of the civ games (revolutions is bleh). this series easily trumps the AOE one, although AOM was AWESOME

Holy shit age of empires :):):)

S Vaibhav says:

After all these years :)

Stanvx says:

Damn wish it wasn't F2P, I want an AOE like the classics, ill pay up to $6 for it!

neo158 says:

If F2P games are done right then you shouldn't need to use the IAPs.

This look generic as hell.

Duduosf says:

I want Captain America: The Winter Soldier on WP. When is it coming??

WhippedKream says:

Age of Empires?! Free to play?! Take my money!! Oh wait... But can't wait to play! Been craving a good classic strategy game like this

rogonso says:

I hope it will be a universal app!

S Vaibhav says:

Yeah, hope its a Windows Store app too :|

Infamy79 says:

Agreed, was going to post the same thing

Sin Ogaris says:

So much awesome. I love AoE.

Mister Gore says:

I haven't played Age of Empires really since the original first came out. I'll definitely check this one out. Hoping that it is Xbox enabled and universal with Windows 8 for my Surface.

Tjalsma says:

Fantastic news!

Skycloud says:

Looking forward to play it.

Shit is about to go down. Age of Empires is awesome. Too bad it's not exclusive. Would have moved some WP's.

blackjackrm7 says:

Xbox live integration and free to play game required

Dannay says:

Woo cant wait loved AoE

Ronnet says:

Very much a 'wait and see' for me. I don't like the visual style that much and I fear the game will be dumbed down to the point where it wont feel like an AoE game. And its not as if AoE is all that complex. Its gameplay could easily be ported to a touch handheld. In fact I used to play AoE1 on my old WinMo phone. Only issue was navigating the map, which would become easy with a pinch to zoom in/out gesture on today's devices. Still, AoE2 was the first game I bought so nostalgia alone will make me keep track of this title.

Jack Janik says:

Whaaaaat? It was on Windows Mobile?

mreaglejr says:

Yeah, I used to play it all the time on my HTC Kaiser :D Good times!

jargonz says:

Yeah, I remember Age of Empires for Windows Mobile. I even played Quake and Quake II on Windows Mobile. Long before iOS and Android, there was a thriving Windows Mobile ecosystem. There were many popular Windows Mobile app development companies like SPB, SBSH, Ilium, WebIS, Developer One and Laridian. Compaq, HP, Dell, HTC, Sony and Samsung were all producing Windows Mobile devices. When Microsoft decided to kill Windows Mobile, the app developers switched to iOS and Android. It was depressing to see my favorite mobile software and hardware companies jump ship.

Ronnet says:

Yes there we a few big Windows PC titles ported to WinMo. It was said to be relatively easy as well. There just wasnt enough smasrtphone market at the time for (big) developers to invest in it. So it were mostly hobbists and die hard devs. It's a real shame nobody at Microsoft sae the potential of the platform. We users were always criticizing the not so touch friendly interface. So the one thing between them and big success was very clear. That and good marketing to help sell it.

bsd107 says:

Will this play online only?

I'm not sure I want it free-to-play, then the strategy element is greatly diminished due to the in-app purchase paradigm.

For sure - screw in-app purchases... Don't want to be beat by some kid who buys everything before his parents find out...

ShaolinTurbo says:

You are exactly right. In app purchases kill the strategy. It more like a story you are sitting through and you pay for the next chapter, all strategy is dead with these pay to play games. Such a shame the big "proper" titles are using that model. Basically this will be AOE in name only.

onysi says:


Taulanti says:

What about windows tablets?

jsnod25 says:

If pro... Install original game NP!

Nakazul says:

Oh, so not my cup of tea.

link68759 says:

It's about time I could play AoE on my phone like I could in 2008

FearL0rd says:

I love AOE but the graphics on this suck

Booston says:

Wonder if it will be more like Clash of Clans....

Iggge says:

Wtf is this?! I thougt it would be more like the computer aoe. This just look like crap

FearL0rd says:

Yes. The very old AOE 3 has better graphics then this.

Jack Janik says:

AoE 3 was bad..

John20212 says:

AOE3 was the best AOE they did.


FearL0rd says:

Yeaaa I still play

Jack Janik says:

It was the least balanced.. But I can see why someone would say that. :3

John20212 says:

I see what you mean, I was not much of a PvP player, so balanced play was not an issue for me, but the campaign play and PvE was the most enjoyable in AOE3 for me.


jsnod25 says:

Worst they did... AOE2 was the best!!!

jwinch2 says:

Freemium or not?  

Jack Janik says:

It is.. Deal breaker for us.

jwinch2 says:

Another game I won't be getting then.  This crap needs to stop. 

Chi28n2k says:

Umm, I'd like a NEW Command & Conquer mobile game, please...

fatrat727 says:

Ressurect Command and Conquer Generals

ShaolinTurbo says:

That was one of the best C&C for me. I bought it for my PC through Origin. Simple config file edit and it runs on hi resolution screen. I played it all last night!
you can get every version of C&C for 20 dollars on Origin.

HeavyHanded says:

Free to play? If this means in app purchases to advance then just make me pay $10 upfront.

Jack Janik says:

PLEASE! OR Microsoft, maybe this could be a paid game that's free on WP? Just for some attention?

jargonz says:

Paid game for iOS and Android but free on Windows Phone? Now there's an idea!

Sp12er says:

Ah... My early RTS... But my classic is still RA 2. :)

DeepK7 says:

YUSS!!!!! :D

djodilumia says:

All Hail... King of the losers...

fdalbor says:

I played AOE's for years. But I don't know how well it will convert to a small smartphone screen. Maybe on my 7" tablet or my 9" tablet. But my smartphones are only 4.3/4.0. I remember it working best on the biggest monitor I had at the time. Nice if they can pull it off. Now they need to come out with Civ for a small screen, as that is not real time it would be a bit easier to play on a tiny screen. Will be interesting.

Jack Janik says:

Honestly, I have a feeling this will be AoE in name only..

ShaolinTurbo says:

Jack will be right unfortunately

-8- says:

Well I actually thought that StarFront (Gameloft's StarCraft clone) was a pretty well done mobile RTS game. Before that game I also thought that RTS games couldn't be done right on the small screen. But unfortunately by judging the trailer this AoE game will be nothing like the old AoE games.

DJCBS says:

About time! It's bad enough Microsoft f*cked up Ensemble Studios.
I hope this will be an Xbox-game, which I expect so since it's coming from Microsoft.

hphbp says:

Please be for 512mb devices too

milfermon says:

Low ram devices won't support it, don't get too excited

Jack Janik says:

Free to play? You lost my interest! :P

We were with you till you said 'free to play.' Not a freakin' chance. Give us a price up front or go away. We're proud to say we do not support any game with this idiotic payment system.

jwinch2 says:

Dead on, balls accurate.  

ShaolinTurbo says:

++1 I am with you. I wont even bother downloading it.
The problem is there are plenty of morons who are suckers to the free to play model and pay huge sums of money to progress through a "game". I say "game" because its not really a game. They are just paying their way through the stages not playing an actual game! By using the AOE name they will have a whole new round of people to trick.

1berto says:

Wwwoowwwwww... I loved AoE2, can't wait to try this one!!!



lovebill says:

Well AoE real time farming is 100 times better than Farmville-Clash of Clans formula. Is this really a RTS? Is it not technically possible to just port the core gameplay elements of AoE in mobile? Only Microsoft could pull this off not some crappy software company. 

I'm afraid it will be more like Clash of Clans. Wait 2 days to update your town center. Not real RTS. :( Hope i will prove wrong 

pookyjoralyn says:

I want the AOE3 though... lots of shooting!

John20212 says:

The graphics are based on AOEO, which is not bad, but after what MS did to that game I am not investing my time in anything free-to-play from MS especially AOE, after getting burned with AOEO.



dkxs says:

proud AOE fan for 12 years..

CSJr1 says:

I loved this game!  This will fix my want for a mobile starcraft!  But I really hope it is not done with in-app purchases.  If Microsoft charges 10$ up front for this game and makes it multiplayer, I would by it in a hot second.

But please no in app purchase

yuvii007 says:

Only for 1gb ram

Jacob Heston says:

Is it bad that i was still playing this game up untill 1 year ago. I am now 25 haha. Love a aoe4!!


nimay says:

Motorola Moto X!! lol :P 

digorykirke says:

I will love to pre-register but is impossible!

raycpl says:

Wonder if cheat codes work on WP8?? I remember playing it on PC, and it got too frustrating.. I go into God mode or put in a spaceman with lazer gun and kill every one!!! LOL 

Bmrk says:

the last thing i need is the Heroes of Might and Magic 3...:3 Good old memories..:D

downup says:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Take my money

abhishake620 says:

Nothing beats Cossacks a game not for the faint hearted .... Good times #rts

dreadfulcolt says:

best rpg game i have ever played in my life.can't wait for it

Manoj Daran says:

I started loving my phone even more!!! 

ShaolinTurbo says:

I was interested until it said free to play. Strategy games and free to play don't mix. Should actually be called pay to play. (free to download but pay to play!)


This will be Ages Of Empires in name only...

stidblom says:

I need this. Really can't wait!

Stijn Geens says:

Good to see more game titles coming to Windows Phone :) Definitely going to try this one.

tohoshinki says:

Kind of disappointed? Am I the only one who would actually play a full port of AOE2 on their tablet or phone? Such a classic game!

MrRazak says:

I would gladly pay to play AOE 2 again. Graphics overhaul would be great as well!

mlfj4901 says:

Would pay $5-20 bucks for that

-8- says:

Wow this looks really bad.. just seeing the things in the trailer it just seems a random RTS that doesn't look like AoE at all. It has bad animations, looks empty and has anime characters?! And also is free-to-play?? MS please look again at Age of Empires Online...

Miti 1982 says:

I am installing Age of Empires Online right now and just saw the game will be closing on July 1st... :(

Will it be compatible with 512mb devices?

alokinalset says:

Always have this game on my list.

MrRazak says:

Don't like how people aren't in proportion. That's why I loved AOE everything was in proportion which help to get you into the world.

Miti 1982 says:

Having in mind the newly announced "universal apps" I hope this comes to Windows and WP at the same time and with Xbox support.

I really love how the game progress syncs across Windows and WP (i.e. Hexic and Fifa 14) as opposed to the useless Game Center in iOS where I still have to start a new game on each device I install it... I don't really now how it works in Android based devices.


Darutto says:

If this comes as universal app game and is ported to Windows 8 later would be awesome

fauzanade says:

Xbox achievement with compability with 512 MB devices please.

mlfj4901 says:

Wish there was more than just European civs.

croivo says:

If only it won't need 1gb of damn ram...

Darutto says:

I've wanted a touch version of AOE for so long! This makes me very happy


coip says:

They need to cancel the iOS and Android versions immediately, then shift those developmental resources to the WP version. Kill the freemium model, and ensure Xbox Live integration. Otherwise, Microsoft might as well just throw in the towel.

coip says:

For those who still want to save this title before it's too late, see the #SaveXboxWP movement described here, and let's cajole Microsoft into giving us what we deserve: an exclusive Xbox game on WP (that mean, Xbox integration and the iOS and Android versions cancelled).

Shivam12325 says:

AOE coming to,windows phone ..fantastic..eagerly waiting for this game..plz fast i cant wait for this one plz...

BlackGoku says:

This game was slow but good strategy game.Never like these games.Played age of empires 3 got bored.Played Kingdom and Lords and got bored after sometime.Still i will try this!

Great! One of my all time favorite games!

Phani Kiran says:

Food please.. Gold please... Yipppiiiiueeee

pexpress says:

The F2P from what I've seen recently is much more profitable than another format for some games ... Personally this is the buyers' who loses more than the devs in most cases ... 
F2P well done fits me ... The abusive I can't bore it ... I'm ready to pay up 15 € for a game and not to buy fake money to progress ...




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