Age of Empires II recently saw an HD remake release on Steam, bringing this historically educational game into the forefront once again. Back when it was released in 1999, Age of Empires II was praised as a vast improvement over the first entry in the series. It offers a great mix of macro- and micromanagement, as you have to balance resource gathering and strategic posturing alongside maneuvering your troops like a good general should.
Whether you prefer to tackle the historically-accurate campaigns in single-player or challenge your friends and enemies to deathmatches in multiplayer, Age of Empires II provides endless hours of fun. There are tons of civilizations to choose from, so you can play as a bunch of angry Vikings pillaging the coasts or as the isolationist Chinese inventing brutal gunpowder weapons from behind impenetrable walls. Age of Empires II is one of the best real-time strategy games ever and it definitely deserves a spot on this list.
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