Age of Empires is a real-time strategy games series developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios released in 1997. Seven similar titles have been released since then and grew its popularity over the world.
Age of Empires focuses on events in Europe, Asia, and Africa, transversing from the Stone Age to the Iron Age; and its expansion explored the establishment and extension of the Roman Empire. Whereas it’s sequel, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, spans in the Middle Ages, while it’s expansion directed partly on the Spanish of Mexico.
Moreover, it also has a third part: Age of Empires III which came in the subsequent three games exploring the early modern period when Europe Started colonizing the Americans, and several Asian Countries were on the deterioration. It’s newest installment: Age of Empire Online takes a different approach to the gameplay as a free-to-play online game on Windows Live.
Its another installment: Age of Mythology, is also set in the same period as the original Age of Empires but has focused on Greek, Egyptian, and Norse mythology. Later, there came a fourth and final part in the series, Age of Empires IV, which is currently under development.
The Age of Empires Series is a commercial hit with setting over 20 million copies. The main credit goes to the Historical Theme and Fair Play. So if you haven’t played it yet, click on the link and buy it ASAP. Also, if you wish to try these games before buying the title, they have demo modes for every game too.