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Backbone Entertainment



Release Dates

02/14/06 Majesco
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11/10/06 THQ

Community Stats

Owners: 58
Favorite: 3
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 2
Now Playing: 0

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Age of Empires: The Age of Kings - Summary

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings ® for the Nintendo DS is based on the best-selling PC RTS title of all time: Age of Empires ® II: The Age of Kings. Players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings ® allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.


  • Command one of five different civilizations: the Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, and Japanese.
  • Take control of special ‘Hero’ units like Richard the Lionheart, Minamoto Yoshitsune, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and Saladin among others who command special ‘hero’ powers affecting the entire battlefield.
  • Command over 65 different types of units from bowmen and monks to hand cannoneers, mercenaries and samurai.
  • Turn-based combat, new to the Age of Empires franchise, keeps the battle moving at the player-preferred pace.
  • Players construct & upgrade buildings like town centers, mines, universities and ‘wonders’ to help units learn new skills and create resources for their civilizations.
  • Players research over 50 different technologies like chemistry, ballistics, siege craft and spying among others to take their civilization into the next age.
  • Get help from the new Combat Advisor who provides advice on certain campaign strategies and an indication of how the battle will go.
  • Multiplayer scenarios allowing up to 4 players to battle each other wirelessly.
  • Gain Empire Points to unlock maps & units and improve Emperor Rank.
  • Original music and sound effects from top-selling PC version.
  • Based on Ensemble Studio’s PC mega-hit, Age of Empires ® II: The Age of Kings .

Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 10,221 n/a 1,804 12,025
2 n/a 4,968 n/a 877 5,845
3 n/a 3,653 n/a 645 4,298
4 n/a 2,901 n/a 512 3,413
5 n/a 2,689 n/a 475 3,164
6 n/a 2,519 n/a 445 2,964
7 n/a 2,568 n/a 453 3,021
8 n/a 2,223 n/a 392 2,615
9 n/a 1,801 n/a 318 2,119
10 n/a 1,598 n/a 282 1,880

Opinion (8)

CaptainDJ posted 18/06/2009, 01:48
Good Game!
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Xponent posted 14/12/2008, 07:35
This game is sweet!
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okr posted 20/08/2008, 09:13
Great game!

Sold better than I thought (170k in NA alone, so I guess at least 250k worldwide).
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Arkk posted 12/08/2008, 04:03
Agreed Montana. By the end it gets ridiculously hard though... at least IMO.
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MontanaHatchet posted 24/06/2008, 07:24
Okay, now that we have decent discussion here, does anyone else think that the Mongol campaign was ridiculously easy? It says "medium," but it has to be even easier than the tutorial.
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quigontcb posted 19/06/2008, 05:45
Agreed. Very cool game we have here. I loved the different scenarios you play through. Besides, how many DS games can say they have Templar Knights?!?!
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