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Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy video game. It is developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. It was released in 1999 for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. It is the second game in the Age of Empires series. The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.
There are five historically based campaigns, which conscript the player to specialized and story-backed conditions, as well as three additional single-player game modes; multiplayer is also supported.
The design team focused on resolving significant issues in Age of Empires, but noted on release that some problems remained.
Age of Empires II: HD Edition was an updated high-definition graphics version of the game. It was released in 2013. The HD Edition includes the original game and the expansion The Conquerors, as well as new campaigns, civilizations, and it has an updated graphics for high-resolution displays. A remaster, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, was released in November 2019.