What you need to know
- Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass on January 31, 2023.
- This is a classic game remastered for modern enjoyment.
- The historical campaign boasts over 200 hours of playtime or you can engage in online co-op or competitive multiplayer.
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition already came to PC back in 2019, however, it’s just now coming to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass this year. According to a tweet from the Xbox Twitter account, this remastered classic releases on January 31 and is currently available for pre-install via Xbox Game Pass or preorder from Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
The wait is almost over! @AgeOfEmpires II: Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox consoles and Cloud Gaming on January 31 Pre-install with @XboxGamePass or pre-order now: https://t.co/V1ijQVzeVO pic.twitter.com/JDNnXdFiQSJanuary 17, 2023
Gameplay centers around players controlling a small number of characters and using them to build and strengthen a civilization. As time goes on, players can acquire stronger weaponry and better means of acquiring materials. In the single-player campaign, players engage in historical battles with content that can last for over 200 hours. The Definitive Edition includes all previous expansions from back in the day along with a brand-new expansion for players to enjoy.
This game also offers both co-op and competitive multiplayer for two to eight players online. Anyone with an Xbox Game Pass membership can go in and pre-install the game or those who have an Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S can purchase the game on its own for $20.
The original Age of Empires 2 released back in 1999 and is still considered by many to be one of the best multiplayer games of all time.