Age of Mythology
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Genre: Real-time strategy
Release Date: October 30, 2002
Game Size: 170 MB
System Requirements: Pentium III Processor, Windows XP/Vista/7, 256MB RAM, 1.5GB Hard Disk Space, 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
Taking on the role of one of nine ancient civilizations, players guide their people to greatness by commanding all aspects of their empire: gathering resources, raising massive armies, waging war against enemies, establishing profitable trade routes, building new settlements, enhancing production or military might with improvements, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through four distinct ages. In their struggle for supremacy, players can use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopses to bolster their armies’ strength. Players may also call upon the gods for assistance in flattening enemy towns with meteors or scattering opposing troops with lightning storms. All of this is brought to life using a revolutionary 3D engine developed by Ensemble Studios. The engine is capable of providing the most realistic, beautiful, and immersive world ever seen in a real-time strategy game.