Age of Mythology is a real-time strategy game that has been developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. Instead of focusing on actual history as with the Age of Empires saga, this adventure is focused on mythology. This spin-off offers new and more interesting features such as the ability to create mythological creatures (phoenix, Cyclops, colossus, etc.). When playing, you will focus on three civilizations: Greek, Egyptian and Norse. As with the previous games, you have to collect resources such as gold, food and good, and also favor. Thanks to favor, you will be able to create the above-mentioned mythological creatures.
You will know the story of Arkantos, an Atlantean hero who undertakes a journey to recover the trident that has been stolen
Age of Mythology has a very interesting main campaign named "The Fall of the Trident". Here, you will know the story of Arkantos, an Atlantean hero who undertakes a journey to recover the trident that has been stolen. The thief is a Cyclops named Gargarensis. He wants to use the Trident to unleash Cronos the Titan, to be able to become immortal. This way, Arkantos visit the Underworld, Egypt, the North and even the Mount Olympus to defeat Gargarensis and his allies.
Graphically speaking, this adventure is well designed. You can see all details and textures, but nevertheless you cannot forget that the game is a decade old, so compared to the videogames of today, it can look a bit dated. However, something that never gets old is the soundtrack. The music perfectly accompanies you throughout the story, and it is relaxing when it must be, and violent when you fight.
Gods, favor and more Gods
As mentioned, you will have three civilizations to choose once you download Age of Mythology. In the main campaign, you cannot choose since you will pass for every civilization as you complete missions. However, in the single-player mode you can choose which civilization want to play for and develop your own strategy. The Greeks adore the major Gods: Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. You will have to choose between them and each one offers you different abilities and heroes. As you upgrade Ages (from Archaic, to Classical, to Heroic and finally Mythic), you can choose new minor Gods to adore. To gain the favor of your God, you must send villagers to the temples and make them pray. The more villagers praying, the more favor you will gain. You can only create four heroes, but this is because they are the strongest of all civilizations, and they have special powers such as turning people into stone.
You will focus on three civilizations: Greek, Egyptian and Norse.
The Egyptian civilization adores as major Gods Ra, Set, and Isis. Their army is weak, but numerous, and they have one the best mythological creatures of the adventure, phoenixes. Phoenixes are able to fly and throw ranged attacks. Only archers can hit them, and if they die, they leave an egg from which they reborn after a while. To gain the favor of their Gods, they have to build five monuments that automatically generate favor.
Finally, you will have the Norse civilization. They are very strong in regards to army and offensive, but their buildings are weak. They are the most different civilization since villagers cannot build their buildings; it's the troops who do it. Villagers only collect resources. They adore Loki, Thor and Odin, and to gain their favor they have to fight and combat. Their heroes, the Hersir, automatically generate favor, and when they combat, they generate a great amount of it.
Age of Mythology Features
The outstanding features of Age of Mythology are:
- Three civilizations to choose from, each one with its own Gods, mythological creatures, heroes and features
- Several game modes to play: Campaign, Multiplayer and Single-Player (with more modes within: Supremacy, Conquest, etc.)
- Very catchy storyline in which you will follow the adventures of the Atlantean Arkantos
- Real-time strategy gameplay
- Gods will offer you special and divine powers to help you
- You are free to use codes to make your adventure easier (but this is cheating!)
If you are interested in Age of Mythology and you want to know more about it before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s official website .
The minimum system requirements to download Age of Mythology on your PC are:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later versions
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1600+
- RAM Memory: 500 MB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce 9200 or AMD Radeon X300 series
- Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB free available
Take on the role of Arkantos, head of the Greek forces Atlandida.
By Pablo Conde Ferrer
On Thursday, January 7, 2016
As its title indicates, the game has as background classical mythology. Gods, heroes and mythical creatures are mixed with conventional units. These additions are not only aesthetic, depth affect the entire game system.
Three are available cultures: Greeks, Egyptians and Norse, all different from each other, with features that reflect (more or less) the historical reality. However, and this is one of the innovations of this game, each culture has three gods. For example, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon in the Greek case. Each offers additional advantages, marking noticeable differences even between armies belonging to the same culture.
Likewise, every god has powers that we can use in battle. That's another novelty: rays fulminate a creature, meteor storms ... Obvious explain that these powers can decide the outcome of a confrontation as long as we use them wisely, as we employ only once per game.
But besides the elder gods, also come into play lesser gods. Whenever ascend Era, we were given a choice between two. These gods have advantages and additional powers and, especially, determine what kind of mythological creatures can recruit.Heroes are achieved default, the beginning of each stage, and you can get each time we reach a new era. They are stronger and more skilled than conventional, with such legendary names as Hercules, Ulysses or Jason, and are virtually immortal (if they die, they can be re-recruiting) units. Creatures can train a new type of building, the Temple, and as mentioned, their type is determined by the gods they worship.
- The solo campaign, an exciting tour of all the icons and scenes from classical mythology.
- The many possible combinations of cultures, major and minor gods, who makes every army unique.
- Graphics can be quite poor now
influence people to worship other gods and gain favor from the gods
By Martin Maguna
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Age of Mythology
This game is just a game of the gods though not real ones I must say and what you have to do is to worship many gods which are found and then all that you have to do is to worship them and make other people in the society to worship them and pray to them this will make you to gain favour from them.There are three civilizations to choose from in the game and the strategy that you are going to use in the game so your mission is going to be the way that you have choosen you want to use.
There are different civilizations that are a total of three
There are various game modes to choose from which includes the single,multiplayer and the strategy mode.
The ages in the game can be upgraded from one age to the other.
You have to adore gods to gain favour from them.
A classic strategy game that depicts three civilizations.
- it is a real strategy game
- it made me have a lot of fun when playing it
- the graphics are not that all
AGE OF MYTHOLOGY MAKE THE VILLAGES OR CONVINCE THEM TO GO TO THE TEMPLES!
By Kevin Kimaita
On Monday, June 8, 2015
Here this game is all about civilization and stuff and there are three of them which have the following things gods, mythological creatures, heroes and features. When you choose the civilization that you want to play with and in the gods you will have to choose the Greeks and among them there are different abilities and also various heroes among them and you will have to choose according to what you want. Your main objective as a player will be to gain favor from the gods and you will achieve this by making the villagers to go to the temple and the more they go to the temple to pray the more followers a god will have and therefore he will be worshipped and in turn give you a favor.
AGE OF MYTHOLOGY FEATURES
The following are the features of age of mythology
Choose three different civilizations
There are various modes to play
This is a real time strategy game all things appearing here are happening in the real world.
- You have different modes to choose from
- Heroes have different skills to show
- the game is very ancient