Age of Empires 1
Age of Empires, published by Microsoft and developed by Ensemble Studios, is one of the most popular historical RTS and started a successful series. The player must guide a civilization from prehistory to the iron age, battling other civilizations, building and gathering resources.
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The designers received much of their inspiration from the game Civilization, with its proven historical setting; this was noted among reviewers as something positive.
The tunes were the result of extensive research on the cultures, styles, and instruments used.
players: single player, multiplayer (Internet, LAN / local)
input: keyboard, mouse
Abandonware DOS popularity: above average