Parents' Guide to

Age of Empires Online

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Classic real-time-strategy game now online with great charm.

Game Windows 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


Every time I see an add for this game, it is calling it an "adult game" and accompanying pornographic images. There is NO sexual content in the game despite the add trying to convince you otherwise. This though leads to an issue, people will play this game thinking they will eventually see such content and the users may contribute in not family safe talk. Just monitor your children and be aware of who they talk to. Another issue is how they pressure you to pay to advance the game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3 ):

The RTS (real time strategy) genre has had a tough go in online gaming, but Age of Empires Online may well change that. This title takes the great elements of one of the best franchises in the genre and expands it into the online space in a manner that is smart. From crafting to city customization, Age of Empires Online takes great foundations, adds in a measure of online charm and gameplay elements, and creates a relatively fresh take for not only the AoE series of titles, but for the RTS genre as a whole. This title should have broad appeal, and can even be a great entry into real-time strategy gaming.

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