Age of Mythology Delivers Gamers to a time and place where Heroes will battle against Monsters and Creatures and other Supernatural units and Myth Units, The most interesting point about this game is that the Gods themselves intervened in the game play.The hole game is based on Mythology, where the player gets the option too choose from a number of Gods to worship and advance in the game.
The game was developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Games, It was released on October 30, 2002 for PC.
The Game is mainly regarded as Real Time Strategy Genre, although it can be considered RPG in style at some point of views, where the players gets to play the roles of Heroes from different civilizations, for instance - Arkantos, Ajax, Agamemnon and many more.
Unlike the previous games from Microsoft (Age of Empires, Age of Empires 2 etc) , The Age of Mythology focuses on the Mythology and Culture rather than the prominent History. The Environment set up is on the legends and Cultures of Greek, Egyptian and Norse Civilizations. Players can Evoke and Praise Gods to get Special God Powers and use those powers against the enemies, Players can also train Myth units to help the initial Army.
The mechanism of the game is as same as Age of empires with some new interesting additions and changes which are as follows -
- Players have to Build Towns, creating domestic and military buildings according to the Civilization chart.
- Creating Civilian units and Training Army From military buildings to defend and conquer.
- Gathering Different Resources, There are 4 types of resources in Age of Mythology -
- Advance through Ages and unlock new Units and technologies -
- Archaic Age
- Classical Age
- Heroic Age
- Mythic Age
- Heroes have Special Powers.
- Complete different kinds of objectives.
Each Civilization has their Major Gods and the Player Can choose Minor Gods after advancing to a new Age for achieving God Powers and adding myth units.
The game can also be played in Multiplayer mode via LAN or IP connection.
The game starts in Atlantis where the main protagonist of the game, Arkantos, the lead admiral of Atlantis tries to regain the favor of their major God Poseidon, beginning with countering the attacks of the Black sail Pirates and then recovering the Stolen trident of Poseidon, followed by assisting Agamemnon in the Trojan War, teaming up with Ajax and Odysseus. As the story follows, Arkantos's journey continues through out the farthest corners of the world, with Facing new enemies and making new allies and learning the secrets of Gods. Arkantos and is friends must protect Atlantis and the rest of the world from the evil which spawns up them.
Age of Mythology Consists of exciting game-play, the dramatic tension is thoroughly placed in the story line,with twists and spin offs, simplicity of objectives, diversion of themes, enthusiastic learning environment etc. which are more than enough to attract players attention and addiction towards the game for a long time.
Lastly a nice game to enhance the players gaming experience.