Age of Mythology Extended Edition Announced With Minimum System Requirements

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 3:00 PM
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For those who like their Age of Empires a dash more beardy and with a smidgen more smiting, Age of Mythology Extended Edition will be descending from Mount Olympus this May.

Microsoft announced the reworking today, which has been scrubbed up and had its warpaint slapped on to bring it kicking and screaming into 2014…

Age of Mythology was (and still is I guess…) classical take on strategy, replacing deer-hunting with cyclops battles, and mining ore for discovering Atlantis. You know, the usual ancient god stuff. It blends the mythology of the Greeks, Egyptians and the Norse into one big hammer-tossing melting pot, and it was also pretty damn good when it launched back in 2002.

Ensemble Studios’ classic is back and looking better than ever, with enhanced water effects, dynamic shadows, night/day cycles and more give it that 2014 boost. Age of Mythology Extended Edition (clues in the name) also comes packing the Titans expansion, which made things bigger and larger and explodier.

It’s available to pre-purchase on Steam early this month, with Early Access also included should you stump up the cash. There’s full Steamworks integration, Twitch TV, and of course support for Windows 7 and 8.

Unsurprisingly for a souped up game there’s some enhanced specifications to go along with it too. These minimums aren’t too bad and shouldn’t pose too much of a problem for someone who’s bought a gaming PC with the last 7-8 years or so.

Age of Mythology Extended Edition Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP 32-bit
Direct X: DX10+ 
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT, AMD Radeon X1950, or Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
System Memory: 3GB RAM

For those who want to take a classical waltz down memory lane, Age of Mythology Extended Edition will be arriving on PC in May. 

Is Age of Mythology a fondly remembered classic for any GD'ers?

Do you miss the days of Microsoft Studios funding quality new titles for PC gamers?

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11:54 Apr-04-2014

Windows XP and DX10...? And isn't the X1950 DX9...? Do these game publishers never do a little bit of research before coming up with these silly system requirements...?

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11:53 Apr-04-2014

Windows XP and DX10...? And isn't the X1950 DX9...?

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10:35 Apr-04-2014

30 Euro for a game for 2002 with improved visuals is a little ridiculous.It should be 15 euro.

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08:19 Apr-04-2014

AoM yess!!! I played this game for thousands of hours until the disc stopped working on my first computer. Now I can play it again :D

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22:57 Apr-03-2014

Why don't they release a new Age Of Mythology?! A new game with advanced graphics and vast armies like Total War series but with the same amazing story, heroes and fiction :D

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19:08 Apr-03-2014

This was one of my fav games when i was a kid :)

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22:29 Apr-03-2014

Me too, I loved the asymmetric gameplay of the three cultures

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16:07 May-04-2014

with the expansion its 4 cultures

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17:28 Apr-03-2014

It's about time they made something AOM related. This is going to be awesome. So nostalgic. Hopefully, if there are enough people interested, they'l make a sequel or something.

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16:05 Apr-03-2014

windows xp and dx10...

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15:53 Apr-03-2014

They could've just made Age of Mythology 2 D:

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15:46 Apr-03-2014

cant wait for this one, i played this game for hours

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15:45 Apr-03-2014

I will get this..Age of empires 2 memories..

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15:30 Apr-03-2014

so nostalgic!! i am getting this!

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Prostagma?

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14:33 May-05-2014

hahahahahaha exactly! this is a greek word that is used even to this day not just be ancient greeks and all those greek words in this weird english accent sounded so funny to me as a kid :D

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15:23 Apr-03-2014

Hope I can run it good enough :3

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15:12 Apr-03-2014

They could at least make graphics batter it will be awesome :) or make AoM 2 :/

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15:04 Apr-03-2014

GOD DAMN IT YEAH ! still my number 1 rts ever i was just about to instal it to my new rig but better wait for this i quess,

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