Age of Mythology Extended Edition System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Apr 5, 2014 3:00 PM
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Sorry for the confusion but it appears Microsoft were telling fibs when they posted up the Age of Mythology: Extended Edition system requirements on Thursday, with some new requirements coming to light.

The souped-up version of their 2003 real time strategy classic will feature improved visuals, time of day effects, realtime shadows, bump and specular mapping, antialiasing and ambient occlusion. All of these effects come at a price though, and that's why the AoM:EE recommended system requirements are certainly a fair bit higher than its ageing counterpart... 

Age of Mythology Extended Edition Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2

CPU: 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 or 1.6 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2000+

RAM: 1GB System Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT, AMD Radeon X1950 or integrated Intel HD 3000

DX: DirectX 10.0

HDD: 3 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 

Age of Mythology Extended Edition Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7

CPU: 2.66 GHz Pentium 4 or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon 64 3400+

RAM: 4 GB System Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX or AMD Radeon HD 4850+

DX: Direct X 11

HDD: 5 GB Free Hard Drive Space

These system requirements for Age of Mythology aren't really too bad at all, particularly with the extremely low-end processor requirements. Those wanting to squeeze out all of the new graphical bells and whistles from Microsoft's update will need to have a relatively decent graphics card, with the requirement of DX11 support GPU needed to get Age of Mythology: Extended Edition looking its finest. 

From what we've seen of it a lot of the noticeable graphical additions to AoM are in the lighting department, so if you're rigs on the lower end of the scale then turning down these options are probably your best bet. From my hazy memory of Age of Mythology, some of the fights can get pretty manic once lightning bolts and being flung and Titans are strolling round, so some of the larger scale fights may test lower-end PCs.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Age of Mythology: Extended Edition Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users.

Compare your graphics card to the Age of Mythology: Extended Edition GPU benchmark chart.

Okay then, what do you think of these system requirements?

will the graphical touch-up be enough for you to play through Ensemble Studio's classic again?

Let us know!

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10:25 May-01-2014

Wow 30 euro.....Come on!


Just for improved eye candy? Man i wish i never say this but, looks like i'm gonna download a pirated one.

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19:45 Apr-06-2014

I was playing this game so many hours, when i was 6!

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04:26 Apr-06-2014

I miss this one,laser bear lol.

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01:53 Apr-06-2014

Prostagma

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17:50 Apr-05-2014

Wow, the vintage Pentium 4 is back :)

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17:04 Apr-05-2014

now THAT's better :)

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15:11 Apr-05-2014

4GB of ram? this sounds like a lot compared to the rest of the recommended requirements. i have a question. is this worth getting for the people who cant max it? they HD improvements wouldnt be really noticeable and it would look like the origina...

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22:14 Apr-05-2014

even at medium settings this will be beetter than the original , and they will probably make gameplay improvements , and if this is a hit, chances of a sequel will be better

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22:35 Apr-05-2014

ok then. sequel to age of mythology? there was a kind of sequel/expansion now that i think of it. age of mythology titans. maybe they make an HD remake of that too :P. man i want to play age of mythology again so badly.

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22:43 Apr-05-2014

who doesnt :D

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08:00 Apr-06-2014

Just tought i'd let you know, but there was indeed an extension who came out back in the days, Titans, and it IS already included in the remake ! And for you guys complaining about the price tag, you can get it for 23 $ on preorder :p

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10:36 Apr-06-2014

titans included? nice.

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15:10 Apr-05-2014

I still dont think this game from 2002 with improved visuals should cost 30 euro.More like 15 euro.

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22:04 Apr-05-2014

Agreed bro...

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03:07 Apr-06-2014

Companies are killing gamers, now a days -.

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11:31 Apr-06-2014

Higher prices=Increased piracy

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17:02 Apr-06-2014

yup.... even i am thinks of downloading it from a torrent site

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