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Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology

Developer(s) Publisher(s)

Ensemble Studios Windows version: Microsoft Game Studios Mac version: MacSoft 1.10 Microsoft Windows,[1] Mac OS X[2]
NA EU

Version Platform(s) Release date(s) Genre(s) Mode(s) Rating(s) Media System requirements

October 30, 2002[3] November 11, 2002[3]

1, 2002 in North America and a week later in Europe.[3] Age of Mythology focuses less on historical accuracy than previous games in the Age of Empires series, but instead centers upon the myths and legends of the Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse.[6] However, many gameplay elements are similar to the Age of Empires series, and thus can be considered a spin-off. Its campaign follows an Atlantean admiral, Arkantos, who is forced to travel through the lands of the three civilizations in the game, hunting for a cyclops who fights with Poseidon against Atlantis.[7] Age of Mythology was critically successful, and went platinum four months after its release, selling over one million units.[8] The game’s critical reception was generally positive; it scored 89% on Game Rankings and Metacritic.[9][10] Gameplay elements were received positively, though some reviewers were critical of the campaign’s length and issues of repetitiveness.

Real-time strategy Single-player, multiplayer ESRB: T[4] PEGI: 12+[5] CD Windows version: 450 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB hard disk space, 16 MB GPU, 56 k modem for multiplayer[4] Mac version: Macintosh computer with a 450 MHz or faster processor, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or higher, 256 MiB system RAM, 16 MiB RADEON/GeForce2 MX or better video card, CD-ROM drive Keyboard and mouse

Gameplay
Like many other real-time strategy games, Age of Mythology is based on building towns, gathering resources, creating armies, and ultimately destroying enemy units and buildings. In this way, players are able to defeat and conquer rival towns and civilizations. Players advance their tribe through four "Ages": starting in the Archaic Age, the player may upgrade to the Classical Age, the Heroic Age, and, finally, the Mythic Age. Each upgrade to a higher Age unlocks new units and technologies for the player, which strengthens their settlement. However, upgrading requires a sum of resources to be paid, and certain buildings to be built.[11] There are three playable civilizations in Age of Mythology: the Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse. Each civilization has three "major gods"—deities; they are: Zeus, Hades and Poseidon for the Greeks; Isis, Ra and Set for the Egyptians; and Thor, Odin and Loki for the Norse. The player chooses their major god before the game begins. Every time a player advances to the next age, one of two "minor

Input methods

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maximum "population", although the player does not start with the ability to use this entire "population". Building additional houses or Town Centers—the main building in a player’s town—increases the population capacity. Each unit takes up a different number of population slots: civilians take one, whilst some myth units can take up to five.[15] Most units can be upgraded, making them better at certain tasks.[16] Units can be classified into eleven categories; infantry, archers, cavalry—these three of which are broadly classified as human units—siege weaponry, chacales, waras, zetas naval units, heroes, and myth units.[17] The rock-paper-scissors model governs most units in battle. For example, infantry do additional damage to cavalry, cavalry do additional damage to archers, and archers do additional damage to infantry. However, at the same time, each of the types of unit has an "anti unit" - that is, instead of a normal unit, for instance an infantryman, having an attack bonus vs cavalry, no bonus or weakness vs other infantry, and weakness vs archers, the anti unit will have an attack bonus vs the same type of unit that it is. Otherwise it is the same - the same weaknesses, and no bonus or weakness from the other unit. The same rock-paper-scissors formation exists in the three different types of naval units—arrow ships, siege ships, and hammer ships. Siege units are generally exempt from the rockpaper-scissors model, but are instead able to destroy buildings easily, while being vulnerable to cavalry attacks. Heroes are extremely effective against myth units, which in turn do large amounts of damage against human units.[18] Heroes are also able to collect relics, which grant the player additional economic or military bonuses when deposited in a player’s temple.[19] While heroes are generally more powerful than human units, they are not generally as cost effective as using myth units or other human units against them.

In this screenshot, an Egyptian town under attack by the Norse, defending itself using the meteor god power. gods" must be picked. Minor gods are slightly less significant historically than their major counterparts. Some minor gods include Bast and Aphrodite.[12] All gods grant to the player unique technologies, myth units, and a unique god power—a special ability which can either benefit the user or damage his/her opponent.[13] There are four major resources in Age of Mythology: food, wood, gold and favor; unlike previous games by Ensemble Studios, this game does not include the stone resource. Resources can be used to train units, construct buildings, and research technologies, among other things. Civilian units—namely, the Greek villagers, Norse gatherers and dwarves, the Egyptian laborers, and fishing boats—are used to gather resources. Hunting animals, gathering berries, harvesting livestock, farming, and fishing are all methods by which food can be gathered. Wood is gathered only by chopping down trees, and gold is gathered from either gold mines or from trade. Each civilization can purchase upgrades that increase the rate of gathering these resources. Favor is acquired in different ways by different civilizations: Greek players gain it by having villagers pray at temples; Egyptian players earn it by building monuments which generate it; and Norse players receive it by fighting or by possessing heroes.[14] Resources can be exchanged at a player’s market.

Buildings
Buildings in Age of Mythology can generally be split into three categories: economic buildings, military buildings, and defensive structures. The most important economic building is the Town Center, which is similar to the building of the same name in the Age of Empires series of games. All civilian units

Units
The bulk of each civilization’s army is made of human soldiers. Each player has a

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are trained at the Town Center, apart from fishing ships, as are some technologies. Most importantly, players advance Age via the building. The Town Center provides fifteen population slots, and building additional houses will earn the player ten additional slots per house.[15] Other economic buildings include the farm and market. Buildings are able to research technologies and upgrades, as well as provide resources for the player.[15] All units except civilians are trained at military buildings. These buildings differ in name and usage between civilization, but all are able to train similar units. Military buildings are also used to research military specific technologies, such as armor upgrades, and attack improvements.[15] Walls and towers are defensive structures, which are not able to train units, and are used only for the purposes of defense. They are able to research some upgrades, although these are generally only useful to the building performing the research.[15] Another type of building available to players, is a Wonder: a grand building that represents an architectural achievement of the civilization. In certain game modes, once a player builds a wonder, a ten minute countdown begins. If the wonder is still standing after the countdown ends, the player who built the wonder wins.[15]

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at twice the normal speed; in "Nomad" mode, players start with one civilian unit, and no Town Center, and must build up on a settlement; the goal of "King of the Hill" is to control a monument in the center of the map for a set period of time; and in "Sudden Death", a player loses if their Town Center is destroyed, and they fail to rebuild it within a set period of time. Multiplayer tournaments and LAN parties are popular throughout the world, with many players visiting computer gaming lounges to participate.[22]

The Age of Mythology scenario editor: visible is a large statue surrounded by deep water and the "rotate camera angle" controls, which allow for construction of more complex custom scenarios. Online, people join in these hosted games and play them. These games are either what was mentioned above or a map custom-made by the host. Before you play the game, all players must download the map and from then on,the player would be able to host that match. The types of games range from ’Sims’ to Escapes. People from all over the world play online and thus, do expect French or even Brazilians joining your games although the majority of the players are from the USA or Australia. Players also form clans online. There is also a chat room.

Multiplayer
Multiplayer is a highly popular aspect of Age of Mythology. Most multiplayer games are played through Ensemble Studios Online (ESO), or via a direct LAN or IP connection. Age of Mythology includes one free multiplayer account on ESO. Similar in function to Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net, ESO allows players to play matches, as well as chat with other players.[20] In multiplayer games, there are seven different game types available, all of which are provided as standard with the game:[21] "Supremacy"—the standard game mode—includes randomly generated map and all gameplay aspects; "Conquest" is similar to Supremacy, but victory is only possible by defeating all other players; in "Deathmatch", players begin the game with high resources, but the game is otherwise the same as Supremacy; in "Lightning", the gameplay is identical to Supremacy, but the game plays

Scenario editor
The Age of Mythology editor is far more advanced than that of its predecessor, the Age of Empires II scenario editor.[2] As well as standard unit placement facilities, the editor allows units to be overlapped, and it facilitates for large mountains, and steep terrain.[23] Triggers, a popular aspect of scenario design in Age of Empires II, are also

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present in Age of Mythology’s editor, as well as cinematics and other special effects.[24]

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retrieves one of Osiris’s body parts from Kemsyt, Chiron retrieves another from inside the Tamarisk Tree while Ajax and Arkantos retrieve the final part from Kamos, who throws himself on Arkantos’ spear and then jumps off a cliff onto a bed of rocks. With all pieces together, Osiris is resurrected and dispatches Gargarensis’s army and so the cyclops flees to the Norse lands. On the way north, Ajax and Arkantos find Odysseus’s wrecked ship, who has been cursed by Circe and so fight back and free his crew, who have been turned into pigs. When they reach north, they are given directions to the underworld by dwarf brothers Brokk and Eitri in return for repelling giants from their forge. Later, an elderly man Skult gives them a banner which is to reunite the Norse clans. However when the flag is shown, the clans become hostile towards them due to the flag being that of the enemy giant Folstag, a trick by Skult who is actually Loki, who also allied with Gargarensis. With the help of the Valkyrie Reginleif they locate Gargarensis and the Tartarus gate. Inside they are pursued by fire giants until Chiron sacrifices himself to save them. While Gargarensis is at the gate, Brokk and Eitri have been rebuilding Thor’s hammer (shattered by Loki), that upon completion seals the gate. Back on the surface, they confront Gargarensis with the help of Odysseus, where the cyclops is captured and executed.[26] Arkantos sails back to Atlantis; when he brings out Gargarensis’s head on the ship, he is tricked by Loki; the head is actually Kemsyt’s. Gargarensis is still alive and at Atlantis trying to open the last gate. Arkantos is blessed by Zeus and confronts Gargarensis at the temple of Poseidon. Gargarensis is defeated and Atlantis collapses into the ocean, along with Arkantos. While the remaining heroes sail away with the Atlanteans, Athena rewards Arkantos by making him immortal.

Campaign
Unlike the campaign modes in Age of Empires and Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, Age of Mythology only has one central campaign. The campaign is significantly longer than campaigns in previous games, however, with a total of 32 scenarios entitled Fall of the Trident.[5] The campaign opens in Atlantis where their lead admiral Arkantos is set on the goal to regain favor from Poseidon, God of the Atlantean people.[7] At first, he repels a series of raids by Black Sail pirates led by minotaur Kamos before been giving the task to assist Agamemnon in the Trojan War. After a series of skirmishes against Troy, fighting alongside Ajax and Odysseus, they devise the plan involving the famous Trojan Horse and swiftly win the war. After, Ajax recommends Arkantos to sail to Ioklos, home of the centaur Chiron, to repair his ships. When they arrive however, the port has been raided by an unknown force and both Arkantos and Ajax must free a captured Chiron. Chiron takes them north to locate prisoners who are being forced to dig up an entrance to the underworld under Gargarensis, a cyclops warlord and commander of Kamos.[25] The heroes enter the underworld where Gargarensis is trying to break through a large door way. Cautious of his motives, they destroy the battering ram but are trapped when the caverns cave in. With the help of the dead, they reach temples to Greek gods, yet Arkantos is favored by Zeus, not Poseidon, and they escape. They reach the surface in Egypt where they are drawn into aiding Nubian queen Amanra against bandits under the evil priest Kemsyt. She reveals that the Egyptian God Osiris has been killed by Set who aides Gargarensis. Amanra, however, plans to reunite Osiris’ body parts scattered throughout the desert, bringing him back. While at first the heroes along with priest Setna are captured by Gargarensis, they escape and each are sent on mission to retrieve all parts. Before this, Arkantos falls asleep and is met by Athena, who reveals Gargarensis’s motives. Favored by Poseidon, he plans to free the titan Kronos from Tartarus (imprisoned by Zeus), to be granted immortality.[17] Amanra

The Golden Gift
An official campaign, The Golden Gift, was released as a download on Microsoft’s website. The campaign follows adventures of Brokk and Eitri, the dwarves who appeared in the initial campaign. The plot unfolds with both dwarves planning to create a giant golden boar as an offering to the Norse God Freyr. While working separately, Brokk is approached by Skult (also from Fall of the

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Trident) who warns him that Eitri is making preparations to create the boar without his brother, of which Eitri is also told the same about Brokk. As both brothers race to complete the boar in the great forge, Skult steals the finished piece and hold it in Loki’s fortress. The brothers eventually assault the base and the boar is eventually retrieved and successfully offered to Freyr.[27]

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2003.[34] The expansion added a new civilization, the Atlanteans, as well as several new units, including the titans. Critics and fans received the expansion with enthusiasm, although its ratings were not as high as that of the original version.[35] Age of Empires: Mythologies is a turnbased sequel of Age of Empires: The Age of Kings, but with the unique mythology-based gameplay elements of Age of Mythology. It was developed by Griptonite Games for the Nintendo DS.[36]

Development
Ensemble Studios began work on their first fully 3D engine at the same time as their development of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. Named the BANG! Engine, this was announced in January 2001, for use in a new game, codenamed RTSIII. RTSIII was eventually revealed as Age of Mythology.[28] In developing Age of Mythology, Ensemble Studios decided to move away from the center of the Age of Empires series, history, to avoid becoming stale and repetitive. This allowed them to work with new ideas and concepts.[29] Following the announcement of the game for September 2002,[30] a trial version was released.[31] It contained five scenarios of the game’s campaign, and two random maps. In the trial version, the player can only select Zeus, but there are nine gods available in the full version of the game.[31] Age of Mythology underwent a large amount of play-testing during its developmental phase, as Ensemble Studios attempted to create a more balanced and competitive game than its predecessors. Greg T. Street commented that one of the reasons Age of Mythology became so popular was because the development team spent many hours working on the game through active testing, rather than just taking advice from a "faceless drone in another building".[32] There was debate during Age of Mythology’s construction concerning the unbalanced nature of god powers and how to make them "fair" while still maintaining an element of fun in them. It was concluded that the best way to make it fair for everyone was to limit the use of god powers to one a game.[33]

Audio
The soundtrack to Age of Mythology was released on October 22, 2002, under the record label "Sumthing Else".[37] The score was written by Music Director Stephen Rippy, and artist Kevin McMullan. Rippy cites musicians such as Peter Gabriel, Tuatara, Bill Laswell, Talvin Singh and Tchad Blake as inspirations for the soundtrack. The musical work done on Age of Mythology was unlike anything Rippy had done before; an example of this was "writing for a seventy-piece orchestra and then flying out to Washington to record it."[38] Music 4 Games’ reviewer, Jay Semerad, heaped Age of Mythology’s soundtrack with praise. He summarized his review by declaring: "In all, the Age of Mythology soundtrack is an experience that should not be missed. It’s easily one of my favorite soundtracks from this past year." Semerad was also astonished, and appreciative, of the use of instruments such as the ney flute, tabla and toy piano, all of which he said produced "some innovative analog and synthesized electronic effects". His only critique was that at times some of the background melodies were "bound to a simple harmonization", and lacking any "real bold or innovative purpose".[39]

Reception
Age of Mythology was well-received by the public, reaching an estimated one million units sold within five months of its release.[8] The game was nominated for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Interactive Achievement Awards for Computer Game of the Year and strategy computer game of the year.[44] Age of Mythology’s graphics were praised by the majority of reviewers. IGN reviewer

Expansion and spin-off
See also: Age of Mythology: The Titans Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion to Age of Mythology, released on 21 October,

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Steve Butts stated that "some fantastic effects and believable animations make this one a joy to watch. The differences between the armies and environments are awesome." As such, he gave the graphics a rating of 9 out of 10.[45] Meanwhile, GameSpot reviewer Greg Kasavin also rated the graphics 9 out of 10, stating that "Age of Mythology is a greatlooking game, filled with bright colors and carefully detailed animations."[46] Game Revolution also appreciated Age of Mythology’s graphics, stating in their review that the "new 3D landscape looks good", and including graphics as one of the positives in the review summary.[42] PC Gamer reviewer William Harms admired the graphics, "The environments, units, and buildings are packed with detail," and excitedly commented on the effects: "What really impressed me, though, were the game’s animations. When a Minotaur smacks a dude with his club, the schmoe goes flying, skids on the ground, and then bounces back into the air."[43] The game’s sound was also praised by reviewers, although several commented that it was repetitive and predictable at times. IGN described it as "great, if repetitive, music",[45] whilst Game Revolution declared that the sound "really showcases Ensemble’s continued attention to detail", before going on to praise the audio snippets in various languages.[42] IGN was pleased with Age of Mythology’s campaign, and not bothered by its length. Instead, they stated that "the meaningful and engaging single player campaign provides a nearly flawless experience."[45] However, GameSpot was slightly critical of it, claiming that "while some of the campaign missions do feature some unusual circumstances or objectives that change, the game’s story isn’t incredibly engaging." This was compromised by stating that Age of Empires fans wouldn’t expect an amazing campaign; they would "make a beeline for the game’s random map mode, anyway."[46] PC Gamer elaborated more on the campaign however, saying: "many of the missions are extremely wellcrafted," and that "sprinkled throughout these encounters are moments of genuine comedy — a truly delightful surprise." However, they still found reasons to criticize: "Regrettably, most of AoM’s missions suffer from one recurring, frustrating problem: a severe case of ’build base-itis.’" The reviewer elaborated: "I know base-building is inherent

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to the genre, but even the most ardent fan will be put off by just how much there is. What’s most disappointing is that AoM’s setting really lends itself to imaginative mission design — and I don’t think the designers took full advantage of the backdrop, which is a shame."[43]

Use in scientific studies
Age of Mythology’s AI was used by four Austrian researchers—Christoph Hermann, Helmuth Melcher, Stefan Rank and Robert Trappl—in a study into the value of emotions in real-time strategy games. According to the abstract, "We were interested whether incorporating a simple emotional model to an existing bot-script improves playing strength."[47] The results of the study determined that of the four bots they tested, the neurotic bot was most capable of defeating Age of Mythology’s default AI, followed by the aggressive one. Neither bot was defeated by the standard AI, but the neurotic bot won, on average, twenty five percent more rapidly.[48] Plans were made to extend the research in the future by pitting the neurotic bot against a human player.[49]

Importance
Brian Schwab writes that Age of Mythology is a "notable example" of "modern RTS games" that "have changed direction" with regards to units. He explains that this game "has started emphasising the use of champions or superunits, instead of throngs of mindless units. These champion units are tougher, more capable, and more expensive to build and to lose."[50]

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External links
• Official Microsoft Age of Mythology websites: AoM, AoMTT, AoMGE • Official Ensemble Studios Age of Mythology website • Xplosive Age of Mythology websites: AoM, AoMTT • MacSoft Age of Mythology website

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