Age of Empires Online Wiki
Age of Empires Online Wiki
Age of Empires Online
AoE Online Logo.png
Robot Entertainment, Gas Powered Games
Publisher(s) Microsoft
Release Date(s) August 16th, 2011
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre RTS, Massive Multiplayer Online
Format Download
Input methods Keyboard, Mouse
System Requirements Windows XP/Vista/7
Intel® any dual core 2.0 GHz
2 GB RAM and 2 GB disk space
128 MB video

Age of Empires Online (often abbreviated to AoE Online or AoEO), is a free-to-play history-based real-time strategy video game released on August 16th, 2011 and digitally distributed. The game was shut down on July 1, 2014.

In response to the shutdown, a dedicated community worked for years to revive the game. Age of Empires Online returned on July 1, 2017 after a three-year break.


  • Classic Age of Empires Gameplay: familiar gameplay that made the franchise successful, with an updated art style and uplifting tone. Classic game elements of empire creation and resource management in a vibrant historical setting.
  • New social experiences within the game, including live chat, gifting and trading of content, and cooperative multiplayer quests.
  • Capital City: empire creation from out of nothing by leveling up, crafting items, and constructing buildings.
  • Continually evolving online world where new content, civilizations, and quests are introduced.


Promotional Art Featuring the first two Civilizations

Main article: Civilization

There are currently six playable civilizations in the game:


Age of Empires Online (under the working title Project Spartan), was first under development by Robot Entertainment, a company of former Ensemble Studios employees. Robot Entertainment created the core game and the first two civilizations (Egyptian and Greek). It was the first game developed by the company.

On February 24, 2010 it was announced that development of the game would be passed on to Gas Powered Games in the future under the Microsoft Game Studios brand. It is the first and only Age of Empires game to incorporate Windows LIVE.

Microsoft shut down the game on July 1, 2014. The closure was due to the content being too expensive to maintain.

Project Celeste Revival[]

Project Celeste is a dedicated community has been working for years to revive the game. Age of Empires Online returned on July 1, 2017 with 2 civilizations available at the start, with the full fledge rooster available soon after.

Everything originally under the Premium business model was made available for free, which meant PVP ranked, every civilization, star technologies, use advisors, unit and capital city vanity. Although the EP were maintained, it is no longer able to being purchase with money, instead is used as a non-tradable second currency.

New Quest Packs[]

New contents is added to the game consistently and right now the biggest project is the Roman civilization expected to be released Q3 2020.

Installation Guide (Steam)[]

Full text guide for both steam and non steam installations on the Project Celeste forums

  • 1: Have Steam installed
  • 2: Press Ctrl+R in Windows
  • 3: Type "steam://install/105430" into the Run menu
  • 4: Download
  • 5: Extract contents of to Age Of Empires Online steam folder
  • 6: Run "Celeste_Launcher_Gui.exe"
  • 7: Click "register" in the launcher, make an account
  • 8: Click "PLAY" and enjoy the game

Video guide (steam) by Ardeshir

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