Advanced Combat Options
Players can use garrisoning and military formations that add interesting tactical choices. Challenge the new, smarter AI in The Forgotten expansion.
Alternative to Combat
Players can improve the economy of their civilization through trade and diplomacy options. A market-based economy gives new options for players to buy, sell, and speculate on resources.
Command one of 23 mighty civilizations, each with unique attributes, buildings and technologies, as well as a unique combat unit based on its historical counterpart.
Achieve Victory in Many Ways
Choose your path to victory: be it the domination of enemy civilizations, or economic victory through the accumulation of wealth or by building and defending the wonders of the world.
Experience Intense Single & Multiplayer Gameplay
Story-based campaigns focus on historical figures and their struggles, like William Wallace, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan and more, plus more new campaigns in The Forgotten expansion. You can also play with or against other players online through Steamworks.