Steam Award Nominations Kick Off During the Epic Autumn Steam Sale

Cooler temperatures are here and so are the sales and annual game nominations! Starting November 24, the Steam Autumn Sale is in full swing. All Age of Empires Definitive Editions are on sale now along with all DLC titles. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition are all available at a reduced price. Jump into the fun that all your friends are talking about and get your holiday shopping done early! Plus, we have both Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires IV for consideration for the annual Steam Awards, so read on more down below!

Steam Autumn Sale:

Age of Empires: DE75% Off


Age of Empires II: DE – 50% Off

Lords of the West33% Off

Dawn of the Dukes 25% Off


Age of Empires III: DE50% Off

United States Civilization33% Off

African Royals25% Off

Don’t Miss Out – Sale Ends November 30!


Add Age of Empires IV to your collection too!


Nominate Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition for Labor of Love Award on Steam

The Steam Award nominations for 2021 are underway and we’ve got a special request for you today.

Age of Empires II has been in development for 22 years, from Age of Kings to HD Edition to today’s Definitive Edition. In that time we’ve learned and grown alongside our community and watched you do amazing things. We wanted Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition to be a “Love letter to Age fans everywhere.” We began strong in 2019 and have only gotten stronger, with 2 DLCs, monthly updates, new game modes, ranked map rotations, and no sign of slowing down.

That’s why we’re asking for your nomination for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition for the “Labor of Love” award, a special trophy bestowed upon a game that is long past its launch date but still lovingly supported and nurtured by its development team.

For us it is certainly a Labor of Love, and if you agree it would mean a lot to us if you would click the button below and give us your nomination.


Nominate Age of Empires IV for Game of the Year

For many of us, Age of Empires has been a part of our lives for… well… Ages. Within the annals of gaming history, this franchise carries as much prestige as any empire featured in our games – and with Age of Empires IV, the first new-numbered title in 16 years, our team has dedicated themselves to creating a Wonder worthy of our heritage.

With nominations for the Steam Awards now open, we hope you’ll pick us as your Game of the Year. With Age of Empires IV we’ve aimed to let you dive deep into the history of the human race while giving you the strategic command to make these epic campaigns your own. Our massive campaigns let you feel the march of history, with videos and narration so compelling they’ve been included in higher educational programs! Take the reigns and immerse yourself in key moments of history as you play through four robust campaigns! 

Let’s also not forget the 8 asymmetric civilizations, unique technology trees, multiple victory conditions and strategic gameplay that has already earned us a nomination in The Game Awards. Boasting Single Player, Skirmish vs. AI, and Multiplayer options, no matter your preference, you’re free to battle it out your way in Age of Empires IV!

The Steam Awards are about celebrating the whole year of gaming, so we hope you’ll share your voice on what the best games of 2021 have been in all the other categories too. You should vote for all your favourites, and we’ll be sharing why we think we might also deserve a few more awards over the next few days!

If you need any more convincing that we have earned the top spot as Game of the Year… WOLOLO!

Best wishes,

The Age of Empires IV team