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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

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This page is for the remaster. For the original game, see Age of Mythology.

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition cover
SkyBox Labs
Ensemble Studios
DLC Forgotten Empires
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows May 8, 2014
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Africa, Asia, Classical, Europe, Fantasy
Series Age of Empires
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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition guide on StrategyWiki
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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition on Wikipedia
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Age of Mythology: Retold TBA

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition is an updated version of the 2002 fantasy RTS Age of Mythology and its The Titans expansion pack. It features redone effects, native high resolution and multi-monitor support, Steamworks multiplayer and enhanced observer modes.

In January 2016, this version of the game received the Tale of the Dragon expansion which included the Chinese civilization and its belonging campaign, but was received poorly by the fans for its bugs and poor production quality. At the same time, the game was updated to version 2.0 to include several major balance changes and new units available even to players who did not buy the expansion pack.

The game received a large number of post-release patches, but after the latest one (2.8) from June 2020, a large community spreadsheet of issues is still valid, most of which did not exist in the original version of the game (such as poor pathfinding leading to units getting stuck in otherwise inaccessible areas, high GPU load, lobby joining issues and more). The game was stabilized in skirmish and multiplayer, but the Tale of the Dragon campaign remains in a notoriously flawed state, requiring a Steam Workshop mod to make it more enjoyable.

The majority of the competitive community returned to the original version of the game, modified for balance. A proper re-release, Age of Mythology: Retold, was announced in 2022, but little is known of it as of June 2023.

General information

Official Discord server for the series
Official forum
Age of Mythology Heaven - A huge fan site for Age of Mythology
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes the Chinese civilization and a new campaign. Players can play in multiplayer regardless of whether all of them have the DLC.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Tale of the Dragon

Essential improvements

Skip launcher

Skip launcher by replacing a file[citation needed]
  1. Rename Launcher.exe to something else.
  2. Rename aomx.exe to Launcher.exe (Case sensitive[citation needed]).

Revised Tale of the Dragon campaign

The campaign of the Tale of the Dragon DLC is known for its bugs and poor balancing. The Revised Tale of the Dragon Campaign mod on the Steam Workshop aims to fix as many issues as possible while retaining the original design.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Startup\Persistent.cfg[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Users\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/266840/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/266840/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.


In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Cannot remap keys while in a game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For scroll speed.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation by tbt.
Translation ported from the original Cenega release.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12 Versus, Co-op
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
Co-op is for custom scenarios only

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
ATI Radeon X1950
Intel HD Graphics 3000
DirectX 10 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/266840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (266840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.