Proposal for an AoE I Remake

I’d like to see a remake of the first Age of Empires game, with the chronological frame spanning from >10,000 BC to around 500 AD (so basically prehistoric times to the end of classical antiquity). I love the ancient setting of the first game, but I wish it could employ some of the updated mechanics and gameplay of later entries in the series.

Skirmish: Your traditional Age game.
Regicide: Kill the enemy’s ruler unit and you vanquish them.
Capture the Relic: Like it is in AoeE2.
Historical Battles: A series of scenarios based on assorted battles from world history. For each battle, you would be able to pick a side. Possible battles include:

  • Kadesh, 1274 BC (Egyptians versus Hittites)
  • Muye, 1046 (Both belligerents are Chinese, Shang versus Zhou)
  • Jerusalem, 701 BC (Kushites versus Assyrians)
  • Salamis, 480 BC (Greeks versus Persians)
  • Chaeronea, 338 BC (Macedonians versus Greeks)
  • Gaugamela, 331 BC (Macedonians versus Persians)
  • Cannae, 216 BC (Carthaginians versus Romans)
  • Mobei, 119 BC (Chinese versus Huns)
  • Alesia, 52 BC (Romans versus Gauls)
  • Actium, 31 BC (Egyptians versus Romans)
  • Meroe, 350 AD (Kushites versus Axumites)
  • Catalaunian Plains, 451 AD (Romans versus Huns)



  • Egyptians
  • Kushites
  • Axumites
  • Garamantes

West Asia

  • Babylonians
  • Assyrians
  • Persians
  • Hittites

South Asia

  • Harappans
  • Mauryans

East Asia

  • Chinese (Shang to Han Empires)
  • Joseon
  • Yamato
  • Huns

Mediterranean Basin

  • Greeks
  • Romans
  • Macedonians
  • Carthaginians


  • Britons
  • Gauls
  • Germans
  • Scythians


  • Maya
  • Hopewell
  • Moche

(Will update later as I think of more ideas.)

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That is a lot of civs for a remake