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Pro Facilitates the user's preferred pace
This game neither gives the impression of being thrown to the wolves nor that of being left stranded on an island. Whether you want to move slowing and steadily through the game or take things at a more heightened pace, Age of Empires 2 will allow for both (with some minor planning).
Pro Awesome ambiance with a great finish
While the graphics are slightly outdated, they were very well done for their time. And when combined with the history behind the game and its wonderful soundtrack, the game comes across as extremely polished.
Pro Runs on very old computers
This game will run on old PC's/laptops without a problem as the game itself is quite old. It can therefore run on hardware that is mostly seen as low spec. So pretty much anyone can run this game as it will even work on integrated graphics on modern CPUs.
As it was originally released in 1999, Age of Empires 2 shows its age, particularly in terms of the UI and graphics.