Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings require some thought process by the game player. This game put you in command of one of 13 different civilizations back in ancient history. Your goal is to take advantage of one of these empires and spend your time petering out how to dominate the other civilizations. Not only as the leader you must worry about your civilization economic status as well as it battle ready preparedness. This game is a definite plus for the power-hungry dominate type of game player. This sequel does a pretty good job of building on its original concept.