Glossary

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

Release date: 2006

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, MacSoft

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs is the first expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Age of Empires III. It was released on October 17, 2006 in the United States. The expansion pack was bundled with the full game of Age of Empires III, called Age of Empires III Gold Edition on October 23, 2007. The Mac version was ported over, developed and published by Destineer's MacSoft. The full game for Mac was released on June 12, 2007 in the United States. It was followed by a second expansion p…

Azurik: Rise of Perathia

Azurik: Rise of Perathia

Release date: 2001

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: XBox

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Azurik: Rise of Perathia is an action-adventure game developed by Adrenium Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2001. Azurik was released early in the Xbox console's life. It features a score by game composer Jeremy Soule, with additional music by Julian Soule.

Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology

Release date: 2002

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Age of Mythology (AoM) is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on October 30, 2002 in North America and a week later in Europe.A spin-off from the Age of Empires series, Age of Mythology takes some of its inspiration from mythology and legends of the Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse, rather than from actual historical events. Many gameplay elements are similar to the Age of Empires series. Its campaign follows an Atlan…

Amped 2

Amped 2

Release date: 2003

Genres: Sports

Platforms: XBox

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Amped 2 is a sequel to Microsoft's snowboarding game Amped, which was an Xbox launch title. The game was introduced as part of the XSN Sports lineup, which included such games as NFL Fever 2004, Links 2004, NBA Inside Drive 2004, NHL Rivals 2004, Top Spin and RalliSport Challenge 2.

Age of Empires Online

Age of Empires Online

Release date: 2011

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Age of Empires Online was a multiplayer online real-time strategy game developed by Robot Entertainment and Gas Powered Games, which released on August 16, 2011. Based upon the gameplay of the Age of Empires series, it was originally developed by Robot Entertainment, but on February 24, 2011, Gas Powered Games, took over production. The game was published by Microsoft.The game was free-to-play—it was free for users to play, though premium content could be earned or purchased, such as access to s…

Aqua

Aqua

Release date: 2010

Genres: Action, Shooter

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Aqua (also known as Aqua - Naval Warfare) is an arcade-action shooter with tactical elements, driven by a steampunk story in which the vast majority of the world is covered with water. Aqua was developed by Games Distillery on their own proprietary engine and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade on May 19, 2010. The game is set in an alternate reality where most of the Earth is covered with water and factions war for the remaining pieces of l…

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties

Release date: 2007

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, MacSoft

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is the second expansion pack for the real-time strategy video game Age of Empires III developed through a collaboration between Ensemble Studios and Big Huge Games, and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Mac version was ported over, developed and published by Destineer's MacSoft. The game is the second expansion pack following The WarChiefs. The game introduces three new civilizations; China, Japan, and India. It also introduced minor people, campaig…

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings

Release date: 2002

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, Turbine, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings was a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows PCs which was released on November 22, 2002 and shut down on December 30, 2005. In 2012, it was relaunched as a beta for active Asheron's Call subscribers. It is a sequel to 1999's Asheron's Call, although content, graphics and gameplay dynamics differed greatly from its predecessor. Both games were developed by Turbine Entertainment Software and originally published by Mic…

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

Release date: 2001

Genres: Sports

Platforms: XBox

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding is an Xbox exclusive snowboarding video game. It is the first of the Amped video game series. Released during the Xbox's launch, Amped is a snowboarding game focused on the tricks, instead of the racing style of play given by Electronic Arts SSX which launched with the Sony PlayStation 2 in the previous year. The success of Amped was solidified by the successful launch of the sequels Amped 2 and Amped 3.

Age of Empires III

Age of Empires III

Release date: 2005

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, MacSoft, & Destineer, Glu, Xbox Game Studios

Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Microsoft Corporation's Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Mac version was ported over and developed and published by Destineer's MacSoft. The PC version was released on October 18, 2005 in North America and November 4, 2005 in Europe, while the Mac version was released on November 21, 2006 in North America and September 29, 2006 in Europe. An N-Gage version of the game developed by Glu Mobile was relea…

Aegis Wing

Aegis Wing

Release date: 2007

Genres: Shooter

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Aegis Wing is a 2007 scrolling shooter video game developed by Carbonated Games and three independent Microsoft interns for the Xbox Live Arcade. The game was released worldwide on May 16, 2007, available free to all Xbox Live members in North America. On January 21, 2016, it was announced as an Xbox One Backwards Compatible title. It has remained free as a digital download on the Xbox One.

Age of Mythology: The Titans

Age of Mythology: The Titans

Release date: 2003

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion pack to the real-time strategy video game of Age of Mythology. It was developed by Ensemble Studios and released on September 30, 2003. It was followed in 2016 by a second expansion pack to the original game called Tale of the Dragon. The Titans adds a fourth culture to the game, the Atlanteans, and three new major gods, plus new units, buildings and god powers. It also includes many new features, such as auto-queueing (allows indefinite training of u…