Unlike the original Age of Mythology for the PC, Age of Empires: Mythologies is turn-based as opposed to real-time strategy, where in the vein of the previous Age of Empires: The Age of Kings each player is given a turn where their units can make single actions within that turn such as moving to an opposing unit and attacking or capturing or constructing buildings. Every time two rival players’ units attack one another, a brief animation of a group of each unit engaging in combat is played on the top screen, along with the resulting damage to their hit points. In standard games, players collect three resources; food, gold, and favor to construct buildings and eventually train units for combat. To gain further units, technologies, and buildings, players advance Ages, starting in the “Archaic Age”, a feature prominently used in the original Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires series.
Like in the original Age of Mythology, there are three civilizations available, Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse, each with their own unique units, buildings, powers, and method of obtaining favor. Each has three major gods to choose from before the start of a game, these being Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon for the Greeks; Ra, Isis, and Set for the Egyptians, and Odin, Thor, and Loki for the Norse.
The Campaign is divided into 8 scenarios for all three civilizations, set into separate campaigns, the first one, the Egyptian one focuses of Hatsheput and Tutankhamen defeating Set's son Setekh.
- Age of Empires: Mythologies reuses many ideas from the cut content and beta, such as Egyptian Swordsmen, fertile Farms, Hoplites with square shields, and melee War Chariots.
|Age of Empires series|
|Main titles||Age of Empires · Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings · Age of Empires III · Age of Mythology|
|Spin-offs||Age of Empires Online|
|Expansion packs||Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome · Age of Empires II: The Conquerors · Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten · Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms · Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas · Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs · Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties · Age of Mythology: The Titans · Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon|
|Handheld games||Age of Empires: The Age of Kings · Age of Empires: Mythologies · Age of Empires III|
|Boardgames||Age of Mythology: The Boardgame · Glenn Drover's Empires: The Age of Discovery|