|This article is about the civilization in Age of Empires. For the Koreans in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Koreans.|
The Choson (고조선; Ko-Choson; "Ancient Choson") is the name of an ancient Korean kingdom (approximately 108 BC), that was located in the capital city at Wanggeom. It is one of the three playable East Asian civilizations in Age of Empires. They are one of the most frequently used civilizations in multiplayer, mostly in Deathmatches. They are both an offensive and defensive civilization and are powerful from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. All of the Choson buildings have a distinct Asian-styled architecture, along with the Yamato and the Shang, due to it being an Asian civilization.
The advantages of the Choson are that their Long Swordsmen and Legion have an additional 80 hit points, making them a good offensive civilization to begin with. Their towers have +2 range, and Priests cost 30% less. All of these bonuses as a whole makes the Choson an excellent choice on both offensive and defensive strategies.
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