Fish are a common sight on any Age of Empires map with open expanses of water.
They are quite common and provide plenty of food. Either a Villager or Fishing Boat/Ship can be used for fishing, although a Villager can only reach Shore Fish. They have no hit points and do not fight back, making them ideal long-term food sources. Fish provide a good amount of food.
Shore Fish are gathered slower by Fishing Boats, whilst non-shore fish are gathered slower by Villagers. In Age of Empires and Age of Empires II the Shore Fish are the only fish that can be reached from the shore and only takes one tile. All the other fish are only found in deeper water and take 2x2 tiles. In the Scenario Editor, it is possible to stack fish, thus create practically inexhaustible sources of food.
Age of Mythology was the first game not to include shore-fishing (due to how rare fish spawn close enough to the shore line due to algorithms and their obstruction radii).
Age of Empires Edit
Age of Empires II Edit
- Shore Fish - 200
- Snapper - 225 food
- Tuna - 225 food
- Salmon - 225 food
- Perch - 200 food
- Dorado - 225 food
- Marlin - 350 food
Age of Empires II HD Edit
Age of Mythology Edit
Extended Edition, Beta and cut Edit
- Herring (Beta and Tale of the Dragon only) - Infinite
- Anchovy (Beta only) - Infinite
- Sharks (originally fishable)
- Shore Fish were originally intended to appear in Age of Mythology, according to the presence of unused models in the Multiplayer Alpha. They were however cut when Villager fishing was removed.
See also Edit
|Animals in Age of Empires|
|Prey||Gazelle · Elephant|
|Predator||Alligator · Lion|
|Marine||Shore Fish · Tuna · Salmon · Whale|
|Animal Kings||Lion King · Alligator King · Gazelle King · Elephant King|
|Other||Lion (tame) · Hawk · Eagle|
|Cut||Horse · Goat|