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"Most common game; you choose the settings and victory conditions."

Age of Empires II description

Random Map is the primary game mode throughout the games of the Age of Empires series. In the mode, the player starts out with a map randomly generated for each game. The overall topography of the map remains the same on each map type, with different landscapes and landforms on every corner of the map. The size of the map and the number of players affect the generated terrain of the map.

Age of Empires Edit

The original Age of Empires offers four random map types. All maps are square, and can be generated in one of several different sizes.

The Rise of Rome Edit

The Rise of Rome introduces four new random map types.

Age of Empires II Edit

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings features 14 random map types. All maps are square, and can be generated in one of several different sizes. Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten introduces a new LudiKRIS size that is not available in the original game.

Map Size Tiny Small Medium Normal Large Giant LudiKRIS
Player Size 2 3 4 6 8 Any Any
Dimensions 120x120 144x144 168x168 200x200 220x220 240x240 480x480

The Conquerors Edit

The Conquerors expansion introduces 8 new random map types to the game. Additionally, a new category of maps based on real locations around the world is introduced. The geography of these maps are of fixed size and the layout will always resemble its real-world counterpart. However, resources are randomly distributed around the map every time they are generated.

Ensemble Studios also created additional Custom Maps for The Conquerors that were originally available for download on the official website. They were later included with Patch 1.0c, Gold Edition and HD Edition. The filenames for all of maps are prefixed with "ES@" to help players find them during multiplayer.

The Forgotten Edit

The Forgotten expansion introduces 12 standard random map types, with many featuring a unique variation on standard gameplay. Three additional maps are also available only for Capture the Relic mode, as well as an option to randomly select between these maps.

The African Kingdoms Edit

The African Kingdoms expansion introduces 5 Standard, 8 Real World, and 11 Special random map types to the game.

Standard Edit

Real World Edit

Special Edit

Rise of the Rajas Edit

Rise of the Rajas introduces 5 Standard, 4 Real-World, aad 5 Special random map types to the game:

Standard Edit

Real World Edit

Special Edit

Age of Mythology Edit

Age of Mythology features 23 different random map types, and all can be generated in Normal or Large sizes. For the first time, maps can differ in shape and dimensions, such as being rectangular instead of square. Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon introduces a new Giant map size that is not available in the original game.

Two of the maps, Black Sea, and River Styx, were released as preorder bonuses for the game, and are included with Age of Mythology: Extended Edition.

Map Size Normal Large Giant
Player Size 4 8 Any

The TitansEdit

The Titans introduces 6 new random map types, two of which feature new and unique terrain not found on any other map in the game.

Tale of the DragonEdit

Tale of the Dragon introduces 7 new random map types, three of which feature a new terrain type. The Regicide game mode from Age of Kings returns as a map, rather than a game mode.

Age of Empires III Edit

Age of Empires III has 17 random map types, with two of the maps being added to the game through patches. All maps are available in Standard size, with only five specific maps available in a Large size. The Asian Dynasties adds another four maps with a Large version.

Hispaniola was introduced with Patch 1.05. Unknown was introduced with Patch 1.07. A bonus map, Winter Wonderland, was released online by Ensemble to celebrate Christmas, but has never actually been included with any release of the game.

Map Size Standard Large
Maps All maps Carolina, Great Plains, Saguenay, Sonora, Texas
Deccan, Siberia Silk Road, Yellow River

The WarChiefsEdit

The WarChiefs introduces 8 new random map types. Ozarks was introduced with Patch 1.03. Plymouth was released online by Ensemble to celebrate Thanksgiving, and is only included with Age of Empires III: Complete Collection.

The Asian DynastiesEdit

The Asian Dynasties introduces 10 new random map types, as well as introducing four new game modes: Regicide, King of the Hill, Treaty and Treaty No-Blockade.

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