FAQ - Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition

Age of empires 2 Definitive Edition System Requirements

The Real system requirements

A. The minimum system requirements for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition includes a Windows 10 , a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor, 6 GB RAM, SSD Storage Drive, and a DirectX 11.0 compatible graphics card.

It does not mean you can play the game on a dual core computer. You will have to lower your resolution to 800×600 and graphics quality to lowest and even then your dual core computer will freeze in the mid game.

the real system requirements for age of empires 2
The real system requirements for age of empires 2

The ideal minimum requirements as far as I have personally tested is as follow:

  1. i5 4th generation processor
  2. 8 GB Ram
  3. SSD Storage Drive

Any computer with those specifications or slightly higher will allow you to play single and multiplayer without freezes or crashes.

When first the AoE2 DE came out I faced lots of freezing and crashing issues even on my i7 3rd generation laptop, however after i switched my HDD disk to SSD drive the game performance changed 180 degree (click the link to see more details).


I am GregStein, an experienced Age of Empires 2 player and part-time developer. With over 7 years of experience in multiplayer gaming, blogging and technical issues.

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