Play The Campaigns of Age of Empires 2 In Chronological Order

Interested in playing the campaigns of AoE2 DE in a chronological order? We got you covered with a table that encompasses every single campaign from the early release of Age of Kings to the latest DLC Dynasties of India from Age of Empires II Definitive Edition.

Campaigns Table of Age of Empires 2 In Chronological Order

YearCampaignLocation SetDLC
445Atila the HunEurope
557BukharaAfrica > Historical Battles
648Dos PilasAfrica > Historical Battles
711Tariq ibn ZiyadAfrica
732ToursAfrica > Historical Battles
810DevapalaS. AsiaAge of Empires 2 Indian Dynasties
865YorkAfrica > Historical Battles
895HonfoglalásAfrica > Historical Battles
971RajendraS. AsiaAge of Empires 2 Indian Dynasties
1000VinlandsagaAfrica > Historical Battles
1006Suryavarman IAsia
1066HastingsAfrica > Historical Battles
1047The HautevillesW. Europe
1071ManzikertAfrica > Historical Battles
1072El CidEurope
1183KurikaraAfrica > Historical Battles
1191CyprusAfrica > Historical Battles
1206Genghis KhanAsia
1228Kotyan KhanEurope
1264Edward LongshanksW. Europe
1293Gajah MadaAsia
1297William WallaceEurope
1302BapheusAfrica > Historical Battles
1345Algirdas and KestutisE. Europe
1363Lake PoyangAfrica > Historical Battles
1373JadwigaE. Europe
1385Le LoiLe Loi
1405Jan ZizkaE. Europe
1407The Grand Dukes of the WestW. Europe
1415AgincourtAfrica > Historical Battles
1429Joan of ArcEurope
1448Vlad DraculaEurope
1483BaburS. AsiaAge of Empires 2 Indian Dynasties
1505Francisco de AlmeidaAfrica
1571LepantoAfrica > Historical Battles
1582KyotoAfrica > Historical Battles
1598Noryang PointAfrica > Historical Battles

Expansions and DLCs of Age of Empires 2

  • [Age of Kings].
  • [The Conquerors].
  • [The Forgotten].
  • [African Kingdoms].
  • [Rise of Rajas].
  • [Lords of The West].
  • [Dawn of The Dukes].
  • Age of Empires 2 Indian Dynasties [Dynasties of India]

Where to buy all Age of Empires II releases?

Starting with the oldest release Age of Kings () to the Latest DLC release.. (Serving the purpose of purchasing your favorite AoE2 game in a chronological order)

  • (Age of Kings The Conquerors) For a little price of $5 or $10 Get a hard or digital copy of both Age of Kings and The Conquerors at amazon.com or ebay.com.

  • (The Conquerors) For $19.99 Grab the base game Age of Empires II: 2013 (aka HD) on steam – a remaster to old release

  • (The Forgotten DLC) The Forgotten DLC for AoE 2 2013 (aka HD) for a price of $9.99

  • (African Kingdoms DLC) The African Kingdoms DLC for AoE 2 2013 (aka HD) for a price of $9.99

  • (Rise of the Rajas DLC) Rise of the Rajas DLC for AoE 2 2013 (aka HD) for a price of $9.99

  • (The Conquerors) For $19.99 Buy Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Steam or MS Store – The second remaster with the largest player base.

  • (Lords of the West DLC) Lords of the West DLC for AoE 2 DE at a price of $9.99

  • () Dawn of the Dukes DLC for AoE 2 DE at a price of $9.99

  • (Age of Empires 2 Indian Dynasties) Dynasties of India DLC for AoE 2 DE at a price of $9.99


Campaigns Description In Chronological Order



Alaric AoE2 DE

Alaric I (370/375 – 410 A.D.) was the first king of the Visigoths from 395 to his death. He is most famous for sacking Rome in 410, an event considered to have contributed decisively to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 and the beginning of the Middle Ages.



Attila AoE2 DE

Attila the Hun (395?/406? – March 453 A.D) was the King of the Huns from 434 to his death. His rule is depicted in a campaign in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. Attila is a cavalry hero found only in the The Scourge of God and The Fall of Rome scenarios of his campaign.

Bukhara AoE2 DE

Bukhara is based on the Battle of Bukhara. In the scenario, the player plays as the Sassanid Persians led by their Shah Khosrau I trying to make up for the humiliating defeat by the White Huns.

Dos AoE2 DE

Dos Pilas is based on the early history of its namesake, a Mayan city-state that existed from 629 to 761. The player is playing as B’alaj Chan K’awiil, a son of K’inich Muwaan Jol II, the king of Tikal

Tariq AoE2 DE

Tariq ibn Ziyad is based on the feats of the real-life Tariq ibn Ziyad (Arabic: طارق بن زياد‎; died 720), a Berber Muslim general from the Umayyad Caliphate. He is known in history for leading the Umayyad conquest of Hispania.

Tours AoE2 DE

In Tours, The Franks, led by Charles Martel, must defend their homeland from the Arab invasion of 732. This scenario is based on the Battle of Tours. Starting age: Feudal Age Starting resources: 300 wood…


Devapala Campaign

The Devapala campaign in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Dynasties of India is about the military accomplishments of Devapala, who ruled the Bengali Pala Empire in the 9th century. He was an ardent supporter of Buddhism and is known for expanding the Pala Empire’s territory through his conquests of Assam and Orissa, among other regions. However, some of these conquests may be exaggerated according to modern historians. Despite this, Devapala’s reign is considered the peak of the Pala Empire’s power and one of the last Buddhist kingdoms in the Indian subcontinent.

York AoE2 DE

In York, you take command of the Vikings of Ragnar Lodbrok’s sons who arrive on the British Isles to avenge the death of their father against Ælla of Northumbria, also known as the Great Heathen Army.

Honfoglalás AoE2 DE

Honfoglalás depicts the westward migration of the Hungarian people at around 900 AD. In the Definitive Edition, players have reported that they cannot complete the scenario.

Yodit AoE2 DE

Yodit focuses on the semi-legendary exploits of the real-life Gudit (Ge’ez: ጉዲት; Amharic: Yodit, lit. “Jewess”; reigned ca. 960), an enigmatic non-Christian (thought to be Jewish and Beta Israeli; so of the Kingdom of Semien.


Rajendra campaign

The Rajendra campaign in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Dynasties of India centers on the military achievements of Rajendra Chola I, who ruled from 971 to 1044. He is considered the most successful leader of the Chola dynasty, and he conducted a military expedition to the Ganges River and a campaign against Srivijaya. Under his rule, the Chola dynasty became the most powerful dynasty in South Asia and played a major role in controlling the Indian Ocean spice trade.

Vinlandsaga AoE2 DE

In Vinlandsaga (called Vindlandsaga before the Definitive Edition), you play the Viking Erik the Red (red) and must go to Vinland and establish a new colony.

Suryavarman AoE2 DE

Suryavarman I follows the story of the real-life Suryavarman I, the emperor of Khmer Empire from 1006 to 1050. The campaign covers how Suryavarman I comes to power before forming an alliance with the Chola Empire.

Hastings AoE2 DE

In Hastings, you control William the Conqueror (blue) in his quest to invade Britain. This scenario is based on the Battle of Hastings, while the Battle of Stamford Bridge is also depicted as well. Starting age: Castle Age.

Bari AoE2 DE

The Bari consists of three scenarios depicting a few historical events of its namesake, the Italian city of Bari. The campaign is centered around a fictional Greek Nautikos family, where the surname “Nautikos” shows that the ancestors were sailors…

The Hautevilles
The Hautevilles AoE2 DE

The Hautevilles is based on the exploits of the Hauteville dynasty (Italian: Altavilla), a Norman royal dynasty who rose to prominence after conquering southern Italy and establishing the Kingdom of Sicily as one of the most tolerant and progressive states in Europe at the time, as well as their participation in the First Crusade. The Hautevilles ruled until the late 12th century, after which the Kingdom of Sicily fell into the Germanic Hohenstaufen rule.


Manzikert AoE2 DE

In Manzikert, you play as the Turks (purple), trying to fight the heavily armored soldiers of the Byzantines. This scenario is based on the Battle of Manzikert. Starting age: Castle Age Starting…

El Cid
El Cid AoE2 DE

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, known as El Cid or El Cid Campeador (1040s – July 10, 1099), was a Castilian Knight and warlord in Medieval Spain. He reclaimed the city of Valencia from Moorish control for a brief period during the Reconquista. After his death, El Cid was mythologized into an embodiment of Honor and Chivalry, similar to King Arthur, Charlemagne, or Saladin. This legendary version from epics like the 12th century Cantar de Mío Cid is the basis of the El Cid campaign in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, rather than El Cid’s historical career proper.

Saladin AoE2 DE

Saladin is based on the exploits of An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, called Saladin by Europeans (1137 – March 4, 1193), who founded the Ayyubid dynasty of Egypt and Syria and led the Muslims to recover Jerusalem from the Western Crusaders who had held it for almost a century.

Barbarossa AoE2 DE

Barbarossa is based on the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa (1122 – June 10, 1190), one of the longest-lived and most influential German Medieval emperors who fought several wars in Italy before becoming one of the leaders of the Third Crusade (1189-1192).

Prithviraj AoE2 DE

Prithviraj is depicting its namesake, Prithviraj Chauhan (1178–1192), who was the ruler of Ajmer and Delhi (in India) from 1178 to 1192. Prithviraj is a cavalry archer hero. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health.

Kurikara AoE2 DE

Kurikara is based on the Battle of Kurikara. Lead Minamoto no Yoshinaka to victory against Taira and conquer the city of Kyoto. Starting age: Castle Age Starting resources: none; then 1,500 food…

Cyprus AoE2 DE

Cyprus depicts Richard the Lionheart’s occupation of Sicily (not depicted in the Definitive Edition) and his conquest of Cyprus prior to his arrival in the Holy Land for the Third Crusade. Richard…

Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan AoE2 DE

Genghis Khan, also spelled Chinggis Khan (c. 1162 – August 18, 1227), was the founder of the Mongol Empire, which was the largest in the Middle Ages and of all time up till that point. The conquests of Genghis Khan and his son Ogedei form the basis of the Mongol campaign in Age of Empires II…

Kotyan Khan
Kotyan Khan AoE2 DE

Kotyan Khan (OES: Котян; Hungarian: Kötöny; Arabic: Kutan) is based on the exploits of Köten Khan (baptised Jonas; reigned 1223 – 1241), a Cuman-Kipchak chieftain and military commander. Köten is known for bringing the Cuman-Kipchaks…

Sundjata AoE2 DE

Sundjata follows on Sundiata Keita (ca. 1217 – 1255), the founder of the Mali Empire. Among his feats depicted in the campaign includes his efforts to unite the scattered kingdoms of Sub-Saharan Africa to oppose the warmongering…

Edward Longshanks
Edward Longshanks AoE2 DE

Edward Longshanks is based on the exploits of Edward I of England (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum). He was a British King who lead a…

Ivaylo AoE2 DE
Ivaylo is based on the rise and fall of Ivaylo of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Ивайло, also spelled Ivailo; died 1281). Ivaylo, also known as Bardokva or Lakhanas, was a Bulgarian peasant who became the leader of a peasant uprising in 1277 which…

Gajah Mada
Gajah Mada AoE2 DE

Gajah Mada is based on the exploits of the real-life Gajah Mada (ca. 1310 – ca. 1364), the Mahapatih (equal to a viceregent) of the Majapahit Empire known for bringing the empire into the peak of its glory; at its zenith, the Majapahit…

William Wallace
William Wallace AoE2 DE

William Wallace (c. 1270 – August 23, 1305) was a Scottish Knight who led an army of Scots in an attempt to keep Scotland a kingdom independent from Edward I of England. He is referenced and briefly playable in his campaign, which introduces new players to the gaming experience of Age of Empires…

Bapheus AoE2 DE

Bapheus depicts the rise of the Ottoman Empire. The map roughly shows the western part of modern Turkey. In this scenario, the player and the allies are all Turks. The player will be tasked with meeting…

Algirdas and Kestutis
Algirdas and Kestutis AoE2 DE

Algirdas and Kestutis focuses on the arrival to the throne of Algirdas (c. 1296 – May 1377) in the company of his brother Kestutis (c. 1297 – 3 or 15 August 1382) in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Both participate in…

Langshan Jiang
Langshan Jiang AoE2 DE

In Langshan Jiang, you must make sure that all shipments arrive to the Temple Complex without losing them. The shipments arrive in different places every 25 minutes (25 minutes for the first one…

Tamerlane AoE2 DE

Tamerlane focuses on the conquests of Timur (1336 – 1405). Timur is a Turco-Mongol conqueror who is best known for establishing the Timurid Empire in an attempt to restore the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan through a series of military…


Jadwiga queen Age of empires 2 definitive edition

The Jadwiga campaign in the game Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Dawn of the Dukes highlights the early years of Jadwiga, who was the first queen of Poland and ruled from 1384 until her death in 1399. She married Jogaila, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, in 1386, and legend has it that she only did so after seeking guidance from God through prayer. Jadwiga was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1997.

Le Loi
Le Loi AoE2 DE

Le Loi focuses on the actions of Lê Lợi (1385 – 1433), the first emperor of Vietnam from the Later Lê dynasty, primarily on how he led the Vietnamese people on a revolt known as the Lam Sơn uprising to free themselves from the Chinese…

Jan Zizka
Jan Zizka AoE2 DE

Jan Zizka focuses on the successful Bohemian military leader Jan Zizka (Czech: Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha) (c. 1360 – 11 October 1424). He was nicknamed "One-eyed Žižka", having lost one eye in battle. Jan Žižka…

The Grand Dukes of the West
The Grand Dukes of the West AoE2 DE

The Grand Dukes of the West follows the exploits of various Dukes of Burgundy, notably John the Fearless and his conflict with the Armagnacs, and Philip the Good and his role in the capture and death of Joan of Arc…

Agincourt AoE2 DE

Agincourt is a campaign scenario in the Battles of the Conquerors in Age of Empires II. The player controls the British troops of Henry V (red) trying to get back home after a failed initial invasion of France. This scenario is based on the Battle of Agincourt. Starting age: Imperial Age…

Sforza AoE2 DE

The Sforza is depicting Francesco Sforza (1401–1466) from his rise of power after the death of his father, Muzio Sforza, until he became the Duke of Milan. He is a must survive unit for all the campaigns. The campaign is present in the Definitive…

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc AoE2 DE

Joan of Arc was a French heroine who, at the age of 17, was pivotal in turning the tide of the Hundred Years’ War in her nation’s favor. Joan of…

Pachacuti AoE2 DE

Pachacuti replaces the El Dorado campaign from The Forgotten. It focuses on Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (Quechua: Pachakutiq Inka Yupanki; 1418 – 1471 or 1472), the ninth Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cusco.

Dracula AoE2 DE

The Dracula is depicting its namesake, Vlad III Dracula (1428/31–1476/77). Vlad III Dracula (Vlad Drăculea), from the House of Drăculești (a branch of the House of Basarab), was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia…


Babur Campaign Aoe2

The Babur campaign in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Dynasties of India centers around the life and accomplishments of Babur, also known as Zahīr ud-Dīn Muhammad, who was a Turco-Mongol conqueror and descendant of Tamerlane and Genghis Khan. He is most famous for creating the Mughal Empire in 1526 and being its first emperor, which was the first state in history to control the entire Indian subcontinent since the reign of the Mauryan Empire. The Mughal Empire lasted for three centuries until it was dissolved by the British in 1857 following the Indian Mutiny, which is depicted in the game Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

Francisco de Almeida
Francisco de Almeida AoE2 DE

Francisco de Almeida (ca. 1450 – March 1, 1510) was a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer. He distinguished himself as a counselor to King John II of Portugal and later in the wars against the Moors and in the conquest of Granada in 1492.

Bayinnaung AoE2 DE

Bayinnaung is based on the exploits of Bayinnaung Kyawthin Nawratha (Burmese: ဘုရင့်နောင် ကျော်ထင်နော်ရထာ; 1516 – 1581), a king of the Burmese Toungoo Empire from 1550 to 1581. Among his feats depicted in the campaign include the…

Montezuma AoE2 DE

Montezuma focuses on the three city-states that ruled the Valley of Mexico, the Aztec Empire (also know as Triple Alliance or, in classical Nahuatl, Ēxcān Tlahtōlōyān) from 1428 until the combined forces of the Spanish…

Lepanto AoE2 DE

In Lepanto, you as the player (red) have to build and defend a Wonder against Turkish military forces (purple) in 1571. This scenario is based on the Battle of Lepanto. Starting age: Imperial Age…

Kyoto AoE2 DE

In Kyoto, Lord Nobunaga has been executed in Kyoto, and the Japanese led by Hideyoshi must destroy all the three castles in Kyoto to avenge Lord Nobunaga. This scenario is based on the Honnō-ji Incident…


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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Johnny B
Johnny B
1 year ago

missing the polish campaign.

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