Age of Empires: Top 8 Secrets Every Player Should Know

Age of Empires is certainly transforming the realm of addicting PC games, and we have come to finally reveal all of its secrets. If you play this enticing game, we have so much to tech you about how you can become a top player! All you have to do to give your game play and edge is follow along with our article!

Number Eight: The Editor’s Hidden Units

Some of the best tricks to success of this game lie in the use of editor. To access hidden units in this mode, start by planting a unit somewhere on the map. Select the “replace unit” option through “objects”. Then select any of the following exclusive unit options: Monster Truck A, George Crushington, Lazerbear, Fluffy, Learicorn, or Flying Purple Tapir.

Number Seven: Unlock Single Player Unlimited Points

The limited number of unlock points available in single player mode, but there is a way around it- that is, if you know how to code, or are reading this article. Start off by allocating the saved game file in your computer; it should be under a name similar to “\MyDocuments\MyGames\AgeofEmpires3\Savegame. In this file, find the line that reads “<skillpoints>xx</skillpoints>”. The “xx” portion of this line will tell you how many points you have before changing it. By replacing this field with “999” you will have an unlimited amount of points to customize your game play in skirmish.

Number Six: A Trick for Levelling Up

IF you have grown tired of giving your best efforts to passing a certain level to no avail, or simply want to fast-forward to the top, there is a simple way to gain some levels. Within the aforementioned “Savegame” file (located in your documents), there will be another file labeled “sp_nameofyourcity_homecity.xml”; open this. Locate the line that has the “<level>xx</level>” field, and the “xx” will reveal your current level. Type in any level you wish to play in, and you will advance to this level in a skirmish.

Number Five: Our Favorite Cheat Codes

There are so many helpful cheat codes that you can find online, but we are going to show you a few of our favorites. If you hit the ENTER button on your keyboard and type in “Speed always wins”, you will receive a 100x rate increase for gathering and building. If you type the phrase “Shiver me Timpers!”, the game will destroy any enemy ships currently in view. As a last resort in your frustrations (use this wisely), you can type in “this is too hard” to completely win the single-player game.

Number Four: Spawning Codes

Because there are too many amazing codes to cover, we thought we would throw in a few extra helpful codes designed to create select spawns. To spawn an array of creatures, you can use these hacks: “Where’s that axe?” for George Crushington, “we <3 fluffy!1!” for Fluffy, “don’t kick the pitbull” for Learicorn, “o canada 2005” for Lazerbear, or “wee ooh wee ooh” for a monster truck.

Number Three: Where to Target

When playing Age of Empires, many players make the mistake of targeting their attacks to kills the workers first. However, there is a better route to crushing your enemy: go for the houses. If you take out the houses first, the workers will be unable to build more units in sufficient time.

Number Two: Make an Unbreakable Ally

The top players of this game swear up and down that the key to success is creating an empire with allies. Start by constructing a trade route with your friend(s), and make anywhere from 15 to 25 carts to rake in the gold. Move on to war tactics, like an army of elite war elephants backed by warriors, and wipe out any opposing forces. To make a quick end of a civilization, make sure to target all of the wood because it is the main building block of the community.

Number One: The Age of Empires Wonder Race Mastery

The final “Wonder Race Mastery” achievement is by far the most difficult of any to obtain. However, if you really need to cheat, there is a (tedious) way of getting around it. It will take some time, though. Open up the game map, and delete all three of your villagers, your town center, and your horseman After the map concludes, you will earn a point. After repeating this about 50 times over, you will have 50 points and your “Wonder Race Mastery” achievement. Hope you enjoyed our list of the top eight Age of Empires secrets that every player should know!