EuroGamer: "I'd be warning you away if Age of Empires 2 HD was simply an old game that was on offer once again - but since it's pitching itself as a significant re-release that commands £15 of your cash, I'm positively waving a red flag and screaming. I have a megaphone. I've tied myself to Steam like a protester who demands removal by a world-weary police officer. There is absolutely no reason to trade money like that for a game like this, for a mouldy time-capsule that will likely mar your memories of the original. This time, history needs to be left to rest."