Age of Empires/Cheats

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Age of Empires

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Age of Empires is the first in the series of well-known games.

General Cheats[edit | edit source]

While playing a game, press [Enter] and type one of following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:


Instant building
Win scenario
home run
Kill player
kill[player's position 1-8]
Rocket launcher car
Everyone dies
Resign game
Full map
reveal map
1000 food
pepperoni pizza
1000 gold
1000 wood
1000 stone
Remove Fog of War
no fog
Transform villagers [Note 1]
Laser gunner [Note 2]
photon man
Animal control
Juggernauts may move on land
flying dutchman
Increased catapult range and effect
big bertha
Priest 600 hit points, speed 6
Increased ballista range
Catapults fire peasants [Note 3]
jack be nimble
Stealth archer, dressed as tree when still
dark rain
Turn horse archers into black riders
black rider
Nuclear missile trooper
e=mc2 trooper
Commit suicide
hari kari

Note 1: After enabling this cheat, move one of the villagers into an opponent. He or she will transform into a Black Rider after death. The Black Rider will transform into a Heavy Catapult after it dies.

Note 2: Enable this code after establishing your Empire and clicking on the center of a town.

Note 3: Enable this code after a catapult is selected.

Fast Resources[edit | edit source]

Use the following trick to rapidly enter the cheat codes and get resources quickly. For wood, press [Enter], type woodstock, highlight the word, then press [Ctrl] + C to copy it. Press [Enter] to activate the cheat. Press [Enter] again, then press [Ctrl] + V to paste the word on the screen for activation. Repeat to get resources quickly. This may be used with the quarry, coinage, pepperoni pizza, and photon man codes.

Dragons instead of Birds[edit | edit source]

Press enter, and type 'king Arthur'. All the birds, hawks and eagles, will become dragons. The only way you'll be able to tell they were birds, is by their shadow.

Baby Prez[edit | edit source]

If you enter "power" you will get a baby that rides a tricycle and that shoots a gun out the front.