Age of Empires series is a series of historical and semi historical games where you develop a given civilization across the ages. They pioneered the Age teching model, where a player progresses accross the tech tree tiers via Age advancements.
Current games on the series are:
- Age of Empires: It focuses on the ancient civilizations, from the Stone Age up to the Iron Age
- The Rise of Rome: Adds Roman based civilizations and a few interface and balance innovations
- Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings: Jumps the series into the medieval era, from the Dark Ages to the Imperial Age.
- The Conquerors: Adds a new architectural style and a five new civilizations from the Aztecs to the Huns and Koreans.
- Age of Empires III: It narrows the scope into the colonization era, but further diversifies national trais and adds a metagame layer in the form of a Home City