If you're having trouble leading your civilisation through the ages to secure victory against your opponents, then you may be searching for some Age of Empires 2 cheats to help you on your way. If that applies to you then you're in luck, as there are a whole host of old school Age of Empires 2 cheat codes available, which you can use to award yourself with unlimited amounts of the four main resources, spawn cheat units into battle, and much more. These cheats work with both the original Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings and Age of Empires 2: HD Edition, except for a few which have been tagged as only being compatible with the HD version.
As of E3 2019 we know that the remastered Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is on the way and is due to arrive in Autumn 2019, so we'll have to wait until then to confirm if these codes will carry over to the latest version. For the time being, if you're looking for Age of Empires 2 cheats that work with the currently available versions then read on and we'll explain all.
How to use Age of Empires 2 cheats
Thankfully, it couldn't be easier to use Age of Empires 2 cheats. While playing, simply hit Enter to show a text box, then type in the cheat code and press Enter again to activate it. The Age of Empires 2 cheat codes are not case sensitive, so as long as you use the correct spelling and spacing as shown in the list below then they will always work. Remember that if you're playing Age of Empires 2: HD Edition, using these cheats will disable most of the achievements in-game, so bear that in mind if awards are important to you.
Age of Empires 2 cheat codes
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1,000 Food (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)
1,000 Gold (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)
1,000 Wood (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)
1,000 Stone (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)
100,000 of each resource (each code has same effect)
Immediate building, resource gathering, research etc. (toggle on/off)
i r winner
Kill opponent # (replace # with 1-8)
Destroy all other players, including allies
Reveal map (toggle on/off)
Remove fog (toggle on/off)
Control animals instead of men, this cannot be reversed
Spawns an Alfred the Alpaca cheat unit (Age of Empires 2: HD Edition only)
how do you turn this on
Spawns a Cobra Car cheat unit
furious the monkey boy
Spawns a Furious the Monkey Boy cheat unit
i don't exist
Spawns a Penguin cheat unit (Age of Empires 2: HD Edition only)
Spawns a Saboteur cheat unit
i love the monkey head
Spawns a VMDL cheat unit (Elephant Archer in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)
Turn all birds into flying dogs
Mute taunts - use !nomute to enable again
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