The titles are historical real-time strategy games. The game is set amidst historical events. Age of Empires focused on events in Europe, Africa and Asia, spanning from the Stone Ageto the Iron Age; the expansion game explored the formation and expansion of the Roman Empire. The sequel, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, was set in the Middle Ages, while its expansion focused partially on the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The subsequent three games of Age of Empires III explored the early modern period, when Europe was colonizing the Americas and several Asian nations were on the rise.

- The Game is not Historically accurate but it does give students the ability to see the types of weapons and tools that each civilization uses to make its conquest.

- Also the students get to experience evolutions of the different civilizations and the upgrades in the technology that they use.