In the early days of gaming, cheat codes were a hidden gem. These were not just shortcuts to win, but often little bonuses developers added to surprise gamers. For Age of Empires 2 (AoE2), cheats have always been an integral part of the experience.
But remember, while they can certainly elevate your single-player sessions, they aren’t meant to undermine the core essence of the game. And there’s a clear distinction: while cheats can provide quick entertainment, mastering the game requires strategy and skill.
Also, remember that ethics matter, especially in multiplayer scenarios where the playing field should remain even.
How to Use AoE2 cheats
Venturing into the world of AoE2 cheats? Here’s the starting point: the cheat console. To initiate, press the Enter key during gameplay. A chat window will pop up. This is where you input your cheats. A word of caution: precision is key. A slight typo can render the cheat ineffective.
AoE2 Cheats List
- 10,000 wood – lumberjack
- 10,000 food – cheese steak jimmy’s
- 10,000 gold – robin hood
- 10,000 stone – rock on
- 100,000 of all resources – ninjalui
- Commit suicide – wimpywimpywimpy
- Control animals instead of men – natural wonders
- Full map – marco
- Disable Fog of War – polo
- Instant building – aegis
- Win campaign – i r winner
- Lose campaign – resign
- Saboteur unit – to smithereens
- Shelby AC Cobra – how do you turn this on
- Slay all opponents – black death
- Slay select opponent – torpedo
- Slay Opponent 1 – torpedo1
- Slay Opponent 2 – torpedo2
- Slay Opponent 3 – torpedo3
- Slay Opponent 4 – torpedo4
- Slay Opponent 5 – torpedo5
- Slay Opponent 6 – torpedo6
- Slay Opponent 7 – torpedo7
- Slay Opponent 8 – torpedo8
- Alfred the Alpaca – alpaca simulator
- Flying Dog – woof woof
- Little Monkey – furious the monkey boy
- Useless villager – i love the monkey head
- Auto save – AUTOMPSAVE
- Default mouse driver – NORMALMOUSE
- Disable ambient sounds – NOTERRAINSOUND
- Disable music – NOMUSIC
- Disable sounds – NOSOUND
- Disable FMV sequence – NOSTARTUP
- Fix various display issues – MFILL
- Fix sound problems – AWE FREEZES MSYNC
- Resolution (800 x 600) – 800
- Resolution (1024 x 768) – 1024
- Resolution (1280 x 1024) – 1280
It’s crucial to discern when and how to use cheats. For instance, resource cheats can be handy, but they might rob you of the game’s challenge. Special units, while intriguing, shouldn’t replace conventional warfare strategies. And with the entire map visible, part of AoE2’s strategic depth might fade. So, use these tools wisely, blending them with your original gameplay for maximum enjoyment.
Common Issues with Cheats
Facing a roadblock with a cheat? It happens. Maybe it didn’t activate, or perhaps its effect isn’t what you expected. Often, the culprit is a minor typo. Double-check your code. And if you’re trying to revert a cheat’s effect, there’s no universal “undo” command. Instead, reload a saved game or start anew.