Age of Empires 2 cheats guide: every cheat you need to rule the lands


If you tuned into E3 2019, specifically the Xbox E3 2019 announcements, then you’ll have no doubt seen that Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is going to be headed to PC and console later on in 2019. Even if you played the original you’ll likely have a burning desire to discover the Age of Empires 2 cheats, even if you used them the first time around.

The Age of Empires 2 cheats work with Age of Empires 2 HD Edition in addition to the original Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings, although a few of them have been tried and tested as being successful with Ensembles Studios  HD version. The cheats available will help you advance through the ages by allowing you to apply cheat units whilst you’re in a battle, as well as delivering an endless supply of the main resources (there are four in total) and several others.

Age of Empires 2 cheats – the Definitive lowdown

Whether the Age of Empires 2 cheats will work with the Definitive Edition of the game remains to be tried and tested, for that we’ll have to wait another few months. For now though, if you wish to use them with the current versions of the game though, follow this article and you can cheat your way to salvation!

Fortunately in order to get the Age of Empires 2 cheats working you couldn’t ask for an easier solution. whilst in a game you just have to press the enter key which will present you with a text prompt, literally type one of the codes into this post and hit Enter to activate. Don’t worry about the Age of Empires 2 cheats being uppercase or lower as this has no impact, just ensure the cheat code has the correct spelling with the relevant spaces between word to ensure they’ll always have the desired effect. If you’re an achievement hunter it’s worth bearing in mind that using the Age of Empires 2 cheats in the HD Edition will prevent achievements popping, so be aware if you’re the perfectionist type!

Cheat codeEffect
cheese steak jimmy's1,000 Food (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)

robin hood
1,000 Gold (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)

lumberjack1,000 Wood (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)

rock on
1,000 Stone (10,000 in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)

Destroy yourself

resignLose campaign

i r winner
Win campaign

aegisImmediate building, resource gathering, research etc. (toggle on/off)

Kill opponent # (replace # with 1-8)

black death
Destroy all other players, including allies

rowshep100,000 of each resource
how do you turn this on
Spawns a Cobra Car cheat unit

i don't exist
Spawns a Penguin cheat unit (Age of Empires 2: HD Edition only)

i love the monkey head
Spawns a VMDL cheat unit (Elephant Archer in Age of Empires 2: HD Edition)

marcoReveal map (toggle on/off)

muteMute taunts - use !nomute to enable again

woof woof
Turn all birds into flying dogs

natural wonders
Control animals instead of men, this cannot be reversed

to smithereens
Spawns a Saboteur cheat unit

poloRemove fog (toggle on/off)

alpaca simulator
Spawns an Alfred the Alpaca cheat unit (Age of Empires 2: HD Edition only)

furious the monkey boy
Spawns a Furious the Monkey Boy cheat unit

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