What are some alternatives?
When comparing Age of Mythology and Age of Empires, you can also consider the following products
0 A.D. - 0 A. D. is a free, open-source, historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteer game developers. Download 0 A. D.
Warcraft III - A generation before the events of World of Warcraft begin…
Banished - As always, Email support (at) shiningrocksoftware (dot) com if you have any issues. This will likely be the last update of Banished, except for any major bug fixes. The OSX and Linux versions development has stopped, and won't be released.
Stronghold - Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold.
Empire Earth - Age of Empires is set in the past, Command & Conquer explores the future, but up to now there was no real-time strategy game that covered the whole breadth of human history.
Ikariam - As ruler of an island kingdom, you build up grand citadels and storm into exciting battles with the armies of your fellow players. In Ikariam you have command .