What are some alternatives?
When comparing Total War and Age of Empires, you can also consider the following products
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a Turn-based Strategy, War, Tactical, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Firaxis and published by 2K.
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.
FreeCiv - Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II.
Warcraft III - A generation before the events of World of Warcraft begin…
The Battle for Wesnoth - The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme.
Age of Mythology - Age of Mythology. The game that transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortals. Use mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes to bolster your armies' strength.