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How to Get All Achievements in Age of Empires 2

There's a bunch, so be ready.
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Achievements in game, if done well, will act as a log of all the things you have done and, get ready, achieved while playing. Age of Empires 2, like I have said before, is possibly my favorite game of all time, and I mean it. Having said that, achievements were not a thing more than 20 years ago, but they are now. And I’m glad to say that they are well-designed. Also, there are quite a bunch of them included, so continue reading to know how to get all achievements in Age of Empires 2.

How to Get All Achievements

Just as a quick note, I will include all the achievements that are available in the base Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, achievements included in the Definitive Edition’s expansion packs, as well as the ones included in the recent Xbox release. Here is how to get all achievements in Age of Empires 2.

Age of Empires 2: Definite Edition

NameHow to UnlockNameHow to Unlock
Aztec VictoryWin a game playing as the Aztecs.Berber VictoryWin a game playing as the Berbers.
Briton VictoryWin a game playing as the Britons.Bulgarian VictoryWin a game playing as the Bulgarians.
Burmese VictoryWin a game playing as the Burmese.Byzantine VictoryWin a game playing as the Byzantines.
Celtic VictoryWin a game playing as the Celts.Chinese VictoryWin a game playing as the Chinese.
Cuman VictoryWin a game playing as the Cumans.Ethiopian VictoryWin a game playing as the Ethiopians.
Frankish VictoryWin a game playing as the Franks.Gothic VictoryWin a game playing as the Goths.
Hunnic VictoryWin a game playing as the Huns.Inca VictoryWin a game playing as the Incas.
Hindustani VictoryWon a game playing as the Hindustanis.Italian VictoryWin a game playing as the Italians.
Japanese VictoryWin a game playing as the Japanese.Khmer VictoryWin a game playing as the Khmer.
Korean VictoryWin a game playing as the Koreans.Lithuanian VictoryWin a game playing as the Lithuanians.
Magyar VictoryWin a game playing as the Magyars.Malay VictoryWin a game playing as the Malay.
Malian VictoryWin a game playing as the Malians.Mayan VictoryWin a game playing as the Mayans.
Mongol VictoryWin a game playing as the Mongols.Persian VictoryWin a game playing as the Persians.
Portuguese VictoryWin a game playing as the Portuguese.Saracen VictoryWin a game playing as the Saracens.
Slavic VictoryWin a game playing as the Slavs.Spanish VictoryWin a game playing as the Spanish.
Tatar VictoryWin a game playing as the Tatars.Teutonic VictoryWin a game playing as the Teutons.
Turkish VictoryWin a game playing as the Turks.Vietnamese VictoryWin a game playing as the Vietnamese.
Viking VictoryWin a game playing as the Vikings.Age of EmpiresWin a game with every civilization.
Guardian of ScotlandComplete the William Wallace Campaign.Iron MaidComplete the Joan of Arc Campaign.
Custodian of the Holy LandComplete the Saladin Campaign.For the Horde!Complete the Genghis Khan Campaign.
The Emperor Strikes BackComplete the Barbarossa Campaign.Huney, I Shrunk The RomansComplete the Attila the Hun Campaign.
El CampeadorComplete the El Cid Campaign.Emperor of TenochtitlanComplete the Montezuma Campaign.
The Thicker the Hay, the Easier MowedComplete the Alaric Campaign.Vladislav, Baby Don’t Hurt MeComplete the Dracula Campaign.
A Tale of One CityComplete the Bari Campaign.Renaissance ManComplete the Sforza Campaign.
Earth ShakerComplete the Pachacuti Campaign.The Blind ArcherComplete the Prithviraj Campaign.
Master of the MaghrebComplete the Tariq ibn Ziyad Campaign.King of AfricaComplete the Sundjata Campaign.
Age of DiscoveryComplete the Francisco de Almeida Campaign.Destroyer of AxumComplete the Yodit Campaign.
Island HopperComplete the Gajah Mada Campaign.King of Just LawsComplete the Suryavarman I Campaign.
CakkavattiComplete the Bayinnaung Campaign.Rebel with a CauseComplete the Le Loi Campaign.
Empire of the SteppesComplete the Tamerlane Campaign.The Cabbage KingComplete the Ivaylo Campaign.
Yes we Khan!Complete the Kotyan Khan Campaign.Battle BeastComplete all Historical Battles in single player.
Furor TeutonicusDefeat all opponents instead of collecting the required Relics in the first Barbarossa mission “Holy Roman Emperor”.A Truly Holy EmperorConvert the Cathedral in Milan without acquiring a single Villager in the third Barbarossa mission “Pope and Antipope”.
The Kushluk AssassinationKill Kushluk before 20 minutes have elapsed in the second Genghis Khan mission “A Life of Revenge”.I Was In China BeforeDefeat the Jin before they start constructing a Wonder in the third Genghis Khan mission “Into China”.
The Go-GetterDefeat the Hungarians before Subotai has arrived in the sixth Genghis Khan mission “Pax Mongolica”.Offense is the Best DefenseDefeat all opponents before constructing a Wonder in the sixth Saladin mission “The Lion and the Demon”.
No Wonder on my WatchDestroy every enemy Wonder before it is completed in the sixth Attila the Hun mission “The Fall of Rome”.Diplomacy is for the MeekKill the Scythian Prince and defeat the Scythians in the first Attila the Hun mission “The Scourge of God”.
Truly Countless BodiesDefeat all opponents before 30 minutes have elapsed in the fifth Attila the Hun mission “The Catalaunian Fields”.Hot & SpicyPrevent Tabasco from being defeated in the third Montezuma mission “Quetzalcoatl”.
The MissionaryCollect all Relics in the first El Cid mission “Brother Against Brother”.Numerous As the Grains of SandWin the second Alaric mission “Razing Hellas” while training no military units aside from infantry.
Rome Was Destroyed in One DayDestroy all Roman Castles before 30 minutes have elapsed in the fourth Alaric mission “The Giant Falls”.Fire with FireAmass 10 Condottieri, 10 Genoese Crossbowmen, and 10 Bombard Cannons in the fifth Dracula mission “The Night Falls”.
No Royal Hair TouchedReach the King before 10 minutes have elapsed in the second Gajah Mada mission “Unconditional Loyalty”.With the Help of My SistersAmass an army of at least 100 Gbeto Warriors in the fourth Sundjata mission “Blood on the River Bank”.
Roar like a LionWin the fifth Sundjata mission “The Lion’s Den” on Hard difficulty.An Army Marches on Its StomachComplete all secondary objectives and destroy all of Dagnajan’s smaller bases before Dagnajan and his army march in the third Yodit mission “A Fallen Crown”.
Friends, Countrymen, Lend Me Your EarsConvert Afonso de Albuquerque without killing a single Portuguese unit in the fifth Francisco de Almeida mission “A Son’s Blood”.Relic HoarderCollect all Relics on the map in the fifth Suryavarman mission “Nirvanapada”.
Chasing the CrownKill King Takayutpi before 5 minutes have elapsed in the first Bayinnaung mission “The Burmese Tigers”.Not a Greek TragedyWin without losing any of your four heroes in the fifth Le Loi mission “A Three-Pronged Attack”.
Cuman FlushWin the second Kotyan mission “The Battle at the Kalka River” without advancing to the Castle Age.He Won’t Be BackAssist King Bela and defeat the Austrian Duke Frederick in the fifth Kotyan mission “A New Home” before 45 minutes have elapsed.
Pitched BattleSuccessfully defend Cuzco without constructing any new walls or gates in the second Pachacuti mission “The Field of Blood”.Raging WildfireConquer Delhi at least 5 minutes before the timer expires in the fourth Tamerlane mission “Sultan of Hindustan”.
Eternal GratitudeEncounter a Penguin in the Historical Battle “Vinlandsaga”.Lone WarriorWin “Kurikara (1183)” without forming an alliance with the Hojo clan in single player.
Turkish DelightWin “Bapheus (1302)” by defeating Turkish factions without allying with them in single player.Smoke on the WaterPurchase 20 Dragon Ships in the Historical Battle “Lake Poyang (1363)”.
BattleshipWin the Historical Battle “Lepanto (1571)” without allowing any Turkish Transport Ship to unload on your shores.The Wonder, the Wonder, the… Oh, Never MindPrevent the Korean Wonder from being destroyed in the “Noryang Point (1598)” mission of the Historical Battles.
HomelessDelete your starting Town Center and still win the game.Bird ShootingKill an enemy Scout Cavalry with your Town Center.
Sheep HoarderGather 20 Sheep in a Random Map game.Dark DinnerEat 2 Wild Boars in the Dark Age.
Dark HumorKill 20 Villagers with Militia in the Dark Age.Pleasant PeasantBuild 1,000 Farms in total.
Out of Their ElementDestroy a ship using a melee unit.D-Day (D stands for Demo)Destroy an enemy Transport Ship with a Demolition Ship.
Chain ReactionBlow up an enemy Demolition Ship with a Demolition Ship of your own.Kaboom
Kill 1,000 enemy units using Demolition Ships.
WololoConvert 1,000 units.Losing Your ReligionConvert an enemy Monk.
Relic HunterCollect 100 Relics.Howdy NeighborScale an enemy wall using a Siege Tower.
Castle CrusherDestroy 50 Castles.Castle of DoubtLose an unfinished Castle that is at least 95% complete.
Mango ShotsKill 500 units with Mangonels.Knocking On Your DoorDemolish 200 buildings with Battering Rams.
90kg Over 300 MetersBuild 300 Trebuchets.Bull’s EyeDestroy a Trebuchet with another Trebuchet.
It’s a Treb!Kill 25 units with Trebuchets.Marco PoloExplore 99% of a ludicrously sized map.
The Wonder, the Wonder, Noooooo…Build a Wonder.Final CountdownDestroy an opponent’s Wonder with less than 100 years remaining on the Wonder Victory countdown.
MasterpieceWin alone against 3 human opponents.Rest in PeaceBeat an AI opponent on “Peaceful” difficulty in a 1v1 game.
Easy GoingBeat an AI opponent on “Standard” difficulty in a 1v1 game.With ModerationBeat an AI opponent on “Moderate” difficulty in a 1v1 game.
Rough RideBeat an AI opponent on “Hard” difficulty in a 1v1 game.Barbaric MannersBeat an AI opponent on “Hardest” difficulty in a 1v1 game.
Prominent PlayerBeat an AI opponent on “Extreme” difficulty in a 1v1 game.The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!Win a Regicide game.
Out With A BangKill an enemy King with a Petard or Demolition Ship.Too Lame To TameLoot 500 gold with Keshiks.
Fighting From AfarCreate 500 Longbowmen in a single match.No Suntzu LightShoot 100,000 arrows with your Chu Ko Nu.
Frankly My Dear…Create 100 Throwing Axemen in a single match.Sushi LoverBuild 30 Japanese Fishing Ships.
UnexpectedConvert 100 units using Spanish Missionaries.Supremely UnexpectedWin a match as the Spanish while only creating Villagers.
Anyone Order a Pizza?Train 1,000 Condottieri as a non-Italian civilization.ElephantasticTrain 40 War or Battle Elephants in a single game.
KarambolageSpam the enemy with 500 Karambit Warriors in a single game.Hun, What Are You Doing?Burn down 200 buildings with Tarkans.

Lords of the West Expansion Pass

NameHow to UnlockNameHow to Unlock
Burgundian VictoryWin a game playing as the Burgundians.Sicilian VictoryWin a game playing as the Sicilians.
The English JustinianComplete the Edward Longshanks campaign.The Good, the Bold and the FearlessComplete the Grand Dukes of the West campaign.
Haute CultureComplete the Hautevilles campaign.Unchivalrous PragmatistDefeat Simon the Younger’s army before the baronial forces attack the first Edward Longshanks scenario “Vain Ambition”.
Throne ThiefSteal the Stone of Scone in the fourth Edward Longshanks mission “Toom Tabard”.Malleus ScotorumKill William Wallace before Robert the Bruce betrays you in the fifth Edward Longshanks scenario “Hammer of the Scots”.
No WheelsDo not construct a single siege weapon in the first Grand Dukes of the West mission “A Kingdom Divided”.A Second HastingsWipe out Humphrey’s base before defeating Jacqueline in the fifth Grand Dukes of the West mission “The Hook and Cod Wars”.
Shut Up La Hire!Defeat the French army before capturing Joan of Arc in the sixth Grand Dukes of the West mission “The Maid Falls”.Self-Made ManWin without allying with Argyrus or Guaimar in the first The Hautevilles mission “Guiscard Arrives”.
Haute, Haute, Brief Candle!Inspire a rebellion in the second Hautevilles mission “Roger in Sicily”.Italy Jones and the First CrusadeDo not lose a hero in the fourth Hautevilles mission “Bohemond in the East”.
Golden SpursTransform 50 Villagers by researching Flemish Revolution.Tour d’ItalieConstruct a Donjon and use it to train a Serjeant.

Dawn of the Dukes Expansion Pass

NameHow to UnlockNameHow to Unlock
Bohemian VictoryWin a game playing as the Bohemians.Polish VictoryWin a game playing as the Poles.
Bond of BrothersComplete the Algirdas and Kestutis campaign.Star of the PolesComplete the Jadwiga campaign.
Man of the ChaliceComplete the Jan Zizka campaign.Tolerant PietyBuild a Monastery or Shrine in every Lithuanian village in the first Algirdas and Kestutis mission “Family Affairs”.
Scattered HordeKill all enemy commanders before defeating their hordes in the third Algirdas and Kestutis mission “The Tatar Yoke”.Mint ConditionDeliver the Ransom Cart undamaged in the fifth and final Algirdas and Kestutis mission “In the Shadow of the Throne”.
Protector of the RealmWin without losing any neutral towns to Halych in the second Jadwiga mission “Star of the Poles”.No BaggageDefeat the Crimean Tatars without building a Town Center in the fifth Jadwiga mission “Vytautas’ Crusade”.
No QuarterKill Ulrich von Jungingen and Nicolas von Renys in the sixth Jadwiga mission “The Fruits of Her Labor”.Malevolent MarauderDestroy all 6 Bohemian villages in the first Jan Zizka mission “The One-Eyed Wanderer”.
Zizkov HillDo not lose the Old Tower northeast of your city in the fourth Jan Zizka mission “The Golden City”.Against AllDefeat the Crusaders in the fifth Jan Zizka mission “The Emperor’s Fury”.
Rhapsody of the BohemiansTrain 10 Houfnices as the Bohemians.Fast FoodGather 500 food by constructing farms next to Folwarks as the Poles.

Dynasties of India Expansion Pass

NameHow to UnlockNameHow to Unlock
Bengali VictoryWin a game playing as the Bengalis.Dravidian VictoryWin a game playing as the Dravidians.
Gurjara VictoryWin a game playing as the Gurjaras.The Persian TigerComplete the Babur campaign.
Like Father, Like SonComplete the Rajendra campaign.Won’t You Take Me By The HandComplete the Devapala campaign.
Raja of the PeopleSave both allied villages in the first Prithviraj mission “Born of Fire” on Hard difficulty.Hopeless RomanticWin the third Prithviraj mission “Hand of a Princess” with 12+ minutes remaining on the timer.
Inspiring PoetConvert all Rajas before the Ghorids attack in the fifth Prithviraj mission, “The Legend of Prithviraj”, on Hard difficulty.Never Trust a Campaign AIIgnore Kabul’s offer to form a non-aggression pact in the second Babur mission “The Last Timurids”.
An Offer You Khan’t RefuseConvert both Alam Khan and Daulat Khan in the fourth Babur mission “The Battle of Panipat”.The RenovatorRepair all 4 Town Centers in the devastated villages in the fifth Babur mission “The Rajputs”.
No Rest for the WickedDefeat Mannaram and Polonnaruwa without capturing a Town Center in the second Rajendra mission “Deeds of the Father”.Eye of the TigerDefeat Srivijaya, Madurai, the Chalukyan Empire and the Pirates in the third Rajendra mission “Rising Star”.
No Wonder You WonWin the game before Mahipala completes his Wonder in the fourth Rajendra mission “Sacred Waters”.Huna Join Me?Convert all 3 Huna Khans in the third Devapala mission “Renunciation”.
Construction CancellationDestroy the Rashtrakuta Wonder before it is completed in the fourth Devapala mission “Liberation?”.ParinirvanaAccumulate 100 piety points in the fifth Devapala mission “Enlightenment”.
Face My RathaTrain 10 Rathas as the Bengalis.King of the SeasSink 10 enemy ships with Thirisadais as the Dravidians.
Forged in the Heat of BattleTrain 10 Chakram Throwers as the Gurjaras.

Xbox Release Achievements

NameHow to UnlockNameHow to Unlock
Not Just a MilitiaUpgrade your Militia to Men-at-Arms.Family FeudalAdvance to the Feudal Age in a Campaign Scenario.
Can I be Frank with You?Win the “Tours (732)” Co-Op Historical Battle with an AI or Human Teammate.Challenge AcceptedWin any Medal in any Art of War Challenge.
Going for the GoldWin a Gold Medal in any Art of War Challenge.WingmanWin a Skirmish or Multiplayer Game with a Human or AI Teammate.
Baby BoomerQueue 5 Villagers at the Town Center in the Dark Age.Bull MarketCreate a Trade Route with another Market.
Bon VoyageTurn on Auto-Scout in any Game Mode.Prepare for Boar!Research Loom at the Town Center.

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Well, that was a long list! This is what I love about this game. Not only is the content and gameplay perfectly done, but the developers give love even to things that are not quite as important, such as the achievements. Go ahead and continue playing to unlock all of them. Probably it will take a day, or two.

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