Age of Empires Online Now on Steam
Fans of free-to-play games certainly have had no shortage of titles to choose from lately. A good amount of MMORPGs have dropped the subscriptions in favor of an F2P model, while some FPS, action, and fighting games are launching as F2P right away. Real-time strategy fans are not left entirely out of the dust due to Age of Empires Online, but it was more of an MMO than an RTS. Now, Age of Empires Online is available on Steam and includes an update stripping away the more tedious MMO elements. The past version of the game had Age Three and Age Four at level 20 and 30, respectively, but the update lowers those to a more reasonable seven and fifteen. You can read the full patch notes here, and there are a lot of them, to see just what AoEO has to offer.