A New Age: ‘Age of Empires’ Series Joins GeForce NOW, Part of 20 Games Coming in June

The classic real-time strategy franchise streams from the cloud this month, with two games available this week.
by GeForce NOW Community

The season of hot sun and longer days is here, so stay inside this summer with 20 games joining GeForce NOW in June. Or stream across devices by the pool, from grandma’s house or in the car — whichever way, GeForce NOW has you covered.

Titles from the Age of Empires series are the next Xbox games to roll out to GeForce NOW, giving members plenty to do this summer, especially with over 1,600 games part of the GeForce NOW library.

Expand Your Empire

Age of Empires on GeForce NOW
From the Stone Age to the cloud.

NVIDIA released the first Xbox games to the cloud last month as part of its ongoing partnership with Microsoft. Now it’s the first to bring a smash hit Xbox series to the cloud with Ensemble Studios’ Age of Empires titles.

Since the first release in 1997, Age of Empires has established itself as one of the longest-running real-time strategy (RTS) series in existence. The critically acclaimed RTS series puts players in control of an entire empire with the goal of expanding and evolving to become a flourishing civilization.

All four of the franchise’s latest Steam versions will join GeForce NOW later this month: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition. Each title will also support new content and updates, like upcoming seasons or the recently released “Return of Rome” expansion for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

Members will be able to rule from PC, Mac, Chromebooks and more when the Definitive Editions of these games join the GeForce NOW library later this month. Upgrade to Priority membership to skip the waiting lines and experience extended gaming sessions for those long campaigns. Or go for an Ultimate membership to conquer enemies at up to 4K resolution and up to eight-hour sessions.

Game on the Go

Now available in Europe, the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld supports GeForce NOW, giving gamers a way to stream their PC library from the cloud. It features a seven-inch, full-HD touchscreen with a 60Hz refresh rate and precision controls to stream over 1,600 games in the GeForce NOW library.

Pick up the device and get one month of Priority membership for free to celebrate the launch, from now until Thursday, June 22.

“Look at You, Hacker…”

System Shock on GeForce NOW
Welcome to Citadel Station.

Stay cool as a cucumber in the remake of System Shock, the hit game from Nightdive Studios. This game has everything — first-person shooter, role-playing and action-adventure. Fight to survive in the depths of space after a hacker who awakens from a six-month coma finds the space station overrun with hostile mutants and rogue AI. Explore, use hacker skills and unravel the mysteries of the space station streaming System Shock in the cloud.

In addition, members can look for the following two games this week:

  • System Shock (New release on Steam)
  • Killer Frequency (New release on Steam, June 1)

And here’s what the rest of June looks like:

  • Amnesia: The Bunker (New release on Steam, June 6)
  • Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (New release on Steam, June 8)
  • Dordogne (New release on Steam, June 13)
  • Aliens: Dark Descent (New release on Steam, June 20)
  • Trepang2 (New release on Steam, June 21)
  • Layers of Fear (New release on Steam)
  • Park Beyond (New release on Steam)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (New release on Steam)
  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Steam)
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Steam)
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Steam)
  • Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (Steam)
  • Derail Valley (Steam)
  • I Am Fish (Steam)
  • Golf Gang (Steam)
  • Contraband Police (Steam)
  • Bloons TD 6 (Steam)
  • Darkest Dungeon (Steam)
  • Darkest Dungeon II (Steam)

Much Ado About May

In addition to the 16 games announced in May, six extra joined the GeForce NOW library:

Conquerer’s Blade didn’t make it in May, so stay tuned to GFN Thursday for any updates.

Finally, before moving forward into the weekend, lets take things back with our question of the week. Let us know your answer on Twitter or in the comments below.