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All Age of Empires 2 cheats

While we all may enjoy a nice, long, and engrossing campaign in Age of Empires 2, sometimes you just want to speed things up and get to the good stuff. After a dozen or so games, it can get tedious to build up your civilization, gather all those resources, and get to the more exciting parts. That’s where cheats come in. These handy codes can be used to either make the game basically beat itself, or just give yourself a helping hand if you start to spiral. Let’s run through every cheat there is so you can decide what kind of ruler you want to be.

How to use cheats

A jungle civilization in Age of Empires 2.

Cheating is so easy in Age of Empires 2 that the game almost begs you to do it. While playing, just hit Enter to bring up the command box and type in one of the cheats below to instantly get access to its effect.

Before we hit you with the cheats, there are two things to note. First, using any of these cheats will prevent you from earning any achievements. Second, these cheats are for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition specifically. While most are carried over from previous versions and will still work there, not all will work or they will work slightly differently.

All Age of Empires 2 cheats

cheese steak jimmy’s Grants 10,000 Food
robin hood Grants 10,000 Gold
lumberjack Grants 10,000 Wood
rock on Grants 10,000 Stone
ninjaconnor Grants 100,000 of ALL resources
aegis Toggle instant building, research, gathering, and training
i r winner Win campaign
resign Lose campaign
torpedo(1-8) Instantly defeat specific player
black death Defeat all OTHER players, including allies
wimpywimpywimpy Player concedes for immediate defeat
noui Toggles visible UI
!mute Silences taunts
!nomute Unmutes taunts and negates above code
marco Reveals map (toggle on/off)
polo Removes Fog of War (toggle on/off)
Going Above and Beyond Lets player research the same technology repeatedly
Tech Tech One Two Free Makes technologies free
woof woof Turns birds into Stormy Dogs
natural wonders Loss of control of player’s civilization, but gain of control of nature
Put on your capes Turns all player’s infantry units into Elite Teutonic Knights
Yes We Khan Turns all player’s Mangudai units into Ghengis Khan
alpaca simulator Creates Alfred the Alpaca unit
catzor Creates Sharkatzor unit
furious the monkey boy Creates Furious the Monkey Boy unit
how do you turn this on Creates Shelby Cobra unit
i don’t exist Creates Penguin unit
i love the monkey head Creates VMDL unit
photon man Creates Photon Man unit
to smithereeens Creates Saboteur unit

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