From the back of the box:
Forge an empire that spans the ages!
Lead your civilization to glory across the millenia by choosing your path to greatness. Battle alongside legendary heroes as you conquer rival empires. Discover new technologies. Chart your course well - from the Stone Age to the Imperial Age - and your legacy shall live forever! Experience real-time expansion as you build a rich empire. A market-based economy lets you open new avenues of trade with your allies. Relive key events in history with challenging campaigns - including Hannibal and his elephants in their fabled crossing of the Alps, and Caesar versus Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Undertake new challenges with "Wonder Race", "Defend the Wonder" and "King of the Hill". Includes 4 games - "Age of Empires", "Age of Empires - The Rise of Rome Expansion Pack", "Age of Empires II", and "Age of Empires - The Conquerors Expansion Pack".