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Map Information
Ensemble Studios
Map Type:
Starting TC(s):
Player capacity:
Up to 8
First appearance:
The Age of Kings
Competition Span:
1999-09-30 — Present

Islands is an Age of Empires II multiplayer map. It is the most traditional water map in the game. Starting with the Definitive Edition of the game, the 2 islands with additional gold and stone are always placed in the center of the map. Originally the could appear anywhere, even behind a player's land. Island shapes, fish, relic and wood distribution between players or teams have become more balanced too. In recent tournament versions usually 1/5 relics spawns on one of the neutral islands.


Before the introduction of fire galleys, Vikings were the predominant civilization choice on Islands because of their cheaper docks and warships, resulting in many Vikings mirror matches with extensive galley micro wars. With the HD Edition and Definitive Edition, Portuguese and Italians have become the most frequent choices.

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games and can be modified here.
DateTimeGTournamentModeOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2022-11-27Landing Cup 21v1Vancouver ColombiaJoliatgColombia Joliatg
2022-11-2619:30 UTCWarlords1v1Liereyy Austria VikingsTheViperItalians Norway TheViperWatch VOD (G1)
2022-11-1921:30 UTCWarlords1v1Hera Canada VikingsTaToHItalians Spain TaToHWatch VOD (G3)
2022-11-1316:00 UTCWarlords1v1Nicov Argentina DravidiansYoItalians China YoWatch VOD (G5)
2022-11-1217:00 UTCHunLeague 221v1overkill Hungary DravidiansGyoreEPortuguese Hungary GyoreEWatch VOD (G2)
2022-11-1116:00 UTCWarlords1v1Valas Finland ItaliansVinchesterByzantines Russia VinchesterWatch VOD (G5)
2022-11-0722:30 UTCNavigator Cup1v1Mr.$exy Portugal Italianssalva.dopeItalians Portugal salva.dope
2022-11-0518:30 UTCNavigator Cup1v1Dufon Portugal ItaliansSantosSilvaVikings Portugal SantosSilva
2022-11-0517:00 UTCWarlords: Qualifier1v1Daniel United States DravidiansmiguelItalians Brazil miguelWatch VOD
2022-11-0516:30 UTCNavigator Cup1v1SantosSilva Portugal VikingsPmpcItalians Portugal Pmpc



  • Master of Islands (2016) was the biggest tournament, played on Islands exclusively, so far.