Cheat Mode

Press ENTER while you are playing, it will open the chat window, then type one of the following codes
Code Effect
AEGIS
Immidiate Building
BLACK DEATH
Destroying all the enemies
CHEESE STEAK JIMMY’S
1000 Food
HOW DO YOU TURN THIS ON
Gives a ‘cobra’ car
I LOVE THE MONKEY HEAD
Gives a VDML
I R WINNER
Victory
LUMBERJACK
1000 Wood
MARCO
Reveal Map
NATURAL WONDERS
Control Nature
POLO
Remove Fog
RESIGN
Defeat yourself
ROBIN HOOD
1000 Gold
ROCK ON
1000 Stone
TO SMITHEREENS
Gives a saboteur
TORPEDOx
Kills opponent x (where x is the opponent number)
WIMPYWIMPYWIMPY
Destroy yourself

Cheat

If you type in the words BIGDADDY when clicked on your town centre it will give you a ferrari with one hell of a canon

Hot Keys

To activate one of these cheats, enter its corresponding hotkey below.
Code Effect
[Ctrl] + C
View ending
[Ctrl] + P
Build immutable structure
[Ctrl] + Q
Speed construction
[Ctrl] + T
New resource menu

Fast Resources

Use the following trick to rapidly enter the cheat codes and get resources quickly. For wood, press [Enter], type lumberjack, highlight the word, then press [Ctrl] + C to copy it. Press [Enter] to activate the cheat. Press [Enter] again, then press [Ctrl] + V to paste the word on the screen for activation. Repeat to get resources quickly. This may be used with the rock on, robin hood, and cheese stack jimmy’s codes.

Hint: More bases advantage

To have a better chance of winning, you might want to build more than one base. Enlarge the base you start out with, making it completely fortified with at least two castles. Then, send a scout cavalry, or some other fast moving unit, to the opposite side of the map from your base. After you have checked the area and confirmed that it is safe, send a villager to build a castle at that location and fortify that base. This is very helpful if your enemy knows where one of your bases are located, especially during online play.

Free Ally

When you build a market, there is a chance that a rival tribe will ask you to send them a certain amount of wood, stone, gold, and food. When they do, click on ‘Diplomacy’ or press [Alt] + D and click ‘Ally’ on the name of that tribe. They will become an ally free of charge. However, when you do this you will no longer be able to align yourself with any other tribes. This is helpful if there are four tribes in the game.

Save Resources

When you are allies with others, do not build a market to avoid giving them resources.

For Larger Enemies

Hit enter in the Imperial Age and type in ‘bigger baddies’ exactly the way I did and you’re enemies should get huge. They won’t be harder though. This is a cool cheat, but has no effect.

If Playing A Map With Plenty Of Water

Stay(walk) near shore or on the shallow, use heavy demo ship to bomb them! One heavy demo ship can take out at least 20 infantry, monks, archers or light cavalry with it, or sevaral scorpions and onagers. Two can take out Knights, camels and trebuchets. Three can take out rams. Do not use them to bomb elephant, it is to costly unless you have too many resources.