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  • Summary: The real-time strategy series returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IVThe real-time strategy series returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.

    Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across the world from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources, and lead your troops to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance.

    Choose Your Path to Greatness with Historical Figures – Live the adventures of Joan of Arc in her quest to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest across Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of history.

    Customize Your Game with Mods – Available in Early 2022, play how you want with user generated content tools for custom games.

    Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, cooperate or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.

    An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is an inviting experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success, yet is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.
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  1. Positive: 72 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Oct 25, 2021
    100
    Age of Empires 4 builds greatly on the series' reputation that began in 1997. If you're a fan of RTS games, world history, or both, this should be an easy recommendation. With dozens of hours of campaign play, eight unique civilizations, hours of live docu-style video segments, and a ton of maps for skirmishes, there's no shortage of well-polished content to enjoy.
  2. Oct 25, 2021
    90
    Age of Empires IV feels like some necessary fresh air that manages to maintain the essence of the classics without too much innovation. At the same time, it is actually a step forward towards what the community has been asking for in the last few years. The series is back with the utmost care by Relic Entertainment, displaying a commendable work like not many others. AOE is back once again.
  3. Nov 22, 2021
    86
    A well-crafted and complete title, capable of offering exactly what one expects from a modern RTS. While it has some weak points, like simplifying some of the series' core micromanagement, in the end it offers a solid experience which should not go unnoticed by fans of the genre.
  4. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    An engrossing tapestry of warfare and scheming throughout the ages, Age Of Empires 4 firmly secures its position as a must-play for strategy fans. Full of sandbox-fuelled drama and interesting campaigns, the game captures the sweeping and costly scale of warfare in a way that few titles manage.
  5. Nov 4, 2021
    80
    Fans who have been waiting for more Age of Empires or a good RTS that doesn’t feel like it had to be developed on a shoestring budget will find what they're looking for in Age of Empires IV.
  6. Oct 25, 2021
    80
    Age of Empires IV is clearly a very good strategy game, which should not disappoint fans of the franchise. With its graphical renewal, the focus on History and its very good artistic direction, we have in our hands a good entry of Age of Empires. However, we may regret that the game is a bit too academic and without any real risk. But still, Age of Empires IV is a very good game.
  7. Oct 25, 2021
    60
    While there is nothing especially groundbreaking about Age of Empires 4's formula, it should manage to scratch a very particular nostalgic itch for fans and offer a starting point for beginners to begin their own journey through history.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 132
  2. Negative: 29 out of 132
  1. Oct 29, 2021
    10
    Nice way of telling how the battles of history changes the way that we live, good gameplay, it could improve on graphics
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    10
    Good game. Got it in gamepass from xbox. She deserves your attention. I'm not a super fan of this episode, but I really liked this part.
  3. Oct 31, 2021
    10
    By far the best AoE if you let it be. Love the campaign especially, but every aspect of the game is great to me. It isn’t perfect and people’sBy far the best AoE if you let it be. Love the campaign especially, but every aspect of the game is great to me. It isn’t perfect and people’s complaints are legit (pathfinding, etc.,) but to me, they’re making a mountain out of a molehill. 10/10 recommend Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2021
    9
    I really likes this game, soo far i have a blast playing and very addictive, so far i have 200hrs gameplay
  5. Nov 5, 2021
    9
    Really good mechanics. Everything feels smooth. being a long time RTS player, I loved the way they crafted this game. 9/10
  6. Nov 15, 2021
    6
    On realise game felt like there a beta test as they dont wana test it itself
    - AI and campaign is awful
    - no ranked - no balance - many
    On realise game felt like there a beta test as they dont wana test it itself
    - AI and campaign is awful
    - no ranked
    - no balance
    - many bugs
    +Interesting nation difference
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  7. Mar 7, 2022
    0
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