Age of Empires is a real-time strategy video game series, originally released in 1997 by Ensemble Studios. The series is based on historical events in Europe, Africa, and Asia, such as the expansion of the Roman Empire, the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and colonization of the Americas and Asia. In fact, it was one of the first history-based strategy games ever made! Since its release, the game has been thriving and has lived to see three installments as well as a few spin-off games. Age of Empires IV is the fourth installment of the series, eagerly awaited by the players, developed by Relic Entertainment. The game brings real-time strategy games to a new generation with its 4K visual and vast landscapes.
Age of Empires IV is set in the medieval period, with each of the 4 campaigns and 35 missions presenting events over the course of five hundred years. Players will be able to lead one of the 8 different civilizations such as the English, Mongols, Chinese, Delhi Sultanate, Abbasid Dynasty, and the French. However, Relic doesn’t stop there and is planning to further expand the civilizations. The gameplay for each of them is slightly different as the developers made sure to incorporate their individual weaknesses and strengths, making the gameplay unique. Between each mission, a short documentary film is shown, bringing players closer to the historical background of the game and the adventures ahead.
Moreover, the game features historical figures, such as the French heroine and icon Joan of Arc, who players could already personate during the Age of Empires II campaign.
Start the adventure, build magnificent fortresses and lead your troops to battlefields, both on land and sea, expanding your empire as you go. Explore the past and develop strategic skills. The new feature of hiding your troops in the woods enables you to set up traps for your enemies and attack their base camp unnoticed. Moreover, the latest update of defense walls allows you to not only protect your empire but also set your forces on top of them to protect your fortress.
Age of Empires IV also features a tutorial system that teaches new players the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode to help achieve easy setup and success. Moreover, the game offers a well-developed multiplayer mode enabling you to battle against players from all over the world!
|Minimum requirements||Recommended requirements|
|System||Windows 10, 64-bit||Windows 10, 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6300U/AMD Ryzen 5 2400G |||3.6 GHz 6-core (Intel i5) or AMD Ryzen 5 1600|
|Graphics card||Intel HD 520/ AMD Radeon RX Vega 11||Nvidia GeForce 970 GPU or AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4 GB of VRAM|
|RAM||8 GB||16 GB|
|Drive Space||50 GB||50 GB|
|Other||CPU with AVX support required||CPU with AVX support required|
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