Age of Conquest IV for PC, AND and iOS is another installment of the turn-based strategy game series defined as a combination of the popular Risk board game with the solutions of the Total War franchise. It was created and is being developed by Noble Master, established by Christoph Aschwanden. The title is available for PC, AND and iOS in the free-to-play model. Its basic free version contains only one map, the remaining ones can be purchased (individually or bundled) via micropayments.
Similarly to the previous installments of the Age of Conquest series, the player becomes the head of one of several available nations — ancient (the Roman Empire, Greece, Sparta, Carthage, Incas, Persia, the Celts, or the Chinese dynasties), medieval, or some more recent (for example, France, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, and the United States). The goal of the game is to achieve domination by conquering the territories controlled by other nations. Depending on the preferences (and bought options), matches take place on different maps that span Europe, the colonial areas, Asian empires, American wars, or even the entire globe (classical conquest).
The game is played in turns during which the players take a number of important decisions that influence various aspects of our state’s functioning: from matters connected to the economy and economic development to military recruitment and managing armies. The key to success is to find the right balance between military path and diplomacy because we can form alliances with other nations to join forces against more powerful foes. It is only up to us whether our country’s citizens will be happy and if it eventually dominates the world.
Age of Conquest IV offers a very wide selection of different game modes, especially various multiplayer ones. The players can compete in the free-for-all mode or join into teams and cooperate against other groups. What’s interesting, both forms of gameplay are playable both over the Internet and a classical hot-seat mode. Moreover, the game supports cross-platform playing, thanks to which PC/Mac users can play with mobile devices owners. Online leaderboards and player statistics are an additional enrichment and motivation to compete.
On the technical side, Age of Conquest IV for PC, AND and iOS does not deviate significantly from its predecessor and offers simple, although clear and legible graphics that present well both on PCs’ as well as mobile devices’ screens. The game also comes with a simple but practical editor that allows the players to create their own maps and scenarios and then share them on a central server.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
Age restrictions Age of Conquest IV: Good for all ages.
Age of Conquest IV System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
- 512 MB RAM
- 256 MB HDD
- Windows XP