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News video games 28 October 2021, 13:15

author: Adrian Werner

Age of Empires 4 Launches Today; Fans Have Waited 16 Years

In a few hours we will witness the release of Age of Empires 4, the long-awaited new installment of the popular RTS game series.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Age of Empires 4 will launch today;
  2. The game will be available on Steam, in Microsoft Store and Game Pass;
  3. AoE4 will be unlocked at 9 am PT.

The day that fans of historical RTS game have been waiting for for a long time has finally arrived. In a few hours Age of Empires IV, a new installment of the most popular series of this genre, will launch. The game will be unlocked today at 9 am PT.

Age of Empires 4 will be available exclusively on PC. The game will be available for purchase on Steam and Microsoft Store. From the day of release the game will also be available in Game Pass.

Many reviews of Age of Empires IV have appeared on the web, and most of them are positive. On OpenCritic the game has an average rating of 84%. In turn, our editor rated the game at 8.5/10.

To celebrate the game's release, Microsoft has put together a hilarious video showing off a modern-day trebuchet built by Tod's Workshop, which was used to launch a monitor, teddy bear and knight figure, among other things. The video features a guest appearance by the actor known for his role as The Mountain in Game of Thrones.

  1. Age of Empires 4 Review - The Return of the RTS King

The game is the first full-fledged new installment of the series since Age of Empires III, which was released in 2005. Over the past few years, however, fans of the brand could not complain about a lack of attractions, as Microsoft released refreshed versions of all installments, serving successively Age of Empires II: HD Edition (2013), Age of Empires : Definitive Edition (2018), Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (2019) and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. All of these productions were warmly received. Things were different with the free-to-play spin-off called Age of Empires Online, though, whose servers were shut down seven years ago. Even here, however, the game had dedicated fans who figured out a way to set up their own servers and remove microtransactions, and the result of this work, in the form of Project Celeste, is an excellent free-to-play RTS.

  1. Age of Empires - official website
Age of Empires IV

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