Age of Empires 4 earns great first press releases in the international press

Age of Empires 4 is receiving excellent press reports: the new chapter in Relic Entertainment’s strategic series seems to have convinced everyone, although there are some more critical voices. The first reviews came out today for the long-awaited Age of Empires IV, which arrives on the Xbox Game Pass for PC this Thursday, and the good news is that it seems to be shaping up really, really well!

Most believe it’s everything a fan of the series could want: it renews the formula without exaggerating and respecting the past, offers four unforgettable campaigns and online is destined to win millions of players.

Windows Central (5/5)

“Age of Empires 4 builds heavily on the reputation of the series that started 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 docu-style live video segments, and a ton of combat maps, there’s no shortage of polished content to enjoy. “

GamesRadar (5/5)

“There is so much depth to the gameplay, so many tactics to try out, so many weird scenarios I can build for myself in Skirmish mode, that it’s hard to imagine that I would ever be bored with it. History, carnage and tiny tiny elephants, Age of Empires 4 has it all. “

Game Informer (8,25/10)

“The real-time strategy genre remains relevant, fueled by a few big titles every now and then. While Age of Empires IV has no ambition to smoothly surpass the standards set by Age of Empires II decades earlier, it’s a good way to play a classic-feeling RTS today with a bit of polish and elegance. “

Video Games Chronicle (4/5)

“Age of Empires IV is a really good RTS, which keeps it safe in the shadow of its famous predecessor, but rarely stands out on its own beyond that. The start of the game has never been smoother, and changes to the UI and animation are welcome.”

IGN (8/10)

“Age of Empires 4 plays it safe a little bit often, but it really stands out when it comes out of its traditional comfort zone. Expansive campaigns and unusual factions like the Mongols and the Rus are the main highlights, even when it loses some of its sharpness to a small unit limit, frustrating location and relatively unimpressive graphics for a 2021 game.

PC Gamer (77/100)

“Age of Empires 4 has solid foundations to really grow into something, but it comes at a time when Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is adding long-desired co-op campaigns and an ever-expanding library of historic battles. In comparison, Age of Empires 4 seems a bit lacking in content, especially for a £50 game…”.

Age of Empires IV got off to a good start, then, with an interesting Metacritic rating of 84 based on 36 reviews from critics at the time of this writing. The average Opencritic grade is 85. The game will be available with the Xbox Game Pass for PC this Thursday, October 28th!