Age of Empires IV, like its predecessor Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, mainly takes place during medieval times. Similar to previous license installments, the player is led to choose a civilization and make it prosper through the ages by collecting resources, developing its civilian and military units, and constructing buildings. Age of Empires IV combines strategy and history with its campaigns inspired by real events, like the Hundred Years War or the conquest of England. It is therefore up to you to choose among the different civilizations, each with its specificities, and to do whatever it takes to see your empire grow and your enemies kneel before you.
On the following pages, you will be able to consult guides for getting started in Age of Empires IV. You will find tips on how to best use your units and defeat your enemies, and a faction summary, of which you can find all the details a little further down.
Age of Empires IV lets you take control of 8 different civilizations, each with its own strengths and drawbacks. Some are more suitable for beginners, like the English and the Rus’, whereas others require more training like the Abassids and the Mongols. Remember to consult our dedicated guides to be able to learn how to master them:
Age of Empires IV offers several challenges designed to allow you to master the main mechanics of real-time strategy games (STR). You will learn the different ways of manage your money, the basics of combat, but also various techniques for making a seat. Remember to consult our guides to get the gold medal in each of the challenges offered by the game:
In Age of Empires IV you have the option to choose a particular scenario around which you will build your empire. Between the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, the Hundred Years War, the rise of Moscow and the Mongol horde, you should be able to find something to satisfy the historian in you. Do not hesitate to take a look at our guides dedicated to each campaign, detailing each mission to guide you to the heart of the scenario you have chosen.
The Norman campaign
The Hundred Years’ War Campaign
The rise of Moscow
Age of Empires IV Walkthrough Summary