Review

Review: Age of Empires 4 is a brilliant sequel to an RTS classic

Microsoft’s long-awaited follow-up plays it safe while streamlining some of the series’ more tedious mechanics.

Design director
Quinn Duffy
Key Credits
Zach Schlappi (Art director)

Age of Empires 4 is a brilliant sequel to an RTS classic that plays it safe while streamlining some of the series' more tedious mechanics.

  • Excellent RTS gameplay
  • Solid campaign
  • Clear UI, and crisp graphics.
  • Often feels like an AOE 2 remake.
4 / 5
Version tested
PC
Review: Age of Empires 4 is a brilliant sequel to an RTS classic
Design director
Quinn Duffy
Key Credits
Zach Schlappi (Art director)

Age of Empires 4 is a brilliant sequel to an RTS classic that plays it safe while streamlining some of the series' more tedious mechanics.

  • Excellent RTS gameplay
  • Solid campaign
  • Clear UI, and crisp graphics.
  • Often feels like an AOE 2 remake.
4 / 5
Version tested
PC