There are still a few days left before the release of the real-time strategy Age of Empires IV, but the first press reviews have already appeared on the network. Critics praised the novelty quite highly: at the time of this writing, the average score on Metacritic is 85/100.
Below are the ratings of the game from well-known publications:
Of the pluses, critics point out new functions, an abundance of tactical elements, factions that differ from each other and the preservation of loyalty to the series. By cons, they mostly write outdated graphics by modern standards.
The release of Age of Empires IV will take place on October 29, 2021 on PC in the Steam and Microsoft Store stores. The game will be included in the Xbox Game Pass subscription from the day it was released.