Age of Empires IV Game Overview:
Age of Empires – a series of historical strategies in real time published by Microsoft Studios. The first game of the series – Age of Empires – was released in 1997. Initially these games were developed by Ensemble Studios but after its dissolution in 2009 it was entrusted to other studios.
Age of Empires is dedicated to events taking place in Europe Africa and Asia covering the time period from the Stone Age to the Iron Age; The addition for this game illuminates the formation and expansion of the Roman Empire. Actions in the second part of the game Age of Empires II The Age of Kings occur in the Middle Ages; the addition to it narrates mainly about the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica. The third part Age of Empires III affects the early period of modern times when the European powers colonized America. The fourth part Age of Empires IV is under development but the exact historical period of its events has not yet been announced. The series also includes Age of Empires Online – a closed free online game that uses the Games for Windows Live service – as well as Age of Mythology which is the spin-off series – actions take place in the same time period as in the original Age of Empires but the emphasis is not on the historical component but on mythology (Greek Egyptian and Scandinavian).
The Age of Empires series was a commercial success and was sold in excess of 20 million copies. 1 According to critics the reason for this was a rich historical background and fair gameplay placing players in equal conditions as well as artificial intelligence (AI) giving less benefits to real players compared to