There are eight playable civilizations in Age of Empires IV, four of which have been announced.
- Unique units: Camel Archer, Imam
- Unique units: Fire Lancer, Imperial Official, Nest of Bees
The Chinese is a civilization of impressive constructions, gunpowder strength, and a Dynasty System that provides unique benefits and varied strategies to overcome the opponent. They are powerful defenders behind formidable fortifications with a strong focus on economy.
You live through history as Chinese culture, strength, and innovations created ripples across Eurasia, growing your empire as you move through vibrant Dynasties.
- Unique unit: Scholar, War Elephant, Tower War Elephant
The Delhi Sultanate civilization is at the forefront of technological innovation. They have a strong focus on research and defense, with an edge in technological advancement over other civilizations. Advancing through the Ages has you experience this civilization’s rich history, getting a taste for the Delhi Sultanate’s vibrant cultures and defiant strength.
Holy Roman Empire
- Unique units: English Man-at-Arms, English Villager, Longbowman
The English strength is unparalleled, reinforced by the power of their archery units, a firm control over castles and defensive buildings, and a highly dependable food economy that sustains them through the Ages. The English hold several key advantages, creating an exciting battlefield for resources and victory.
- Unique units: Royal Knight, Arbalétrier, Cannon
Known for their cavalry, the French are a fearsome army whose armored knights and charges can tip the tides of battle.
The French civilization in Age of Empires IV spans the years 840-1559 CE and is based on a medieval France that fought its way from adversity to prosperity. Overcoming invasions, plagues and revolt, France emerged as a powerful modern nation.
- Unique units: Khan, Mangudai
The Mongols are an agile civilization, excelling in hit-and-run military strategies and capable of expanding armies rapidly. The Mongols are a disciplined civilization, recognized for changing history in connecting the East to the West.