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The Persians are a playable civilization in Age of Empires and Age of Empires II.

For the Age of Empires article, see Persians (Age of Empires).
For the Age of Empires II article, see Persians (Age of Empires II).


  • The two portrayals of the Persians have much in common, despite depicting the same civilization at very different points in their history.
    • Both have an early Food bonus that take effect immediately as the game starts.
    • Both are missing otherwise common heavy infantry options.
    • Both have access to Camel units and the fully upgradable Heavy Cavalry.
    • Both are lacking the final upgrade for their archers' range.
    • Both prominently feature Elephant units.