You Can Play Age Of Empires For Free Now

Microsoft and the developers Relic Entertainment are full of surprises: For a short time, you can play Age of Empires completely for free! Here's everything you need to know.

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If you've ever wanted to try Age of Empires IV, then now's your time to shine! | © Xbox

If you're a fan of real-time strategy games and are in desperate need for something new to try out, we have amazing news for you. You can try out and play Age of Empires IV without having to spend a single penny on it right now! At least for a couple of days... here's how to do it. And yes, we know that Age of Empires IV isn't as widely beloved as its predecessors. But it's still free stuff, so go get it!

Age Of Empires Free On Steam

All you need is your love for real-time strategy games and – of course – a Steam account. Then you just have to search for Age of Empires IV in the shop and add it to your other games. Sounds easy, and it is pretty easy, too. You have until Monday, August 29th to secure the sequel to a classic for your library.

But it gets even better: If grinding out Age of Empires IV is the only thing you're doing this weekend, and you really enjoy playing this game, then you can purchase it for a discount afterwards. For the first time ever, the price of the title is reduced by a whooping 50 percent – that's for the base edition as well as the Digital Deluxe Edition.

That would currently be €25 (or €35 if you really want to treat yourself). By the way, the reason for this special offer is a happy anniversary. On October 17, 2022, Age of Empires will celebrate its 25th birthday. Congratulations! Of course, Microsoft and Relic Entertainment (the developers of Age of Empires) have come up with some surprises for this special occasion.