The Hittites are a playable civilization in the first Age of Empires game and Rise of Rome expansion. They are an excellent offensive civilization on both land and water maps on all sizes. Their variety of bonuses on military combat makes them one of the best civilization for beginners since they have almost all the Technologies available for combat. The only units they lack are fully upgraded Priests and Elite Cavalry.
The Hittites are based on a powerful Iron Age civilization once located in Anatolia with their capital situated at Hattusa in the 18th century B.C. They were rivals of the nearby Egyptians but were conquered by the Assyrianarmy led by King Shalmanesar some 700 years later.