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Rise of Nations is back! Play the updated classic with full Steamworks integration and enhanced features, including Twitch.tv streaming!
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014
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Twitch Stream July 31, 2014

July 30th, 2014

It's time for another Rise of Nations: Extended Edition multiplayer stream! Come join and play with us at www.twitch.tv/riseofnations!

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Special Guest at RoN HQ!

July 25th, 2014

We have a special guest at Rise of Nations HQ today! Challenge us to a 2v2 at www.twitch.tv/riseofnations.

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About the Game

Rise of Nations

Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game that spans all history.
Start with a single city in the Ancient Age; gather resources; build an infrastructure; research technologies; construct Wonders of the World such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower; and expand your military might across the world, conquering hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks—all over your lunch hour!

In Rise of Nations there are:
  • 18 Nations—each with special abilities and unique military units.
  • Over a hundred military units operating on the ground, sea, and air— from Hoplites to Frigates to Helicopters.
  • Over two dozen buildings with upgrades and technologies that will take your nation from a small City to an Information Age society.
  • 14 Wonders of the World—the Terra Cotta Army, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower. Each gives your nation special bonuses.
  • More than a dozen map types, ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to the Himalayas to the Nile Delta.
  • Conquer the World campaign—a linked series of dozens of scenarios.

The Extended Edition includes:

  • Rise of Nations
  • Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots

New in the Extended Edition:

  • Improved Visuals
    • Improved water
    • Improved textures
    • Full-screen anti-aliasing
  • Full Steamworks Integration
    • Multiplayer with ranked matches (ELO)
    • Achievements
    • Trading Cards
    • Cloud saves
  • Extended Features
    • Twitch Integration

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: 1.6
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 10+ Capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: GPU at least (Integrated HD 3000, 8600GT, etc)
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 11+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce 9800GTX, Radeon 4850+
Helpful customer reviews
244 of 279 people (87%) found this review helpful
66 products in account
1 review
11.0 hrs on record
One of the best game revivals.

RoN became very fast my favorite strategy games once it got released at 2003 and later with its expasion at 2004. I love it as it consists of gameplay of all eras. Starting with your slignshots and swords, and improving until you get missiles and stealth bombers.

It's story is quite good and reminds you of the glory days with some great battle. Multiplayer is one of its best elements. Playing with your friends co-op versus with AI or just an all out battle! Customise the teams as you want and also the battle's options like map size, technologies and winning methods.

Now let's talk about Extended Edition. <---Skip here if you just want to learn the differences.
The game graphics look quite similar but definitelly smoother. You can feel the overall gameplay and animations of the charaters being so smooth while moving and fighting.

Multiplayer is here once again with leaderboards! As gamespy is dying the game now has multiplayer once again and better than ever! I am hoping to see an ever bigger map though and more units instead of just 200/300. I bet it wouldn't be much of a problem nowadays with the new updated and powerful computers.

Twitch! Do you like streaming and showing off your gameplay? This will be very handy for you. Log in, hit the record button and show your fans all your strategy tactics on how you beat your opponent!

The only downside for me is that the game looks quite similar, yet some small very handy improvements will make it quite better.

Bigger maps, yes bigger than Big Huge. People using the editor can remake their countries and some of their battles with a proper big terrain.

More units! Setting the unit price to lower and having more units in battle will totally increase the fun of the game.

More players? With bigger maps, more players can be added as well. 12 or something like that.

If you liked the original, you are gonna like this one as well.
If you haven't played the original, then if you like real time strategy games, you are gonna love it too!
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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307 of 381 people (81%) found this review helpful
390 products in account
45 reviews
12.6 hrs on record
"“Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” is just as good as I remember it, and more. The music hasn’t changed and the graphics are still a bit outdated, but it’ll provide hours of entertainment and is well worth the price of admission. Now all we need is a remake of “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends”…"

Full Review: http://www.dadsgamingaddiction.com/rise-of-nations-extended-edition/

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Posted: June 7th, 2014
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149 of 195 people (76%) found this review helpful
483 products in account
3 reviews
7.6 hrs on record
Aww yeah, it's finally out on Steam, RoN was, and still is one of the best RTS games made. Highly recommended for RTS fans, it still holds up very well, and has gotten some extra polish. :)
Posted: June 12th, 2014
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426 of 629 people (68%) found this review helpful
60 products in account
2 reviews
17.4 hrs on record
This game is better than sex.
Posted: June 12th, 2014
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187 of 264 people (71%) found this review helpful
216 products in account
7 reviews
21.5 hrs on record
Get it now. Don't even think about something else. This game is the best. Prepare to get nuked and frustrated. This game is exactly how you remember it and if you don't you should probably see now.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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Rise of Nations
- Gamespot Game of the Year - 2003
- PC Gamer Game of the Year - 2003
- GameSpy Game of the Year - 2003

Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots
- IGN Best Expansion Pack - 2004