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User reviews: Very Positive (2,006 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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Buy Microsoft RTS Collection: Age of Empires/Age of Mythology/Rise of Nations

Includes 5 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

 

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"RPS's 28th best strategy game ever"
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About This 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

    Minimum:
    • 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)
    Recommended:
    • 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
85 of 95 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
+ Border lines help to navigate differing territories, plan new settlements with a more informed approach, and investigate spheres of control; the restrictive aspect of this feature also serves to deter early rush tactics and general griefing
+ Zoom feature helps to navigate terrain and keep track of movement over large swathes of territory
+ The diplomacy options play out as more than a gimmicky feature, and are both simple on paper and functional in practice
+ Time restrictions during campaigns add to the challenge in a way that is rewarding if successful
+ Have seen some before and after stills, it's clear that the visuals and textures are noticeably improved; this should further appeal to veterans of the franchise
+ The re-release now supports Twitch integration; I don't use the feature myself, but this is still a significant boon for the streaming community
+ Features a satisfying variety of playable cultures, each with their own defining traits
+ The trategic overview map is a nice feature, and consists of a simple, turn-based Risk-style map; some notable features include: bonus cards you can apply, resource bonuses, diplomacy, and varying types of battles that hinge on several factors
+ Impressive array of options and game-modes available for multiplayer, many of them quite novel for an RTS game (although they're not quite as alien for other strategy sub-genres)
+ Attrition and supply features are a nice addition, and do well to keep one prepared and on their toes during offensive engagements
+ Excellent sense of balance in all aspects
+ Special units are presented well in the game and don't feel overpowered or cheap in their use

- The overworld strategy part of the game feels a bit watered down compared to other staples of the genre; it isn't necessarily bad, but it's also clear that this feature was never meant to be the bread-and-butter of the franchise
- The AI feels a bit underwhelming, and I had expected more of an improvement for the re-release

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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
This will forever be one of my favorite RTS games of all time. I've played Age of Empires, Starcraft, and Warcraft III, but out of those, this game is still better in my opinion. There are so many ways to set yourself up, and so much micro-managing to constantly keep you focusing on your resources while also controlling your expansive army.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
A fun and challenging RTS with a very good price while on sale. It offers challenging play, gameplay that differs from other RTS, loads of civs to play, nukes, and amazing soundtrack (seriousky, I would buy this game just for the music, it's that good), multiplayer, streaming for all you streamers, a wide tech tree, a 'risk-like' world domination mode, campaigns, quick and useful tutorials, a huge amount of game setting customization, wonders, huge battles and many, many more features. Also it comes in a huge bundle pack so you can get other great games like AOE2 and AOE3 with it!

BOTTOM LINE:
Buy it f you enjoyed other RTS games like AOE2, preferably when on sale (because who doesn't like a great game for 5 bucks), get your friends to buy and nuke them to awesome music
9/10
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63 of 109 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
The game itself is a nice strategy game. I won't write much about the game itself. An old classic game re-released with some polishment (not worth mentioning) and especially reworked so that it will run on modern systems. In addition Steam functions like workshop, Cloud save, Achievements and the Steam network has been added. This is very good and players can profit from this easy to use functions (e.g. "I want to have this mod; I just need to click subscribe and the game will do the rest. No manuel file download and copying").

...But ;(

This is not bad but the current state of silence regarding support is a shame! They don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about issues people are having sice release of the game. The last update is one year old. As soon as you ask for updates because the problems with the sound, music and multiplayer still exists - no answer. The publisher/developer is answering in the forums but only to unimportant stuff. This is a shame and a no go!
This makes me sad because they re-released some games already which have not been sentenced to capital punishment. Age of Empires 2 HD e.g. or Age of Mythology. I see work from the developers there. Why not in this game?

If those annoying errors won't exist this would be definitely a recommandation.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
the pirates is on cheats :D
but ori version is off,,,,, lol :D

nice nostalgia game <3
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