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Very Positive (117 reviews) - 92% of the 117 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,894 reviews) - 91% of the 2,894 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce 9800GTX, Radeon 4850+
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (117 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,894 reviews)
Recently Posted
Kenny
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This isn't going to be a very thorough review but I'd like to give my opinion on this game. I bought a ton of RTS games during the Summer Sale and RIse of Nations has got to be one of my favorites. It's fun and not too overwhelming. The tutorials give a good overlook of how to play the game and even made me feel multiplayer ready. Of course, I was destroyed online but still enjoyed the experience. There's a lot of similarity to games like Civ here as well due to progression starting from early in time to the modern day. Despite covering such a hefty amount of history, a full match won't take you 12+ hours like a standard game of Civ but it's not as fast as SC2 and it's latest expansion LoTV. The tempo feels just right. Not too fast. Not too slow.

Only downside for me is that I don't know anyone into RTS styled games. If anyones interested in playing send me a friend request!
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freakpink
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Good RTS. Versatile gameplay, good for quick skirmish stuff or a long campaign. I like that you actually place buildings-Civilization places them for you.
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Wildman Ben
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
the best
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3MOR
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
good game
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pofudukvili
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Just buy it if you have friends to play this game because you will kill a lot of hours of your life but this game is awsome
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TRUONG
( 179.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The best RTS game ever.
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Polo
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
If you ever thought that Age of Empires had so little things to do and CiV was just to slow, this is the game for you.

Really fast management of troops and resouces. Great game overall
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VacaNebuna
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
good game to play with your friends !!!!!!!
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Stew
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Ten out of ten, will screw with the history nerds again.

I mean... You can become a Capitalist China and send nuclear ICBM's to a Communist American country.

I saw George Washington turn America's government to Monarchy.



Okay, fun stuff aside; This is a beautiful game which has been remade and ported to steam. It is a huge recommendation to play if you have friends who enjoy strategy games. Just create a BIG HUGE (literally) map, and then spend at least 2 hours building your nation before any sort of contact even occurs. This game is beautiful, and has dated really well.

The only cons are the inconsistent sound settings, boring tutorials and the fact that it is incredibly overwhelming to control everything for players who are new to the RTS genre.

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CykaBilat
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
the best RTS i ever played , childhood game :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
It was a classic and masterpiece RTS in my eye when I was 15. Now I am 29 and I am still finding it a classic and masterpiece RTS which is what AOEIII should had been in my less than humble opinion.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
332.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Rise of Nations is one of the best RTS games of all times and can be recommended.
There are no new good RTS games similar to Rise of Nations, that are known to me, since a long time.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Game has one of my favorite late game features: The Armageddon Clock. Nukes are slow to build and expensive, but can be utterly devastating. The problem is each Nuke fired reduces The Armageddon Clock by one. If the clock reaches zero everyone loses, as the world is destroyed in a nuclear firestorm and a thousand year nuclear winter.

The clock ticks ever down, and people quickly become scared to fire their nukes, lest a "defeated" player fires all their nukes and dooms everyone. A stalemate emerges.

The game then becomes centered around the late game techs Missile Shield & World Government.

Missile Shield stops people firing missiles into your territory, and each time it's researched instead of ticking down the Armageddon Clock ticks up, offering a brief chance at peace. The Missile Shield only stops people attacking you with Nukes though. Someone can still fire nukes defensibly if you try and attack into their land, or they can nuke their own land with a dozen missiles to trigger Armageddon.

Cities when attacked normally take a few minutes to be annexed by the invader. World Government makes the countdown timer instant, and also means you instantly conquer any nation if you can take their capital. The Armageddon Clock might be low, but if you can make a surprise attack on your opponents capital and take it fast enough, they won't have the chance to fire them.

However the most important thing is. When you play a massive free for all game always play with open diplomacy. Because at the end, there is a chance that the Armageddon Clock will lead to such a stalemate of MAD, the only solution is for everyone to ally up and have peace.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Best RTS game ever made! Still don't understand why most people insist on playing Aoe while they have Rise of Nations. Considering the Ron offers better unit control even with full population, doesn't restrict players with medieval age and allows you to make more strategic moves both in economy and military; i have difficulties finding a reasonable explanation for not to choose Ron in this and almost every other RTS comparison. Only con of this game is the lack of players in online otherwise it is highly recommended to everyone who loves playing strategy games!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
If you ever thought that Age of Empires had so little things to do and CiV was just to slow, this is the game for you.

Really fast management of troops and resouces. Great game overall
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Great game! Only thing i would wish for is a bit more depth in the militarie part, but apart from that its an amazing rts!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
An old classic but still awesome
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
164.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Im playing this game for a long while and I Think this game is Best strategy game ever. Everbody should try and play it.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
This is one of my favorite childhood game I like to play since I was 8. I'm glad the renovated version is now on steam. Also some reviewers are pretty autistic and needs to get the lip smashed with a hot steaming flag metallic ruler.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Just buy it if you have friends to play this game because you will kill a lot of hours of your life but this game is awsome
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