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Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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October 3

Rise of Nations: Official Livestream

IAMPREZSteve & HelenAngel are back for the official Rise of Nations livestream! Join in the fun & multiplayer goodness at http://twitch.tv/riseofnations

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September 12

Twitch Stream 9/12

Come play Rise of Nations: Extended Edition multiplayer live with the community team from now until 12 PM Pacific/GMT-7! Join in at www.twitch.tv/riseofnations

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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
20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
France doesn't surrender.

- 11 / 10 -
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Rise of Nations has been my "go to" game for many years when I wanted a challenge
without a lot of story line investment. It's great to kill an hour or an afternoon, and has
so much variety that even after years of playing I know I haven't come close to doing
a quarter of the combinations available.
When the Extended Edition came out I was skeptical about spending money on a
game I already had, but it has been well worth the price. The graphics are crisper, there
is more variety in maps and nations, and it is at least as much fun as the original.
So when I don't want the emotional investment of DoA, or the horror of ME3, I just sit
down and crank up my old faithful to see if I can blast the Mongols to ashes with my
nuclear warheads before they develop nuclear missille shields.
Boom.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
If your computer cannot suport DirectX 10+, then DO NOT get this game. You CANNOT get it to run if your computer also if your computer can't run the game, you WILL NOT get a refund. Besides that from what I've seen its a great game and if you can run it I highly recomend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The best game of its type by far.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
63.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Were do i start with Rise of Nations: Extended Edition...
Its has tons of things you can do in it... a few campains which three of can be played tons and tons of deferent ways!
Easly Modible i have my self, and Im not good at making mods at all.. one bit.. You can edit textures very easy. so alot of things can look new if you want!

All kinds of people and nations you can play from Asain to American! All of them really... ahaha.. Its very very good in singalplayer.. have not tryed it im multi yet. becuse non of my friends have it! ahha..

Soo..

I Really Really Recomend this Rise of Nation: Extended Edition.. I love it, and I think you would too!

-Neko-Gsuth777
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Great game. Love playing it with my friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
if u want a chance to go frome the start of time thith speers and sords to nukes and tanks this is the game for u. but dont send to many nukes because u will end the match.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Rise of Nations is a classic title dating back to my childhood. I fully admit that RTS games have evolved and moved far beyond what you find in RoN, but it still remains a thoroughly enjoyable experience for me to play it again.

I’ll skip a detailed review because it is identical to the original form except for the new Steam based multiplayer and Workshop added on. It is still all that it used to be and having native HD resolutions available is a great plus.

I admit there were some bugs when it first launched, especially the new multiplayer system, but those were soon patched up. As of the posting date of this review the game runs as advertised for me and I can say it’s still great fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
age of empires + civilization = this. Only con I have is when you start hitting the harder difficulties the AI tries to send the world into armaggedon as soon as it discovers nuclear weapons. On the flip side, there is a setting you can turn on that turns off nukes, but then you also lose your nukes.
Also in the later technologies there is a missile shield that stops nukes from hitting anyway, but I am not too fond of the end game gameplay. Too much spam and stealth bombers.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Decent
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game is so much fun to play with friends
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
There are three words for this game.
1. Fun
2. Very Fun
3. Super Fun

Rate: 8.5/10
There a some problems they have been there since the 2003 version....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
I love this game, because you can got though the ages. you start off in the ancient age, and you work your way up to the information age. but you can also change what age you start off in and what age you end in. I would have say it is a bit like civ 5 (sid meier's civilization 5) because of the ages.

the game can suport twitch streamming. which i don't use it, but it's nice that it's there, in case i want to use it. I have say it is a old game, but has been remastered to go on window computers.

but it was one of the best RTS game of it's time and it still is.

so if your looking for a RTS game, and you have 20 bucks, this game might be for you.

i would rate this game a 8 out of 10

See you next time
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is so good I bought it twice. For myself.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
It is one of the funnest games I have
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Its like Age of Empires, but good
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Great game ~~ Thumbs Up :DDD
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
dont get it. its boring and glitchy.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
game will not run as no curser to control game
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3 of 15 people (20%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Once you get the last tech, it's all about out spamming your enemies.
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