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Very Positive (187 reviews) - 92% of the 187 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,035 reviews) - 91% of the 3,035 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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

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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+
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Very Positive (187 reviews)
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Zeno
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
awesome game. wonderful tutorial
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toxifera
( 79.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Very nice soundtracks, gameplay etc.Best RTS i ever played.10/10
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00SS6spd
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Have you ever played Civ, and loved it, but wished that it wasn't turn based? Well, here you go! Similar progression through the different ages, diplomatic options, World Wonders to construct, trade, a whole bunch of different ways to win... Don't let my "Time Played" fool you; I've owned this game on disc since it first released over 10 years ago, but just picked it up during the summer sale this year on Steam. It's still one of my favorite RTS games to date, and definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of the genre.

Plus, it has a workshop!
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BigBoyJamal
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Product received for free
Get ready for anal ♥♥♥♥
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Dai Tou Zai
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
its good
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Risizt
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Great game for those who like old fashioned RTS
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xMercyLove
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
One of the best RTS games available on Steam. Handles gameplay in a very unique and enjoyable way, compared to other games of similar styles. Many game features and minimal issues on newer hardware.
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Jean
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
One of the best strategy games in history, unique one.
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Asthor
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Seeing how the Extended Edition did little to fix any bugs in the game or minor things like removing the limits on how many units are in a control group I really can't recommend it.
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coffeeis4closers
( 27.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
An all-time classic. As fun and challenging today as it was in 2003. Especially enjoyable to play cooperatively with your mates.

RON has strategic and economic depth not found in other strategy games. The higher difficulties are truly challenging. This game is brutal but it is also a lot of fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I only ever watched this game from afar when it first hit the scene all that time ago, so I had a fresh perspective coming at it here and now.

I have played Age of Empires II/III a lot, and Civilisation V, which has led me to the opinion that Rise of Nations sits somewhere inbetween, which is an interesting mix. It's Civ V but real-time, and Age of Empires but with more micro-management, wider breadth and slower pace.

If you enjoy either of those games, you'll likely enjoy this one.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Age of Empires bigger brother, same awesome addictive gameplay with better graphics and animations over AOE.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is probably one of my personal favourite RTS games. It brilliantly captures the reality of how we progressed through the bare start to a state where a nuke could spark the end of the world

Visuals
They are great, especially back when RoN was first released. I can't help but admire it as being a good looking classic

Gameplay
It is made user friendly, but not too much. It has upgrades which cost resources; which need to created but at a certain commerce. There's a sense of maintaining every bit from Military to Villagers; It's a true strategy as to how you will maintain all in a great fashion

Sounds
Sounds great, not too realistic; great for its time

Multiplayer
Its great, user friendly; You're only enemy is Ping is you live in NZ etc.

Overall
I used to play the original and this does the job even better. This is a must for AoE fans and classic RTS fans. I may get into several matches; but if I get into one I'll stay in it as long as I can

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Rise of Nations. Ahhh, sweet, sweet, Rise of Nations...One of my two all-time favorite strategy games. (Galactic Civilzations II is the other if you must know.) Go from Ancient times to modern. Collect resources. Research things to keep from dying. Manage your government. Trade with other nations. Fight other nations. The list goes on, and on. GET this game, you will not regret it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Loved this game since it came out. Endless hours can be spent building cities, running a nation, and fighting rivals. Amazing game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
One of my favorite RTS games. Especially fun with friends
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