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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+
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Very Positive (80 reviews)
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Yine mi Bamya
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
one of the best RTS
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HorusNiNordfink
6.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Amazing Game, I Definitely Recommend To Everyone
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nol444
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
Been playing this game since it came out now it's on Steam and still amazing.
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Kingtigertank007
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
the memories :) of when I first played it back in 2008 even though the game was already five years old at the time I absolutely loved playing it and I just discovered it was on steam a while ago .... oh man all the memories that are coming back it's so much fun :) also first time I actually played it online


MULTIPLAYER !!! :o it was such a blast for me :) such a nostalgic experience :) thumbs up for all those fun years ;)
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Frisk
47.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
The best RTS game I've ever played. Offers so much content, especially for when it was made. Scales perfectly.
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solom
84.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
enjoyed it 12 years ago
still enjoy it now
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[GALT] Envoy
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
From ancient times all the way to the information age, Rise of Nations allows you to lead 18 different nations thru either the epic-scaled 'Conquer the World' gamestyle, or the classic 'quick game' style which is your basic RTS setup (1 base start, X-amt of resources, knock yourself out). Rise of Nations uses the tried and tested rock-paper-scissors method for unit counters but also adds in each individual nations bonuses and the abilities of Generals which combines overall for a decently complex multiplayer experience. Also given the fact that the most common playstyle in RoN (Rise of Nations) allows for not only military takeover wins, but also territory % wins, and Wonder (massive buildings with unique bonuses) victories, RoN delivers quality strategy without sacrificing quantity (different nations and units to pick from). The Tech tree is straight forward, and is easy to pick up on (even for a rookie rts player), and rushing and economic boom strategies are both possible and competitive depending on which nation you pick.

This game is a classic rts title that got revitalized on Steam for a reason: It's just.... brilliant

if you're an rts fan, get this title
if you want to learn rts, get this title
if you're a collector of classics, get this title

ENVOY RATED: 9/10
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The Weather Man
11.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
1 word - Awesome
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Micheal Bay
197.3 hrs
Posted: August 19
Did you guys ever saw a game that came from 2003 THis ♥♥♥♥ has the Best Game Of The Year 2003 AWARD!!!!!!! Seriously. I usually have 60 fps bcs I programmed to. In our age 2016 almost 2017 this game sucks. But if we go back in time It is the best game in 2003 Indeed. But I tryed to refund this game but. When I looked I saw I played more than 2 hours. Soo I had this ♥♥♥♥ forever. I seriously do not recommend this game. I even searched for the Normal Version. But there was only Extended Edition. That made so ♥♥♥♥ing angry but I payed 15 dollars for this ♥♥♥♥. Even a 1000 page book is not 15 dollars and this ♥♥♥♥ is 15 dollars. I do not recommend this. It is about conquering. Battle's are meh Campaign is the worst stretagy game campaign!! Overall I will give this game 47/100
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Joe:)
12.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
Decided to nuke everyone, destroyed the world in a nuclear armageddon
10/10 would lose again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Ah, Rise of Nations, one of the great examples of how a Real Time Strategy should be.
There were three more nuke detonations until Armageddon, and nobody would accept an alliance from me. The Incas were on their last toes from the bombardment Russia was handing them. I offered to turn the tides and form an alliance with the Inca people, just to get the reply " Because of your previous actions, we demand 2000 oil."

That being said, I nuked the Incas, declared war and nuked Russia, and then nuked myself.

Armageddon/10.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Fun RTS game, played it while I was young and it is very nostalgic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
An old masterpiece that strafed away from how the RTS genre was perceived. It concentrated on both, the old and the new with a linear and simple progression through the ages.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
made my brother rage 10/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Donald Trump is not a big fan of this game! No walls!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
From ancient times all the way to the information age, Rise of Nations allows you to lead 18 different nations thru either the epic-scaled 'Conquer the World' gamestyle, or the classic 'quick game' style which is your basic RTS setup (1 base start, X-amt of resources, knock yourself out). Rise of Nations uses the tried and tested rock-paper-scissors method for unit counters but also adds in each individual nations bonuses and the abilities of Generals which combines overall for a decently complex multiplayer experience. Also given the fact that the most common playstyle in RoN (Rise of Nations) allows for not only military takeover wins, but also territory % wins, and Wonder (massive buildings with unique bonuses) victories, RoN delivers quality strategy without sacrificing quantity (different nations and units to pick from). The Tech tree is straight forward, and is easy to pick up on (even for a rookie rts player), and rushing and economic boom strategies are both possible and competitive depending on which nation you pick.

This game is a classic rts title that got revitalized on Steam for a reason: It's just.... brilliant

if you're an rts fan, get this title
if you want to learn rts, get this title
if you're a collector of classics, get this title

ENVOY RATED: 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A strategic game with super cool strategic battles. That is, until someone stars a countdown timer to victory then everyone panics and it turns into a battle of who can nuke the fastest.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,058.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Game is ok, the problem is it get out of hand on late game i give it 6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Amazing Game, I Definitely Recommend To Everyone
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,030 of 1,117 people (92%) found this review helpful
187 people found this review funny
Recommended
235.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I've been playing Rise of Nations for about ten years, since I was little. Probably the best RTS I've ever played.

General:
> Citrus repairs nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
> Titanium intensifies the Russian Winter.
> Sheep make your civilization smarter.
> War Elephants instantly transform into tanks.
> Horses make tanks cheaper.
> Papyrus makes it cheaper to invent electricity.
> Rafts with bonfires instantly transform into nuclear attack submarines.
> Bears make it cheaper and easier to create the Department of Homeland Security and institute the draft.
> The Aztecs can field tank divisions.
> The Mongols support their horse archers with fighter jets.
> American Hoplites and Cataphracts.
> You can bribe trebuchets to transform into howitzers.

Conquer the World Campaigns:
> Play as Alexander the Great; beat up Indians and steal their elephants.
> Play as an European or Native American power; beat up Carribbean islanders and steal their rum.
> Play as Napoleon and stop Lewis & Clark's nefarious expedition.
> Play as Mikhail Gorbachev, eliminate Jimmy Carter's NATO and steal Ronald Reagan's nukes.
> Help the Americans and Chinese fight the Mongols and Ottomans in World War I for control of Mongol-held SIberia.

11/10
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