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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
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.0 hrs on record
A game published by Microsoft and has been developed by "Big Huge Games" a former games in which I remember how much happiness I played.
There are not many games that will allow us to use the tank, airplane, soldier, modern.
Is a old games for me one of my favorit games in its genre with "Command and Conquer General.

① Tree technology for upgrade your civilization "weapon etc"
② Several difficulty "Easiest, Easy, Moderate, Tough, Toughter, Toughest"
③ IA can simulate the way a player plays "Computer Rush, Computer Boom"
④ Several rules of victory "Standard, Custom, Assassin, 9 another rules"
⑤ Several mod of victory "Territory Goal, Wonder Points"
⑥ The map which is large enough for all of the limit of the unit which is a maximum of 200 "Small 2-3 Player, Standard 4 Player, large 5-6 Player, Hugs 7-8 Player, Big Hugs"
Posted: September 25
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
France doesn't surrender.

- 11 / 10 -
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
97.8 hrs on record
The game is extremely well made for a game designed and made in 2003, not to mention that there such a variety of countries you can choose from! Don't take it from me buy it play it love it!
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.7 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
This game is so much fun to play with friends
Posted: October 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Great game ~~ Thumbs Up :DDD
Posted: October 13
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
game will not run as no curser to control game
Posted: October 3
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
dont get it. its boring and glitchy.
Posted: October 4
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I personally dislike it due to several reasons. The movements of people (villagers, warriors, horses - all units) in the game are very slow and not smooth. The units and villagers in particular cannot even walk on the paths through buildings.... but they have to walk ALL the way around the buildings to get to the other side. The fighting animations are dreadful. I personally think age of Empires is better. This game was decent maybe 7 years ago when it first game out. Although being just as old, age of empires has got better graphics to my perspective. I wish i could get a refund as i could have got something a lot better for 20 dollars. I mean no offence to the game creaters, it is just my honest opinion.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Once you get the last tech, it's all about out spamming your enemies.
Posted: October 2
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44.9 hrs on record
This game is exactly how I remembered it! Perfect! I loved this game years ago and I still love it now. This game is the perfect older strategy game that blends combat and resource gathering without too much micromanagement. Simply put, You are not building 1000 farms and moving citizens around while you are in combat. The AI is still fairly strong. With lots of options, this game offers a lot of choices and interesting mechanics.

Go from early ages to the near future and explore different types of combat options. From tanks to cavalry, you will experience dramatically different types of combat during each stage of the match. You can play early age only matches and enjoy some medieval combat or go go to the modern ages warring with nuclear arms. Protecting your cities will help, but wonders are your key buildings and keeping them standing will get you advance fighters much faster. Imagine how tense it can be when you are researching Nuclear Shield hoping that no one is going to nuke your wonders as a parting gift.

With tons of modes, a very unique and great campaign, great game play, and a decent soundtrack, this game is definitely worth the purchase.

This game is so much fun. Rise of Nations has nice HD, rarely ever crashes, runs smoothly and all around impresses me. Online is even much better than I expected. The lobby is especially helpful when looking for a game. My one and only gripe with the HD reboot stems with the online however. The problem is that no one is playing this game online. I occasionally see a game going but I can never get into a match or stay in one without half the players dropping at start. If you are thinking about getting this game for solo or local game play, you should. It has so much to offer. You will enjoy every second of it. But if you are expecting great online strategy battles,you might want to look elsewhere. As much as I hope that the online portion of this game will pick up, I don't see it happening anytime soon. Until this game gets more players, I am sticking to solo and local area net.
Posted: September 25
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14.4 hrs on record
Not sure why, but nobody seems to know about this game. They're missing out. RoN is an RTS that is so balanced it's not even funny, and the game is so much fun. Any RTS fan will be pleased at its simple, yet complex gameplay. I'd say it's 'bout a 9/10 for me, though it may just be my nostalgia.
Posted: September 29
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12.0 hrs on record
The key to victory is to have more nukes than the other guy before he can do anything about it.

Peaceful resolution is for unwashed hippies.
Posted: September 30
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0.4 hrs on record
I have yet to really sink my teeth into this game but the original Rise of Nations is one of the best RTS games ever made. I also very much love Command & Conquer Red Alert. If you like RTS games, especially amazing well made ones that have been remade even better in high definition, then do not hesitate to pick this title up!
Posted: September 30
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25.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 2
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16.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 2
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30.9 hrs on record
Fan-Daby-Dozy.
Posted: September 27
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6.3 hrs on record
Decent
Posted: October 4
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2.4 hrs on record
This game is like Age of Empires, except you can get to the current Military stage and then Futuristic Nuclear Warfare Stage while you aly/enemy is still in the Explorer stage,
Except even on Easy the bots are INSANELY HARD it's impossible to win, but I do suck at RTS's.
6/10
Posted: September 27
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