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Very Positive (65 reviews) - 92% of the 65 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,163 reviews) - 91% of the 3,163 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
If you like Age of Empires AND the Civilization franchise: you should buy this. It has some similarities to either of those two games, and also, it's its own unique game that excels in its own light.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
probably one of the best rts games even though it was made in 2003 and i have found it to never get old
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
371.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
The game from my childhood and the only strategy that I love to play even now. This is a remastered version of the game from 2003 and one of the most popular strategic games. Extended Edition contains the full contents with the addition of Thrones and Patriots. Rise of Nations offers a lot of nice campaign where our goal is to lead our nation to dominate the world. During the game you have to take care not to be destroyed by other nations but also develop a number of aspects such as economy, science, technology, diplomacy and military power. Each of these aspects will give you the opportunity to develop troops, build new buildings and to develop new opportunities in old buildings, but also move to a new era. With each progression of the game is changing the look and statistics buildings, military units and other things. Each nation has its own unique army as long as the nation still exists. In the game to expand, we have to use wood, stone, food, science, and oil at a later stage of the game, not forgetting that each of these resources can run out of. There is also an advanced diplomacy through which you can contain very beneficial agreement with other nation. In the game you can also play scenarios and multiplayer, but only with friends because no one plays. The game in terms of gameplay has hardly changed, improved graphics and added more resolution size. I like this production and do not regret a single hour spent at the game. Great soundtrack, an old but still nice graphics and a lot of things to do while playing the game. In my opinion this is the best strategy game I've ever played, many hours of fun for me. The game I am able to recommend, however, the game also has a bug that irritated me at first because I could not change my resolution because the game was crashing. However, it was manageable change in a text file.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Perfect WW3 simulator
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
A timeless masterpiece for people who love to bully others.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
10/10 Strategy game one of my favorite played the first rise of nation games its hell of a fun game challenging for begginers but easy to master
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Awesome gane. A must-play for RTS fans. Age of Empires style
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Once you download a mod that increases population and armageddon limit, it is the ultimate gaming RTS/city building experince. A must own for all fans of RTS games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
10/10 would get rekt evrery time i start a game even the easieast village gg m8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
You are an RTS fan, but don't have this game yet? Then you are not an RTS fan!
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Ted Cruz
77.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
Played it when I was 13 and ♥♥♥♥ing loved it.
played it again when I was 21 and ♥♥♥♥ing loved it.

One of those very rare 10/10 RTS games,
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Disturbed_Duckling
14.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is worth the $20. It lacks in graphics a tiny bit but the gameplay and mechanics are amazing. If I could compare this to anything it would probably be like age of emipres 3. This game is a ton of fun and you have a different experience every time you play this amazing game. This game has some amazing and memorable events. One for me was when I was backed up with only 3 towns left I launched my nukes and destroyed the enemy army and started throwing out troops and was able to push the enemy team off my land. I was later able to get my army together and invade the enemy land with a beach assault that felt like D-day. After taking the beach I was able to capture the enemy capital and win the war.
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Dank Meme
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
I recommend this game as long as you're not using Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. It isn't compatible. :(

Not even changing the compatibility settings to 7 or 8 work.

Normally it crashes immediately after launching the game. When in compatibility mode for 7 and/or 8 it crashes 5 seconds in the launch.
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Little Miss SuZie
105.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Brilliant multiplayer game
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ytlas
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
im sure its fun for some, its kinda like age of empires... if it was about 50x more complex... and had garbo graphics.
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G3NC
10.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
One of the Best strategy games ever made I've been playing this since 2003. It can be modded so expect new content every day.I would never get tired of playing this game
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Cheese
9.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Been playing this game and many others like it for a very long time and I have alwasy enjoyed them a ton. I hope to see some new games coming out with this kind of style but I don't know if ill follow them. I've been getting into survival games recenlty and have been enjoying them a ton. If you like them aswell I'd head on over and try out miscreated, it the new and better DayZ. Got off topic there at the end but whatever, I hope i helped.
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dreadlock
28.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
you will love it if you love Red Alert
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