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Very Positive (143 reviews) - 93% of the 143 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,927 reviews) - 91% of the 2,927 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Recent:
Very Positive (143 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,927 reviews)
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Spaghetti Bigkittyjr #TeamLiquid
( 54.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
While this game isn't the most modern RTS, it is sure fun, especially if you have freinds to play with.

Its old design means that it can be run on nearly any computer, excellent for those who don't have a budget to buy a gaming pc.

I would give this game a 8/10, with good replayability and game mechanics. A must have for those who enjoy RTS games.
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darrensilk3
( 28.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Such a great classic strategy title. The controls take the Ronseal approach; do what they say on the tin. The sprite assets are fantastically detailed for their time and still look good running on higher resoloution on a more modern PC. The overall difficulty of the single player aspect of the game is not that difficult at all and can be breased through in a few days, however the addition of Steam Achievements is much welcomed and sets another tier of challenges that compliment the way the game is played. I was most surpised however to see over 1,300 people online in the servers still playing this rather old title, which was really good to know. As this is where this game really comes to life; the multiplayer aspect.
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Popptard
( 21.5 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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alemismun
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I remember playing this game many years ago, this game was so great!
And dont take wrong what im going to say alright, this game is the best of the best!
And even If I cant play it aneymore because of the camera bug and because there is and there will not ever be support in this game, I still love it.
So hey, buy it, even if you are only going to be able to play from 45 min to 10 years until you catch it.
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Heisengineer
( 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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<- Luxrom
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I've always loved Rise of Nations, a RTS that looks like Age of Empire and with everything to distinguish itself,
And I've loved to play the game again, but the Extended Edition is totally bugged, it keeps crashing for a texture problem each 5 min ..
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Jackfish6
( 41.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Rise of nations is a great old game that has a similar feel like the game franchise civilization except its a combination of RTS and turn based strategy. The only complaints I have is the lack of good diplomacy.
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Muffi
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
russia sucks
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BIG KEVSHU
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
this game is amazing i played with my best friend and all we did was nuke each other 10-10 recommend
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Solchaz
( 54.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
One of my favorite RTS games. Especially fun with friends
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Game has one of my favorite late game features: The Armageddon Clock. Nukes are slow to build and expensive, but can be utterly devastating. The problem is each Nuke fired reduces The Armageddon Clock by one. If the clock reaches zero everyone loses, as the world is destroyed in a nuclear firestorm and a thousand year nuclear winter.

The clock ticks ever down, and people quickly become scared to fire their nukes, lest a "defeated" player fires all their nukes and dooms everyone. A stalemate emerges.

The game then becomes centered around the late game techs Missile Shield & World Government.

Missile Shield stops people firing missiles into your territory, and each time it's researched instead of ticking down the Armageddon Clock ticks up, offering a brief chance at peace. The Missile Shield only stops people attacking you with Nukes though. Someone can still fire nukes defensibly if you try and attack into their land, or they can nuke their own land with a dozen missiles to trigger Armageddon.

Cities when attacked normally take a few minutes to be annexed by the invader. World Government makes the countdown timer instant, and also means you instantly conquer any nation if you can take their capital. The Armageddon Clock might be low, but if you can make a surprise attack on your opponents capital and take it fast enough, they won't have the chance to fire them.

However the most important thing is. When you play a massive free for all game always play with open diplomacy. Because at the end, there is a chance that the Armageddon Clock will lead to such a stalemate of MAD, the only solution is for everyone to ally up and have peace.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Best RTS game ever made! Still don't understand why most people insist on playing Aoe while they have Rise of Nations. Considering the Ron offers better unit control even with full population, doesn't restrict players with medieval age and allows you to make more strategic moves both in economy and military; i have difficulties finding a reasonable explanation for not to choose Ron in this and almost every other RTS comparison. Only con of this game is the lack of players in online otherwise it is highly recommended to everyone who loves playing strategy games!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Great game! Only thing i would wish for is a bit more depth in the militarie part, but apart from that its an amazing rts!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
An old classic but still awesome
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
166.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Im playing this game for a long while and I Think this game is Best strategy game ever. Everbody should try and play it.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
This is one of my favorite childhood game that I'e been playing I like to play when I was 8. I'm glad the renovated version is now on steam. Also some reviewers are pretty moronic and needs to get the lip smashed with a hot steaming metallic ruler.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
229.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Great game, could be smoother with multiplayer though
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Just buy it if you have friends to play this game because you will kill a lot of hours of your life but this game is awsome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 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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