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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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Recent:
Very Positive (96 reviews)
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Kris560
( 71.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
very good game! very positive
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martind14
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Very fun game, combines elements of Age of Empires, Risk, and Civilizations into a very enjoyable experience.
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weiner dog
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I THOUGHT WE AGREED NO NUKES
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Rafiki
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
my Childhood game, love it
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MagFlare
( 77.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The true followup to Age of Empires II, Rise of Nations incorporates some nifty complexities from empire-building games like Civilization while reducing the amount of micromanagement you need to succeed. If there's a complaint I can level against the game, it's that all the civilizations start feeling pretty samey once you reach the Modern Age and the chariots, Roman legions, and war elephants give way to tanks and howitzers. But even that complaint sort of disappears when you can drop a nuclear ICBM on a bunch of medieval peasants.

It's a good game!
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CMDR ali07saad
( 130.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Rise Of Nation is like an old friend who I might not see for half a year, but when we hang out, it's like nothing changed.

"Oh hey RoN, haven't seen you in a while, what'cha been up to?"
"Quick Game? china?"
"You know me!"
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[PaH] Mossy
( 62.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
-Play as Chinese
-Builds Effiel tower, Statue of Liberty, and Taj Mahal
-Fight Americans who only have spears while I have tanks and bombers
-Lose because they invested in their nuclear weapon program

11/10 would tank v. spear again
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Azio
( 117.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Rise of Nations shines in multiplayer. Still booting it up every once in a while with my buddies. I would recommend you getting it as well!
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Ronald
( 46.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
play a joseph stalins dad, richie rich and kill 9999999 balamob slingers
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RogerTheCabinBoy
( 37.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
One of my all time favourite games. So much nostalgia.
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wildsky360
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game is basically the child of Age of Empires and Civilization.
The nations are all very unqiue, and I particularly like how they don't have just standard skins in late game. If a faction historically died out before a certain age, they design the units to fit how the creators thought the faction's troops would have looked.
This game has everything I loved about the Age of Empires series, and throws in Air combat and missiles. What's not to love?
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Ninja Cowboy
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Don't let the 5 hours (as of this review) on record fool you; that's just on the steam version. If you are a big fan of the civilization series, or want something similar but faster pace, then this game is perfect for you. A wide variety of nations, both young and old, and each with their own traits and unique units. Capture and hold territory to block opponents and built world wonders to boost your empire. The military is fully developed with several types of units in each category of infantry, vehicles, airforce, and navy.

You'll spend hours playing if that sounds at least interesting.
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Rcmrocks2
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Love it!!!!
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Gaming Energy
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This game reminds me of when I was 10 I used to play it alot
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Nobuyuki Sanada
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I like it cause I like strategy.You should play it.You can learn about strategy too
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Piss awesome
( 61.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
It's good game I ever play
-multiplayer
-gamemode
-conquer the world
It's VERY ♥♥♥♥IN FUNNY GAME :D !!!!
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No chill
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
love the mayans taking the world

mayan/10
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Dalek023
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I love this game but I can't recommend it for the fact that I have a dumb glitch which messes up my interface when I try to make a game if they fix this or if somebody messges me on how to fix this then I will right a positive review so in the meantime this game can go ♥♥♥♥ iteself
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
The true followup to Age of Empires II, Rise of Nations incorporates some nifty complexities from empire-building games like Civilization while reducing the amount of micromanagement you need to succeed. If there's a complaint I can level against the game, it's that all the civilizations start feeling pretty samey once you reach the Modern Age and the chariots, Roman legions, and war elephants give way to tanks and howitzers. But even that complaint sort of disappears when you can drop a nuclear ICBM on a bunch of medieval peasants.

It's a good game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
play a joseph stalins dad, richie rich and kill 9999999 balamob slingers
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
This game is basically the child of Age of Empires and Civilization.
The nations are all very unqiue, and I particularly like how they don't have just standard skins in late game. If a faction historically died out before a certain age, they design the units to fit how the creators thought the faction's troops would have looked.
This game has everything I loved about the Age of Empires series, and throws in Air combat and missiles. What's not to love?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This game reminds me of when I was 10 I used to play it alot
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
130.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Rise Of Nation is like an old friend who I might not see for half a year, but when we hang out, it's like nothing changed.

"Oh hey RoN, haven't seen you in a while, what'cha been up to?"
"Quick Game? china?"
"You know me!"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I THOUGHT WE AGREED NO NUKES
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
One of the greatest strategies ever developed. If you like games like Age of Empires or Empire Earth this is the one you don't want to miss. A game where you gather resources, research technologies, improve units, fight, command and conquer! This is a dream!. Rise of Nations comes with exciting campains where your goal is for instance to conquer 330 BC known world as Alexander the Great or conquest of the world during cold war for either CCCP or USA.

For instance, I've played Alexander's campain for a while and it was very entertraining because every location on the map had it's own special rules and ways to win, so it kept the game interesting and not repetitive. The game offers much more than classic beat your enemies modes such as Assassin (FFA with special rules), Musical Chairs (every few minutes player with the lowest score looses) or Sudden death. I loved classic version and this -extended- is even more entertaining.

8,5 /10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
You don't know true fear until you've started a nuclear arms race against 7 nations allied against you.



10/10 would get nuked again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Armageddon or Nuke Bomb Simulator 2016

The first strategy game I've ever played in my life in 2003 I guess.I love this game Extended version.Same game but smooth graphics+SteamWorkshop support.

10/10 use nuke again.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This is my favorite RTS game. This is like Age of Empires with a few things from the CIV games and make this great RTS game in which you do diplomacy, conquer areas and try to win in many different ways.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,142.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Love this game. I have always been a fan of Age of Empires, but AoE 3 wasn't really my cup of tea... RoN filled that void!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
It is a pretty fun game! It brings back the memories of destroying my friends in battle! I would recommended to people who are a big fan of RTS games. If not then that's no problem!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
A great RTS game. I can put alot of my time on it.


9/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
887.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
<3 it and helps me kill time
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
*insert nostalgic review*
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Do I recommend this game? Well.

It was the 27th of Febuary 2016, it was saturday... The battle of the warring states (thats the map).
Korea 1 and Mongolia against Korea 2 and China
So the game started off slow asf with nobody doing anything for about 10 minutes until the Chinese decided to ♥♥♥♥ and pillage the Mongols because it definitly wasn't the other way round in history.. Anyways Korea 1 which is me decides to turtle whereas my ally Mongolia gets bum rushed by crazy Chinese infidels from Chinaaaaa! While my ally gets destroyed and loses a city which I both cannot remember or pronounce the name off I decide to build a lovely statue in memory of classical era Kim Jong Un or the correct name for it is the Colossus but I wanted it to be the supreme leader therefore it is the supreme leader. After I built this incredible statue, my ally was able to push the blasted Chinese back and was then able to capture their city back. Where is Korea 2 you maybe asking? Well they literally just sat there watching China do all the work whilst they listened to PSI's Gangnam Style because that song is the true meaning of peace within south Korea. Eventually Korea 2 and China decided to double team my ally with an endless wave of firework shooter people things, this made me react with my supreme leader and his army of merry men! We pushed them back again only to have lost half of our army... "Stupid Mongolians!" The game went on for a good half an hour with constant border disputes which made our match be like the Korean War with both sides at a stalemate. Both teams were both expanding and colonizing islands whilst everything was going on, this allowed us to get more dumplings for our soliders to fight in battle. As both sides progessed to the industrial era, me or Korea 1 and my ally Mongolia were able to take the Chinese city Chengdu which created a foothold for our armies to give grief to the enemies. With the Forbidden City built by Kim Jong Un on one of my islands I was able to research nuclear weapons whilst my ally worked on fortifying the frontline with a giant army with the enemy doing the same thing. Eventually I was able to build several silos which enabled me to Korea the s**t out of everyone because I could press the red button and unleash thermonuclear warfare on the Chinese cities of Shanghi and Beijing along with 2 other warheads blowing up their military facilities which were luckily all clumped together. This finally allowed both me and my ally to push forward and take their cities with no hassle at all. While all this was going on I decided to choose my newly appointed president of north Korea, Kim Jong Un who was also the Despot and King of Korea several hundreds ago to lead this epic advance into the heart of China. With China uttely F****d, Korea 2 was the only one left standing with a useless army and low resources. Eliminating them was quick due to the ultimate ability to utilize nuclear weapons. F**K YOU KOREA 2! YOU SUCK MA KOREAN BALLS!

SO! Would I recommend this game? Yeah I would! Its basically like Age of Empires only in my opinion its more in depth. The research tree is quite big and you are able to go from the stone age I think it is, all the way to the Information age allowing you to experience all styles of play. One age is full of swords, slings, bows, horses, crappy boats and pebble throwing trebuchet whereas the other age allows you to use rifles, bazookas, planes, helicopters, tanks, warships and everybodies personal favourite... Nukes! There's awider rang of unit types but there's a lot sooo if you get the game you can find out what they are!
I would definitly advice you to get this game due to the fact that its just generally awesome.
10/10 would Kim Jung Un again.
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2,818 of 3,215 people (88%) found this review helpful
264 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
This review is dedicated to my friend Gary who died of cancer.

He introduced me to this game and I have a big soft spot for its simple mechanics. Its easy to pick up and difficult to put down.

This game only came on Steam a year or so ago. We played the retail release. This new version adds Twitch support and is a lot more friendly to modern systems and resolutions. I've not clocked long on it mainly due to the bitter sweet memories. I like the units in this game. My only complaint with this has been that there could have been more nations to choose from. But that is minor. Its right up there with Age of Empires et al.

Goodnight Gary. I'll keep winning for you.
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165 of 182 people (91%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
One of best strategy games ever.
+ Multiple Nations
+ Multiple army (foot, water, air, rockets!)
+ Great economic system
+ Ages (ancient, medieval, age of gunpowder, industrial (like WW1), modern (WW2), information (Don't worry no cosmonauts or futuristic ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ts just you can research very good things like immediately spawn soldiers and so)
+ Extended Edition
+ Graphic
It's like Age of Mythology (well at least authors are same) but very different. Here you can be in age of Enlightenment as Japan or Russian or Mongol (it's upt you)

- Can't defeat my brother, whatever I do
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61 of 71 people (86%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Bought the 4 pack for myself and my 3 younger siblings.

//Everyone was excited.
//Realized how absoloutely ridiculous this game was.
//♥♥♥♥ING KILLER ROBOTS
//ROBOT WARS ALL DAY EVERYDAY
//I now know that I can't trust any of my back-stabbing brothers and they all hate me with a passion.
//I killed them all anyways.

No regrets.
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,155.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
One of the better RTS games out there.It comes with tons of nations(each one has some unique national powers and units) and many different gameplay mods so that anyone can enjoy it.
Only thing I dislike about this steam port is that the game was a bit rushed and its multiplayer suffered slightly from a few annoying bugs(most of them were eventually patched out but a few still remained...), rather than these few remaining bugs I fully recommend the game to everyone.
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