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User reviews: Very Positive (2,059 reviews) - 92% of the 2,059 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

Includes 5 items: Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition


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"RPS's 28th best strategy game ever"
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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

    • 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)
    • 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
16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
96.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
This is my favorite game of all-time. This was one of the first games that I bought back in 2004 (Gold Edition) and still played it before the release of the Extended Edition. Every RTS lover should play this game. ★★★★★
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Napoleon is researching the Nuclear bomb

9/10 Verdic: You must stop him
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I love this game because its perfect for sore losers.
losing? just build 15 nuke silos and make everyone lose
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
These nations are extremely balanced:

-Russia has increased attrition within ALL borders.
-Egypt has EXPONENTIAL food/wonder bonuses
-Bantu have an AMAZING population perk.
-Chinese can create citizens INSTANTLY.

-Romans save 25% on a fort.

10/25%off Would play as Romans again.
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72 of 131 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
The game itself is a nice strategy game. I won't write much about the game itself. An old classic game re-released with some polishment (not worth mentioning) and especially reworked so that it will run on modern systems. In addition Steam functions like workshop, Cloud save, Achievements and the Steam network has been added. This is very good and players can profit from this easy to use functions (e.g. "I want to have this mod; I just need to click subscribe and the game will do the rest. No manuel file download and copying").

...But ;(

This is not bad but the current state of silence regarding support is a shame! They don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about issues people are having sice release of the game. The last update is one year old. As soon as you ask for updates because the problems with the sound, music and multiplayer still exists - no answer. The publisher/developer is answering in the forums but only to unimportant stuff. This is a shame and a no go!
This makes me sad because they re-released some games already which have not been sentenced to capital punishment. Age of Empires 2 HD e.g. or Age of Mythology. I see work from the developers there. Why not in this game?

If those annoying errors won't exist this would be definitely a recommandation.
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