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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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Very Positive (81 reviews)
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BigB00tySlide
31.5 hrs
Posted: August 31
8/10. I love the game. I've played at least 500+ hours overall(including when the game wasn't on steam). Only thing I can really complain about is how my ally often turns against me when I'm about to take over in quick battles. It makes zero sense. It's been happening more recently and it just ruins the game. Overall, a great game. One of the best RTS of all-time.
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DA HEAD DUKO
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
This game could very well be one of my favourite stratagy games to this date, i have had no problems with this game what so ever, yes it could have better graphics and it can take a bit to learn the game but one you do its hard to stop playing KEEP IN MIND MY HOURS ARE INCORRECT I PLAY THIS OFFLINE but anyways this game is 8/10 better graphics and some more stuff and it would be 10 i would love to see another one of these but i doubt that will ever happen, never the less great game so i recommend
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RiFF VAC
79.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Simply best...
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Yine mi Bamya
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
one of the best RTS
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HorusNiNordfink
10.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Amazing Game, I Definitely Recommend To Everyone
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nol444
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
Been playing this game since it came out now it's on Steam and still amazing.
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Kingtigertank007
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
the memories :) of when I first played it back in 2008 even though the game was already five years old at the time I absolutely loved playing it and I just discovered it was on steam a while ago .... oh man all the memories that are coming back it's so much fun :) also first time I actually played it online


MULTIPLAYER !!! :o it was such a blast for me :) such a nostalgic experience :) thumbs up for all those fun years ;)
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Katie
47.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
The best RTS game I've ever played. Offers so much content, especially for when it was made. Scales perfectly.
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solom
88.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
enjoyed it 12 years ago
still enjoy it now
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[GALT] Envoy
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
From ancient times all the way to the information age, Rise of Nations allows you to lead 18 different nations thru either the epic-scaled 'Conquer the World' gamestyle, or the classic 'quick game' style which is your basic RTS setup (1 base start, X-amt of resources, knock yourself out). Rise of Nations uses the tried and tested rock-paper-scissors method for unit counters but also adds in each individual nations bonuses and the abilities of Generals which combines overall for a decently complex multiplayer experience. Also given the fact that the most common playstyle in RoN (Rise of Nations) allows for not only military takeover wins, but also territory % wins, and Wonder (massive buildings with unique bonuses) victories, RoN delivers quality strategy without sacrificing quantity (different nations and units to pick from). The Tech tree is straight forward, and is easy to pick up on (even for a rookie rts player), and rushing and economic boom strategies are both possible and competitive depending on which nation you pick.

This game is a classic rts title that got revitalized on Steam for a reason: It's just.... brilliant

if you're an rts fan, get this title
if you want to learn rts, get this title
if you're a collector of classics, get this title

ENVOY RATED: 9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Ah, Rise of Nations, one of the great examples of how a Real Time Strategy should be.
There were three more nuke detonations until Armageddon, and nobody would accept an alliance from me. The Incas were on their last toes from the bombardment Russia was handing them. I offered to turn the tides and form an alliance with the Inca people, just to get the reply " Because of your previous actions, we demand 2000 oil."

That being said, I nuked the Incas, declared war and nuked Russia, and then nuked myself.

Armageddon/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
An old masterpiece that strafed away from how the RTS genre was perceived. It concentrated on both, the old and the new with a linear and simple progression through the ages.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
made my brother rage 10/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Donald Trump is not a big fan of this game! No walls!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
From ancient times all the way to the information age, Rise of Nations allows you to lead 18 different nations thru either the epic-scaled 'Conquer the World' gamestyle, or the classic 'quick game' style which is your basic RTS setup (1 base start, X-amt of resources, knock yourself out). Rise of Nations uses the tried and tested rock-paper-scissors method for unit counters but also adds in each individual nations bonuses and the abilities of Generals which combines overall for a decently complex multiplayer experience. Also given the fact that the most common playstyle in RoN (Rise of Nations) allows for not only military takeover wins, but also territory % wins, and Wonder (massive buildings with unique bonuses) victories, RoN delivers quality strategy without sacrificing quantity (different nations and units to pick from). The Tech tree is straight forward, and is easy to pick up on (even for a rookie rts player), and rushing and economic boom strategies are both possible and competitive depending on which nation you pick.

This game is a classic rts title that got revitalized on Steam for a reason: It's just.... brilliant

if you're an rts fan, get this title
if you want to learn rts, get this title
if you're a collector of classics, get this title

ENVOY RATED: 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,117.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Game is ok, the problem is it get out of hand on late game i give it 6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Amazing Game, I Definitely Recommend To Everyone
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,032 of 1,119 people (92%) found this review helpful
188 people found this review funny
Recommended
235.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I've been playing Rise of Nations for about ten years, since I was little. Probably the best RTS I've ever played.

General:
> Citrus repairs nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
> Titanium intensifies the Russian Winter.
> Sheep make your civilization smarter.
> War Elephants instantly transform into tanks.
> Horses make tanks cheaper.
> Papyrus makes it cheaper to invent electricity.
> Rafts with bonfires instantly transform into nuclear attack submarines.
> Bears make it cheaper and easier to create the Department of Homeland Security and institute the draft.
> The Aztecs can field tank divisions.
> The Mongols support their horse archers with fighter jets.
> American Hoplites and Cataphracts.
> You can bribe trebuchets to transform into howitzers.

Conquer the World Campaigns:
> Play as Alexander the Great; beat up Indians and steal their elephants.
> Play as an European or Native American power; beat up Carribbean islanders and steal their rum.
> Play as Napoleon and stop Lewis & Clark's nefarious expedition.
> Play as Mikhail Gorbachev, eliminate Jimmy Carter's NATO and steal Ronald Reagan's nukes.
> Help the Americans and Chinese fight the Mongols and Ottomans in World War I for control of Mongol-held SIberia.

11/10
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2,842 of 3,241 people (88%) found this review helpful
275 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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370 of 410 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
One of the best game revivals.

RoN became very fast my favorite strategy games once it got released at 2003 and later with its expasion at 2004. I love it as it consists of gameplay of all eras. Starting with your slignshots and swords, and improving until you get missiles and stealth bombers.

It's story is quite good and reminds you of the glory days with some great battle. Multiplayer is one of its best elements. Playing with your friends co-op versus with AI or just an all out battle! Customise the teams as you want and also the battle's options like map size, technologies and winning methods.

Now let's talk about Extended Edition. <---Skip here if you just want to learn the differences.
The game graphics look quite similar but definitelly smoother. You can feel the overall gameplay and animations of the charaters being so smooth while moving and fighting.

Multiplayer is here once again with leaderboards! As gamespy is dying the game now has multiplayer once again and better than ever! I am hoping to see an ever bigger map though and more units instead of just 200/300. I bet it wouldn't be much of a problem nowadays with the new updated and powerful computers.

Twitch! Do you like streaming and showing off your gameplay? This will be very handy for you. Log in, hit the record button and show your fans all your strategy tactics on how you beat your opponent!

The only downside for me is that the game looks quite similar, yet some small very handy improvements will make it quite better.

Bigger maps, yes bigger than Big Huge. People using the editor can remake their countries and some of their battles with a proper big terrain.

More units! Setting the unit price to lower and having more units in battle will totally increase the fun of the game.

More players? With bigger maps, more players can be added as well. 12 or something like that.

Overall?
If you liked the original, you are gonna like this one as well.
If you haven't played the original, then if you like real time strategy games, you are gonna love it too!
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