Rise of Prussia Gold is the new and improved version of AGEODs Seven Years War (1757-1763) game set in Europe. This hugely detailed strategy game was initially released by AGEOD in 2010 and the Gold version adds numerous improvements and additional scenarios that take the game to the next level.
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Release Date: May 8, 2013

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Rise of Prussia Gold is the new and improved version of AGEODs Seven Years War (1757-1763) game set in Europe. This hugely detailed strategy game was initially released by AGEOD in 2010 and the Gold version adds numerous improvements and additional scenarios that take the game to the next level.

The original game is set during the age of famous king Frederick II, featuring Prussia and her allies in her grand fight against the Coalition led by Austria with France, Russia, Sweden and the Empire.

The Gold version includes 3 new scenarios. Two cover the key moments of the Prussian intervention during the War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748), where king Frederick II fought on the battlefield for the first time. The third is a 4-players campaign of the 1757 to 1763 years has been included to enhance competitive gameplay experience.


Base Game
  • Over three hundred new leaders (some with individual portraits) and over 300 different units.
  • 10 Scenarios
  • - 1 short Battle Scenarios Saxony 1756 to enter the game
  • - 5 Annual Campaigns Scenarios, for each of 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760 and 1762 (extendable from one year to full war end of 1763 - duration play)
  • - 1 Grand Campaign Scenario 1756-1764 with 176 turns
  • - 3 Tutorial Scenarios
  • Map Area: all of Germany and vicinity covered, with over 1000 different regions, giving a lot of room for manoeuvres.
  • Streamlined command system based on the hierarchy system seen in American Civil War and Napoleons Campaigns, allowing for historical army command, organization, and structure
  • New Events (according to scenarios) and wide set of options for you to customize your strategy (including a new multi-choice events system)
  • New Easy to Play Construction Mode.
  • New functionality to find your armies and see your supplies and assets
  • Widely extended 86 pages manual.

Gold Edition
  • Over two hundred new leaders (with individual portraits) for the War of Austrian Succession
  • New unit graphics
  • New Scenarios
  • - 1741 Maria-Theresa At Bay (Second Silesian War)
  • - 1744 The Empire Strikes Back (Second Silesian War)
  • - four-players Grand Campaign Scenario 1757-1763
  • New Feature - Regional Decision Cards: these allow you to interact with the game by playing decision cards on the map. The system has been developed and improved from other AGEOD titles, and all existing scenarios have been updated with them,
  • New Map Filters, to allow you to check weather and terrain,
  • More unit features to better represent 18th century siege warfare
  • Two-years of game improvement and updates included (the game has all latest patches and changes included)

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Min 256Mb video card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 2GB RAM (Vista/7)
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60 of 61 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
Probably the best of the AGE Games, Rise of Prussia covers the fascinating European Theatre of War during the Seven Years war, or third silesian war. The Gold Edition also adds the First and Second Silesian Wars, which are smaller and more focused and great for learning the game. Its a period that is ironically, often overlooked by most people. Taking one of histories greatest generals, Frederick the Great, you lead the fledgeling nation of Prussia into war against the monstrosities that are France, Russia, Sweden and most importantly Austria, with only a few hannoverian allied armies supporting you.

The game enjoys minimal bugs compared to most AGE Engine Games, and I have only run into one so far and it was minor at worst (A General teleporting). The Performance is good, which is something you can't normally say for an AGE game as well, and whilst it isn't the prettiest game around the graphics are pleasing enough to the eye. Although the UI is a little outdated, its easy to get used too and can be learnt quickly enough.

A major strength of the game, infact the main focus, is the way in which war is waged. You have total control over your force composition, in a realistic manner that even takes into account your generals seniority. (A General with more seniority expects to be promoted before that new guy, even if the new guy is 10x better hes gunna have to get some achievements before being promoted to leading his own Corps). Your armies are divided into groups, starting with an Field Army, which is made up of different Corps, which are in turn made of different Brigades, and whom are also made up of Battallions etc. This area of organization is brilliant for anyone who enjoys reforming whole armies to fit their needs and despite how it sounds, is relatively simple once you get used to it. The UI for doing this is far less convuluted than similar games (Looking at you hearts of iron). Each of these forces can be detached or re-attached to their command at will, so if you have a Brigade of Hussars and need to know if the enemy is in Prague, or still sitting on his ♥♥♥♥ in Vienna, you can detatch them from the main army and send them on a scouting mission (or a raid). This level of flexibility blends excellently with the warfare of the time period, where battles are fought and won on manouver.

On the note of manouver, don't expect the enemy to just sit around and wait for you! You both move at the same time, planning your turn for the next two weeks and then the plans execute simultaneously, this can lead to some very interesting situations and provides for a far more interesting gameplay experience, and also means you'll have to predict enemy movements and prepare for them accordingly.

In addition to a brilliant manouver system, the Supply system is perfect, and accurately represents the systems used in the time period. As you advance deeper into enemy territory, it may become necassery to build supply depots to keep your men fed, and to even place guards at these depots to ensure enemy cavalry brigades don't come along and raid it. I havn't fully worked out the supply system yet, but running out of food stocks is sufficiently devestating, and Winter is suitably harsh (In the actual war they had to sit around in prague until winter was over, I had to do the same thing) effecting supplies, movement and attrition effectively, as well as combat and encourages one to wait it out and lick your wounds rather than continue the advance.

The game isn't perfect though, it has a few flaws and I think the foremost of them is the military recruitment system. I feel as if, the recruitment process is a little slow at times, and that whilst the time it takes to prepare men is fine, the number of men I can prepare at once feels rather limited. I can't speak regarding the realism here, its a personal view and may be to some peoples liking. But it isn't to mine. Another issue I've run into is the reinforcements. I'm not really sure how they work, and the concept is never really explained. But I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually, so I'll update the review once I have figured it out.

In short, for those looking for a pretty realistic strategy game, with indepth customization of forces and an excellent combat/manouver warfare system and mechanics, this is the game to get. Its fairly priced, clean of bugs, and provides hours of gameplay.

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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
All the AGEOD games are very good. This one covers the 7-years war in Europe, and comes with several long and short campaigns. The game works on a WEGO system, and focuses on operational level warfare. Supply is very important, as are weather conditions.

You can build units for your armies, give orders to your generals (which they will not always carry out, due to an activation system, simulating the difficulties in co-ordinating actions in this period). There is no 3-d battle function. Strictly old fashioned strategy, played out on a beautiful 2-d map. The units and leaders also have very nice art to represent them.

Highly recommended, in-depth simulation of the campaigns of the 7-years war in Europe!
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
I can agree with other reviews that have said that once you learn a little about the game, it becomes extremely rewarding.

The period of the 18 century for Prussia is quite an interesting one. Facing a coalition with Britain against virtually all of Europe, constantly outnumbered, and facing challenges throughout the seven years the war lasted.

Rise Of Prussia is one of the easier Ageod games to comprehend so this may be your type of game if you are a new player and enjoy wargames. Both food and ammunition is accounted for, not to mention the indepth chain of command system that allows to you accurately and realistically organize armies outside of any strategy game. The music is also great being legendary classical pieces performed by music genius like Mozart and the like.

Despite the pleasing exterior and detailed 2-d graphic map and unit cards, the game does suffer occassional crashes due to improper use of cacheing and driver issues with modern computers. The options panel in this game is very flexible in that you can change almost any setting in this game which may help some players avoid crashes or errors. However, the game can easily be resumed, and this minor occurance can easily be overlooked as it does not happen often. The FPS is also capped and occassionally reading the manual is required if the tutorial didn't cover a particular subject of the game. The supply chain is fairly easy to grasp, but knowing when to use certain strategic and regional decisions are daunting to new players.

Overall, an excellent wargame that accurately simulates 18 cenutry warfare and the history of the Seven Years' War where a fraction of europe opposed Prussian might.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
Like all AGEOD games there is a steep learning curve for this game, however once you become used to the system you will find that you will find a deep and engaging game with the ability for the player to actually use strategy and tactics to best achieve your goals.

Especially good if you have friends that will join for a game via email, nothing like crushing your opponents army and then letting them know about it.

Regarding Steam AGEOD is slowly moving to being more supportive of Steam and with their other games the patches come quickly.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This is a fabulous game and it was worth every cent I spent on it. If you are a fan of Grand Strategy style maps as Commander-in-Chief of all your armies than this a great game for you. As a fan of anything between 1700-1945 this game covers a crucial part in the history of Europe and that makes playing it even more excting!
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18 of 36 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
edit: Finally: 28 July 2015 They updated it on steam to 1.11. It only took them 1 year 7 months!

originally I wrote:

They are happy to take your money for this product but they are unwilling to even bother keeping it up to date on steam.
Latest patch is 1.11 from DECEMBER 2013. Steam's version is 1.10.
Someone asked in discussion area of steam OVER A YEAR AGO when the patch would come here and dev said they are "working on it". OVER A YEAR AGO.
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7 of 19 people (37%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Entry level game for Ageod games. Too bad it is ridden with small bugs. Worst of all: the game has a tendency to crash or freeze.
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9 of 39 people (23%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Bought on sale.

Starts up and works good on Win 8 SL.

Basicaly same genre and idea of Pride of Nations. Must be same developers.

Would not buy for more than $7 or get it on sale.

Looks like it could be a good game. Need to spend more time on it though.

Do work through the tutorials. It helps.
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14 of 65 people (22%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
The "Multiplayer" option appears to be the ability to send your saved games to one another.
That is not multiplayer.
That is single player but you have save files.
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0 of 85 people (0%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I honestly dont know what was going on in this game... something political
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