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Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a historically-based real time strategy game where the player assumes the role of a wide variety of notable commanders - Alexander the Great, Achilles, Cleopatra, Ramses, Julius Caesar, and others - eight heroes in all. Greece, Egypt, Rome and Persia are all portrayed - and multiplayer has 24 maps supporting up to 8 players at a time.

The game uses the standard resource collection found in RTS games, except for Glory points. Glory is only obtainable by doing specific things - crafting certain buildings, or accomplishing difficult tasks. You can then use that Glory resource to improve your hero or other units, obtain helpers that give you bonuses such as improving morale, etc.

The real difference of this RTS is being able to control your hero character at the front of the battle lines, instead of as a general protected in the rear or the center of your group.


Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Octavian tries to flee
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows He doesn't make it far
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows War elephants are very powerful against infantry
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Cleopatra takes care of her pursuers as she steals a bireme

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rise & Fall: Война цивилизаций" -- Russian spelling
  • "Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War" -- Alternate spelling

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GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2006 83 out of 100 83 Jun 20, 2006 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Jun 26, 2006 80 out of 100 80 Jun 15, 2006 79 out of 100 79 Jul 12, 2006 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Jun 12, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Jun 13, 2006 6 out of 10 60 Jun 19, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GameSpy Jun 15, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 (UK) Jun 19, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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On 8th October 2006 Midway made the game available for free. The download link can be found in the related links section.

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ZombieApocalypseGames (2130) added Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (Windows) on Dec 04, 2006