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Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game which covers a long period of time, from the early stone age up to the modern-day technology.

The game offers many unique features that you can not find in other RTS games, such as: National Borders, Rare Resources, "Conquer the World" risk-like campaign, Citizens can occupy themselves, 18 Historical Nations (with unique powers/units), Multiple victory conditions, and many more. Also, a multi-player mode is included and offers a ranking system.


Rise of Nations Windows Collecting a rare resource: Peacocks.
Rise of Nations Windows Egyptians capital at the Medieval Age
Rise of Nations Windows Starting Time.
Rise of Nations Windows Diplomacy screen

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Rise of Nations Concept Art
Rise of Nations Wallpaper
Rise of Nations Render
Rise of Nations Render

Alternate Titles

  • "王國的興起" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "国家的崛起" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "RON" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

More like Empire earth meets Civilization..... James Kirk (159) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Age of Empires meets Civilization…FINALLY! BJ Hoskins (10) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The next-generation RTS Cabeza2000 (692) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The first "RTS" game to actually reward strategy rather than tactics, and the first to really capture the grand feel of a Civ-style game weregamer (157) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Jun 16, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamerDad Jul 23, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ActionTrip May 20, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 23, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Action Jun 13, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Click! Sep, 2003 5 out of 6 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2003 80 out of 100 80 Jan 07, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Withingames May 20, 2003 3 out of 5 60


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1001 Video Games

Rise of Nations appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • 4Players
    • 2003 – Best PC Strategy Game of the Year
  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2004 - #5 Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #7 PC Game of the Year
    • 2003 – PC RTS Game of the Year
    • 2011 – #19 Top PC Game of the 2000s
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2005 - #36 in the "50 Best Games of All Time" list

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Frederic Hutow (15) added Rise of Nations (Windows) on May 18, 2003