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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 Alexander has no mercy for the survivors
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Cleopatra gives chase in a chariot
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Julius Caeser sets sail
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Alexander takes aim at a tower guard

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Powerplay Jun 28, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2006 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Jun 26, 2006 80 out of 100 80 Jun 15, 2006 79 out of 100 79
PC Action Jul 24, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 14, 2006 72 out of 100 72 Jul 12, 2006 71 out of 100 71 Jun 19, 2006 12 out of 20 60
IGN Jun 13, 2006 6 out of 10 60
1UP Jun 12, 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