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Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (Windows)

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Description

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.

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Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows One of Alexander's armies, ready to go
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows And here's what's  behind him
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Spartans ready to attack once the smoke clears
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows The powerful Fireraisers burn the Persians

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PC Powerplay Jun 28, 2006 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Jun 20, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Gamesmania Jun 15, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 14, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Fragland.net Jul 12, 2006 71 out of 100 71
IGN Jun 13, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 19, 2006 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Jun 15, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
1UP Jun 12, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Jun 29, 2006 D+ 33

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Trivia

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 (2132) added Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (Windows) on Dec 04, 2006