Rise of Nations (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rise of Nations Windows Upgrading an army to the Gunpowder Age.
Rise of Nations Windows Nuclear strike
Rise of Nations Windows After a successful Capture the World Campaign
Rise of Nations Windows Collecting a rare resource: Peacocks.

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 (691) 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

Gameplanet Jun 09, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamerDad Jul 23, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone May 12, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
ActionTrip May 20, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Gamesmania.de May 23, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2003 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Jun, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Jun 20, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Withingames May 20, 2003 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Awards

  • 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