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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 Collecting a rare resource: Peacocks.
Rise of Nations Windows Egyptians capital at the Medieval Age
Rise of Nations Windows Like Cortes or Pizarro
Rise of Nations Windows Helicopters against frigates

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

The Press Says

Netjak Jun 26, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Armchair Empire, The Jul 06, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gamesdog Dec 16, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 23, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania May 23, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Jun 13, 2003 84 out of 100 84
IGN May 21, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 24, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Joystick (French) Jun, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 22, 2003 15 out of 20 75

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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