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Rise of Nations

aka: RON

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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.


  • 国家的崛起 - Simplified Chinese spelling
  • 王國的興起 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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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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  • MobyGames ID: 9227


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Frederic Hutow.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, Unicorn Lynx, Indra was here, Cabeza2000, Paulus18950, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added May 21st, 2003. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.