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Something is amiss in the land of Equiada. The Shimmering Order is on the rise again, plotting to overthrow the kingdoms of men, the Elves report the wilderness itself gathering under the banner of the so-called Foresters, and even the evil Darklings cannot ignore the rising number of Shades being sighted all over the place.

Rising Kingdoms is a RTS with some RPG aspects, such as hero units w/ unique skills and an inventory. There are three main factions, Humans, Foresters and Darklings, and a number of minor races, whose colonies can be captured to acquire certain bonuses and to recruit their units: Elves, Trolls, Nomads, Shades and Dragons.


Rising Kingdoms Windows Title screen (German)
Rising Kingdoms Windows Meeting some allies.
Rising Kingdoms Windows Conquering an elven colony.
Rising Kingdoms Windows Fighting an enemy.

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Rising Kingdoms Screenshot
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Rising Kingdoms Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "王国兴起" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Королевства: Восхождение к власти" -- Russian spelling
  • "Wangguo Xingqi" -- Simplified Chinese title
  • "Final Conquest" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Moderately successful attempt of copying WarCraft Cadorna (222) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamigo Jul 17, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
Daily PC Game Reviews Feb 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70 Sep 06, 2006 13 out of 20 65
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2005 65 out of 100 65
PC Action (Germany) Aug 01, 2005 62 out of 100 62 Jul 05, 2005 62 out of 100 62
PC Powerplay Jul, 2005 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Jul 08, 2005 60 out of 100 60 Jun 20, 2005 11 out of 20 55
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 27, 2005 54 out of 100 54


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The italian version of the game is supposed to be some sort of 'deluxe' edition. It actually contains just a color manual and the advertised 'soundtrack' to the game. Too bad that is not the official soundtrack; but just the second cd of the game, that you put in during play, with the audio tracks on it.

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Cadorna (222) added Rising Kingdoms (Windows) on Sep 14, 2005