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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.

Screenshots

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows Cleopatra's army regroups
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows The assault begins, as the troops rush the battlements
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows War elephants break through trees as they walk
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War Windows These archers obviously failed

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 23, 2006 82 out of 100 82
PC Powerplay Jun 28, 2006 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Jun 20, 2006 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Jun 26, 2006 80 out of 100 80
PC Action Jul 24, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 14, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Fragland.net Jul 12, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 19, 2006 12 out of 20 60
IGN Jun 13, 2006 6 out of 10 60
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 (2184) added Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (Windows) on Dec 04, 2006