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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 Diplomacy screen
Rise of Nations Windows Time to nuke!
Rise of Nations Windows Collecting a rare resource: Peacocks.
Rise of Nations Windows Fleet

Promo Images

Rise of Nations Screenshot
Rise of Nations Render
Rise of Nations Render Russian Shock Trooper
Rise of Nations Screenshot Image originally uploaded on 2002-10-29

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 (692) 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
Fragland.net Jun 11, 2003 94 out of 100 94
4Players.de May 20, 2003 93 out of 100 93
Game Watcher Aug 12, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamesdog Dec 16, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Play.tm Jun 21, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 24, 2003 82 out of 100 82
1UP May 09, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 22, 2003 15 out of 20 75
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 74 out of 100 74

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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