developer: Stainless Steel Studios
publisher: Midway Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
In Rise & Fall, players assume the role of one of history’s greatest heroes and build a civilization from the ground up. Amass enough glory, and Rise & Fall lets the player fight alongside his troops in Hero Command Mode, laying waste to carefully prepared enemy plans, formations and fortifications with an almost supernatural combination of leadership and martial skill.
Engage in awe-inspiring feats of heroism by joining troops during epic fights in third-person perspective, and personally turn the tide of battle!
Control one of eight unique Heroes including Julius Caesar, Germanicus Caesar, Cleopatra, Ramses the Great, Nebuchadnezzar, Sargon, Achilles and Alexander the Great, each with their own unique abilities and weapons.
Choose from four of the ancient world's mightiest empires: Greece, Persia, Egypt or Rome.
Realistic Units And Weapons
Enlist more than 80 unique units, including footmen, archers, cavalry, siege units and massive triremes.
Use realistically-scaled siege towers, ladders, and battering rams to annihilate city defenses and clear the way for ground forces.
Rule the seas and secure victory! Fight for control of the seas by boarding and ramming enemy naval vessels using massive, accurately-scaled warships.
Outfit warships with infantry, archers, ballistae, or catapults, depending on your own strategic objectives.
Recruit craftsman, scientists, artisans, and advisors who will help enhance civilizations both militarily and economically.
Capture new territories and establish outposts to increase your recruiting ability and train new formations of soldiers rapidly.
Up to 8 players will battle it out across numerous multiplayer game types and maps, waging all-out war on the seas, in the cities and down on the ground in Hero Mode.
Game score 6.04 / 10 calculated out of 1396 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 1.5 GHz, 512 MB RAM, graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 3 or better), Windows 2000/XP