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Rise of Nations PC

A real-time strategy that combines the epic dimension of turn-based strategies and the gameplay dynamics typical of RTSs. Players begin as the leader of a small Stone Age village and can lead their nation for hundreds of years to the present day.

Strategy | RTS

Rise of Nations Release Date PC

19May2003

From Brian Reynolds, designer of Civilization® 2 and Alpha Centauri™*, comes Rise of Nations, combining the fast-paced action of real-time strategy games with the strategic depth and epic scope of turn-based strategy games. Rise of Nations allows players to improve their city infrastructure, create new cities, and expand national borders.

Players have the option to win through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers; corner the market on key commodities; and wheel and deal with a wide variety of civilizations. Unlike other historical real-time strategy games, Rise of Nations allows the gamer to quickly play through to the modern age.

Cross genre gameplay - Combining pulse-pounding real-time gaming with the epic scope of turn-based strategy games, Rise of Nations gives you a fast and fun experience. You can play a quick battle on your choice of map as your choice of nation (including random), or play the turn-based/RTS mix Conquer the World Campaign.

Zooming scale - See enormous swaths of territory at once or zoom to watch one group of citizens or military unit at work. Maintain command of multiple cities and expansive military campaigns while still controlling the progress of individual cities and battles. Clearly defined national borders let you expand territory strategically.

Multiple victory conditions – Gain dominion through non-military and quasi-military strategies including espionage, diplomacy, technology races and territory expansion. Or, simply obliterate all comers through the raw power of a military conquest.

Streamlined multiplayer – In the multiplayer mode (up to 8 players), you'll accumulate resources and move through different time periods quickly, reaching the coup de grace in a timely fashion. Victory is just moments away.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

Media type: 1 CD

User score: 8,6 / 10 based on 827 votes.

PEGI rating Rise of Nations

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Rise of Nations System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Processor Pentium III 500 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 16 MB graphic card
  • 800 MB HDD
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