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PC gamers, as a breed, aren't short of strategy games to play. But the canny mix of real time and turn-based gameplay that underpins Rise of Nations proves to be initially intriguing and deceptively ad...

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Excellent

Massive Playability, Low PC Specs

I had to edit out a third of this op as Ciao! did ...

Okay, yeah I know I have been away for a while once again but that doesn’t mean that I have given up writing for Ciao! it’s just that I have been kind of busy plotting global domination. Obviously I mean this only in a “ game “ sense as I am not the evil third world dictator that some people...

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Excellent

“Rise of Nations”

published 17/10/2009

Nation boundaries, All ages from prehistoric to mo...

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Rise of Nations is a real time strategy combined with a turn based tactical game. It was released in May 2003. --- the BASICS --- In RoN, the player is challenged to take over the world following individual battles. In addition to the campaign, gamers can also choose to play maps against AI or...

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Excellent

“We are at War”

published 20/07/2008

gameplay, playability

very simple

Rise of nations is the kind of classic rts game which is very simple to play yet you somehow never tire of playing the enthralling game. Whether it be for its rather good graphics or it's great style of brutality crushing the enemy nation you are at war with, this game is one of my favourites...

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Excellent

great combat / logistics, 18 very different nation...

misses option to build defensive walls and transpo...

I have been a fan of both 'world building' strategy and real time strategy games for as long as I can remember. The beauty of Rise of Nations is that it perfectly balances the role between the logistics of building cities and the combat aspect. Nations Players can start the game as one of 18...

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Excellent

game modes, different empires/eras, player's own d...

none!

Although it’s nearly a decade old, I still enjoy playing Rise of Nations (from here onwards ‘RoN’) from time to time. That’s because it’s challenging yet fun, where victory can only be achieved with tactics and foresight. RoN is one of many strategy games available – it is in the same high tier...

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Excellent

Compelling gameplay, excellent visual and sound ef...

May not be for everyone

A couple of weeks ago I was looking to buy a new game to tide me over on the long, wet days that are apparently predicted for this year's British summer. I visited a few shops, but I eventually stumbled across a copy of Rise of Nations in GAME. Being a fan of both the Age of Empires and...

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Super

“They do RON, RON, RON”

published 13/01/2004

Plenty of scope

A few minor niggles

Rise of Nations (or RON as it shall from hereon in be known as) is a Real Time Strategy game, written by Big Huge Games with support from Microsoft. This explains the idea for the rather obscure title for this review. As you probably expect from this type of game, the aim is world domination...

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Excellent

“Rise of Nations”

published 17/11/2008

Plenty of game play and options

Multiplayer a bit slow

Rise of Nations is a strategy game similar to the Age of Empire and Civilisation games. Game play As in similar games you have to take command of a nation, you get a choice of 18 each one having special units and bonus to help you along. You have to start of by exploring the world and building...

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Excellent

very long shelf life

takes a while to get used to

Crash! Bang! Wallop! "Your capital city is under attack from your mortal enemies" ... I reflect on the day, yesterday morning I created an army of blood thirsty barbarians, eager to sell their Nan for the flavour of that red stuff, at lunch I dominated the Fleeing French, in the late afternoon my...

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Excellent

“I am the king of Korea!”

published 20/11/2003

Take over the world ! Bawhahah!

Cant take over the whole universe :(

Its true, i am king of Korea, nonone elected me or anything like that, i pressed a button and it was decided. From there i moved to crushing China before they had any chance to expand, then using the resources plunderd from my new country, i crushed Japan. Now i look to the east where the Mayans...

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Excellent

“Rise of Civilizations”

published 01/09/2004

Depth. Tons of depth...

May be too advanced for some.

Slight Overview: Now this is a real strategy game. What we have here is 'Civilization' that drops turn-based combat in place of real-time, and gets rid of the floor tiles. Everything has so been taken out of the old Sid Meier's classic that I'm surprised the developers haven't been sued! There're...

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Super

“Rise Of Nations - Good Game”

published 11/09/2004

Graphics , Strategic ,Enjoyable

Only works On New PCs's

where i Buy It: I love to play strategic games.Thats why i buy this too from me local shop for only 15 pounds. Installation: I have two pcs on is pentium three and other one is four.when i install in on pentuim three it doesnet work and generates error""getting exceptional Data"" i try to remove...

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Excellent

great visuals, highly polished, superb highly vari...

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Released in 2003, Rise of Nations is a real-time-strategy game that takes its cue from the likes of Age of Empires and Civilisation. As in Age of Empires, you must pick a civilisation to play as, with different civilisations having their own unique architecture, special units, strengths and...

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Super

Absorbing and hugely addictive game, good graphics...

Tpp easy once you reach a certain level

In a very strong and rapidly expanding genre this game holds its own very well. The main reason for this being is that it does the basics very well. Solid graphics, good animation quick and easy to use interface and a range of options to take and choices to make. In this game you will take a...

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Satisfactory

interesting units, good graphics

limited turns on campaigns, most missions the same

Rise of nations has been deemed a great game and won many awards, but personally i dont feel it deserves them. The campaigns limit turns so where as you may have 30 coutnries to take over with 1 atatck a turn and 12 turn camapigns you have to limit you movement and this can make the game seem...

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