This is totally one of my favorite games ever! I think even a pacifist would love this game...

Rise of Nations, well, has a lot to do with war. However, you can play it peacefully if you like. Regardless of how you swing it, this is a game worthy of being played!

It's a war strategy, meaning that you've got to plan, aim, and conquer. On the other hand, however, there's the economy of your nation to think about. Between war and economy, you've always got something to accomplish. Best stay on your feet!

I have been playing this game for a long time. When I first started playing, my brother and my dad were better at it than I was. Later on, however, I got better than them. Now, my brother is better than my dad and me! The point is that this is a game you've got to work at, and it's fun like that.

If you have yet to buy this game, also buy the "Thrones and Patriots" expansion pack with it. The x-pack presents a bundle of new nations, new objects, etc. Surprisingly enough, you cannot play as the Americans without the x-pack!

This game also has a very awesome scenario editor. Customize and build your own level, or scenario, that is, with the scenario editor! If you know C++ or some other type of scripting language, you can really get funky with your own scenarios!!

Over all, this game is very addictive, and you'll definitely get into it once you've got your economy going! I, "brandorock," recommend this game to anyone and everyone out there - ready to wage war!