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Average Player Score Based on 1197 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 1197 ratings
  1. 10 (304)
  2. 9 (270)
  3. 8 (269)
  4. 7 (171)
  5. 6 (75)
  6. 5 (42)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (34)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:8.6

    Not nearly as bad as it's made out to be !

    Usually I couldn't agree more when it comes to Gamespot's reviews for games, but in the case of Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War, I blatantly disagree. They said the graphics were "lackluster", but thats only on the l... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War

  • Rating:7

    new features are fun but RTS mode is boring

    the game is a fantastic piece of work mixing RTS and HAS (hack and slash) action is great!!! the ability to move you troops then get in the thick of it while there fighting is one great bit of fun. In Rise and Fall: Civ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    scores 10 for inovation! could be better, but you still MUST play it !

    The game brings a new chalenging interface, where you must choose when its time to organize your buildings/troops and the time to go into the battlefield and join the battle face to face with your enemys, in a 3rd person... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    It's basically your standard "Age of" style RTS, dumbed down and mixed with Dynasty Warriors Lite.

    You know the story: you start with a "town hall" and some "citizens". You forage for materials, build some stuff, make an army and wander off to kill stuff. I'm not one to bash something simply because its derivative but... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Great idea, just OK execution

    Good: I love hero mode! I love being able to just cut down many enemy troops at one time. I also love the campaign modes because it is pretty historically accurate and being a huge ancient history fan, I love to follow t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Rise & Fall: a small and good review :D

    Rise & Fall (RNF) is a very good RTS game. It has ok graphics and its requirements are fine. 90% of the game is the hero mode and the realistic actions of the soldiers. I've been waiting for ages to find an RTS game with... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Awfully Good

    If you're looking for a serious RTS game, look somewhere else. This game tries to please as many audiences as possible and fails miserably. The heroes are overly rigged, the strategy interface is horrible, not the greate... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a good RTS game, saved by ability to fight in 3rd person.

    The expectations for Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War was high. In this game, you will encounter huge naval battles, heroes of ancient times, such as: Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Alexander and Achilles and intense moments... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Broken.

    After installing the game I found that the game freezes after in about 10 seconds or so once the main menu shows up. I don't even have time to change the resolution because it freezes. I tried installing the latest patch... Read Full Review

    0 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Great game but could improve in some areas.

    Gameplay: In Rise and Fall: Civilzations at War there are four nations, Egypt, Rome, Greece and Persia. The main thrust of the Rise & Fall experience is the blend between strategy and action. Much of the game plays a... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Not as great as I had hoped. Still decent, though.

    The Good: Hero Mode is fun, Some nice visuals, nice sound effects, and some nice combat, especially naval battles. There is definitely some great strategy in this game. The Bad: Some aspects of the combat system don't... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful