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Average Player Score Based on 1080 ratings
8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 1080 ratings
  1. 10 (451)
  2. 9 (474)
  3. 8 (98)
  4. 7 (26)
  5. 6 (6)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (14)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.3

    Rise of Nations is as solid as bedrock

    Most interesting games seem to bend the rules a little bit, and Rise of Nations is no exception. In an obvious nod to the popular board game Risk, Big Huge Games has woven elements of global-level strategy with its effic... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Rise of Nations: Gold Edition

  • Review Score:9.8

    Real-time strategy that out grows Command & Conquer!

    Mostly a well thought of strategy that becomes addictive & also gets you thinking. The way the game grows on you could be a little different from other games. It's more like you want to try another way to do something, o... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    Definitly buy it. Best game pack available. If you like the genre its for you.

    The origional rise of nations was one of the top three realtime strategy games of all time. And they came out with a totally awesome, equally good, expansion pack, thrones and patriots. Now they sell both together. How g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Best RTS game ever.

    I have play many RTS game, and this is teh best oen i ever play. If you read this review, you have to try it. BUY IT! Gameplay: Alot of unit, each nation have their own speacial that easy to identify. All of human his... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    out of this world fun

    ok i am what you would consider a vet at this game. i have played it since it first came out and here i am december 2006 and im still hooked. this is one of the first games i would recomend to anyone who has a PC and loo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    an amazing game read more though

    yes this was an amzing game tough though along with a very high repetitive factor like it wa the same stuff over and over again but other wise it was a good game especially on line play. and it was great to be able to pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    truly magnificent but not perfect

    Rise of the nations is what all rts games should be.Fun and easy to play. the fact that you go through all the ages is amazing and you could have your arquebuisers lined up then some swordsman charge then *bang* they de... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    It combines Age of Empires with civilizations!

    This game Is Awesome I think it is one of the best PC games I ever had. There are 7 ages in the game and you have to research through them to get to the final stage. You also have to defeat your enemies. I think this gam... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Still my favourite RTS to date with smooth fluid gameplay, great multiplayer and decent graphics and sound.

    Rise of Nations, easily one of my most favourite PC games and also most played to date. I think this even outshines the mighty Total War series in terms of its simplistic gameplay, which makes it much more accssible for ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    An outstanding RTS game full of creative ideas.

    Gameplay-10.5 The gameplay in Rise of Nations is very innovative and creative. This game resembles Age of Empires 2, only better. The gameplay helps you control your nation more efficiently and precisely. Gathering reso... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5

    A lot of fun that gets very old very fast.

    After reading the game spot review of this game I went and ordered it. I wanted to play a good earth conquering game and felt that this was the best product on the market based upon the reviews. What discovered was the... Read Full Review

    0 of 10 users found the following review helpful