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8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 10694 ratings
  1. 10 (3898)
  2. 9 (5112)
  3. 8 (1081)
  4. 7 (288)
  5. 6 (85)
  6. 5 (57)
  7. 4 (24)
  8. 3 (17)
  9. 2 (19)
  10. 1 (115)

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  • Review Score:9.8

    The Best historical RTS to Date

    To Put it simply if you like RTS games you couldnt do any better than Ris of nations, Granted the graphics arent fantastic but the gameplay is simple but complex if you did deep enough if you like RTS's and you have a Co... Read Full Review

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

    The best strategy game till Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War & the Game of the Year 2003.

    Rise of Nation is very similar to the Age of Empires/Age of Mythology series. The graphics are simply superb.Very good texture,effects and a close zoom,Rise of Nations was the best-looking RTS at it's time. The sound... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    The depth of this game is its strong point. BHG took a long time looking at their history books! In addition, it appears to me that BHG also did their homework looking at other RTS games and listening to RTS players fr... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Rise of Nations is a great game but with some major faults, I have been playing the game since the beta and got the marketing gold, I have beat the "conquer the world" on moderate and have played around 40 online games (... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.9

    Rise of Nations is definitely a classic. It's the best RTS of all time. What makes this game so unique and fun to play? There is one main reason for this; Rise of Nations revitalizes this genre because it blends the ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.3

    Crummy, crummy, crummy graphics...ugh. That's my first impression. I have no idea how Elliot Chin can call the graphics good at the end of his official gamespot review, it's beyond me. Perhaps it's a definition of 'go... Read Full Review

    4 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    RON reinvented the RTS games. Right now I can say that there is RON, and there are other RTS games (like AOM, Warcraft, C&C Generals). But we have played those standard RTS many times, and it becomes boring for me. RON g... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Rise of Nations is a game I heard about in passing just a month or two ago, and didn’t think much of it until I decided to research a little into the game. I was immediately intrigued but also skeptical how blending two ... Read Full Review

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

    This game is one of the best RTS that I have ever played. It completely blows away Age of Empires, Age of Empirs 2 and Empire Earth. I also think its better than the recent civilization games. Also the low system require... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    If there was one thing negative I could say about this fantastic title is that the maps seem just a tad too small. Other than that I think it's one of the best RTS games ever released. The resource collection/use syste... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful