Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

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The Extended Edition includes:

  • Rise of Nations

  • Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots

New in the Extended Edition:

  • Improved Visuals

  • Improved water

  • Improved textures

  • Full-screen anti-aliasing

  • Full Steamworks Integration

  • Multiplayer with ranked matches (ELO)

  • Achievements

  • Trading Cards

  • Cloud saves

  • Extended Features

  • Twitch Integration

Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game that spans all history.

Start with a single city in the Ancient Age; gather resources; build an infrastructure; research technologies; construct Wonders of the World such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower; and expand your military might across the world, conquering hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks—all over your lunch hour!

In Rise of Nations there are:

  • 18 Nations—each with special abilities and unique military units.

  • Over a hundred military units operating on the ground, sea, and air— from Hoplites to Frigates to Helicopters.

  • Over two dozen buildings with upgrades and technologies that will take your nation from a small City to an Information Age society.

  • 14 Wonders of the World—the Terra Cotta Army, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower. Each gives your nation special bonuses.

  • More than a dozen map types, ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to the Himalayas to the Nile Delta.

  • Conquer the World campaign—a linked series of dozens of scenarios.

Customer reviews


Fun gameplay and a variety of campaigns

palmtreebearer | Sept. 2, 2015 | See all palmtreebearer's reviews »

The gameplay of building up your civilization in this game through the ages is a lot of fun. It has a few things in common with Age of Empires but it is certainly not a rip off as it has its own distinct elements and also allows you to start in the stone age and work your way up through the modern age if you feel so inclined. But probably one of my favorite elements of this game over most other strategy games are the campaigns. There are several historical campaigns along with some forge-your-own-path campaigns that I have really enjoyed. If you are a fan of civilization building strategy games, then the base edition and the expansion will be good buys for you.


Good 2D resource management game

htanmsa | May 15, 2015 | See all htanmsa's reviews »

This is good game especially in managing resources.If you have good management skills then this is a good game.Here you can cut wood,mine gold feed people and go to wars.You can advance ages from old age to modern age and accordingly you can use tanks,helicopters, ships or catluputs,horses according to age you are in.Its a 2d game and has upper view.The drawback is that this game is so long that you will fell bored.


Not Everything is Truthful and my Expectations were not Met

TheForgery | May 11, 2015 | See all TheForgery's reviews »

This is one of my first RTS games and I did enjoy it. I truly did. However, RoN: Extended Edition is overpriced. Major Cons: The so called "improvements" on visuals and textures are non-existent. The only difference I can see is the water. There's no fixes to bugs (as of yet). This is most noticeable in the Scenario Editor in which it will often crash if placing a mountain too close to water. Moreover, artificial islands are often absorbed by the water regardless if a save is done. This results in very glitchy cities, foliage, etc. No new content. I expected new units, nations, campaigns, etc for the high price. There's no increase in the annoying population limit (and even if there was, it would cause the game to lag tremendously). This is very disappointing as many other strategy games over the last 10 years (since RoN first came out) have the improvements that RoN desperately needs. There is a workshop in Steam but it lacks the strong community that other games have. In other words, mods are very limited. I do have hope, however, that it will increase gradually. == Although I am deterred by the aforementioned cons, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition does have a few pros for those who missed playing this game, like I did. Major Pros: On the bright side, at least the gameplay mechanics were untouched. It still has retained the classic formula that made me love RoN. The game is now more easily purchased and at least will not fall into obscurity like many other older games. == Summary: Get this game only when it is at a discount AND if you never had the original RoN game. It's a good purchase for those that seek to take a break from FPS games.


It stands the test of time

drakso | Dec. 22, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

If you like RTS games and you haven't heard of Rise of Nations you must have been living under a rock. This game is one of the classics. A game that will stand in the RTS hall of fame. The objectives are simple: Build a base, advance trough the ages, make and upgrade your armies and defeat your opponent. It sounds simple but it is really well put together and pretty fun to play. The new conquer the world mode is the most fun. It makes the game play like risk but every battle that you fight, is like a skirmish battle. It is an awesome mode and an awesome game and I recomend it to every RTS fan out there.


Best Combination of RTS & TBS

MacerV | Oct. 11, 2014 | See all MacerV's reviews »

Perfectly combines RTS & TBS into cohesive gameplay which gives the player both ownership and pride in their nation as they strive for uniting the world under one banner. Quite honestly this is the best strategy game I have EVER played, sinking over 100 hours of gameplay with my original CD! Unfortunately the CD just stopped working so couldn’t play it anymore, but I am extremely excited that they’ve put it on digital release, and with an expansion to boot! Overall this game is practically perfect, the only gripe I have ever had with the game (and why it gets only 99) is that it always seemed to end too quickly…even after over 15 hours of gameplay. I just wished the regions were broken down just a tad more, just to have an excuse to play even more.