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Developer: Big Huge Games Publisher: Microsoft
|The Entire Span of Human History Is In Your Hands.
Dominate 6,000 years of history from the Ancient Age to the Information Age. Which forces will you deploy to lead your nation to global prominence? Trade, espionage, diplomacy…war? Whichever path you choose, you’ll experience the pulse pounding thrill and speed of real-time gaming combined with the epic scope and depth of turn-based strategy games – brought together for the first time ever in Rise of Nations.
Rise of Nations is a new historical real time strategy game from Big Huge Games’ Brian Reynolds, designer of PC game classics such as Civilization 2 and Alpha Centauri.
In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures.
Key Features Include:
Cross genre gameplay - Combining pulse-pounding real-time gaming with the epic scope of turn-based strategy games, Rise of Nations gives you a fast and fun experience. The game's epic scope moves throughout the ages, tying together the mysteries of ancient philosophy and the wonders of the world.
Zooming scale - See enormous swaths of territory at once or zoom to watch one group of citizens or military unit at work. Maintain command of multiple cities and expansive military campaigns while still controlling the progress of individual cities and battles. Clearly defined national borders let you expand territory strategically.
Multiple victory conditions – Gain dominion through non-military and quasi-military strategies including espionage, diplomacy, technology races and territory expansion. Or, simply obliterate all comers through the raw power of a military conquest.
Streamlined multiplayer – In the multiplayer mode (up to 8 players), you'll accumulate resources and move through different time periods quickly, reaching the coup de grace in a timely fashion. Victory is just moments away.
A huge battle in the Gunpowder Age, Rise of Nations can create up to 200 units; foot soldier however show up as 3 individual units.
Rise of Nations features more than 220 unique units, each with their own detailed animation. Showing the Turks (one of 18 nations) in the Enlightenment Age.
Rise of Nations features land, sea and air units.. This is a bombing raid in the Modern Age.
A burning city; a battle in the Medieval Age; highly detailed animations give gamers a real feel of the battlefield.