Rise of Nations
Developer: Big Huge Games
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Genre: Real-time strategy
Release Date: October 28, 2004
Game Size:486 MB
System Requirements: Pentium III/Athon or better @1.4 GHz, 256 MB of RAM, Windows XP/7/8/10, A 64 MB video card that supports Hardware Transform and Lighting, 3.3 GB Free Space
Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy computer game, developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios in May 2003. The development of the game was led by veteran game designer Brian Reynolds, of Civilization II and Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. The game has taken several concepts from turn-based strategy games such as territories and attrition warfare. Rise of Nations features 18 civilizations, playable through eight ages of world history.
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition is a re-release of the main game and its expansion. It released for Steam on June 12, 2014 and for the Windows 10 Store on September 14, 2017 with Xbox Live achievements and cross-play with the Steam version. Graphical changes to the game include updated textures, lighting and water. Other changes to the game include Steamworks integration which adds cloud saves, Steam Trading Cards, achievements, Twitch integration and multiplayer with Elo ranked matches to the game. Extended Edition is developed by SkyBox Labs.
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