Rise of Nations

Big Huge Games, Inc. (Shareware)

Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game that was initially released in 2003. In the game, players must improve their territory while focusing on the defense, offense, and the economic state. Players have the option to customize their army. They can choose from more than 200 types of units. Constructing buildings can only be done in their own territory or on an enemy’s territory. Players can build cities in the surrounding areas in order to expand. They can also take over other cities.

One of the features of Rise of Nations is the single player campaign called Conquer the World. The game starts at the Ancient Age and ends in Information Age, which is present day. Players must strategize early on as the effects of their decisions can affect the game later on. Players can gather resources and have benefits with the help of Wonders. Wonders are building based on real-life structures, such as the Pyramids, the Colossus, and many more.

Other features of Rise of Nations include the following:
Zooming scale for tracking progress in territories
Cross genre gameplay
Rare resources for bonuses (amber, sugar, salt, diamonds, etc.)
Unlimited resources (oil, food, metal, timber)
Multiple victory conditions
Fast-paced multiplayer mode