• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2006
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
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  1. MIckJ.
    Sep 28, 2006
    5
    Real bog standard affair. Looks ok and just when you're beginning to think "this is a great game!" you realize you're half way through the campaigns without even trying. I seemed to defeat the AI by accident on most maps. Rome: Total War is much better.
  2. JackP.
    Jul 22, 2006
    5
    lot of potential get released in such an unfinished state.
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. In the end, Rise & Fall attempts a few innovative things with the real-time strategy genre, though it's hurt by the fact that it wants to be both a hardcore real-time strategy game and a fast-paced action game. Unfortunately, it's hard to have it both ways in this genre, as the action mode is bound to frustrate and disappoint strategy fans.
  2. 70
    Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a passable hybrid of a console action game with a PC real-time strategy game. And while it's not terribly good at either genre, it's interesting enough as a combination.
  3. 50
    Click-click, kill-kill, click-click, kill-kill. You'll maybe get a naval battle or an occasional siege on the side. But once you've done this a few times, Rise & Fall has pretty much exhausted its novelty, leaving you with a bland and clunky RTS.