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  • Summary: Developed by Brian Reynolds and Big Huge Games, Throne and Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations including; six new nations, a wide variety of new single playerDeveloped by Brian Reynolds and Big Huge Games, Throne and Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations including; six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. 100
    It’s the added complexity and context garnered from these new campaigns that keeps us coming back for more. Thrones and Patriots is a must-have expansion pack for every single person who owns Rise of Nations.
  2. From the moment I got Thrones and Patriots, I have been playing it at 5 hours at a clip – so let me reiterate that this is a fine game.
  3. While the gameplay experience is now more varied and focused, it remains largely unchanged from the original game.
  4. Sure the expansion could have been used to fix a few minor bugs, but Big Huge Games obviously focused on new features and campaigns, rather than building a "patch you have to pay for."
  5. 89
    The new campaigns and the new government system actually change (or at least reorient) the gameplay in some interesting ways, allowing gamers to shift the focus of their society and take on meaningful challenges that offer a stronger sense of direction.
  6. Unlike many expansion packs it offers a solid amount of additional content that enhances the overall game without breaking anything in the process -- a rare feat indeed.
  7. With multiple playable sides in each campaign, and an option to completely randomize the world history campaign, there's single-player gaming galore in here. [July 2004, p.63]

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  1. May 19, 2012
    10
    Rise of Nations is a fantastic RTS with great features. Government is an addition added in this expansion that adds a nice layer of gameplayRise of Nations is a fantastic RTS with great features. Government is an addition added in this expansion that adds a nice layer of gameplay to an already great game. Many new civilizations are added in the expansion pack on top of the ones already there, each with their own special power. The Conquer the World Campaigns are fun and challenging, and teach you a few things about history too. This is a great game and an essential game for any strategy fan. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2012
    10
    Awesome game, if you like real time strategy, then play this game, a wonderful experience and delightful to play.
  3. Oct 3, 2013
    10
    It is the best strategy game i have eve played it has so many things to offer to bat it is an old game, i would love to see a fresh new ronIt is the best strategy game i have eve played it has so many things to offer to bat it is an old game, i would love to see a fresh new ron game with the same gampley like the original but with the next-gen graphics it was the best game at his time and it still deserve a place in the history of games totally worth playing even now afer a decade from his lunch Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2014
    10
    With civilization 4, it's the game wicht i have played the most and when now I play at this game, I unterstand why. The editor of map is veryWith civilization 4, it's the game wicht i have played the most and when now I play at this game, I unterstand why. The editor of map is very good ( this is the best I have ever seen ) Expand
  5. DobrePaul
    May 19, 2004
    10
    It's a fantastic game.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Dec 19, 2004
    10
    RON:Thrones and Patriots is one of the best PC games I've ever played. The new campaigns are not only fun but you can learn something RON:Thrones and Patriots is one of the best PC games I've ever played. The new campaigns are not only fun but you can learn something from it. I'm really glad that they added the Americans as a nation. The government feature is really sweet. All in all, an awesome game. Expand
  7. Chimp
    Apr 30, 2004
    9
    The governments are a great add on, as are the new races, units, and animations. Its really cool how there are special general animations for The governments are a great add on, as are the new races, units, and animations. Its really cool how there are special general animations for each culture, everything from Lakota Monarchs to Persian Comrades. Expand

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