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  • Summary: Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends evolves the franchise's trademark features such as borders, large-scale battles and city-building in innovative ways. Players are able to transform small villages into powerful civilizations and lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles usingRise of Nations: Rise of Legends evolves the franchise's trademark features such as borders, large-scale battles and city-building in innovative ways. Players are able to transform small villages into powerful civilizations and lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles using formations, unit control and heroic abilities to destroy the enemy. The popular Conquer the World (CTW) Campaign returns in Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends with exciting updates. The new CTW Campaign guides players through a new world of heroes, monsters, loyalty and betrayal. Gamers follow a story through multiple campaigns with fascinating subplots and heroic characters. The campaigns immerse players in an ever-changing three-dimensional world with terrain and cities that evolve as civilizations grow. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Game Informer
    95
    Everything about this title is simply executed on a level that we rarely see outside a few elite development studios. [July 2006, p.108]
  2. Bottom line, if you liked Rise of Nations (and there were few who didn’t), Rise of Legends will be right up your ally.
  3. PC Format
    90
    Intense strategy monster that almost lives up to its predecessor's legend. [June 2006, p.94]
  4. Taking the best interface cues from genre stalwarts like Command and Conquer, Warcraft III and Age of Empires, the player will become immersed in a global conflict pitting two well-balanced yet different powers against an unimaginable foe.
  5. Very much worth your time and money if you can't get enough RTS gaming, it's just a shame it wasn’t more than yet another solid RTS.
  6. An original, attractive world full of interesting beings to kill. Just oozes interesting ideas we’ll see more of in the future. Path-finding and networking bugs add a fly to the ointment.
  7. 70
    Elegant and beautiful and quirky, and shows (in multiplayer at least) flashes of undeniable brilliance. Unfortunately, also like Leonardo's gadgets, Rise of Legends never quite gets off the ground.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    One of the best RTS ever created. To the great gamplay of Rise of Nations, this one adds vastly different factions in a unique an veryOne of the best RTS ever created. To the great gamplay of Rise of Nations, this one adds vastly different factions in a unique an very interesting setting. Expand
  2. TMoney
    May 11, 2006
    10
    Best RTS since Command and Conquer Red Alert 2.
  3. MikeM.
    May 16, 2006
    10
    Amazing game visually, and great new gameplay for an RTS.
  4. Dan
    May 17, 2006
    9
    What is Gamezone talking about? the factions aren't different enough? What similarity is there between flying battleships and muskets; What is Gamezone talking about? the factions aren't different enough? What similarity is there between flying battleships and muskets; magic,swords, and bows; and Egyptian dudes with laser beams and shields? Answer: none. By the way, I think that the developers of the game are watching Sci-Fi's Stargate series, because the Egyptians w/lasers race is just like the Goa'uld. Both races have used their uber-tech to set themselves up as gods for the the other races, and their cultures are similar to the ancient Egyptians. Awesomely diverse. Each race uses an entirely different unit set and strategy. Expand
  5. TehanuA.
    Jun 12, 2006
    9
    A very original game. It comes up with new consepts as well as taking old ones. This is a must have game for anyone who loves to play games.A very original game. It comes up with new consepts as well as taking old ones. This is a must have game for anyone who loves to play games. But i must admit that the storie line is a bit weak. Also, there really isnt many campains for you to do. Still it takes my vote for one of the greatest games of the year! It truley is something to behold. Expand
  6. princy
    Jul 5, 2006
    8
    Well it is an exciting game that you can't feel of the time as it goes by while playing this game, but sometimes it can be very silly Well it is an exciting game that you can't feel of the time as it goes by while playing this game, but sometimes it can be very silly and you wil say 'what the hell was that'. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2018
    0
    This game was completely disappointment for me. Great design, nice sound background - all of this things were smashed on sluggish gameplay.This game was completely disappointment for me. Great design, nice sound background - all of this things were smashed on sluggish gameplay. It`s very boring thoughtlessly game about recapture-chase. It`s not optional gameplay, I can`t shutdown this "features" and play as ordinary without town-chasing. The camera scalind is horrible, army management is ugliest. It`s the worst game experience at all RTS I`ve ever seen. Even Grey Goo have more flexible gameplay than Rise of Legends. Don't look for classical RTS gameplay at Rise of Legends. This game is the lamely "point-capture tactic", but not classical RTS. It should be completely TBS. Expand

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