September 5th, 2017

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition now on Steam

rise of nations

Public service announcement: the re-release of one of the best RTS games of yesteryear, Rise of Nations, is now on Steam.

I have absolutely no idea whether or not this is a well-assembled re-release, but it’s apparently by the same people that did Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, for what that’s worth. If that suffered all sorts of internet connection issues, framerate drops, and bugs, this might too! I don’t know. I haven’t played either of them yet.

Nonetheless, Rise of Nations is an utterly sublime RTS which could lazily be described as Age of Empires meets Civilization. You take control of a nation and start off in the Ancient Age, using slingers and hoplites to carve out your territory, and eventually rise all the way up to the stealth bombers and nukes of the Modern Age and beyond. Along the way you’ll need to build up your infrastructure, research technologies, and defend your borders from the other players – all in the course of a battle on a single RTS map.

Rise of Nations is an exquisite game, and I really hope that the Rise of Nations: Extended Edition re-release does it justice. I shall, no doubt, find out soon.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.

    • https://profiles.google.com/116662559262977949433 Cihan Muhammed Tekin

      We want Generals Remake Game.Generals made by EA Games in 2003.Please Generals Extended Edition or Generals HD Edition Please!!!

    • Josef

      I know this game from olden day’s, I had it on a PC.
      I was suspecting that it was updated, this why I bought it from Steam again.
      but it dose not work it all, like the last 3 games I bought from steam.
      All the games I bought from Steam, do not work properly, full of bugs.
      This was the last game I bought from Steam.