Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends review

  • Hotkeys from heaven
  • High-style visuals in lovely 3D
  • Commendably balanced nations
  • Hotkeys from hell
  • Thin sound effects
  • Boring, super-simple Conquer the World

Another RTS with resources, tech upgrades and three factions wrangling map-to-map for winner-takes-all. Ho hum, you say? Not so fast: Rise of Legends brings back the old resource management "bleed-and-build" mechanic, but with a twist. Military structures remain standalone, but base-building looks more than a little like Earth 2160's clip-on hub upgrades. Add military districts to bolster your defenses, merchant districts to up your caravans and resource threshold and palace districts to expand your city. It may not be original or brilliant, but it's definitely cool.

More Info

Release date: May 09 2006 - PC (US)
May 09 2006 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood and Gore, Violence


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