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

Like Rise of Nations, the strategic map feels thrown-in aside the enormous tactical depth during skirmishes. The Total War series pull this off much better, and anyone hoping Rise of Legends would grow this mode up will be disappointed. Otherwise, Rise of Legends is exactly what anyone craving an eclectic director's cut of Rise of Nations could want, and just as playable, thanks in part to three well-balanced antagonists. If it's not terribly inventive, well, there's always Rise of Nations 2, right?

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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