Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends review

Something old, something new, something borrowed...

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.

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DescriptionIt's Rise of Nations remixed with a 3D engine, a fantasy steampunk setting and more hotkeys than you can possibly remember.
US censor ratingTeen
Release date9 May 2006 (US), 9 May 2006 (UK)