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Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sci-fi military strategy game engages teens & up.

Game Windows 2006
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em>Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends proves to be a gratifying real-time strategy title that fuses military micromanagement with fantastic science fiction. The story, told mainly from cut scene sequences, is over the top -- in both its premise and its dialogue -- but nicely sets up the rivalries between the races. If the lengthy story-based mode isn't for you, Rise of Legends also offers a Quick Battle option so you can jump right into the action by selecting a race and map. You can play a quick game in only 20 minutes, which is hard to do with deep strategy games.

You can also log online from within the game's built-in multiplayer lobby to find other players, or choose to host a game. A free editor is included so you can build and share custom-made worlds. You can try before you buy by downloading a free 724-megabyte demo of the game at

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: October 10, 2006
  • Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
  • ESRB rating: T for blood and gore, violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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