Rise of Nations (Series) Alternatives

    Rise of Nations is described as 'real-time strategy computer game, developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft on May 20, 2003. The development of the game was led by veteran Brian Reynolds, of Civilization II and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri' and is a Historical Game Game in the Games category. There are more than 10 games similar to Rise of Nations for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. Most alternatives are Historical Game and RTS Games. The best alternative is 0 A.D., which is both free and Open Source. Other Rise of Nations like games are Age of Empires (Paid), FreeCiv (Free, Open Source), Widelands (Free, Open Source) and Empire Earth (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 17, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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      0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D.
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    1. Age of Empires is an epic real-time strategy game spanning 10,000 years, in which players are the guiding spirit in the evolution of small stone age tribes. Starting with minimal resources, players are challenged to build their tribes into great civilizations. Represent entire series of Age of Empires games including Age of Empires (1997), Age of Empires II (1999), Age of Empires III (2005) and Age of Empires Online (2011).
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      Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II. Inspired by the history of human civilization, the game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age...
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    2. Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. The game was inspired by Settlers II™ (© Bluebyte) but has significantly more variety and depth to it. Still, it is easy to get started through playable tutorials.
    3. Empire Earth (Series)

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      • Java Mobile
      Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the Empire Earth series: Empire Earth, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III. Represent entire series of Empire Earth games.

      Discontinued

      You can still buy this game on GOG.com



    4. Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles. Total War: Attila and Medieval II: Total War is also avariable for Linux. Represent entire series of Total War games.
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    5. Ikariam is a browser based massively multiplayer online game of the strategy genre produced and maintained by Gameforge AG. The game is set in the era of classical Greece in an archipelago, with players being made tyrant of a small town, which they must expand and lead.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      From legendary game designer Brian Reynolds (Civilization II, Rise of Nations), DomiNations is an epic new strategy game of exploration, advancement, and conquest. Lead your Nation to ultimate victory throughout all of human history – from the Stone Age to the Space Age!
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      • Windows
      C-evo is a freeware empire building game for Windows
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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Online
      Ironfell is a time travel themed massive multi-player online real time strategy game. Travel back in time to plunder resources from the past, re-build your empire and conquer the stars.
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