I've been planning on buying this great PC game for some time now. Priced at £9.97 only (+delivery in case you buy nothing else, or add £5 more to your order to get free delivery), it includes both Rise of Nations and the extension pack Thrones and Patriots. This game won many "Best of 2003" awards, and it's one of my favorite strategy games for the PC.
Rise of Nations: Gold Edition includes both the award-winning Rise of Nations and the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots.From acclaimed game designer Brian Reynolds and Big Huge Games, comes Rise of Nations an epic, historical, real-time strategy game. For the first time, gamers will experience the pulse-pounding thrill and speed of real-time gaming combined with the epic scope and depth of turn-based strategy games. The game brings to life 6, 000 years of history from the ancient age to the information age - not just in warfare but also in city building, trade and diplomacy. Despite the long timeline in the game, Rise of Nations is designed with the casual audience in mind, meaning gamers will be able to move through the game quickly.Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game. The expansion introduces six new nations, four unique single-player campaigns, more than 20 original units, new wonders and government types. The original Rise of Nations has garnered several Best of 2003 awards and "Editor's Choice awards" from major media outlets. Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots has also been awarded a number of "Editor's Choice awards" and has been praised as one of the best expansions to date.