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Deal: Rise of Nations: Extended Edition for just $4.99

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition is the remastered version of the 2003's critically acclaimed real-time strategy title Rise of Nations, which arrived on Steam back in 2014 and on the Microsoft Store last month. As a first for a Microsoft Store game, players on both platforms can play together while in multiplayer matches across Xbox Live, which will support up to eight players.

The game is usually available for $19.99 on both the Microsoft Store and Steam, but until September 28, you can get a copy of Rise of Nations: Extended Edition with a 75% discount, or for just $4.99.

According to Microsoft, the gameplay features for Rise of Nations: Extended Edition include:

  • Lead one of 24 nations, each with its own distinctive attributes and special units.
  • Learn to play with six tutorials for beginning to experienced strategy gamers.
  • Take command over a hundred military units operating on the ground, sea, and air— from Hoplites to Frigates to Helicopters.
  • Research more than 50 technologies over eight historical epochs.
  • Build wonders of the world, including the Terra Cotta Army, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower. Each wonder gives your nation special bonuses.
  • Play a variety of the critically acclaimed Single-Player Conquer the World campaigns including, Alexander the Great, The New World, Napoleon and The Cold War.
  • Experience more than a dozen map types in single and multiplayer scenarios, ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to the Himalayas to the Nile Delta.
  • Xbox Live Integration
  • Multiplayer with ranked matches (ELO)
  • Achievements
  • Cloud saves

The game managed to receive some very positive reviews, with the original version of the game attracting a score of 89 at Metacritic. Should this deal take your interest, you've got a bit under two weeks left to take advantage of it.

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Sources: Microsoft Store and Steam

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