Just released last June, Rise of Nations has received several nominations and awards for its innovative design and fiendishly addictive game play. Now, not even a year after its release, the game is poised to get the expansion pack it deserves. Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots adds six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. In this preview, we take a hands on look at the marketing beta of Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots.
Games of 2014
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Released about a month ago, this new game from Interplay allows role playing in an interesting, alternative environment. How far has the publisher of some of the greatest RPG’s in history come with this genre, and what new conventions do they bring to the table with this new title? Find out for yourself with this review.
War Times takes real time strategy to a new level as you follow the tumultuous era of the 2nd World War through Germany, Great Britain, the USA and the USSR. You can play up each nation’s unique strategies in their attack and defense as you trudge through Europe’s war zones. All campaigns are based on historical events – bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight! What does this soon to be released real time strategy game set in World War II have to offer the genre? We received a fairly advanced beta of the game to see for ourselves.
Poised to be released almost a year after the original game, The Titans expansion for Age of Mythology offers several worthy additions to an already highly regarded game. What can we expect from The Titans, and how will it make a good game even better? We check out a nearly complete preview of the game to find out.
Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. This upcoming strategy game features turn based tactical combat with an emphasis on character creation and development. Check out this preview of the game, based around a surprising late beta build of the game.
The latest installment in this long running football series from EA brings a ton of new features to the table, including franchise mode, playmaker control, and several options for custom teams. Yet the biggest question to ask about Madden 2004 is the same one we ask about it every year. Are the new additions enough to justify gamers purchasing a new version?
Scheduled for release in early October, this stand-alone expansion to last year's American Conquest adds the standard new nations, units, and campaigns to the mix, along with a brand new mode of play. We take a look at an advanced beta build of the game to see how things are coming along...
This soon to be released offering from JoWood allows players to play hilarious tricks on their rotten neighbors, earning points for the amount of rage they induce. But does Neighbors from Hell offer enough gameplay for everyone, or is it more of a niche product? This review breaks it all down.
After the release of both Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader, Firefly Studios turns their attention away from this successful series in favor of something a little different, and much more lighthearted. So what is Space Colony all about? Let’s take a look at a beta build of the game and find out.
Released a few months ago by European developer Ascaron Entertainment, Port Royale features wide open gameplay established through real time trade on the high seas, production chains, and a host of missions, side quests, and hidden adventure. So is Port Royale worth the price of admission? Read the review and find out.
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