Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the best-selling Rise of Nations, adds tons of new features. Get six new nations, four unique single-player campaigns, more than 20 original units, new wonders, and new government types.
* Highly diverse new nations: Players can lead one of six new nations ? Iroquois, Lakota, American, Dutch, Persian, and Indian ? in the single player campaigns or on a multiplayer battlefield. Each nation has its own distinctive national powers and special units, such as the Lakota who have no national boundaries, or the Americans whose marines can hide anywhere without the need of a General nearby.
* Rich new campaigns and scenarios: Four new non-linear, single-player campaigns based on historical epochs will keep players busy as they plan their moves on the strategic outer map and play out the battles in over 130 new scenarios. The new campaigns include Alexander the Great, Napoleon, the New World, and the Cold War.
* Choose a government type: As a nation advances through the ages, players can decide between six different government types. From socialism to capitalism, despotism to republic, each government type has a different power that allows players to customize their nations and open up new tactics and strategic possibilities. A unique Patriot unit is available with each government type, bringing a variety of powers to the battlefield.
* New units: More than 20 new units, which are graphically unique to each new nation, are available for players to command including the massive Persian War Elephants, armed Dutch merchants, unique ships and supply wagons.
* Achieve greatness by constructing three new wonders of the world:
Forbidden City – Walled city built in 1407 within Beijing for the Imperial Court of the Chinese emperor. Entry was forbidden to ordinary citizens until 1912.
Red Fort – Massive fortification built of red sandstone in 1618, it served as the palace of India’s Mughal Emperors. The outer defense wall was 1.5 miles long and 110 feet tall. Hanging Gardens – One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, these gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar II for his queen in ancient Babylon, c. 600 BC.