Rise of Nations: Gold Edition includes both the original Rise of Nations, plus Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots! Dominate 6,000 years of history from the Ancient Age to the Information Age. Which forces will you deploy to lead your nation to global prominence? Trade, espionage, diplomacy war? Whichever path you choose, you experience the pulse pounding thrill and speed of real-time gaming combined with the epic scope and depth of turn-based strategy games brought together for the first time ever in Rise of Nations.