RoN is like a combination of Empire Earth and Civilization. There are some differents (both good and bad) between EE and RoN:- The gap between the first and last era is much shorter in RoN, because everything go much faster - building, research, resource gathering and so on. In RoN, you can easily reach the last era within 1-1½ hours, while in EE, this will take at least 4 hours. And a game is at all completed much faster in RoN, than in EE - again, because of the faster training, resource gathering and such. EE offers more depth in a game, because of this.- The territory issue- Siege and aircraft units in RoN are ridiculously underpowered against units. You can bomb a single infantry squad (with 3 units) with a Bomber for several minutes, before they die. In EE, a single Bomber can take out an entire squad of infantry...- Rare resources, that gives an extra ability (like stronger defense buildings, faster research and such)- World map single player campaign, and 4 other campaigns (Alexander the Great, New World, Napoleon and Cold War)- One of the biggest difference between EE and RoE, much be the different civilizations. EE just have one, "plain" civilization, you could customize with 100 point, and add things like more HP for units, more attack power and such. In RoE, every civs have some unique traits, unique units (often between 3-4), and there are whole 8 different sets of skins (USA, America, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, India, Asia and Korea). . Rise of Nations has higher production value and a terrific soundtrack (not that EE had a bad one but RoN has some really memorable pieces - just watch the trailer, that one is one of the musics that you can hear during a battle).. Download the best games on Windows & Mac. A vast selection of titles, DRM-free, with free goodies, customer love, and one fair price for all regions..