GameTap New Releases 06.25.09

We’ve got another Microsoft Game Studios release this week with Rise Of Nations. While it is often overshadowed by the Age Of Empires franchise, RON is a classic in its own right, blending RTS combat elements with the diplomacy, imperialism, civil engineering, and tech research of turn-based strategy game a la Civilization. Additionally, our free game this week is the Diablo-esque Sacred: Gold.

New Release For Subscription Service, Available 06.25.09:

Rise Of Nations- From out of the mists of prehistory, your tribe steps onto the world stage, eager to make their mark. But your people are surrounded on all sides by others equally willing to take the world for themselves. Lead your people through eight stages of history, turn your villages into metropolises and your stones into missiles, and dominate the world in Rise of Nations, an epic real time strategy game from Big Huge Games and Microsoft. Multiplayer support is provided by GameSpy.

http://www.gametap.com/video-games/Rise-of-Nations-20001148-0.html

Next Week’s Release: Runaway: Dream Of The Turtle

Free Game Of The Week, 06.25.09– 07.01.09:

Sacred: Gold- In a fantasy world crawling with monsters, unlikely heroes emerge. Whether they quest for treasure, fame or power, these individuals brave many terrors and face down thousands of foes both above the ground and below...and unlock the secrets of a deadly conspiracy to overrun the land of Ancaria with evil. For those with the strength, untold riches await, but the fight will be long and dangerous.

http://www.gametap.com/video-games/Sacred-Gold-20000405-0.html

Next Free Game Of The Week: Rogue Trooper

The complete list of free games can be found here: http://www.gametap.com/video-games/free-pack-games.html

Top Ten Most Played Games This Week:

Freelancer

Titan Quest

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords

Hitman: Blood Money

Total Overdose

Fable: The Lost Chapters

Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords

Cradle Of Rome

Unreal Tournament: GOTY Edition

Heroes Of Might And Magic III: The Restoration Of Erathia

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