Game Vortex writes: "Considering this is Real-Time Strategy (RTS) for the younger set, Ant Nation provides all the proper window dressing to appeal to kids. The ant characters conform to what we all imagine as "cute," thanks to films like Antz, but even kids' movies depict more struggle and strife than Ant Nation. The picture painted for an ant's life in this game is pretty vanilla. All work and no play, unless you consider battles with alien insects to be much fun. The detail view, when you zoom in to inspect individual ants, is where the game creates most of its personality. Your top-down strategy view literally depicts the ants like so many little bits of pepper on the screen, making it hard to sustain great interest beyond the first few hours."