Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS5 XSX PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies
Pharaoh: A New Era (PC cover
Game Box forPharaoh: A New Era (PC)

Pharaoh: A New Era PC

Remake of the cult city builder strategy game released in 1999. Pharaoh: A New Era includes both the basic version of this game and an add-on Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile. The graphics, soundtrack and interface were refreshed for the game.

Strategy | Economic | Ancient history | 2D | reeditions/remasters/remakes | Egypt | city builder

Pharaoh: A New Era Release Date PC




developer: Triskell Interactive publisher: Dotemu Official website

English language game language: English

Pharaoh: A New Era is a remake of the iconic city builder Pharaoh and its expansion, Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile. It was developed by Triskell Interactive (also responsible for the Lethis series), improving the original game's graphics, audio and modernising some mechanics.


As the title suggests, Pharaoh: A New Era takes place in ancient Egypt. During the story campaign consisting of over fifty missions, the player learns the game's basics as well as the country's history, from its foundation to Cleopatra's reign.


The gameplay of Pharaoh: A New Era is shown from the top-down perspective. The player's job is to build thriving cities. Transforming a small settlement into a mighty metropolis requires us to handle the city in its entirety. We must extract resources, construct new buildings, roads and supply chains, take care of farming (which is almost entirely dependent on the Nile overflowing), trading as well as defend our territory and recruit soldiers. As a ruler, it is our duty to work for the benefit of our people, fulfilling their needs and desires.

Our plans, however, aren't immune to plagues and natural disasters, with hail, locusts and other events having long-term effects on the country. If everything's going accordingly to plan and we have money to spare (there are indicators which clearly and umambiguously inform us about our city's condition), we can show off our might to the world by warring with other civilizations on land and on sea or creating monuments such as pyramids, the Sphinx or the Alexandrian lighthouse.

Game modes

In addition to the singleplayer campaign, Pharaoh: A New Era features an extensive editor letting us create our own scenarios.

Technical aspects

The visuals of Pharaoh: A New Era and its interface have been adapted to 4K. Higher resolution isn't all the game has to offer; the entire visual layer was thoroughly refreshed, making the graphics sharp and clear. The soundtrack also received a new arrangement, while the user interface and controls were adapted to modern standards.

Last updated on 15 February 2023

Game mode: single player  

User score: 2.5 / 10 based on 106 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 4.2 / 10 based on 135 votes.

Age restrictions Pharaoh: A New Era: Good for all ages.

Pharaoh: A New Era System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT 3.8 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT 3.9 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GT 1030 / Radeon RX 460 or better
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
See/Add Comments