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Pharaoh PC

A cult economic strategy game created by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. Pharaoh takes place in the Nile valley, several hundred years B.C., and spans from the era of the great pyramids to the New Kingdom period.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | Isometric view | Ancient history | 2D | Egyptian mythology | city builder

PC / Windows
Pharaoh cover

developer: Impressions Games

publisher: Sierra

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Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

30October1999

Pharaoh is a strategic-economic game taking place in years 2900-700 BC. Being the ruler of the land of Egypt, your task is to transform small villages into blossoming metropolises. You also have to know your people, because only in this way you can ensure balanced development of your country.

Try not to attend to your duties, and you will quickly see what it feels like to see a city burn and the economy turn into ruins. Govern your country well, and monumental buildings will be erected to your glory. Work hard and, as a reward, you will be the creator of the Egyptian kings’ dynasty. In Pharaoh, you will find previously unused model of agriculture based on Nile’s overflows, possibility of fighting naval wars, and throne inheritance. The game offers different difficulty levels to choose from, high-quality graphics, big maps and tried interface.

  • Agriculture based on the biggest river of the world, Nile.
  • Erecting huge buildings, such as the grand pyramids or Sphinx.
  • Combat on both land and in the sea,
  • Built-in map and scenario editor.


Game score 7.92 / 10 calculated out of 1803 players' votes.  

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium II 266 Mhz, 32 MB RAM

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