Strategy 23 March 2001
Pharaoh: Gold Edition is a package containing two hit RTS development studio Impressions Games. The set includes games Pharaoh and Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile. In addition, thanks to the efforts of the Polish distributor - Play It - the package was joined by the multimedia encyclopedia "Egypt" from the series "Great Encyclopedias of Ancient Cultures" of Fogra publishing house.
Strategy 30 October 1999
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. As the pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, you have to transform local villages into great cities, take care of your people's needs, and make your country the greatest of them all. A big factor in the development of your country is agriculture, which is dependent on the flooding of the Nile. You develop your cities, build famous structures (such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, or the Luxor Temple), and also oversee the trade, religion and culture. Apart from governing the cities, the game also features a tactical combat system, both on land and at sea. Pharaoh features several single-player campaigns, each consisting of several dozen of missions. The 2D visuals of the game are very detailed and utilize an isometric view.