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Total War: Pharaoh PC

Total War: Pharaoh is a historical strategy game set in the ancient Egypt. The gameplay is divided into two layers - turn-based nation management on a strategic map and real-time battles featuring thousands of units.

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Total War: Pharaoh Release Date PC

Closed Beta


Until October 2nd. Early Access Weekend with pre-orders.




developer: Creative Assembly publisher: SEGA Official website

English language game language: English

Total War: Pharaoh is a historical strategy game and a new installment in a popular series. It was developed by Creative Assembly, the same studio as the rest of the franchise.


The game is set in the ancient Egypt. The story begins with the death of the Pharaoh, Egyptians, Canaanites and Hittites expecting a new leader. Though there are many candidates, only one can come out on top.


Total War: Pharaoh expands upon the ideas from the previous installments. The gameplay is composed of two layers - strategic, tasking us with managing the state, and tactical, that is, combat. At the beginning of the game we pick one of eight faction leaders from three cultural centers, each with unique characteristics that affect gameplay.

The strategic layer is turn-based and takes place on a detailed map, stretching from the fertile Nile shores, through the barren deserts of the Sinai Peninsula to the mountains of ancient Anatolia. The player must develop cities and the economy, conduct trade and diplomacy, recruit and equip armies.

Battles, on the other hand, are real-time. The player commands thousands of units, their outcome influenced by matters such as terrain and morale.

Aside from a new setting, the game offers a few other novelties as well. One of these is campaign customization, ensuring no two playthroughs are the same. The available options include random starting positions for all factions, detailed resources settings and the possibility of natural disasters.

Battles can also be influenced by sudden weather changes, such as sandstorms. Fire is also a powerful force, the game dynamically simulating its spread across the battlefield.

Game modes

The game supports both singleplayer and multiplayer.

Technical aspects

Total War: Pharaoh features appealing, detailed visuals faithfully depicting ancient Egypt and large-scale battles.

Last updated on 12 September 2023

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

Expectations: 7.2 / 10 based on 48 votes.

Age restrictions Total War: Pharaoh: 16+

Total War: Pharaoh System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R9 270 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / 8 GB Radeon RX 480 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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