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News video games 12 October 2023, 03:26

author: Maciej Gaffke

Total War: Pharaoh Launches - Bestselling Strategy Game Series Returns to Antiquity [Update: Steam Results]

In a few hours, players will be able to start playing Total War: Pharaoh. Those interested can choose from three editions of this installment of the popular strategy game series.

Source: Creative Assembly

Update #2

For release, Pharaoh was met with a mixed reception on Steam. Counting all player reviews (per SteamDB), only 65% of them are positive. The highest number of people playing at the same time on the debut day, on the other hand, was 5424, which is only slightly larger than the result achieved by Total War Saga: Troy.

Update #1 (October 11)

The game is now available. A spectacular launch trailer for the game has hit the web upon its official debut:

Original news

A new installment of the iconic strategy series, dedicated primarily to fans of ancient Egyptian themes, will debut today. Total War: Pharaoh is the seventeenth installment of the series on PC. You can buy it via Steam and Epic Games Store.

First reviews of Total War: Pharaoh

Yesterday we informed about the first reviews of the aforementioned game by Creative Assembly. Although there is no shortage of high ratings among them, journalists had something to complain about.

  1. Total War: Pharaoh - official website

So far, Metacritic has collected 31 reviews of Total War: Pharaoh. As of this moment, the average rating for the title is 76/100.

Three editions of Total War: Pharaoh

Players still have to wait a while to start playing. Total War: Pharaoh will be made available on the aforementioned platforms around 4:00 p.m. CET. Let's note that the game can be purchased in three editions:

  1. Standard Edition for $59.99 - it includes the game;
  2. Luxury Edition for about $59.99 - the game, DLC 1, faction pack, digital soundtrack;
  3. Dynastic Edition for about $89.99 - the game, access to three faction packs and a campaign pack, digital soundtrack.

Total War: Pharaoh - minimum requirements

  1. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
  2. Processor: Intel i3-2100 / AMD FX-4300
  3. Memory: 6 GB RAM
  4. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 / AMD R9 270
  5. Disk space: 50 GB of available space

Total War: Pharaoh - recommended requirements

  1. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
  2. Processor: Intel i5-6600 / Ryzen 5 2600X
  3. Memory: 8 GB RAM
  4. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / AMD RX 480
  5. Disk space: 50 GB of available space

Maciej Gaffke

Maciej Gaffke

At, deals with writing news. Graduated in Polish philology and sightseeing and historical tourism at the University of Gdansk, which is related to his other "non-game" interests - history, books, and travel. As for video games themselves - once a fan of FPS, now converted to action-adventure games. Also interested in fighting games (especially Mortal Kombat), RPGs, and all titles focused on single-player. From time to time, likes to play tennis, volleyball, or football. Proud resident of Pomerania and Puck.