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Pharaoh (Windows)

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Perspective
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83
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Description

The fourth in Impressions Games' city building series, Pharaoh takes place in ancient Egypt. Take on the role of a family and follow it through Egypt's dynasties, perform well and one day you might become pharaoh! This is a SimCity-like game, but offers much more. Manage trade, immigration, farming and the military, all while building grand monuments.

Screenshots

Pharaoh Windows Intro cinematic: father telling his son...
Pharaoh Windows The Opening Screen
Pharaoh Windows Finishing a stepped pyramid
Pharaoh Windows Hypertext-enabled in-game help and tutorials make this game easy to learn

Alternate Titles

  • "法老" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Фараон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Pharaon" -- French title
  • "Pharao" -- German title
  • "Faraón" -- Spanish title
  • "Faraon" -- Italian/Russian/Polish title
  • "Faraó" -- Brazilian title
  • "Farao" -- Swedish title

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User Reviews

...and they say drugs and smoking are addictive...there should be a government warning for this fine game! Indra is here (19679) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Fun historical city-building sim Afterburner (477) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
"Caesar III Enhanced" (ENGLISH/GERMAN review) DaHero (868) unrated

The Press Says

Netjak Mar 21, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Peliplaneetta.net Jul 16, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Nov 19, 1999 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania 1999 85 out of 100 85
Spel för Alla Jan, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamer's Pulse 1999 74 out of 100 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 18, 1999 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Italian version

The Italian version is not so well done. Ostrich (struzzo in Italian) was translated as oyster (ostrica in Italian). Imagine the game speech saying how the oyster hide their head under the sand...

Polish version

The Polish initial release had a coupon in the box allowing you to exchange the English game disc (included) with the Polish localized edition (which was supposed to be in the box instead, but they didn't make it in time) when sent to the distributor. To make it up there was a book in the box: a XIXc. historical novel Faraon [Pharaoh] by Bolesław Prus.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 - "Best Managerial Simulation in 1999
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Building Strategy Game in 1999
Information also contributed by Rola
Jonathon Howard (106) added Pharaoh (Windows) on Dec 06, 1999