DescriptionThe 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.
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- "法老王" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "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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|...and they say drugs and smoking are addictive...there should be a government warning for this fine game!||Indra is stressed (19921)|
|Fun historical city-building sim||Afterburner (477)|
|"Caesar III Enhanced" (ENGLISH/GERMAN review)||DaHero (857)||unrated|
|PC Gaming World||Dec, 1999||100|
|Strategy Gaming Online||Jan 11, 2000||9 out of 10||90|
|IGN||Nov 12, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
|Game industry News (GiN)||2000||90|
|Power Play||Nov, 1999||88 out of 100||88|
|GameStar (Germany)||Nov, 1999||84 out of 100||84|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Nov 29, 1999||81 out of 100||81|
|Spel för Alla||Jan, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Gry OnLine||Dec 22, 2000||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Dec 18, 1999||7 out of 10||70|
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Italian versionThe 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 versionThe 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.
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 - "Best Managerial Simulation in 1999
- Power Play
- Issue 02/2000 – Best Building Strategy Game in 1999