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Pharaoh is a city-building simulation game set in ancient Egypt, developed by Impressions Games. It was published by Sierra Entertainment in 1999 for Windows.


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PublisherSierra On-Line
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS 10.6-10.14
Updated11 February 2018

Game Review

Pharaoh is a city-building simulation game set in ancient Egypt, developed by Impressions Games. It was published by Sierra Entertainment in 1999 for Windows.

The game uses the Caesar III engine, with a 2D isometric view. It allows players to manage the creation of cities, the growth of the population, and the health and protection of citizens in ancient Egypt.

The game received very positive reviews and was followed by a sequel, Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile.

Note for Mac users: the new version, v1.1, now includes a patch to make the sound effects work.

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Windows version v1.1 - Language: English - Size: 193.78 Mb

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Windows version v1.2 - Language: English - Size: 330.19 Mb

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Latest Comments

  • Gustavo Ehrhardt - 2023-12-02 - Reply

    Great work on mac via wineskin. But we can't run this package due the 32bit support drop after MacOS Catalina. Is it possible to try wine64 inside the mac bundle? It will work? See ya.

  • athomewithcats1 - 2020-10-16 - Reply

    Are there any news for Wineskin games on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina? I loved playing Pharaoh, but didn't realise that upgrading my computer to Catalina would make it impossible to play as Wineskin apparently doesn't work on Catalina. So looking forward to an updated version!

  • jangerhardoosthuysen - 2018-11-21 - Reply

    If you have the flickering problem, try CMD+M in the game, it ceases the flickering.

  • Stefan - 2018-01-26 - Reply

    The game worked fine until one of the last missions, when completing it, the game shuts down =( I'm re-installing it now. Great game anyway, thanks for the uppload! =)

  • Recycle_Bin - 2017-09-05 - Reply

    Hi everyone.
    To solve the flickering screen on Mac, press cmd+alt+esc and problem solved.
    If when you press them, it exits the game, then press cmd+alt+esc BEFORE launching the game. Then, on Window click Zoom, then again on Window, click on minimize and open again the game window. That's how it worked for me.

  • disqus_ZeHuSlKAmo - 2017-08-05 - Reply

    Honestly I'm surprised that so many other people enjoyed this game as much as I did. Always enjoyed RTS games but Pharoah always stood apart from the others.

  • Nena | The Seaside Calls - 2017-04-30 - Reply

    Huzzah! It works! Even on my Mac! I'm so excited to relive my childhood! ^.^

  • Isaac Bodjanac - 2017-01-12 - Reply

    Yes, I'm running it on Windows 10 and the only problem I'm have is that it freezes some times. Although, I think that is because my CD has been well loved so to speak. Don't do a full install, I ran into problems with that, click minimum install and it will install perfectly.

  • Eric Redstone - 2016-12-23 - Reply

    Loved this sim game. haven't played it in years I still have the CD. Will this work in win 10?

  • Tortue - 2016-12-20 - Reply

    So the actual Mac version running perfectly but there is not the expansion? Well seems good to me..