Excerpt: Cleopatra is an expansion pack for Pharaoh, Egyptian city-building/strategic game. Unlike original Pharaoh where you had to trace Egyptian history from Pre-Dynastic period through the New Kingdom, In Cleopatra you have to finish out the New Kingdom and build cities for great Pharaohs such as Ramses,...
Excerpt: Pharaoh game as the successor of Caesar III, a great realtime war/building/management strategy, was announced like something really new and different with many new features against Caesar III. Actually the recently released demo doesn't meet this propaganda. What did change?
Excerpt: System Requirements Windows 2000/XP 512MB RAM 64MB 3D graphics 2GHz CPU 500MB HDD God has summoned Moses to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Start your journey as Moses and later as Aaron to free God’s people from the evil Pharaoh.
Excerpt: Last year Sierra released Caesar 3, a game which I played for a long time and enjoyed so very much. In Caesar 3, your goal was to build a prosperous city in which all requirements, which Caesar himself had set for you, were met.
Excerpt: It had been a long time since I had played a pure-adventure game. The kind of game that was really popular a few years ago. "The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse" has that old-style feel with an updated look. Yes, I said an updated look, but I didn't say a cutting edge look.
Conclusion: This is a good little adventure worthy of a place on your game shelves. It’s not very long, it’s not very hard, but it is a lot of fun. If you’re still not sure, read about the dedicated group of people behind this project here.
Apart from the hero's hairline, Pharaoh's Curse is a paint-by-numbers adventure game.
21 November 2002
Summary: Alan P. Cameron may be the first computer game hero with type-VI male-pattern balding. When he takes off his fedora, revealing that his visible fiery red hair is, in reality, just a little islet on his otherwise smooth horizon, it's an honestly surprising moment.
Excerpt: Pharaoh is the sequel to -I guess- well known real time strategy game Caesar III. I was little disappointed by the demo released some weeks ago. Now playing the final release I feel much better about the game.