September 22, 2011

Video Game Review: Fate of the Pharaoh

Fate of the Pharaoh by Layernet is a simulation game that is very affordable and perfect for casual gamers that like playing games loosely based on history. If you are tired of playing games on social networking websites, and actually want to play a game that doesn’t require friends sending you items, this is one to check out!

Game Description
“The greedy enemy wanted the treasures of Egypt. Long time attacks exhausted the magnificent realm of Pharaoh. Days of glory are far behind now, wrapped in dust of endless deserts. But, there's hope! The enemy finally fled!

Take the role of brave young Pharaoh's adviser and raise the golden cities of Egypt once again in this fun and beautiful strategy/management game.

Construct homes for your people, set-up production, trade, please gods, fight crocodiles and dangerous cobras while build monuments and famous wonders of Egyptian realm. And, be visited by aliens from space that will teach you secrets of how to build the mighty pyramids! All this, and much more in Fate of the Pharaoh!

• Re-build the Egyptian towns and make the realm glorious once again
• Build wonders and pyramids while fighting crocodiles and poison cobras
• Please gods and make your people live in peace and prosper
• Win many different achievements and claim the throne
• Enjoy the spectacular graphics and effects in high resolutions
• And meet aliens who will teach you how to build Great Pyramid!”

My Thoughts
Fate of the Pharaoh is a real time simulation style of game. It isn’t as in depth as other simulation games, but it is still fun and really directed more towards a casual gamer. It can easily be played for a half hour each day, or for many hours in a day. It really just depends on how long a person wants to play for, or how many levels they want to complete in a day.

As you progress through the game, you move along the Nile, building your civilization. You will even build famous structures, such as pyramids, with the help of the aliens. I found this to be a very fun feature to the game, because I think that we had a bit of help building pyramids back then too.

There are two types of game styles that you can play the game with: Adventure or Relaxed. Depending on which style you prefer, you will earn rewards that will display in your achievements.

The system requirements are also quite low on this game, so you don’t need to be a hardcore gamer with one of the high powered computers to play this game at all. It was really designed for the casual gamer that enjoys simulation games.

Fate of the Pharaoh is a fun game that is value priced right now at Gamers Gate for only $6.99. There aren’t many games that have this much playability for such a low price. So, if you are thinking about trying this game out, go for it! It is well worth the price, and will keep you entertained for many hours! I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Fate of the Pharaoh, Layernet, and Gamers Gate for providing me a digital copy of this game and allowing me to review it. All experiences and opinions expressed are my own.


Sarah said...

LOL I love that you mention playing a real game over a FB game! I'll check this one out.

Anonymous said...

Ancient Egypt is a very interesting time for our planet. I too think aliens had a help in building those large structures. Very very cool to see a game with that concept.

Chris said...

I like the casual style of gaming but not so much on the FB or Myspace end of things. Those require too much help from friends!