Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition
Children of the Nile™ is a unique gem of a city-building game, unparalleled in both grandeur and attention to detail.As Pharaoh you will guide your people through thousands of years of history: from simple hunter-gatherers to the creation of an immortal civilization.
User reviews: Very Positive (55 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 2, 2008
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"Happy cows, huge crocodiles, creepy animated faces and your people feast on delicious bread. That, and you're an ancient god-king and you build cities~"

About This Game

Children of the Nile™ is a unique gem of a city-building game, unparalleled in both grandeur and attention to detail.

As Pharaoh you will guide your people through thousands of years of history: from simple hunter-gatherers to the creation of an immortal civilization. Guide your people well and you will build breathtaking pyramids, explore the ancient world and wage war against your enemies.

Every inhabitant of your city is a fully developed, living person – part of an individual family and household with wants and needs. From priests to entertainers, scribes to laborers, even the royal family… everyone will need to eat and that’s just the beginning. Every block of stone that is hauled to your pyramid will be pulled by people who pray to the gods in temples of your choosing. Under your supervision, local economies will thrive as goods from reed baskets to gold jewelry will be created, purchased and enjoyed by the inhabitants of your city.

To achieve immortality a Pharaoh must look outside his city’s borders and make an impact on the world. Explore and open trade with foreign neighbors and you will have reason to build commemorative wonders that will tell the tale of your dynasty for all time. As your prestige rises so too will your ability to draw more people to your ambitious endeavors and build cities that are truly epic.

How will your dynasty be remembered?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™
    • Processor: Pentium® III or Athlon® 800 MHz processor or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended for Windows® XP, 1 GB recommended for Windows® Vista)
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX® 9-compliant 32 MB video card and drivers
    • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9-compliant true 16 bit sound card and drivers
    • DirectX®: 9.0b
    • Hard Drive: 1.1 GB uncompressed free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.0 hrs on record
An excellent city builder set in the times of ancient egypt. Meet the many needs of your citizens and build massive monuments with the labor camps you construct to show Egypt how prestigious of a leader you are.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
this is a challenging but very good builder.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
This is a pretty fun game once you figure out the mechanics. Not quite like its predecessors Caesar/Pharaoh/Zeus/Emperor.

Pros: 3D world which can allow for panoramic views, more interaction with the surrounding world, more focus on city building and managing rather than satisfying objectives quickly, resolution to challenges in the city are discovered by you rather than told how to fix those problems from advisors (for those who like something more engaging), all missions are treated nearly like a sandbox. Pretty much, you can build 100 pyramids if the map can hold it.

Cons: Sometimes the game can crash unexpectedly, not many missions in general campaign, not much historical/mythological context is given with missions as in the predecessors (found them to be enlightening and neat).
Posted: September 28
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0.1 hrs on record
Absolute crap.
Posted: October 8
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1.7 hrs on record
Entertaining game.... for the tutorial. Now I can't get into the actual game, just get a black screen and some lovely music. Good music tho.
Posted: October 5
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
163.8 hrs on record
CotN is a beautiful city-building game with a slight twist -- instead of "walkers" who go out and follow roads around town to distrubute their wares, most of your people take time out to run to the market when they need things (you can follow the individuals out, going through their day, and it's kind of entertaining in itself). The game itself is pretty laid back and peaceful feeling, and the music is quite nice, too. My one complaint would be that sometimes, when you select a person roaming around town, they say something utterly anachronistic and stupid, and I find that detracts from the overall mood of the game. Turn that off, and you're golden.
Posted: June 27
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
147.6 hrs on record
This is an old game and I played it when it first came out. You play in ancient Egypt as a Pharaoh leading his/her people to economic and military supremacy. If you can keep your people well feed, healthy and happy you will be successful. There are some glitches in the game I have had a few problems but nothing serious just annoying. There have been a couple of additions such as the brickyard which are helpful and some new decorations since I first played it.

If you enjoy city building you might want to try this one. You can also do some retexturing of buildings, plazas, costumes. I enjoy doing that and perking up the city a little bit. The game can be played at various speeds to suit your preferences.
Posted: August 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Love this game, just wish they went a little further with it.
Posted: May 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Very fun city builder set in ancient egypt. Made in the 90's but still holds it's charm today.
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Bread and stone will rule your world.

Now go make some tombs.
Posted: July 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Heyyo, a pretty fun city strategy game. It's pretty neat how you build in this game.
Posted: July 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
An amazing game built for city creators like myself
Posted: September 14
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1 of 23 people (4%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
The concept is nice, I like how the people all interact with each other, and how all the gods are incorporated. However, it's TOO much. You have way too much going on at once, and there's just no way to keep everyone happy (especially with the gods). And once you do get a shrine for all the gods, now it's too far away for everyone and it's a mess. And why build paths when they aren't even used? I love city builders, but this one is terrible.
Posted: May 23
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24.7 hrs on record
An excellent game to remind us of the wonders of an earlier game: Pharaoh.
As an ancient historian I think this game is rather excellent. The history is there, I like all of the features of the game, and the way the town has to be made is logical. The gathering of resources could not have been done any more correctly and I really like making all these pyramids for no good reason at all!
I like the graphics, the music (though I turned it off in favour of my own music), and the whole mechanics of the game.
I did not however, like the many bugs present in the game. People get stuck between buildings trying to go past them, which is VERY annoying, sometimes the workers just dont do what you want them to do; for example I wanted to store basalt for a later project and it turned out that I can only mine basalt if Im going to immediately use it. wth.

But conclusively, I recommend this game, its great fun and has a relatively good tutorial which can be followed, not to mention all the awesome decorations you can put up ^_^
Posted: June 11
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37.3 hrs on record
Caesar3-style build-grow-explore gameplay, but on a MUCH BIGGER scale. Challenging scenarios in campaign mode ranging from "easy" to "hard" so you can first practice and then go to tougher terrain after the first playthrough. Do not get confused by these ratings, though, because even the easy campaigns can get pretty messy and challenging at times, not taking any prisoners. The game has quite a good and quick learning curve. In fact, the first scenario should teach ou basically everything you need about the basics. If you get the basics right especially in the beginning of scenarios, the game is more about strategy than micromanagement. If you get it wrong, you will be lost in fixing all that you messed up; better to start over in that case if I'm honest.
The game provides hours and hours of gameplay, building, growing and exploring/connecting to the world outside your immediately designated scenario area. You can open trade routes, cooperate with friendly cities, fend off enemies and remotely lay siege to your enemies while supplying all your expeditions with resources you manage to get together (or not). Though not really for ocmplete beginners, I can recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good challenge in building strategy games.
Posted: May 15
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20.2 hrs on record
This game is ridiculously fun, BUT I've hit a glitch in the first scenario that halts progress immediately forever. My laborers get stuck trying to haul granite, so I can't build anything that needs to be quarried. According to google, plenty of people have had this problem, but no one's mentioned a fix. Since the game is 10 years old, I don't have much hope for a patch. This makes me so sad because I really like it otherwise.

Still recommend it, becuase not everone has this problem.
Posted: August 16
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54 of 58 people (93%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
An absolute gem. I pride myself in digging up golden PC titles that receive little fanfare, and this game is surely one of those. As an ancient Egyptian simulation, this game is a unique city-simulation concept with excellent execution and historical accuracy. The mechanics are distinct, with the three "Seasons" revolving entirely upon the flooding of the Nile. The only currency is the only one that truly mattered in the ancient world; food.

Like Ancient Egypt, religion plays a key role in the game, with a rich and diverse pantheon of true-to-life Egyptian Gods and Goddesses to be honoured by Temples and Shrines. Every person in your settlement is represented in the game and has unique needs, most notably religious needs. Soldiers, shop-keepers, peasants and elites all demand an opportunity to pray to the Gods and Goddesses which best represent their needs, while everyone will want to worship Amun, Osiris and Hathor; the Universal deities whose festivals were paramount to most Egyptian cultures.

Of course, you will be building an awful lot of pyramids, obelisks and steles to immortalize yourself, mighty Pharaoh, and cement the legacy of your lineage. Throw in a flavourful soundtrack and a diverse array of scenarios and missions and you have the best $2 I have ever spent on steam. I must buy for any city-building lover, Egyptophile or classic game collector.
Posted: December 2, 2013
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Sadly this is the last great city builder, as far as I know.
And not great just as a great city but also a great game!

Runs well on Windows 7.
Posted: April 18
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
43.9 hrs on record
A nice relaxed RTS but with the added incentive of needing to build tombs before each ruler dies.
Posted: January 18
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Awesome to see this classic city builder return to PC! While not a perfect game, I always loved its choice of ancient Egypt as a backdrop as well as the mix of city building and strategy combat to defend what you have built.

I give it 4 out of 5 Anks :)
Posted: December 17, 2013
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