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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.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2008
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About the 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
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
1 review
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 18th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
234 products in account
4 reviews
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 27th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
14 products in account
2 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Really like this game. The graphics are great and it's very easy to understand and work. It's a very one of a kind sort of game where money isn't the currency. Only thing that bothered me was that the game lags really bad when autosaving and sometimes crashes.
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
107 products in account
2 reviews
94.5 hrs on record
A good game. Everytime I play games from this series,I learn something.
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
160 products in account
3 reviews
16.2 hrs on record
not as good as caesar 3 and 4 but it gets the itch scratched.
Posted: February 18th, 2014
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41 of 44 people (93%) found this review helpful
233 products in account
15 reviews
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 2nd, 2013
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