City building sims were never really popular, but they have their share of supporters. Nowadays, these games have started to turn towards the more casual audience, they got a bit more simple and the overall speed a bit higher, but they still remain fun to play and cheap alternatives to the more complex real time strategies. Empire Builder – Ancient Egypt is such a game in which you will strive to rebuild the great Egyptian empire from the ground up and, from what I was able to see, it will be a really fun task.
The official description is standard: “Become ancient Egypt`s greatest architect and construct world famous monuments as you raise an empire from the sands of time! Help powerful pharaohs build along the lush Nile River and solidify their life legacy in Empire Builder – Ancient Egypt. This detailed Strategy game challenges you to protect your people from locust plagues and terrifying mummies, while creating some of the Wonders of the World!”
Somehow, minigames have been sneaked into this game as well, which might seem a bit strange at first but could also be a good choice since we all know that city builders tend to become a bit boring after a while. Except for that, we have the classic gameplay, some pretty nice visuals and system requirements that are probably as low as those of the genre defining Caesar IV.
If you think that Empire Builder – Ancient Egypt is worth a look at, head over to Big Fish Games and check it out!