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Children of the Nile Complete

Children of the Nile Complete


Critic Reviews

PC Gamer  Score: 82 
Carefully balanced and wellrounded, Children of the Nile will be great fun for armchair history fans or anyone who digs smart RTS simulations. [Jan 2005, p.78]

ICGames  Score:  83 
If you're into all things Egypt then this one if for you, even if your not there's still a few hours of your life to be lost to (in our opinion) one of the better city building games currently available.

Worth Playing  Score: 85 
Twisted Mill games has come up with a City Building Sim that follows in the rich traditions of its predecessors, adds new depth and complexity, a superior graphical presentation, and a more realistic AI model.

Game Informer – Score: 80 
An incredibly enjoyable and complex citybuilder. [Jan 2005, p.143]

Yahoo! Games – Score:  80 
If you come to Children of the Nile with a spirit of investigation and if you're willing to learn the nuances of this complex model of ancient life, you'll be richly rewarded with one of the most serene and gratifying city builders since the genre began.

Game Summary

Children of the Nile Complete includes the Alexandria expansion all in one package for a special price under $10 for the both the enhanced game and expansion.

Children of the Nile is a unique gem of a citybuilding game, unparalleled in both grandeur and attention to detail. As Pharaoh you will guide your people through thousands of years of history: from simple huntergatherers 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.

Key Features

  • Robust city building / city simulation
  • Immersive 3D graphics
  • Lifelike citizens
  • Breathtaking monuments commemorate your achievements
  • Exploration, combat, diplomacy, trade
  • Expansive Campaigns, Map Editor
Included the attached Alexandria expansion:
  • Mini-campaign comprised of three new scenarios
  • Two new monuments: the Great Lighthouse and Great Library
  • Multistage monument construction
  • A new World Level map depicting the Mediterranean rim
  • A new Greek raider
  • User-created scenarios - come join our community!

System Requirements


Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7 operating system
Memory: 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended for Windows XP, 1 GB recommended for Windows Vista)
Hard Disk: 1.2 GB of uncompressed free hard drive space
Other: A 100% Windows 98/2000/ME/XPcompatible computer system, including:
     DirectX 9.0b
     100% DirectX 9compliant true 16 bit sound card and drivers
     100% DirectX 9compliant 32 MB video card and drivers (64 MB video card with full DirectX 9.0 support recommended)
     100% Windows 98/2000/ME/XP compatible mouse and drivers
     100% Windows 98/2000/ME/XP compatible keyboard

User Reviews

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An addictive building game but still not perfect : this game will let you become a god(or in this game. You are the pharaoh) tha...t can build everything you want(imagine you play game the sim 4) but not only you can build anything, you also have to keep your people in your town alive by growing fruits and vegetables or trade it from other countries. This is the main source if you want to complete a quest on each chapter. This game has easy interface and easy to play but the main problem I think there are too many religion people can believe and you(as the pharaoh) need to fulfill their needed by building a temple or a shrine but, each temple and shrine need a special material which you can build on mid or late game(not mention about a worker who do this job is hard to hire on mid game) so the more you build houses, the harder of game it become. So if you like to play a building game. I suggest you try this game and you will like it even it's hard to win for a newbie player.


Children of the Nile is probably one of the best city management games with an ancient setting (alongside with Caesar 3, Zeus an...d Poseidon and Pharaoh and Cleopatra). Children of the Nile was realeased back in 2004, I believe, so if you were wondering why it looked the way it looks that's the reason. Some people might find it dated and some might still find it good looking, such as myself. It plays pretty much like any other city management game but it has an Egyptian setting, which might please to fans of the egyptian culture such as myself. Overall, you're buying what the game shows you on the screenshots and description, including the Alexandria expansion of course along with a map editor. You can't go wrong with Children of the Nile Complete Edition for $9.99, if you're into city management games you should totally pick this one up.


Pretty generic town building\management game with Egypt setting. Its mostly well build, but not implements anything really new, ...same production chains, buildings required to build another building, slowly paced progress and so on. Its also have significant technical problems not being fixed, probably, ever. Fox example game tends to have huge lag on certain modern hardware and no fix known.
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