Pharaoh+Cleopatra Like games?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ColdNCursed, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. ColdNCursed macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    First question is;
    Does Pharaoh+Cleopatra expansion work with Macs? I've been in the mood to play it for a long time, but before I go digging around the local gaming store i'd like to know if it even runs on mac...

    Also, any one able to suggest more games of the same fashion? Would be very kind :) (Please also state if the game is Mac friendly or bootcamp only)
  2. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    Windows Only

    Pharaoh and Cleopatra are Windows only. Same for Zeus and Caesar III and Caesar IV. I'm not aware of any similar city building games that run natively on the Mac. There's SimCity if that's what you want.

    Caesar III is a great game under Boot Camp. Same for Caesar IV, I'd recommend either - Caesar IV is newer and your cities are more stable than under III.

    Pharaoh was fun under Boot Camp. I've heard of Children of the Nile which I believe is Impression Games' ancient Egypt city building game of about 5 years ago.

    Also there's CivCity Rome (which I haven't played), and Glory of the Roman Empire (which I have played). All are Windows only and so will need Boot Camp.
  3. ColdNCursed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    I find it very strange that these games were never introduced into mac world, considering they seem like.. well, mac type games. Looks like I may have to actually use my bootcamp then :p

    Cheers for the reply! Any other suggestions for games? Especially if they work on mac.
  4. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    Well, since you asked . . .

    Acropolis is an expansion of Zeus (or maybe it's the other way around). But Zeus/Acropolis/Cleopatra/Pharaoh are all pretty old. Also, they use a "worker walker" system where each service building sends out walkers that then "hook up" that building to a residence. The later games, like Caesar IV and Glory of the Roman Empire use a "resident walker" system, where each residence sends out walkers who then hook up to service building. Same result, but I like the resident walker method better.

    For Mac games, I'm not aware of anything exactly like the above. But check out Space Colony or Tropico (and Tropico's sequels). Tropico in particular I've spent hundreds of hours on, and my daughters enjoyed it to.

    Finally, Rome: Total War is Mac. The city building is limited to selecting buildings from a list, but you can do fly-bys of your cities. The game itself is half grand strategy, and the other half is tactical battles.
  5. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    Holy crap, somebody else that loves loves loves Pharaoh! I have an original copy that I still play and is installed on both my gaming desktop and my Wintel notebook. Most people have never heard of it and can't understand why I would play such an "old and ugly game."

    Glad to know there's more of us! :)
  6. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    So how far did you get in Pharaoh? I remember getting only a few cities in to the campaign and never built a huge pyramid (I'm assuming the later cities require large pyramids).
  7. citybuilder macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    Windows Games and Mac

    Go to He has tutorials on many games including Caesar III and all the Impressions games and how to install them on Mac. I am playing Caesar III, Cleopatra/Pharaoh, and Emperor, Rise of the Middle Kingdom since I found this site. He has lots of other games too. Check it out.
  8. vdid78 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013

    Are they ever going to make any sequels to these games. I loved all of them and would like to another one soon.

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