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Total War: Pharaoh

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Creative Assembly
Release Date: Oct. 11, 2023

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'Total War: Pharaoh' Dynasties Update Adds New Regions, Cultures Units And More, Scheduled For Later This Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 9, 2024 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT

Total War: Pharaoh will immerse players in the turbulent events of the Egyptian New Kingdom period where they’ll determine the fate of three great cultures as they fight for survival amid the cataclysmic Bronze-Age Collapse.

In Total War: Pharaoh immerse yourself in ancient Egypt at the zenith of its power and experience the dramatic events that threaten its destruction.

With dynamic real-time battles and incredible turn-based empire management, can you rise above your adversaries to become Egypt’s last great Pharaoh and stand against the collapse of an iconic civilization?

With the end looming for the great Pharaoh Merneptah, the people of Egypt cry out for a new leader. Many desire the power of the throne, but the path to becoming Pharaoh is a perilous one. Unearth a breathtakingly vibrant recreation of the Bronze Age Collapse as you battle societal disarray, face natural disasters and fight to protect your people against waves of invaders.


SEGA and The Creative Assembly announced that Total War: Pharaoh’s Dynasties will release on July 25th.

This free expansion-sized addition provides a host of new features to the campaign experience including new map regions, cultures, units, gameplay mechanics, and sweeping quality of life improvements.

Lead New Cultures

Four of the ancient world’s most iconic cultures join the fight to hold back the cataclysmic events of the Bronze-Age Collapse: Babylon, Assyria, Mycenae and Troy. Each offers a unique campaign experience whilst featuring iconic historical leaders, diverse armies to command, gods to worship and much more. Beyond this, an additional 25 minor factions are available to play, such as the Aeolians led by the fabled Achilles, or Napata led by the warrior-king Memnon.

Expand Your Empire

Spanning much of the ancient world from the Aegean to Mesopotamia and down to Ancient Egypt, Dynasties almost doubles the size of Pharaoh’s original campaign map by adding 168 new settlements, new historical landmarks, new victory objectives and more. To traverse this vastly expanded sandbox new Sea Travel Lanes have been added that speed up the fleets carrying your armies, enabling you to raid and invade further and faster. ​ 

Establish Your Dynasty

Start a family tree to ensure your empire stands the test of time with the new Dynasty system. Reign over the tides of mortality and succession, navigating strategic marriages, heroic deaths on the battlefield, assassinations, and the looming mortality of old age to leave behind a legacy that will last the ages.

Dominate The Battlefield

Wage war with over 150 new and reworked units including cavalry, camel riders and faction specific units such as the elite Guards of Troy. Challenge yourself with new battle mechanics such as the optional Lethality modifier which makes battles more realistic by making combat much more deadly.

A Message From The Developers

“From the outset of our design journey on Total War: Pharaoh, our vision has always been to deliver a grand-scale recreation of the turbulent Bronze Age Collapse; one brimming with historical intrigue, authentic representations of iconic civilisation, and a sandbox theatre that allows you to rewrite the course of human history,” said Game Director, Todor Nikolov. “We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and whilst this will be our final content addition, we hope it serves as a love letter that encapsulates our continued passion for this wonderful age. Thanks for your support.”

Key Features:

  • Strategy Gameplay: Total War: PHARAOH is a game of two halves. One a turn-based open-world campaign with statecraft, diplomacy and exploration and the other intense, tactical real-time battles with thousands of troops across vivid Bronze Age battlefields. 
  • Events Inspired By History: Experience an authentic recreation of Ancient Egypt and witnessthe death of Pharaoh Merneptah as you prepare your people to stand against the civilization defining events of the Bronze Age collapse. 
  • Diverse Playstyles: Wage war with three unique Bronze Age Cultures; the Egyptians, Hittites and Canaanites and choose one of their historical leaders to command your armies. Charm the courts as peerless diplomats, charge into battle as unwavering commanders or cause chaos as fearless warlords. 
  • Conquer The Bronze Age: Prove your legitimacy to become Pharaoh, or Great King, and expand your growing empire on a campaign map that spans the rich cultural hubs of Egypt, Canaan and Anatolia.
  • Near-Infinite Possibilities: With a brand-new Campaign Customization feature, no two campaigns will ever feel the same. Determine how you play with an extended range of options, such as random starting positions for all factions, detailed resource settings, the ability to toy with natural disasters and much more.
  • Dynamic Weather: Lead your soldiers through sudden and dramatic shifts in weather, such as torrential rain and sandstorms, and witness the tides of battle turn as it directly impacts the surrounding terrain.
  • Worship The Gods: Pledge your allegiance to the gods of this ancient world with nineteen deities to choose from, spread across each of the cultural pantheons. Show enough reverence to earn gameplay bonuses but disrespect them at your peril. 
  • And Much More: Emulate the deeds of past Pharaohs, customize your bodyguard, embark on grand sieges, manipulate the courts, fight back against the mysterious Sea Peoples invaders and much more. 

Total War: Pharaoh is available for PC (Steam / Epic Games Store).


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