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Three Great Games To Play For Fans of Ancient Egypt


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A strong setting and a fascinating theme that catches people’s interest is the perfect combination that makes a video game.

For example, Red Dead Redemption 2 gained widespread popularity because it’s one of the best story-driven games that takes place in the Wild West. Another example is the action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V which takes place in the fictional U.S. state of San Andreas and the city of Los Santos, which is roughly based on California and Los Angeles, respectively. Both take an interesting setting and backdrop and add layers of playability and engagement.

Games based on historical places and events are also likewise a sure way to capture audiences. Ancient Egypt is an era steeped in lore and imagery that is ripe for video games, both on console and mobile. You can see the impact Egypt has on gaming through mobile games, such as Age Of Pyramids: Ancient Egypt, which challenges gamers to build a civilization on the banks of the Nile River. You can also find an Egypt-themed title among the Foxy Bingo jackpot slots, namely the 4 Tombs of Tutankhamun. This game uses the themes and characters of Ancient Egypt as reflected in the king’s name and the repository for the remains of the dead. The mobile game Sphinx And The Cursed Mummy is another example which bears the name of one of the most iconic structures of ancient Egypt and is a fun mix of action, platforming, and puzzle solving.

These games demonstrate how recognisable this era is, as it’s used so often on mobile games. However, its impact on console games is a different matter. As console games need to be much deeper and more detailed, not all games based on ancient Egypt are a raging success. Thankfully, some of these console games do get it right, giving a great Ancient Egypt experience, and we’ll explore three of these games below.

1. Assassin’s Creed Origins

After years of developing a popular franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins is another amazing addition to the collection. The game has an amazing storyline filled with missions, mysteries, and emotional scenes in historical settings like Alexandria and Memphis. Assassin’s Creed Origins takes players back to Ancient Egypt for a chance to traverse the land and discover some of the dark secrets of the past through the Assassin’s Brotherhood. The game features amazing architectural buildings and provides a wonderful open-world adventure that is both exciting and dangerous.

2. Predynastic Egypt

Predynastic Egypt is a marvellous game for those that would love to try building a civilization from the ground up. Fans of Ancient Egypt will appreciate this game because they’ll be able to explore the land prior to any pyramids and tombs in the area. They’ll start from the beginning, around 5000 B.C., and develop a strategy to lead their Egyptian tribe through the difficulties of becoming a great empire. Just like in the history books, players will have to go through wars, epidemics, and religious ceremonies, among other hardships, to reconstruct Egypt. Predynastic Egypt is a fantastic realistic simulation of Ancient Egypt’s era.

3. Nefertari: Journey to Eternity

For an immersing adventure into one of Ancient Egypt’s greatest queen’s tombs, Nefertari: Journey to Eternity is a must-play! This game employs VR technology and gives the players a chance to enter Queen Nefertari’s tomb and explore the deepest areas. Of course, there’s no electricity to light the way, so players are given an oil lamp as their only source of light into the dark corridors of eternity. The recreation of the tomb, amazing art, and meticulous details provides players with a realistic experience of traveling to Egypt and seeing the mythology and history of the empire.

Ancient Egypt was one of the most powerful kingdoms that ever ruled our world, and its rich history has attracted millions of enthusiasts all over the world. The memory of this great era is kept alive through many things, and games are one of them. Try these games out and experience the glory of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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