When it comes to historical exploration, few civilizations have captured people's imaginations as Ancient Egypt has. According to various historical reports, following Napoleon Bonaparte’s military campaign in North Africa, the Old Continent began to get gripped by the phenomenon called Egyptomania. That was a trend that quickly spread to the US and has managed to survive till today.

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Famous examples of Ancient Egypt motifs proliferating throughout 20th-century pop culture include the Mummy movie franchise, various hit songs, and the pyramid-theme Luxor casino in Las Vegas. Thus, infatuation with Ancient Egyptian culture remains strong even now in most parts of the world. One sector that has gotten massively obsessed with it is the video game industry. The number of games set in this historical period is immense, and below, we rattle off four of the best ones. These titles have left their mark in various gaming genres, dazzling players with a chance to investigate one of the most-unique bygone eras of human history.

Legacy of Egypt

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Per many sources, close to one thousand online slots are available for real money play that use Egypt as their theme. The most famous of these is without competition - Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead by provider Play’n Go, which is a rip-off of the legendary Novomatic reel-spinner Book of Ra. However, another Play’n Go Ancient Egypt slot that has made a comparable impact in the interactive gaming landscape but does not get nearly as talked about is Legacy of Egypt. It hit online casino lobbies in 2018, boasting a max win potential of x5,000 with a staggering maximum bet option of $300. Players can earn up to twenty complimentary reel rotations in this game’s free spins round, which features multiplier boosts of up to x10.

Sid Meier's Civilization 5

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Sid Meier is a Canadian video game designer that developed the renowned turn-based strategy franchise Civilization. The series got up and running in 1991, created as a joint effort between Meier’s MicroProse, plus Activision and Firaxis Games. It was a stunning success, spaning multiple sequels and expansion packs over its three-decade existence. Civilization V came out in 2010, and Egypt, led by Ramesses II, was one of the eighteen base game civilizations featured in it. According to many, this is one of the best entries in the series, receiving vast critical acclaim by multiple top game review hubs.


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Pharaoh is another famous strategy game that falls into the isometric city-building genre. It got released in 1999 by Sierra Studios, using identical principles as the publisher’s smash hit Ceasar III, the first entry in the company’s City Building Series. Sierra followed up Pharao with an Expansion pack titled Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile in 2000, developed by BreakAway Games and not the game’s original creator, Impressions. Now, fans of this classic are eagerly awaiting its remake announced by Dotemu and Triskell Interactive, Pharaoh: A New Era, to show up online.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins


It is safe to say that the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been one of the most mainstream video game series of the 2010s. Though the open-world stealth action-adventure series debuted in 2007 as a spiritual successor to Prince of Persia, it did not get a massive following until its sequel, Assassin’s Creed II, unleashed in late-2009. Origins represented the tenth major installment in the Ubisoft franchise, set in Egypt near the end of the Ptolemaic period. It explored the millennia-long conflict between the Order of the Ancients—forerunners to the Templar Order and the Hidden Ones—forerunners to the Assassin Brotherhood. Origins mainly received positive reviews, with many praising its story and gameplay mechanics, calling them an improvement over previous Creed entries.

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