From Impressions Games:
Impressions Games, the creators of Caesar III, plunge you further back in time to the mysterious land of ancient Egypt. Pharaoh is a strategic city-building game set in the Egypt of roughly 2900 to 700 B.C. Grow Egyptian villages into thriving metropolises and watch the economy and inhabitants of this exotic land come to life. Interact with your citizens. Observe their culture and habits. Raise their hopes or raze their homes. Manage your city poorly and watch it burn, be pillaged, or collapse in economic ruin. Manage it well, and ultimately the greatest Egyptian structures will be built in your honor. Your rule will span generations, until your dynasty, your royal bloodline produces a pharaoh!
Pharaoh includes many features not seen before in a city building series game, including a farming model based on the flooding of the Nile, naval warfare, giant monuments that are assembled over time, a unique dynastic progression, and variable difficulty levels. Pharaoh uses 16-bit color graphics, large maps for seamless gameplay, and a proven interface.