Predynastic Egypt is a resource management and optimization game in which you overcome trials and ordeals and establish Egypt as unified kingdom.
From humble beginnings with simple decisions to make to
managing a large amount of workers while planning several turns ahead,
Predynastic Egypt offers a pleasant if a bit simple of an experience.
There aren't a lot of different mechanics involved, but they do not need
to be. With a simple foundation and easily controlled, intuitive basic
gameplay you'll be able to manage your tribe and deal with what Egypt
has to offer. Multiple difficulty options allow you to customize the
game to your liking while everything is explained in enough detail that
you will not have to worry about not knowing what is going on, though it
still doesn't give you more information than you really need.
concern is replayability. As it is the same map every time, with the
same ordeals every time at the same turns it becomes predictable and
later playthroughs will feel repetitive. At the highest difficulties,
it's all about solving everything perfectly, with perfect timing on
everything and good luck on the random events. If you enjoy achievement
hunting, you will get plenty of replayability out of it, but otherwise
there isn't much reason to play it a second time.
As for the
trials and ordeals, they are challenging when you first go through them,
but fair. With a bit of planning and forward thinking you can win the
game on your first try. Playthroughs after the first will make it a lot
easier and unless you actively avoid doing them it is difficult to
really fail at any of them.
A relaxed atmosphere and simple base
mechanic means this is mostly a casual game, pleasant to play and worth
the time to get it, Predynastic Egypt does what it tells you it does,
does it very well, and overall delivers a good experience at a good