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An action RPG in the form of a 2.5D side-scrolling arcade game, developed by a Spanish studio, Milkstone. In Pharaonic, we take role of a brave adventurer who tries to unfold the mystery of Ahmosis I, a ruler known as the Red Pharaoh. This won’t be an easy task, as we will face soldiers of the pharaoh’s army, along with countless traps and deadly mythical creatures. The game brings together classic hack-and-slash features and the somewhat old-school style of classic arcade games. Gameplay is inspired by the Dark Souls series, with complex and challenging battle system, adjusted to fit the mechanics of a side-scrolled slasher. We talk with various characters and discover more and more secrets of the story, as well as tens of alternative paths, each of which might be filled with either great treasures or deadly traps. The game is complemented by a character progression and modification system that fits the genre’s standards.

PC / Windows
Game Pharaonic (PC) cover

Pharaonic | PC

Pharaonic release date for PC:

game language:

28 April 2016 | Worldwide

28 April 2016 | Europe

28 April 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 4.9 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Pharaonic (PS4) cover

Pharaonic | PS4

Pharaonic release date for PS4:

game language:

28 June 2016 | Worldwide

28 June 2016 | Europe PAL

28 June 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Pharaonic (XONE) cover

Pharaonic | XBOX ONE

Pharaonic release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

13 July 2016 | Worldwide

13 July 2016 | Europe PAL

13 July 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Pharaonic is side-scrolling action-RPG game for Xbox One set in the ancient Egypt. It has been created by an independent Spanish studio - Mlikstone, which is responsible for games like Ziggurat or Little Racers and White Noise series.


We play as a brave adventurer (him or her), who tries to discover legendary secret of Ahmosis I, the so called Red Pharaoh. This won’t be an easy task, with death waiting at every corner of this ancient land – only the greatest and most experienced warriors can hope to oppose it. We will face soldiers of pharaoh’s army and uncountable traps and deadly, mythical creatures. Fortunately, we can count on help from oppressed inhabitants of this land and a mysterious society of Daughters of Ishtar.


Game mechanics of Pharaonic for Xbox One takes solutions of modern action-RPG to a somewhat old-school setting of the classic side-scrolling arcade games. The world is presented in 2.5D perspective, so we visit fully three-dimensional locations, but can only move on pre-established paths. Basic gameplay is a Dark Souls-inspired, complex and challenging fighting system, adapted to slightly different realities of dynamic, side-scrolling slasher. This means we use different fighting style and weapon when facing basic enemies and bosses, blocking and parrying enemies’ attacks and waiting for proper moment to deal a critical hit.

Other elements of gameplay have been borrowed from typical RPG games. We talk with met NPCs to learn what really occurred in kingdom and discover tens of alternative paths, leading either to great treasures or deadly traps. Complex character development and modification system is also present. There are hundreds of equipment parts for our hero, both affecting our statistics and looks. As we progress through the game, we learn new spells and get new divine powers that make further confrontations with enemies easier.

Technical aspects

Pharaonic for Xbox One offers an eye-catching, entirely three-dimensional graphics set in slightly cartoonish environments that can be destroyed during fights.