PC Gamer Magazine
"Carefully balanced and well-rounded, Children of the Nile will be great fun for armchair history fans or anyone who digs smart RTS simulations."
Yahoo! Video Games
"If you come to Children of the Nile with a spirit of investigation and if you're willing to learn the nuances of this complex model of ancient life, you'll be richly rewarded with one of the most serene and gratifying city builders since the genre began."
"The learning curve eventually translates into an almost limitless well of gaming possibilities, so if you’re willing to invest the time, you will get a lot for the money you plunk down at the register. Micromanagers and fans of Pharaoh have cause for celebration with the arrival of Children of the Nile, and should be thanking the god of their choice for the abundance that has been provided."
"Overall, this is an excellent gaming experience. You will transform a small wilderness into a mighty city, and watch it live and grow the entire way. You will bury pharaohs, and accomplish great deeds on the way towards immortality. By all means, pick this game up, its well worth your time."
"City building fans will find a whole lot to like and explore here, even with some of the frustrations. Children of the Nile is a very decent game that can easily fill the recent void of city planning games."
"In the end, Children of the Nile is an engaging city-building strategy game, and its lighthearted and colorful approach makes it suitable for gamers of pretty much all ages. The game's economic system makes logical sense, and there's a very strong cause-and-effect system in place that allows you to easily gauge the effectiveness of your policies."
Computer Games Magazine
"...a darling attempt to rethink the entire city-building genre."
"Most fans of city-building simulations will be well-pleased."
"All in all, it's a fun game to play, easy to lose yourself in it and to strive to make yourself the greatest Pharaoh of all!"
"If gamers are looking for an original sim-experience involving a version of ancient Egyptian civilization, this is definitely it."