A young family is invited to visit the newly opened museum in Egypt; while touring the museum they discover a long forgotten tomb of a cursed Pharaoh named Raned.
User reviews: Mixed (32 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2010
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About This Game

A young family is invited to visit the newly opened museum in Egypt; while touring the museum they discover a long forgotten tomb of a cursed Pharaoh named Raned. After being separated you now have to play as each character. Help the family reunite, escape this long-lost Egyptian kingdom and discover the story behind the fascinating tomb and treasures that are buried within.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 183 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Well, this game isn't terrible. It is on the lower side of average overall. The puzzles and HO scenes are fairly decent, though easy, the voice acting isn't terrible and the extra elements of using magic items and tools is a nice touch.

It's way too short however. Which might have been fine if the story was completed by the time the game was over, but no. It starts out with a cutscene showing an epic battle between two ancient pharaohs and speaks about how the murdered one waits in his tomb for the right people. The game itself is about a family of four who gets lost in the temple raised for this pharaoh and about how they escape. That's it. No continuation of the starting cutscene, only a 'Game Over' slide ("huh? really, did I just lose the game?") that feels like a 'To Be Continued' that just never continues. There is no sequel.

You play a family who gets separated in an ancient temple and have to find a way to get back together and out of the temple.

For some strange reason this game has scenes that can be used with redblue 3d glasses for 3d effect. I did not try this, and I really don't see the point.

There is a lot of backtracking and iirc no map that you can use for teleporting. Be aware that quite a few of the puzzles in the video on steam is not in the game, but most probably in the collectors edition that has more playtime which is not available on steam.

I also felt the game was sexist with giving the dad all the useful tools and the mum a book that's mostly useless and tells about stuff you've already done.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Fun short game with surprisingly well done voice acting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
They could have at least given us the extended collectors edition. with the strat guide and the extra rooms :(

Apart from that it was ok. but for the money not worth it (unless they decide to give us the extras for free
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
This game.. i really like hidden object mystery games if i just want to relax and play something that is stil a bit interesting but not to challenging or complicated. but i cannot reccomend this one.

+ voices are ok for this genre
+artwork is ok
+you can interact with many objects

-the story is random, with an abrupt ending
-really short
-they don't need to be historically correct but they really seem to try to be as wrong as possible about egypt
-random in game goggles (yea brother you should look through your glasses they are for finding sectret farao stuff) how? why? where did he get them and how do they know what its for?
-translation errors
-you cansupposedly do things with 3d glasses, but i didnt even liked to try this
-way to easy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
I love hidden object games and was happy to find one with an Egyptian theme, but this game really is remarkably bad. I got halfway through the chapters in less than an hour and couldn't convince myself to play it any longer. The story isn't compelling, the dialog is trite, and the hidden object scenes are all neutral-colored pixellated junkpiles. It's a neat idea to play through the story as different family members, but clearer graphics and a more logical story direction would have made a world of difference.
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