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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.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2010
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About the 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
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,708 products in account
14 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
"Escape the Lost Game: The Forgotten Ending"

I find it really unfortunate I can't in good conscience recommend this game. Visually, it's quite a nice looking low res. casual game, it's fully voiced, and even has a decent adventure/hidden object mix. And it's about one of my favorite subjects, ancient Egypt, to boot.

Why can't I recommend it then?

Easy. The ending chapter isn't included. Apparently it was part of a Collector's Edition not available on Steam. Normally that's not much of a problem, but the store page here clearly shows content nowhere to be found in this game, and the main story introduced in the opening cutscene is hardly even referenced again, let alone fleshed out and wrapped up. At first I thought I somehow missed something despite all of the map's rooms stating they were cleared. The only way I was able to figure out where these missing scenes were was to search on Google, which I find very sloppy to have not been at least mentioned on the page. It doesn't help the non-CE ending is a sudden, out-of-nowhere black screen with a simple white lettered "Game Over." No credit roll. No feeling it actually ended and you hadn't somehow managed to screw up a hidden object game. Very disappointing, especially since the rest the of the game is pretty great for the genre, despite its short length (1.5 hours, not rushed, listening to all the dialogue and enjoying the scenes) and a few quirks.

Pros:
-Nice, but low resolution artwork
-Pretty good atmosphere for a casual title
-Fully voiced
-Gameplay is a nice mix of adventure and hidden object, complete with standard hidden object search areas and a full inventory you carry room-to-room
-Potentially had/has (perhaps in the Collector's Edition) an interesting brother versus brother story, quite fitting for an Egyptian setting considering the importance of Osiris and Set (two gods who were also feuding brothers) in their mythology

Cons:
-Not the Collector's Edition and is missing content displayed on the store page
-An hour and a half long
-The main and most intriguing story is ignored after the opening cutscene, with sparse and minimal exceptions in the form of other characters vaguely mentioning a second, forgotten pharaoh
-Few quirks, particularly in dialogue, such as misaligned text and oddly shifting the spelling of the name of and gender of the cat

For its current sale price of $1.25, sure, go for it. Full price? Probably not. You won't even realize you successfully completed the game and will be left wondering where some of the awesome looking store page scenes are.

I honestly wish there was a neutral button on Steam, as I wouldn't necessarily say, "Avoid this." Rather, be aware of how oddly it ends before you get there, and be aware some particularly interesting bits (the video shows you playing Senet, for example) are not included in this edition.

Still, solid 3/5 for gameplay and the partial story it includes, plus the intelligent, interesting use of objects in scenes (and finding objects you'll actually need) and inclusion of some real ancient Egyptian mythology. It would've been an easy 4/5 (for the genre) if the non-CE ending wasn't so abrupt, and the store page only showed content actually in the game.
Posted: May 13th, 2014
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
211 products in account
4 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
As a fan of Ancient Egypt, I really enjoyed the game. It has nice artwork and entertaining puzzles but unfortunately it's a short game and it contains some errors. I would've loved to see more of the game but if you are able to overlook this and the occasional errors, I would recommend this game. I hope these errors eventually will be fixed.
Posted: April 30th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
218 products in account
7 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
Short (around 2h), but very cute game and very enjoyable for people that are fans of both Egyptian culture and indie games. The graphics and the story are nice and the scenes have subtitled dialogues. The game has rather simple puzzles and the few hidden object scenes support 3D vision which adds a nice feature to it. I reccomend this game for those that enjoy hidden object games and a feeling of Indiana Jones adventure.
Posted: May 25th, 2014
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
4 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Wow what a short game.Some of the puzzles were good,but not worth the money.dissapointing
Posted: May 4th, 2014
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170 products in account
25 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
Woah, it seemed epic and amazing with a lot of adventure game items... but that was... too damn short. Really? 89 minutes gameplay? Quite simple, the story is... what the actual heck? We've got a promising intro, but there will be NOTHING about it in the game, the only task is to escape the tomb. Disappointed. 5/10
Posted: June 5th, 2014
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