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.
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Mixed (52 reviews) - 55% of the 52 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 183 MB available space
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Mixed (52 reviews)
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CthulhuRises
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
By far, the absolute worst hidden object game I've ever played. Grainy graphics, terrible voice acting, boring story, pointless puzzles, and medicore gameplay all contribute to making this game a true waste of time.
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bobkat8001
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
didn't care for the game.
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osirish
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Another game I desperately wanted to like. It's enjoyable with plenty of voice acting that is good for the most part. The puzzles and hidden objects scenes aren't high res but are challenging and interesting. The game mechanics where each character has a job to do .... journal for Mom, tools for Dad, a magical item that sees the past for the daughter, and special googles that allow the son to see otherwise invisible interactive areas, make the game a little more unique for the genre. The story splits and has different chapters for each character as well, which makes it unusual.
Now the bad.
It's only about 90 minutes long. The introduction cut-scene that introduces the game, has almost nothing to do with it's content. The low res graphics, that are passable, made me think I was playing a game over 10 years old, but I was shocked to find out it was released in 2014. The version of the game on Steam is missing the entire final chapter, which explains why it feels unfinished. The ending is abrupt, with no pay-off ... it just fades to black with "game over" just as things were starting to get interesting!
The game isn't expensive and it's not a bad game, but even cheap, I can't in good conscience recommend an unfinished product that is only just over an hour long (if you are experienced with the genre.)
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RIv
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
On the good side, it was a fun. The bad side, is that it was too easy too quick. Perhaps a younger crowd like my children would get more play out of it. But over all, it was nice sidebar from my usual games. I only wish there was more to it than that ending. I would get it while it was on sale otherwise it may not be worth it.
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Emblem Parade
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Ugh. As others have noted, this game is incomplete on Steam, missing the exciting conclusion. As it stands, it's very short and ends abruptly.

Too bad! The little content that's there is fun and innovative. The game uses 3D glasses (red/cyan) and it's highly recommended to get some to play the game. The hidden-object scenes really pop out! The game system also lets you switch between characters, and each has its own special flavor and abilities.

Alas, the engine is quite buggy. Sounds will play simultaneously multiple times if you click on something more than once before the sound ends playing. On a few occasions, my clicks did not register in hidden-object scenes. At one point, you are allowed to choose the order of chapters: I guess I chose wrongly! Even though I already had the sister find the brother, when we met the parents they wondered where my brother was. So, I guess the order is important after all.

Also, I'm quite angry about this bumbling American family destroying ancient Egyptian tombs. :) It's supposed to be a family game, but that aspect is extremely anti-educational! But, I guess, adventure?
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Shyntylene
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
This game was fun, kids were a little annoying and it was short, but I really enjoyed it all the same.
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chrissszy
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 7, 2015
It was short and cheap, which I liked. Mediocre but satisfying.
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txster
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
Really happily surprised by this one.. A change of tone and pace compared to Artifex and Alawar titles, I liked the trapped in a pyramid theme, the fact that it's a full family instead of a single character, that they do get separated and play in parallel for a little while, and that they each have a special power/item.

BUT.

You start to get into it and suddenly.. it ends! Really tooooooo short - just a bit over an hour taking my time. But very fun while it lasts. Get it on sale, it's only a buck while I'm typing this.
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BobinFobin
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 26, 2015
Too easy to beat, took me less than 2 hours. I thougt is was going to have to deal with a mummy, like some curse thing but its just a simple escape game. Not recommened even if on sale.
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Wereboar
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
Egypt, and a family trip going haywire

Now, this game does some things quite different. For example you have four protagonists. Two kids and their parents, from the story this migh look like a great deal - but, no it isn't. During the game you'll get diveded, you need all the equipment you got, more or less so. and each chapter has it's own "challenges"... That's right, you read correctly. The characters will be set apart in the game, once they will get surprise soaked and all this in a game that is a hidden object game with 3D options - if you have a set of red/blue glasses you will be able to play the game in 3D. Yaaaayyyyy *claps very slowly*

This said, I have to comment that the game is disappointing, and not so great at all. The hidden Object Scenes are, repetetive to say the least - they really have only a very limited variance. The sound is sometimes a bit "crunchy", no not in the way of roaches that get ground into pulp... just like, well... not good sampled. The story is the best of the mixture, but still not even up to par with most backstories of other HOGs, furthermore it's a bit too much stereotypes. Graphics, I had better HOG's recently with a lot more graphical and artistical finework. And the shortness of this painfull game is just a relief.

Pros:
  • You may not have to suffer it for longer than about 100 Minutes. Praise!
Cons:
  • Sound is somehow crunchy, I didn't find anything wrong with either my 5.1 Set, or my soundcard.
  • Too much stereotyped characters, even those that are... well, gone into history.
  • Hidden Object Scenes are repetitive and thus boring.
  • Riddles far too easy.
  • Graphics are really not the best I've seen.
  • Too expensive for a game of a playtime of less than two hours (And I actually had a phonecall of 25 Minutes while playing the game... so?)

Not Recommended

I can't recommend this game with keeping my conscience. This game is really a total waste of money, and time. I like games, even hidden object games - which often have more artsy characteristic than visual novells, but this game undid all my good spirits for the genre. I am afraid, that might happen to anybody who is playing this game. Given the points in Cons alone is enough to give the game a wide berth; but there is even more that is making it impossible for me to give it even a small piece of credibillity...

It's making me kind of sad, since Gogii produced some of the better games of the genre. This game is explicitly not an example of the better HOG's which Gogii normally produces.
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newcoleco
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 12, 2015
I really loved this game, one of the best I've seen of this kind. The graphics and musics are well done, the voice-overs are great, the GUI is intuitive and navigating in the pyramid is simple and easy to do. You see the game through the eyes of a family : mom, dad, sister and brother. Each character has their personality and hability. The puzzles can be solved nicely without a solution and clicking on hidden objets is accurate and responsive.
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QuivaGBS
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 24, 2015
It's cute, I'll give you that. And easy. But that's kind of the problem. Start to finish (without breaks for a sandwich) it probably took me less than an hour. The plot was nonexistant as well. Lots of POTENTIAL for cool stuff, but it didn't actually go into ANY of it. Seems like it should have had a pre-quel AND a sequel. It's nice game but, even for the sale price of $1.24, I expected more.
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Aedir
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 5, 2015
I'm not quite sure if there's more than one version of this game but the one I have is awful. The game is very small, not that difficult since the solutions to the puzzles are presented to you. The only thing that made it a bit harder for me was the poor quality of the images of the hidden-object challenges but nothing that I couldn't overcome. The game isn't worth the money, at least I got it in a bundle with way better games of the same genre so my loss wasn't that significant.
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Rainbow Rider
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 21, 2015
A nice quick hidden objects game. It's fairly short (I hear the collectors edition which is _not_ on steam is a bit longer), but enjoyable enough for a few hours (at least in my case).

Graphics wise it's on the low end of the spectrum. It only has a 640x480 resolution which at full screen really makes the game feel _really_ dated. At the very least, it should be able to scale to 1280 x 1024 but sadly that is not the case.

Gameplay wise it's nothing that hasn't been done before. Find hidden objects, solve puzzles. There was one particular "bug" in in which you couldn't assemble a puzzle but thankfully the "skip" button allows one to bypass it. Also, there are quite a few items in the game which wound up becoming a "find the pixel" click as clicking on the outer parts of the item would not trigger but clicking closer to the center did.

Voice acting wise, it was par for the genre. Good enough emotions/intonations but nothing that stands out.

Story-wise, the game felt short, likely due to it being the non-collector's edition and left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth due to the family's reaction to Emily (won't spoil why) and the fact playing the non-CE version left me wanting more.

Still, for the price I paid, (got it below the current price of $5.49 CDN), it was worth the purchase and at that price I would highly recommend those that have run out of hidden object games to play to give it a shot.
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radicalcio
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2015
-90 mins to complete the game
-Easy puzzles
-Low graphics
-Random things happen the whole time

Definitely not one of my favourites adventures. Not even close. However, it is playable.
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cosmasimone
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
A classic point-and-click adventure.

The story is plain, simple and easy. You have no mysteries to solve. You are given objects that you have to use straight away.

The idea of using different character in different places is nice, though.

I found this game in a bundle on BundleStars. I would not recommend buying it alone,
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talgaby
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29, 2015
Short version: 71%
Escape the Last Kingdom shows great potential for an exciting story within a low-resolution hidden object title, but the game ends before it could even start.

Long version:
Escape the Lost Kingdom: The Forgotten Pharaoh may have been released in 2014, but the game just screams 2001, the year the movie ‘Mummy Returns’ was released. Not only the low-resolution graphics and the simple hidden object mechanics feel old, but the whole plot is a barely concealed rip-off of said movie’s starting scene, where an Egyptologist adventurer family tries to excavate an ancient dig site. The only difference is that there are two kids and more gadgets to imitate additional game features.

As far as rip-offs go, it is one of the better ones. Thanks to the good pace and the surprisingly enthusiastic voice acting, you really feel like playing an immersive adventure as you slowly discover every chamber inside the pyramid. Well, for a short time at least, since the whole game lasts maybe an hour before it ends without ever explaining what did the whole thing have to do with the great story shown in the intro…
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gemiroo
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28, 2015
Fun Game, but not worth full price...get it ON SALE!!! way too short and way too easy
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mitkitty
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24, 2015
Okay so I used to play these sorts of games a lot since my mom was into them and I didn't have many other puzzle games, so I bought this one for a nostalgia kick...but this game.
I started off annoyed with the little boy, frustrated at how godawful their version of history was, weirded out by the creepy art, and mostly bored with the puzzles.
None of the seek and finds are very challenging, neither are any of the 'puzzles' and I was pretty much bored all the time but I was a bit curious about the plot with the daughter.
So I get to the end, I get all the items and clear everything out, I get this item called the 'Staff of Time,' and I thought it was important, but I finished the final 'puzzle' and I got a limp cutscene and a black screen with 'Game Over' on it.

I never used the staff, so I figured that hey, maybe I got an alternate ending. Since my safe starts me at the final cutscene I have to make a new file and play through all over again. Again, not HARD, but annoying. But I get to the end and go through all the rooms trying to find the thing to use the Staff of Time on, but I found nothing, so I decided to look up (I use guides sometimes, I don't feel ashamed about it) and I find this whole list of rooms that weren't on the in-game map. I try to get there in the game itself but I couldn't get in there. Also, there's no alternate ending, there's no closure to the whole plotline with the daughter, it just STOPS.

I may have only spent a few dollars on this game but I feel ripped off. It's unimaginative, boring, annoying, it wasted my time and money, it sucks.
Screw this game.
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Cereus
( 0.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24, 2015
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Another game I desperately wanted to like. It's enjoyable with plenty of voice acting that is good for the most part. The puzzles and hidden objects scenes aren't high res but are challenging and interesting. The game mechanics where each character has a job to do .... journal for Mom, tools for Dad, a magical item that sees the past for the daughter, and special googles that allow the son to see otherwise invisible interactive areas, make the game a little more unique for the genre. The story splits and has different chapters for each character as well, which makes it unusual.
Now the bad.
It's only about 90 minutes long. The introduction cut-scene that introduces the game, has almost nothing to do with it's content. The low res graphics, that are passable, made me think I was playing a game over 10 years old, but I was shocked to find out it was released in 2014. The version of the game on Steam is missing the entire final chapter, which explains why it feels unfinished. The ending is abrupt, with no pay-off ... it just fades to black with "game over" just as things were starting to get interesting!
The game isn't expensive and it's not a bad game, but even cheap, I can't in good conscience recommend an unfinished product that is only just over an hour long (if you are experienced with the genre.)
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72 of 74 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
"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.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
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.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
Short version: 71%
Escape the Last Kingdom shows great potential for an exciting story within a low-resolution hidden object title, but the game ends before it could even start.

Long version:
Escape the Lost Kingdom: The Forgotten Pharaoh may have been released in 2014, but the game just screams 2001, the year the movie ‘Mummy Returns’ was released. Not only the low-resolution graphics and the simple hidden object mechanics feel old, but the whole plot is a barely concealed rip-off of said movie’s starting scene, where an Egyptologist adventurer family tries to excavate an ancient dig site. The only difference is that there are two kids and more gadgets to imitate additional game features.

As far as rip-offs go, it is one of the better ones. Thanks to the good pace and the surprisingly enthusiastic voice acting, you really feel like playing an immersive adventure as you slowly discover every chamber inside the pyramid. Well, for a short time at least, since the whole game lasts maybe an hour before it ends without ever explaining what did the whole thing have to do with the great story shown in the intro…
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
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
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
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 recommend this game for those that enjoy hidden object games and a feeling of Indiana Jones adventure.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2015
Okay so I used to play these sorts of games a lot since my mom was into them and I didn't have many other puzzle games, so I bought this one for a nostalgia kick...but this game.
I started off annoyed with the little boy, frustrated at how godawful their version of history was, weirded out by the creepy art, and mostly bored with the puzzles.
None of the seek and finds are very challenging, neither are any of the 'puzzles' and I was pretty much bored all the time but I was a bit curious about the plot with the daughter.
So I get to the end, I get all the items and clear everything out, I get this item called the 'Staff of Time,' and I thought it was important, but I finished the final 'puzzle' and I got a limp cutscene and a black screen with 'Game Over' on it.

I never used the staff, so I figured that hey, maybe I got an alternate ending. Since my safe starts me at the final cutscene I have to make a new file and play through all over again. Again, not HARD, but annoying. But I get to the end and go through all the rooms trying to find the thing to use the Staff of Time on, but I found nothing, so I decided to look up (I use guides sometimes, I don't feel ashamed about it) and I find this whole list of rooms that weren't on the in-game map. I try to get there in the game itself but I couldn't get in there. Also, there's no alternate ending, there's no closure to the whole plotline with the daughter, it just STOPS.

I may have only spent a few dollars on this game but I feel ripped off. It's unimaginative, boring, annoying, it wasted my time and money, it sucks.
Screw this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
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
Not Recommended
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2015
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2015
Fun short game with surprisingly well done voice acting.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
Wow what a short game.Some of the puzzles were good,but not worth the money.dissapointing
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
Short.
Nothing special.
If you pick it up cheap and have already gone through your better games in your library then by all means- play it.


meh/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This was super quick and very easy. The store is kinda....weak and the puzzles are simple but it was interesting. I wish it was at least three times longer and bit harder because the variety in the puzzles was really interesting. Still, if you want a quick rainy afternoon game, this is for you. Get it during a sale though.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
This is a recommendation only because there is no "meh" button.

I enjoyed the puzzles and HO scenes very much. The music and voice acting was decent.

However, there are two distinct strikes against this game. The first is that it is EXTREMELY short even by HO standards; I clocked in at barely above an hour. At the time of review, I have 1.4 hours on record and probably a full third of that time was actually me fighting with my display (note that if you have a 4k monitor, you may need to disable display scaling in order to have fullscreen cover the whole screen).

The other issue is that the plot falls flat on its face, with an abrupt ending that leaves the game wide open for sequels that I don't believe ever were made. So essentially it was dissatisfying to finish and not feel like you're actually finished. That said, the plot was formulaic enough that you can essentially fill in the blanks in your head and call it good.

So that said, it's barely squeaking by with a recommendation based solely on my enjoyment of the individual puzzles and not on the overall plot or playtime. It is NOT worth full price with the short length of the game (barely a third of the length of other standard HO games). But if you can get it on sale and don't mind a cliffhanger that will never be resolved, pick it up for a short, casual experience.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
A classic point-and-click adventure.

The story is plain, simple and easy. You have no mysteries to solve. You are given objects that you have to use straight away.

The idea of using different character in different places is nice, though.

I found this game in a bundle on BundleStars. I would not recommend buying it alone,
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
Fun Game, but not worth full price...get it ON SALE!!! way too short and way too easy
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2015
Fun to play, and interesting, but not long enough. I would have liked more playing time.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2015
Good game but wouldn't pay more than £1 for it.
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