A point-and-click adventure game using 360° views, similar to Jules Verne’s Return to Mysterious Island and Dracula: The Path of the Dragon. You play the role of a young magician and help her investigate the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Can you solve the Fate of Ramses?
User reviews: Mixed (31 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 29, 2004
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Packages that include this game

Buy Adventure Bundle Vol. 1

Includes 5 items: Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals, Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy, Syberia, Syberia II, The Egyptian Prophecy: The Fate of Ramses

 

Reviews

“Tight story, excellent puzzles, attractive graphics -- what else could we grouchy adventure game players ask for?”
83% – Just Adventure

“I gave every category about 80% in my scoring, and that sums up The Egyptian Prophecy pretty well.”
81% – Game Over Online

“It's an excellent buy as it is inspired, and engaging.”
80% – Computer Games Magazine

About This Game

Plunge into ancient Egypt and follow Maya, a young magician, who has been ordered by Pharaoh to investigate the strange accidents that have recently occurred at the great obelisk’s worksite. Find out what is standing in the way of your sovereign’s mission. Evade curses and spells, and allow your people to construct one of the great architectural splendors of antiquity to the god Amon-Ra.

A point-and-click adventure game using 360° views, similar to Jules Verne’s Return to Mysterious Island and Dracula: The Path of the Dragon.

Can you solve the Fate of Ramses?

  • High-definition graphics and animations
  • User-friendly inventory system
  • Large number of riddles to solve
  • Varied sound environments and bewitching music

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I'm not one to play Adventure games much; I'd like to play them more, but I often lack the patience.
This game, however, kept me firmly firmly seated from start to finish, quite literally; before I'd realised it, I'd finished the whole game in one go. The puzzles may seem easy to someone who plays adventure games a lot, and do lack that element of obtuse adventure-game-developer-logic, but a few puzzles do require some actual knowledge of Egyptian mythology on the player's part. The ending does seem a little abrupt, and at 5 hours it may seem a little stumpy, but it keeps up a nice pace and doesn't wear out its welcome.

The game doesn't look horrible for its age, and though the voice acting threw me a little at the beginning, you get used to it fairly easily. It's also nice to see that effort was made with name pronounciations, unlike most games that handle any names other than English.

Definitely try it out if you're into Egypt-themed stuff; maybe if you're on the fence about adventure games, too.
Also if you're looking for a game with some decent female characters - it's refreshing to play a game with a female protagonist, in which her gender isn't an issue.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
This game is great. Many puzzles that not too easy to solve are main part of a game and there are beautiful concept arts though this game is quite old. The soundtracks are mediocre but they are quite odd because they are egyptian style. I had a lot of fun because the story of this game is awesome. One problem that really annoying me is that there always blurring vision when there come to cutscenes in game, I don't recommended this game to anyone who had seizure or migraine and I mean it seriously but if you just skip it so it's ok to play through.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
i dont mind this game, it was interesting, quite short only took me 4.6 hour steam says and i dawdled.
one thing i think everyone should remember is that the game was released 2004.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I got this in an adventure game bundle and thought that some Egyptian mythology might be interesting for a change. But no. It's just so boring. Maybe it would pick up the pace later, but I lost interest after trudging through so many empty rooms.

I also dislike the 2D-wannabe-3D graphics. I acknowledge that the game is 10 years old now, but it looks too sterile for a point-and-click game and the 3D movement animation is not a redeeming factor for me. The old hand-drawn backgrounds of Sierra and Lucasarts just convey so much more.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
I love Egyptian movies and documentaries so I thought I would like this. I just couldn't motivate myself to play this for a long period of time. I lost interest after roaming through the obelisk back and forth, watching the choppy graphics and being scolded by one of the workers repeatedly. However, I do enjoy point and click games, just not this one as much as others. Maybe if the voice overs sounded less American it would of been better to listen to. And even better if it was all spoken in an unknown Egyptian language which forced the user to read subtitles. I am picky, I know. Oh well, what do you expect from a 2004 game. I guess it's personal preference, they all can't be Walking Dead game material XD
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
The Egyptian Prophecy was originally released in 2004 and it shows. The animated video is a bit choppy, the gameplay is not smooth, overall it looks a bit fuzzy due to the low resolution of the graphics, and the conversation flow is a clunky. Just be prepared for all that.

On the good side, it is a fairly enjoyable puzzler. The makers mixed in some real history and rituals into the game, so that is an added bonus.

If you can get it on a sale, I think it would be worth picking up.
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
If your into Egypt this might be for you, but personally while there is nothing technically wrong with it aside from the compatibility bug (See Fix Here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/302160/discussions/0/540744475017796790/ ) It just felt bland and dull to us here.

Video Review Below:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=282945636
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15 of 28 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
Step back into time to solve a mystery for the Pharoh as Maya.
You'll love the feel as you explore this historical tale through her eyes.
Have fun and buy this one to share with others!
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
I generally really like point & click adventrues but prefer 3rd person views, compared to other first person point & click adventures I played this ranks at the bottom, I was so bored after less than an hour that I couldn't get myself to play it again.
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1 of 25 people (4%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Cabn only open game sometime.
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6 of 38 people (16%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
Obtuse controls, really hard to move around.
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3 of 31 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I could have searched up 'Egypt' on google image search and had better graphics and gameplay than this ♥♥♥♥.
7/6 I would reccomend.
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2 of 30 people (7%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Terrible, terrible game.. Complete waste of the couple of dollars I spent on this in the summer sale.. GAH!
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3 of 33 people (9%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
horrible horrible game
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4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
While The Egyptian Prophecy: The Fate of Ramses isn't a high grade point-and-click adventure game, it doesn't really deserve it's rather low rating. The most likely part that would turn people off from the game is its old-school navigation style combined with a bit out-dated graphics, but other than that it has a nice story and cutscenes with plenty of good puzzles. Surprisngly, it also has a mini-encyclopedia in-game that covers various topics on Egyptian culture/history. Overall, the game turned out to be better than expected.

To access the interface in-game, right click your mouse, and the gold button with the x-mark will bring you to the main menu where you can save. Just be sure to save often because sometimes the game may crash (maybe due to using alt+tab).
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Honestly, I wasn't expecting much out of this one. Got it on a coupon, and saw that it didn't have a whole lot of positive reviews. It was enough to keep me from playing it for several months. After finishing it, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

This is an obscure, weird little game. Rather than put most of its focus on narrative, like most point-and-click titles, this seems balanced in all aspects, though the story is still quite fine. It's a mystery that manages to stay exciting by avoiding realism as often as possible. The main points are easy to follow due to the fact that the game drives them into the ground like it's a Dragon Ball Z episode. The story is supported by decent voice acting and most of the puzzles are not so easy as to be boring, but not so hard as to warrant breaking out a guide. The music is smooth and fitting of the theme.

The environments are open and only have a few locations in which there is nothing to do. Every spot the player can stand in allows a full 360 degree rotation to observe your surroundings, which often lack detail but don't waste time with a lot of pointless clutter. It is usually easy to have a sense of where to go, and I found the direction-based click controls to not be very misleading. I wish I could say that the characters looked fine too, but they look like a bunch of PS1 cutscene models. The prerendered cutscenes here look a little better than the actual game.

Aside from the game,this also has a bit of info about Egyptian mythology and legends, if you're into that sort of thing, which might be why you decided to take a look in the first place. Overall, it manages to just be an average point and click that knows how to play to the strong points of its genre.
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